How did lambda expressions get their name?

I may be showing my ignorance here, but why are lambda expressions called lambda expressions. I understand how to use them, but I'm curious if there is any significance to the term "lambda".

Answers


The term derived from mathematical key word only.

Wiki info : Lambda calculus

check this : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lambda+expression


Because they come from Church's lambda calculus.


Need Your Help

initSelection is not getting called in select2 jquery plugin

javascript jquery jquery-select2

I am using select2 jquery plugin from http://ivaynberg.github.io/select2/.

Convert ISO 8601 to NSDate

objective-c formatting nsdate nsdateformatter iso

I have a timestamp coming from server that looks like this: