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  • noun computer science A lambda expression which has no free variables in it.

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  • V (KI) n, where the second occurrence of n indicates a numeral, that is, the combinator that represents n.

    Combinatory Logic

  • Seems like a a pretty simple word combinator javascript written for no other purpose than to get click traffic on the huge ads below and above the "Insult Generator".

    MetaFilter

  • So, obviously, it does some sort of panning, but there's no indication what the different arguments do, and looking at the source was not helpful at all (it's implemented in terms of some general combinator, which is implemented in terms of yet another more general combinator, and keeping track of which arguments end up getting used where and how that translates into what they do is hopeless unless you're already familiar with the inner workings of hsc and SuperCollider).

    Planet Haskell

  • The only new kind of combinator introduced in CSS3 is the general sibling selector.

    doggdot.us

  • High-tech wunderkind entrepreneurs are of course the most recognizable of the various archetypes, but nowadays once obscure protagonists with strange appellations such as hacker, combinator, seed-stage VC and angel no longer generate quizzical looks and raised eyebrows when others point them out at cocktail parties or gush about them in the mainstream press.

    Dave Lerner: I Am Incubator

  • High-tech wunderkind entrepreneurs are of course the most recognizable of the various archetypes, but nowadays once obscure protagonists with strange appellations such as hacker, combinator, seed-stage VC and angel no longer generate quizzical looks and raised eyebrows when others point them out at cocktail parties or gush about them in the mainstream press.

    Dave Lerner: I Am Incubator

  • Read, yesterday, about the launch of Versionate, the latest from Y-combinator.

    Review: Versionate (v. Google Docs) : #comments

  • Examples include substring matching attributes, a variety of different pseudo classes, the general sibling combinator, and better browser support.

    Look Into the Future of Web Design: CSS 3 Explained « Lorelle on WordPress

  • Evidently improves one's ability to think recursively, and introduces neat concepts like the Y combinator.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Evidently improves one's ability to think recursively, and introduces neat concepts like the Y combinator.

    Books Worth Reading (mostly technical)

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