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Lambda Calculus Expressions Reduced with REGEX


  • LuminiÈ›a PISTOL

    () (Spiru Haret University, Bucharest)


    () (Stefannini, Bucharest)


The paper aim is to demonstrate the usefulness of the lambda calculus in programming. In this respect we used javascript alongside with regular expressions to accomplish the substitutions. Firstly there are presented the structure and syntax of the lambda calculus. After that, we provided examples of substitutions on the most popular lambda functions: successor, plus, multiply and the Y combinator. For each example we providedthe equivalent code in javascript for each rule of substitution we had used.

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  • LuminiÈ›a PISTOL & Radu BUCEA-MANEA-ÈšONIȘ, 2016. "Lambda Calculus Expressions Reduced with REGEX," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 3(1), pages 123-127, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:3:y:2016:i:1:123-127

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    lambda; redex; alpha/beta reduction;

    JEL classification:

    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management


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