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An introduction to the Lambda Calculus
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# Lambda Calculus

Lambda Calculus is a tiny functional language for expressing computation based on function abstraction and application.

This project is intended to be an educational resource for learning and implementing functional programming languages.

# Introduction to Lambda Calculus

Introductory material is provided. They can be found at

## Extended Examples

More examples can be found in the test-suite, located at

test/Language/Lambda/Examples

# Implementation

A simple implementation of the untyped lambda calculus is included. It is written in Haskell and is implemented to be as easy to follow, at the possible expense of performance.

## Building

In order to build, you will need

• GHC >= 8
• stack

Build:

``````stack build
``````

Then install:

``````stack install
``````

## Running

Once the program is installed, you simply run it:

``````lambda-calculator
``````

This will open a repl (read-eval-print loop) prompt

``````Lambda Calculator (0.5.0)
Type :h for help
``````

You can start typing lambda calculus expressions and the program will evaluate them and print the result. Here are a few examples:

``````Lambda Calculator (0.5.0)
Type :h for help
λ > \x. x
λx. x
λ > (\x. x) n
n
λ > (\n f x. f (n f x)) (\f x. f (f x))
λf x. f (f (f x))
λ > :q
``````

You can exit by typing the command :q.

## Running Tests

In order to run the testsuite, run

``````stack test
``````

# Author

Sean Gillespie sean@mistersg.net

# License

This project is licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE

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