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  1. Notes on "Y Not"

    My notes on the talk “Y Not – Adventures in Functional Programming”, given by Jim Weirich at Ruby Conf 2012: One of the deepest mysteries in the functional programming world is the Y combinator. Many have heard of it, but few have mastered its mysteries. Although fairly useless in real-world software, understanding how the Y combinator works and why it is important gives the student an important insight into the nature of functional programming.