tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post6757196908807798458..comments2017-07-26T19:44:06.788+05:30Comments on Languager: Functional Programming: A TimelineRustom Modyhttps://plus.google.com/109274823883652887893noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post-699784354743147322016-01-19T07:50:05.426+05:302016-01-19T07:50:05.426+05:30Thanks for that comment, yes λ-calculus is an impo...Thanks for that comment, yes λ-calculus is an important part of the history....<br />A history is a story after all which must inherently have an arbitrary start: 'Once upon a time…"!!<br />I decided to start it after modern computers.<br />We could of course go further back; then yes λ-calculus would get included. So would Euler's use of the 'f(x)' notation; the increasing generality of the notion with Dedekind and so on.<br />Actually this is a rich field and probably demands another blog post...<br />So for now: Thanks again for the comment!Rustom Modyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03040567617543126490noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8286666165488170603.post-82991788697176349762016-01-18T02:07:21.395+05:302016-01-18T02:07:21.395+05:30Lambda calculus became the theoretical basis for t...Lambda calculus became the theoretical basis for the description and calculation functions. As a mathematical abstraction, not a programming language, it was the basis of almost all functional programming languages today.Veronicahttp://www.itransition.com/noreply@blogger.com