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A LISP Programming Exercise

Van de Snepscheut, Jan L. A. (1992) A LISP Programming Exercise. Computer Science Technical Reports, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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We present the derivation of a solution to a LISP programming exercise. The derivation is in three steps. First, an inefficient solution is given. Second, the quintessence of a more efficient solution is captured in a number of equalities. Third, an efficient solution is derived from the inefficient one by a number of transformation steps, each of which is justified by the equalities.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1992 California Institute of Technology. The above derivation was prompted by questions from my CS20 students and I welcome the opportunity to express my gratitude to them. Comments by H. Peter Hofstee, Johan J. Lukkien, the Austin Tuesday Afternoon Club, and especially the referees improved the presentation.
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Subject Keywords:functional programming ; program derivation
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Deposited On:25 Apr 2001
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