[plt-scheme] Re: Why "lambda"?

From: Jos Koot (jos.koot at telefonica.net)
Date: Tue May 26 15:44:04 EDT 2009

Not to mention the use of Hebrew letters in some parts mathematics.

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From: "wooks" <wookiz at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [plt-scheme] Re: Why "lambda"?

On May 26, 3:53 pm, "Todd O'Bryan" <toddobr... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?"

If I may ask the more mathematically inclined academics on the list.
Why the continued affinity with Greek letters - period?

You open a textbook and are supposed to learn from something that
looks like hieroglyphics in an  obfuscated Perl setting.
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