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Functional Programs

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Functional languages are based on the idea that a program is a function with one input parameter, its input, and one result, its output. Running a program is seen as the application of a function to the input, resulting in the output. This computational model of function application, simple as it is, is very expressive and builds upon the results of mathematical research into computable functions.

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Grune, D., van Reeuwijk, K., Bal, H.E., Jacobs, C.J.H., Langendoen, K. (2012). Functional Programs. In: Modern Compiler Design. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4699-6_12

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