From: steve on 24 Apr 2010 18:14
Get the pdf file and start scanning, e.g., on page 54:
Backus (1978), the father of FORTRAN, has' extensively examined
problem and has proposed the new language "fp." It Current research
indicates "fp" will be advantageous for 'IIIlny kinds of
tasks,. especially symbolic manipulation, but "fp" has a
disadvantage in the awkwardness of its expression.
"fp" means functional programming.