*The solid foundation of the Lambda Calculus is integrated in a course of
the general principles of programming,*

*without restricting*the presentation to a special functional programming language,- and
*without treating*programming as a branch of mathematics.

**On the contrary, `Programmierung PUR'** presents the *basic operations of the Lambda Calculus*,
abstraction, reference and synthesis *as a simple fundamental programming language including programming examples*
with its own ARS-interpreter.

Therefore it is the special merit of this book, to make the Lambda Calculus attractive for programmers, and to integrate it in the process of learning the art of programming. The intended audience for the chapter on the Lambda Calculus and the whole book is therefore not a small elite of scientists but all students of computer science, because the principles of programming are discussed not on a level of mathematicians but on a level of programmers. |

Georg P. Loczewski 2002-07-20 |