[racket-dev] using the Y combinator to...

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Jul 31 22:05:43 EDT 2010

The use of the Y combinator (as opposed to the built-in forms of
recursion) seems to be hacking around the ability for Ruby methods to
be redefined more than anything?


On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> ...provide a mis-feature that the language thoughtfully left out:
> http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~cduan/technical/ruby/ycombinator.shtml
> (The bit about "lexical" scoping in Ruby is also neat.  It says that
> deep down, Ruby really is the same as JavaScript and Python.)
> Shriram
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