What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Chris Smith cdsmith at twu.net
Wed Jun 28 00:30:50 CEST 2006


Pascal Costanza <pc at p-cos.net> wrote:
> You can ignore the #'. In Scheme this as follows:
> 
> (define blackhole (argument)
>    blackhole)
> 
> It just means that the function blackhole returns the function blackhole.

So, in other words, it's equivalent to (Y (\fa.f)) in lambda calculus, 
where \ is lambda, and Y is the fixed point combinator?

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