It's all Geek to me?

Steve smorrey at
Wed Feb 21 12:21:41 MST 2007

I was reading a book on Lua today and ran across a term I've seen a
hundred times, and still have not quite gotten a grip on.
I'm hoping someone can explain what this quote means...
"(It also means that Lua contains the lambda calculus properly.) "

Lamda Calculus, according to wikipedia, is a formal system designed to
investigate function definition, function application, and recursion.

Ok so I know how to a define a function, I know how to determine if a
function is applicable to the situation at hand, and I know what
recursion is.

But what the heck does it mean to "contain the lambda calculus properly"?


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