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FP

1. functional programming.

2. floating-point.

3. Functional Programming. A combinator-based functional language by John Backus stressing the use of higher-order functions.

Implementation by Andy Valencia. ftp://apple.com/comp.sources.Unix/volume13.

See also FFP, FL, IFP, Berkeley FP.

["Can Programming be Liberated From the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs", John Backus, 1977 Turing Award Lecture, CACM 21(8):165-180 (Aug 1978)].

4. <programming> Function Point.

(1995-03-12)

 


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