November 18, 2008

Fortune of The Day

Posted in Fortune tagged , , , , , , at 9:11 pm by pmatos

The Lord of the Lambdas

Data and procedures and the values they amass,
Higher-order functions to combine and mix and match,
Objects with their local state, the messages they pass,
A property, a package, the control point for a catch–
In the Lambda Order they are all first-class.
One Thing to name them all, One Thing to define them,
One Thing to place them in environments and bind them,
In the Lambda Order they are all first-class.

— Abelson et al., The Revised Revised Report on Scheme

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