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iswim


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ISWIM 
 
  If  You  See  What  I  Mean  Landin  1966.  ISWIM  is  {purely 
  functional},  a  sugaring  of  {lambda-calculus},  and  the  ancestor 
  of  most  modern  {applicative}  languages.  An  ISWIM  program  is  a 
  single  expression  qualified  by  'where'  clauses  (auxiliary 
  definitions  including  equations  among  variables),  conditional 
  expressions  and  function  definitions.  ISWIM  was  the  first 
  language  to  use  {lazy  evaluation}  and  introduced  the  {offside 
  rule}  for  indentation. 
 
  ["The  Next  700  Programming  Languages",  P.J.  Landin,  CACM 
  9(3):157-166  (Mar  1966)].