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The Bird Tree

Abstract:

Sadly, Richard Bird is stepping down as the editor of the Functional Pearls column. As a farewell present, I would like to dedicate a tree to him. A woody plant is appropriate for at least two reasons: Richard has been preoccupied with trees in many of his pearls, and where else would you find a bird's nest? Actually, there is a lot of room for nests, as the tree is infinite. Figure 1 displays the first five levels. The Bird tree, whose nodes are labelled with rational numbers, enjoys several...

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Publisher copy:
10.1017/S0956796809990116

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
Volume:
19
Issue:
5
Pages:
491-508
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-7653
ISSN:
0956-7968
URN:
uuid:8982a19b-97e2-48f9-9dcf-a55e59e390be
Source identifiers:
328709
Local pid:
pubs:328709
Language:
English

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