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Author O'Hearn, Peter W. ♦ Reynolds, John C.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Linear logic ♦ Local state ♦ Logical relations ♦ Parametric polymorphism
Abstract In a linearly-typed functional language, one can define functions that consume their arguments in the process of computing their results. This is reminiscent of state transformations in imperative languages, where execition of an assignment statement alters the contents of the store. We explore this connection by translating two variations on Algol 60 into a purely functional language with polymorphic linear types. On the one hand, the translations lead to a semantic analysis of Algol-like programs, in terms of a model of the linear language. On the other hand, they demonstrate that a linearly-typed functional language can be at least as expressive as Algol.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 1
Page Count 57
Starting Page 167
Ending Page 223


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Source: ACM Digital Library