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in thread I refuse to explain this

Hmmmm, looks kinda like unlambda (the lower case, anyway).


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Re: I refuse to explain this
by Dominus (Parson) on Apr 13, 2001 at 02:57 UTC
    Says petral:
    looks kinda like unlambda
    Wow, great catch!

    I had forgetten all about unlambda, and I owe you big thanks for reminding me. You are absolutely correct. You can think of this program as an interpreter for a language very similar to unlambda. In particular, the I, `, S, and K have exactly the same meaning as in unlambda.

    Now I don't have to refuse to explain the program; I can just point to the unlambda web pages. There are a bunch of variations here, but if you understand unlambda, it should be easy to understand this program. (That is something of a poisoned apple, because hardly anyone does understand unlambda.)

    Everyone should give petral a big ++ on this for being so clever.