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Why is lambda calculus named after that specific Greek letter? Do not believe the rumours!
A common myth in theoretical computer science is that the ‘λ’ in λcalculus comes from some kind of typographical error, where the intended notation was a circumflex accent ŷ.M, which became a caret ^y.M then finally a lambda λy.M. At … Continue reading
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