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Logical Relations for Monadic Types
, 2002
"... Logical relations and their generalizations are a fundamental tool in proving properties of lambdacalculi, e.g., yielding sound principles for observational equivalence. We propose a natural notion of logical relations able to deal with the monadic types of Moggi's computational lambdacalculus ..."
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Logical relations and their generalizations are a fundamental tool in proving properties of lambdacalculi, e.g., yielding sound principles for observational equivalence. We propose a natural notion of logical relations able to deal with the monadic types of Moggi's computational lambdacalculus. The treatment is categorical, and is based on notions of subsconing and distributivity laws for monads. Our approach has a number of interesting applications, including cases for lambdacalculi with nondeterminism (where being in logical relation means being bisimilar), dynamic name creation, and probabilistic systems.
An Axiomatic Approach to Binary Logical Relations with Applications to Data Refinement
 Proc. TACS'97, Springer LNCS 1281
, 1997
"... We introduce an axiomatic approach to logical relations and data refinement. We consider a programming language and the monad on the category of small categories generated by it. We identify abstract data types for the language with sketches for the associated monad, and define an axiomatic notion o ..."
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We introduce an axiomatic approach to logical relations and data refinement. We consider a programming language and the monad on the category of small categories generated by it. We identify abstract data types for the language with sketches for the associated monad, and define an axiomatic notion of "relation" between models of such a sketch in a semantic category. We then prove three results: (i) such models lift to the whole language together with the sketch; (ii) any such relation satisfies a soundness condition, and (iii) such relations compose. We do this for both equality of data representations and for an ordered version. Finally, we compare our formulation of data refinement with that of Hoare. This work has been done with the support of the MITI Cooperative Architecture Project. This author also acknowledges the support of Kakenhi. y This author achnowledges the support of the MITI Cooperative Architecture Project. z This author acknowledges the support of EPSRC grant...
Reflexive Graphs and Parametric Polymorphism
, 1993
"... this paper is to understand why that is a parametric categorical model. In [10] Ma and Reynolds propose a parametricity hypothesis for a functor between categorical models of polymorphism which essentially requires that there is an extension of (a certain form of) an identity relation functor which ..."
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this paper is to understand why that is a parametric categorical model. In [10] Ma and Reynolds propose a parametricity hypothesis for a functor between categorical models of polymorphism which essentially requires that there is an extension of (a certain form of) an identity relation functor which preserve the model structure. There is no mention in the paper of any case when the parametricity hypothesis is satified, nor if there is a canonical completion of a category to one which satisfies the hypothesis. We shall suggest how the construction of a PLcategory of relations on a given category presented in [10] can be viewed as a "parametric completion". We shall also follow the suggestion of Ma in [9] that subtyping is a kind of parametricity requirement and show how to fit subtyping in the same setup. The basic idea is to use reflexive graphs of categories as in [12]. We shall employ their construction to present a kind of parametric completion of a given category. We also give a different presentation of the RELconstruction in [10], and use it to discuss some examples. We show in particular that the RELconstruction acts (essentially) in the same way on a category and on its completion. Hence it follows that the identity functor on the completion satisfies the parametricity hypothesis. Discussions with Eugenio Moggi, Peter O'Hearn, Edmund Robinson, and Thomas Streicher were very useful. Paul Taylor's beutiful diagram macros were used for typesetting all the diagrams in the text. 1 Graphs of categories
Lax Logical Relations
 In 27th Intl. Colloq. on Automata, Languages and Programming, volume 1853 of LNCS
, 2000
"... Lax logical relations are a categorical generalisation of logical relations; though they preserve product types, they need not preserve exponential types. But, like logical relations, they are preserved by the meanings of all lambdacalculus terms. We show that lax logical relations coincide with th ..."
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Lax logical relations are a categorical generalisation of logical relations; though they preserve product types, they need not preserve exponential types. But, like logical relations, they are preserved by the meanings of all lambdacalculus terms. We show that lax logical relations coincide with the correspondences of Schoett, the algebraic relations of Mitchell and the prelogical relations of Honsell and Sannella on Henkin models, but also generalise naturally to models in cartesian closed categories and to richer languages.
A Logic of Subtyping
, 1996
"... The relation of inclusion between types has been suggested by the practice of programming, as it enriches the polymorphism of functional languages. We propose a simple (and linear) calculus of sequents for subtyping as logical entailment. This allows us to derive a complete and coherent approach to ..."
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The relation of inclusion between types has been suggested by the practice of programming, as it enriches the polymorphism of functional languages. We propose a simple (and linear) calculus of sequents for subtyping as logical entailment. This allows us to derive a complete and coherent approach to subtyping from a few, logically meaningful, sequents. In particular, transitivity and antisymmetry will be derived from elementary logical principles, which stresses the power of sequents and Gentzenstyle proof methods. Proof techniques based on cutelimination will be at the core of our results. 1 Introduction 1.1 Motivations, Theories and Models In recent years, several extensions of core functional languages have been proposed to deal with the notion of subtyping; see, for example, [CW85, Mit88, BL90, BCGS91, CMMS91, CG92, PS94, Tiu96, TU96]. These extensions were suggested by the practice of programming in computer science. In particular, they were inspired by the notion of inheritance...
