Lambda Nature

Lambda is a greek letter (looks something like an up-side-down back-to-front y) that is often used to represent these things: These are represented by lower case lambda (λ or λ).

By talking about the lambda nature of a programming language, we usually mean the tendency of treating functions as values (instead of special constructs) and functions having LexicalClosures.

There is also a capital Lambda (Λ or Λ) -- not sure what that is used for, outside of fraternity house names.

(note: I just tried to type lambdas in Unicode, but somehow they got converted to numeric entity names, which were already there, so I removed them. I'm using Mozilla 1.5.)

try change \frac to \lambda at http://www.equationsheet.com/entertex.php?SID=XXXXXBOT

Does a dog have lambda nature? MuAnswer.

No no, mu is the next Greek letter!-)


See also MathematicalNotation

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