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Algebraic Reconstruction of Types and Effects
, 1991
"... We present the first algorithm for reconstructing the types and effects of expressions in the presence of first class procedures in a polymorphic typed language. Effects are static descriptions of the dynamic behavior of expressions. Just as a type describes what an expression computes, an effect de ..."
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We present the first algorithm for reconstructing the types and effects of expressions in the presence of first class procedures in a polymorphic typed language. Effects are static descriptions of the dynamic behavior of expressions. Just as a type describes what an expression computes, an effect describes how an expression computes. Types are more complicated to reconstruct in the presence of effects because the algebra of effects induces complex constraints on both effects and types. In this paper we show how to perform reconstruction in the presence of such constraints with a new algorithm called algebraic reconstruction, prove that it is sound and complete, and discuss its practical import. This research was supported by DARPA under ONR Contract N0001489J1988. 1
Reasoning about Continuations with Control Effects
, 1989
"... We present a new static analysis method for firstclass continuations that uses an effect system to classify the control domain behavior of expressions in a typed polymorphic language. We introduce two new control effects, goto and comefrom, that describe the control flow properties of expressions. ..."
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We present a new static analysis method for firstclass continuations that uses an effect system to classify the control domain behavior of expressions in a typed polymorphic language. We introduce two new control effects, goto and comefrom, that describe the control flow properties of expressions. An expression that does not haveagoto effect is said to be continuation following because it will always call its passed return continuation. An expression that does not haveacomefrom effect is said to be continuation discarding because it will never preserve its return continuation for later use. Unobservable control effects can be masked by the effect system. Control effect soundness theorems guarantee that the effects computed statically by the effect system are a conservative approximation of the dynamic behavior of an expression. The effect