[Haskell-cafe] Recursion in Haskell
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Feb 18 22:41:59 EST 2007
On Feb 18, 2007, at 22:22 , P. R. Stanley wrote:
> is there another general pattern for mylen, head or tail?
Those are basically it, aside from optionally replacing the unused
variables with _.
> What are the pre-requisites for Lambda calculus?
Lambda calculus isn't related to what's normally called "calculus";
while some basic math and logic are useful, you don't really need
much of a formal or complex math background to unravel it. See for
example the early parts of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Lambda_calculus for an introduction. (The later parts quickly become
hard to digest until you've understood the earlier ones; the
Wikipedia article is more a reference than an introduction.)
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