[plt-scheme] Why "lambda"?

From: Todd O'Bryan (toddobryan at gmail.com)
Date: Tue May 26 10:53:29 EDT 2009

After getting the lambda chair emails, I had to show it to my
students. (After flipping it horizontally, of course.)

One of the students asked, "Why is it lambda and not some other Greek letter?"

Does anyone know if Church had anything in mind for lambda to stand
for, or was it just an arbitrary choice?


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