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alpha conversion in Technology
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In lambda-calculus and reduction, the renaming of a formal parameter in a lambda abstraction. This does not change the meaning of the abstraction. For example:
\ x . x+1 \ y . y+1
If the actual argument to a lambda abstraction contains instances of the abstraction's formal parameter then it is necessary to rename the parameter before applying the abstraction to avoid name capture.
(1995-05-10)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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