Archive for July, 2007

Chapter 9: More about Higher Order Functions (part 2)

Ex. 9.9. I banged my head against this exercise on fix for far too long. I've confused myself enough times trying to understand “The Why of Y” paper that I have this silly idea that fixed point combinators (if that's the right terminology) are somehow hard I don't think that setting the question with the [...]

Chapter 9: More about Higher Order Functions (part 1)

I looked at chapter 8 in terror and ran to the (comparative) familiarity of this chapter. Currying I remember a couple of years ago, when I was looking up Functional Programming early on, I came across the idea that functional programming languages didn't take multiple arguments, but returned a function at each step. I think [...]