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### Some common functions ###
-Function composition, which mathematicians write as `f` ○ `g`, is defined as λ `x. f (g x)`. This notion is one you'll commonly be encountering in functional programming, so it's handy to have a short and clear notation for it. Haskell expresses this relation using a period, like this: `f . g`. But we are using the period for other purposes, as in our &lambda-constructions; and even Haskell gets into some awkwardness because they use it in other ways too. Perhaps we could use a simple `o` as an infix composition operator? I'm not sure if that would be clear enough. For the time being, I'm electing to write this notion as `comp`, but as an infix expression, so we write: `f comp g` to mean λ `x. f (g x)`. We may revisit this notational proposal later.
+Function composition, which mathematicians write as `f` ˚ `g`, is defined as λ `x. f (g x)`. This notion is one you'll commonly be encountering in functional programming, so it's handy to have a short and clear notation for it. Haskell expresses this relation using a period, like this: `f . g`. But we are using the period for other purposes, as in our &lambda-constructions; and even Haskell gets into some awkwardness because they use it in other ways too. Perhaps we could use a simple `o` as an infix composition operator? I'm not sure if that would be clear enough. For the time being, I'm electing to write this notion as `comp`, but as an infix expression, so we write: `f comp g` to mean λ `x. f (g x)`. We may revisit this notational proposal later.
We've already come across the `id` function, namely λ `x. x`.