Home » Polish Notation by Jesse Russell
Polish Notation Jesse Russell

Polish Notation

Jesse Russell

Published March 14th 2012
ISBN : 9785511124438
Paperback
188 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Polish notation, also known as prefix notation, is a form of notation for logic, arithmetic, and algebra. Its distinguishing feature is that it places operators to the left of their operands. If the arityMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Polish notation, also known as prefix notation, is a form of notation for logic, arithmetic, and algebra. Its distinguishing feature is that it places operators to the left of their operands. If the arity of the operators is fixed, the result is a syntax lacking parentheses or other brackets that can still be parsed without ambiguity. The Polish logician Jan ukasiewicz invented this notation around 1920 in order to simplify sentential logic. When Polish notation is used as a syntax for mathematical expressions by interpreters of programming languages, it is readily parsed into abstract syntax trees and can, in fact, define a one-to-one representation for the same. Because of this, Lisp (see below) and related programming languages define their entire syntax in terms of prefix or postfix expressions.