Lambdacalculus and combinators, an introduction [EBook] / J. Roger Hindley, Jonathan P. Seldin.
Lambdacalculus and combinators, an introduction [EBook] / J. Roger Hindley, Jonathan P. Seldin.
Combinatory logic and lambdacalculus, originally devised in the 1920s, have since developed into linguistic tools, especially useful in programming languages. The authors' previous book served as the main reference for introductory courses on lambdacalculus for over 20 years: this version is...
Personal Name(s):  Hindley, J. Roger, (author) 

Seldin, J. P., (author)  
Edition: 
Second edition. 
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2008

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xi, 345 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521898850 9780511809835 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Combinatory logic and lambdacalculus, originally devised in the 1920s, have since developed into linguistic tools, especially useful in programming languages. The authors' previous book served as the main reference for introductory courses on lambdacalculus for over 20 years: this version is thoroughly revised and offers an account of the subject with the same authoritative exposition. The grammar and basic properties of both combinatory logic and lambdacalculus are discussed, followed by an introduction to typetheory. Typed and untyped versions of the systems, and their differences, are covered. Lambdacalculus models, which lie behind much of the semantics of programming languages, are also explained in depth. The treatment is as nontechnical as possible, with the main ideas emphasized and illustrated by examples. Many exercises are included, from routine to advanced, with solutions to most at the end of the book. 