### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | EUROSAM 84 International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Cambridge, England, July 9–11, 1984 |

Editors | J P Fitch |

Place of Publication | Heidelberg |

Publisher | Springer |

Pages | 148-158 |

Number of pages | 11 |

Edition | 174 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1984 |

Event | Proceedings of EUROSAM 84 - Duration: 1 Jan 1984 → … |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Computer Science |
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Publisher | Springer Verlag |

### Conference

Conference | Proceedings of EUROSAM 84 |
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Period | 1/01/84 → … |

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*EUROSAM 84 International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Cambridge, England, July 9–11, 1984*(174 ed., pp. 148-158). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0032823

**A Pure And Really Simple Initial Functional Algebraic Language.** / Fitch, John P; Padget, Julian A.

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*EUROSAM 84 International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation Cambridge, England, July 9–11, 1984.*174 edn, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 148-158, Proceedings of EUROSAM 84, 1/01/84. https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0032823

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