Pure lisp



A purely functional language derived from Lisp by excluding any feature which causes side-effects.

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  • Purely

    [pyoo r-lee] /ˈpyʊər li/ adverb 1. in a manner; without admixture. 2. merely; only; solely: purely accidental. 3. entirely; completely. 4. innocently, virtuously, or chastely. /ˈpjʊəlɪ/ adverb 1. in a pure manner 2. entirely: purely by chance 3. in a chaste or innocent manner adv. late 13c., from pure + -ly (2).

  • Purely functional language

    language A language that supports only functional programming and does not allow functions to have side-effects. Program execution consists of evaluation of an expression and all subexpressions are referentially transparent. (2003-03-25)



  • Pureness

    [pyoo r] /pyʊər/ adjective, purer, purest. 1. free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water. 2. unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous. 3. of unmixed descent or ancestry: a pure breed of dog. 4. free from foreign or inappropriate elements: pure Attic Greek. 5. […]

  • Purer

    [pyoo r] /pyʊər/ adjective, purer, purest. 1. free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water. 2. unmodified by an admixture; simple or homogeneous. 3. of unmixed descent or ancestry: a pure breed of dog. 4. free from foreign or inappropriate elements: pure Attic Greek. 5. […]



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