[Haskell-cafe] Lambda abstraction analogous to imperative pseudo-code?

Clifford Beshers clifford.beshers at linspire.com
Sat Jun 10 16:35:00 EDT 2006

The Wikipedia article on lambda abstractions 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambda_abstraction) has a statement that 
does not resonate with me:

    A lambda abstraction is to a functional programming
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_programming> language such
    as Scheme <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheme_programming_language>
    what pseudo-code <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudo-code> is to an
    imperative programming
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperative_programming> language.

Does anyone else find this to be a peculiar statement?  If you think it 
is accurate, could you provide an alternate explanation and/or example 
to the one in the article?

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