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*Abbreviations*: In an earlier version, you couldn't use abbreviations. `\x y. y x x` had to be written `(\x (\y ((y x) x)))`. We've upgraded the parser though, so now it should be able to understand any lambda term that you can.
-*Constants*: The combinators `S`, `K`, `I`, `C`, `B`, `W`, and `T` are pre-defined to their standard values. Also, integers will automatically be converted to Church numerals. (`0` is `\s z. z`, `1` is `\s z. s z`, and so on.)
+*Constants*: The combinators `S`, `K`, `I`, `C`, `B`, `W`, `T`, `M` (aka `ω`

) and `L` are pre-defined to their standard values. Also, integers will automatically be converted to Church numerals. (`0` is `\s z. z`, `1` is `\s z. s z`, and so on.)
+*Variables*: Variables must start with a letter and can continue with any sequence of letters, numbers, `_`, `-`, or `/`. They may optionally end with `?` or `!`. When the evaluator does alpha-conversion, it may change `x` into `x'` or `x''` and so on. But you should not attempt to use primed variable names yourself.