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The Functional Approach to Programming by K. Callaway, Michel Mauny, Guy Cousineau

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Chapter 1

Expressions

 

 

 

This book includes a great many examples. These examples are presented as if they were typed on the keyboard of a computer during an interactive session in CAML. In consequence, they include lines written by the user along with responses from the system. The character # that appears at the beginning of examples is the system prompt. Text written by the user begins after that character and ends with a double semi-colon (;;). Everything between the # and the double semi-colon is thus due to the user. The rest is the system response. This system response includes information about type and value.

In the CAML system, the type of expressions entered by the user is computed statically, that is, computed before evaluation. ...

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