A Simple Proof Technique for Certain Parametricity Results
 In 4th ACM International Conference on Functional Programming
, 1998
"... Many properties of parametric, polymorphic functions can be determined simply by inspection of their types. Such results are usually proven using Reynolds's parametricity theorem. However, Reynolds's theorem can be difficult to show in some settings, particularly ones involving computational effects ..."
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Many properties of parametric, polymorphic functions can be determined simply by inspection of their types. Such results are usually proven using Reynolds's parametricity theorem. However, Reynolds's theorem can be difficult to show in some settings, particularly ones involving computational effects. I present an alternative technique for proving some parametricity results. This technique is considerably simpler and easily generalizes to effectful settings. It works by instantiating polymorphic functions with singleton types that fully specify the behavior of the functions. Using this technique, I show that callers' stacks are protected from corruption during function calls in Typed Assembly Language programs. 1 Introduction A polymorphic function can be termed parametric [11] if it always uses the same algorithm, regardless of the type at which it is applied. In particular, a parametric, polymorphic function can neither branch on nor otherwise analyze its type argument. In many type ...
Subtyping and Parametricity
, 1993
"... In this paper we study the interaction of subtyping and parametricity. We describe a logic for a programming language with parametric polymorphism and subtyping. The logic supports the formal definition and use of relational parametricity. We give two models for it, and compare it with other formal ..."
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In this paper we study the interaction of subtyping and parametricity. We describe a logic for a programming language with parametric polymorphism and subtyping. The logic supports the formal definition and use of relational parametricity. We give two models for it, and compare it with other formal systems for the same language. In particular, we examine the "Penn interpretation" of subtyping as implicit coercion. Without subtyping, parametricity yields, for example, an encoding of abstract types and of initial algebras, with the corresponding proof principles of simulation and induction. With subtyping, we obtain partially abstract types and certain initial ordersorted algebras, and may derive proof principles for them. 1 Introduction A function is polymorphic if it works on inputs of several types. We may distinguish various notions of polymorphism, particularly parametric polymorphism (e.g. [Rey83]) and subtype polymorphism (e.g. [CW85]). These may exist in isolation, as in ML [MT...
A Characterization Of Lambda Definability In Categorical Models Of Implicit Polymorphism
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 1995
"... . Lambda definability is characterized in categorical models of simply typed lambda calculus with type variables. A categorytheoretic framework known as glueing or sconing is used to extend the JungTiuryn characterization of lambda definability [JuT93], first to ccc models, and then to categor ..."
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. Lambda definability is characterized in categorical models of simply typed lambda calculus with type variables. A categorytheoretic framework known as glueing or sconing is used to extend the JungTiuryn characterization of lambda definability [JuT93], first to ccc models, and then to categorical models of the calculus with type variables. Logical relations are now a wellestablished tool for studying the semantics of various typed lambda calculi. The main lines of research are focused in two areas, the first of which strives for an understanding of Strachey's notion of parametric polymorphism. The main idea is that a parametricly polymorphic function acts independently from the types to which its type variables are instantiated, and that this uniformity may be captured by imposing a relational structure on the types [OHT93, MSd93, MaR91, Wad89, Rey83, Str67]. The other line of research concerns lambda definability and the full abstraction problem for various models of languag...
Parametricity as a Notion of Uniformity in Reflexive Graphs
, 2002
"... data types embody uniformity in the form of information hiding. Information hiding enforces the uniform treatment of those entities that dier only on hidden information. ..."
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data types embody uniformity in the form of information hiding. Information hiding enforces the uniform treatment of those entities that dier only on hidden information.
Parametric and TypeDependent Polymorphism
, 1995
"... Data Types, though, as Reynolds stresses, is not perfectly suited for higher type or higher order systems and, thus, he proposes a "relational" treatment of invariance: computations do not depend on types in the sense that they are "invariant" w.r.t. arbitrary relations on types and between types. R ..."
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Data Types, though, as Reynolds stresses, is not perfectly suited for higher type or higher order systems and, thus, he proposes a "relational" treatment of invariance: computations do not depend on types in the sense that they are "invariant" w.r.t. arbitrary relations on types and between types. Reynolds's approach set the basis for most of the current work on parametricity, as we will review below (.3). Some twelve years earlier, Girard had given just a simple hint towards another understanding of the properties of "computing with types". In [Gir71], it is shown, as a side remark, that, given a type A, if one defines a term J A such that, for any type B, J A B reduces to 1, if A = B, and reduces to 0, if A ยน B, then F + J A does not normalize. In particular, then, J A is not definable in F. This remark on how terms may depend on types is inspired by a view of types which is quite different from Reynolds's. System F was born as the theory of proofs of second order intuitionis...