You can argue that C does not have first-class functions and I would agree - that was not my point.
The point I was trying to make above is that (in my opinion) having first-class functions is not enough for a language to be called a "lambda language" (meaning functional language).
Otherwise practically every current language would be a "lambda language" and the term would not be very useful.
And so I would argue that the statement about JS being the first mainsteam lambda langues is simply wrong and the question weather it was predated by Perl irrelevant.
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