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In these notes, we prove some general theorems for establishing properties of untyped λ-terms, using a variant of the reducibility method. These theorems apply to (pure) λ-terms typable in the systems of conjunctive types DΩ and D. As applications, we give simple proofs of the characterizations of the terms having head-normal forms, of the normalizable terms, and of the strongly normalizing terms. We also give a characterization of the terms having weak head-normal forms. This last result appears to be new.
Jean H. Gallier, "Reducibility Strikes Again, I!", . April 1993.
Date Posted: 13 July 2007