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FP, aka Functional Programming, is a programming language created in 1977 by John Backus.

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FP (short for function programming) is a programming language created by John Backus to support the function-level programming paradigm. This allows eliminating named variables. The language was introduced in Backus's 1977 Turing Award lecture, "Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style?", subtitled "a functional style and its algebra of programs." The paper sparked interest in functional programming research, eventually leading to modern functional languages, and not the function-level paradigm Backus had hoped. Read more on Wikipedia...

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insert-left \f where \f:〈x〉 = x and \f:〈x1,x2,...,xn〉 = f:〈\f:〈x1,...,xn-1〉,xn〉 and \f:〈 〉 = unit f

Books about FP from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Functional-Light JavaScript: Balanced, Pragmatic FP in JavaScript Simpson, Kyle 2017 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Practical Fp In Scala Gabriel Volpe 2020
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