(BMF) (Or “Squiggol”) A calculus for derivation of functional programs from a specification. It consists of a set of higher-order functions that operate on lists including map, fold, scan, filter, inits, tails, cross product and function composition.
[“A Calculus of Functions for Program Derivation”, R.S. Bird, in Res Topics in Fnl Prog, D. Turner ed, A-W 1990].
[“The Squiggolist”, ed Johan Jeuring, published irregularly by CWI Amsterdam].
noun searching for birds’ nests as a hobby, often to steal the eggs Historical Examples The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson The King’s Daughters Emily Sarah Holt In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston Bird Lore, Volume I–1899 Various Curious Epitaphs […]
a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.
to follow, watch carefully, or investigate. to seek out. Informal. to follow or watch carefully. Slang. to steal or attempt to steal another person’s date.
a person who raises birds. bird watcher. Contemporary Examples ‘The Central Park Effect’ Explores the Magical Power of Birding Rebecca Dana July 12, 2012