You need to define your empty list first, I'd suggest something along the lines of:

nil = \f -> True

Does that help with your definition for null?

Bob

if (*ra4 != 0xffc78948) { return false; }

On 24 Oct 2011, at 21:21, Costello, Roger L. wrote:

> Hi Folks,

>

> I have a lambda expression that can be used to construct a list of values:

>

> cons = (\a -> (\b -> (\f -> f a b)))

>

> Here is an example that uses cons to construct "hello"

>

> hello = cons 'h' (cons 'e' (cons 'l' (cons 'l' 'o')))

>

> And here is a lambda expression that returns the tail of a list created using cons:

>

> tail' = (\c -> c (\a -> (\b -> b)))

>

> I would like to create a function that computes the length of a cons-created list:

>

> length' = \xs -> if ( null' xs ) then 0 else length' (tail' xs) + 1

>

> How would I define null' to determine if a cons list is empty?

>

> null' = ???

>

>

> /Roger

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