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Hume: A DomainSpecific Language for RealTime Embedded Systems
 In Proc. Conf. Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE ’03), Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2003
"... This paper describes Hume: a novel domainspecific language whose purpose is to explore the expressibility/costability spectrum in resourceconstrained systems, such as realtime embedded or control systems. ..."
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This paper describes Hume: a novel domainspecific language whose purpose is to explore the expressibility/costability spectrum in resourceconstrained systems, such as realtime embedded or control systems.
Dependently Typed Functional Programs and their Proofs
, 1999
"... Research in dependent type theories [ML71a] has, in the past, concentrated on its use in the presentation of theorems and theoremproving. This thesis is concerned mainly with the exploitation of the computational aspects of type theory for programming, in a context where the properties of programs ..."
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Research in dependent type theories [ML71a] has, in the past, concentrated on its use in the presentation of theorems and theoremproving. This thesis is concerned mainly with the exploitation of the computational aspects of type theory for programming, in a context where the properties of programs may readily be specified and established. In particular, it develops technology for programming with dependent inductive families of datatypes and proving those programs correct. It demonstrates the considerable advantage to be gained by indexing data structures with pertinent characteristic information whose soundness is ensured by typechecking, rather than human effort. Type theory traditionally presents safe and terminating computation on inductive datatypes by means of elimination rules which serve as induction principles and, via their associated reduction behaviour, recursion operators [Dyb91]. In the programming language arena, these appear somewhat cumbersome and give rise to unappealing code, complicated by the inevitable interaction between case analysis on dependent types and equational reasoning on their indices which must appear explicitly in the terms. Thierry Coquand’s proposal [Coq92] to equip type theory directly with the kind of
Practical Implementation of a Dependently Typed Functional Programming Language
, 2005
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Fast and Loose Reasoning is Morally Correct
, 2006
"... Functional programmers often reason about programs as if they were written in a total language, expecting the results to carry over to nontotal (partial) languages. We justify such reasoning. ..."
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Functional programmers often reason about programs as if they were written in a total language, expecting the results to carry over to nontotal (partial) languages. We justify such reasoning.
The Expressive Power of Higherorder Types or, Life without CONS
, 2001
"... Compare firstorder functional programs with higherorder programs allowing functions as function parameters. Can the the first program class solve fewer problems than the second? The answer is no: both classes are Turing complete, meaning that they can compute all partial recursive functions. In pa ..."
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Compare firstorder functional programs with higherorder programs allowing functions as function parameters. Can the the first program class solve fewer problems than the second? The answer is no: both classes are Turing complete, meaning that they can compute all partial recursive functions. In particular, higherorder values may be firstorder simulated by use of the list constructor ‘cons’ to build function closures. This paper uses complexity theory to prove some expressivity results about small programming languages that are less than Turing complete. Complexity classes of decision problems are used to characterize the expressive power of functional programming language features. An example: secondorder programs are more powerful than firstorder, since a function f of type [Bool]〉Bool is computable by a consfree firstorder functional program if and only if f is in PTIME, whereas f is computable by a consfree secondorder program if and only if f is in EXPTIME. Exact characterizations are given for those problems of type [Bool]〉Bool solvable by programs with several combinations of operations on data: presence or absence of constructors; the order of data values: 0, 1, or higher; and program control structures: general recursion, tail recursion, primitive recursion.
Indexed Containers
"... Abstract. The search for an expressive calculus of datatypes in which canonical algorithms can be easily written and proven correct has proved to be an enduring challenge to the theoretical computer science community. Approaches such as polynomial types, strictly positive types and inductive types h ..."
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Abstract. The search for an expressive calculus of datatypes in which canonical algorithms can be easily written and proven correct has proved to be an enduring challenge to the theoretical computer science community. Approaches such as polynomial types, strictly positive types and inductive types have all met with some success but they tend not to cover important examples such as types with variable binding, types with constraints, nested types, dependent types etc. In order to compute with such types, we generalise from the traditional treatment of types as free standing entities to families of types which have some form of indexing. The hallmark of such indexed types is that one must usually compute not with an individual type in the family, but rather with the whole family simultaneously. We implement this simple idea by generalising our previous work on containers to what we call indexed containers and show that they cover a number of sophisticated datatypes and, indeed, other computationally interesting structures such as the refinement calculus and interaction structures. Finally, and rather surprisingly, the extra structure inherent in indexed containers simplifies the theory of containers and thereby allows for a much richer and more expressive calculus. 1
The Worker/Wrapper Transformation
 Journal of Functional Programming
, 2009
"... The worker/wrapper transformation is a technique for changing the type of a computation, usually with the aim of improving its performance. It has been used by compiler writers for many years, but the technique is little known in the wider functional programming community, and has never been describ ..."
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The worker/wrapper transformation is a technique for changing the type of a computation, usually with the aim of improving its performance. It has been used by compiler writers for many years, but the technique is little known in the wider functional programming community, and has never been described precisely. In this article we explain, formalise and explore the generality of the worker/wrapper transformation. We also provide a systematic recipe for its use as an equational reasoning technique for improving the performance of programs, and illustrate the power of this recipe using a range of examples. 1
A Dependently Typed Framework for Static Analysis of Program Execution Costs
 In Revised selected papers from IFL 2005: 17th international workshop on implementation and application of functional languages
, 2005
"... Abstract. This paper considers the use of dependent types to capture information about dynamic resource usage in a static type system. Dependent types allow us to give (explicit) proofs of properties with a program; we present a dependently typed core language ��, and define a framework within this ..."
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Abstract. This paper considers the use of dependent types to capture information about dynamic resource usage in a static type system. Dependent types allow us to give (explicit) proofs of properties with a program; we present a dependently typed core language ��, and define a framework within this language for representing size metrics and their properties. We give several examples of size bounded programs within this framework and show that we can construct proofs of their size bounds within ��. We further show how the framework handles recursive higher order functions and sum types, and contrast our system with previous work based on sized types. 1
Primitive (co)recursion and courseofvalues (co)iteration, categorically
 Informatica
, 1999
"... Abstract. In the mainstream categorical approach to typed (total) functional programming, datatypes are modelled as initial algebras and codatatypes as terminal coalgebras. The basic function definition schemes of iteration and coiteration are modelled by constructions known as catamorphisms and ana ..."
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Abstract. In the mainstream categorical approach to typed (total) functional programming, datatypes are modelled as initial algebras and codatatypes as terminal coalgebras. The basic function definition schemes of iteration and coiteration are modelled by constructions known as catamorphisms and anamorphisms. Primitive recursion has been captured by a construction called paramorphisms. We draw attention to the dual construction of apomorphisms, and show on examples that primitive corecursion is a useful function definition scheme. We also put forward and study two novel constructions, viz., histomorphisms and futumorphisms, that capture the powerful schemes of courseofvalue iteration and its dual, respectively, and argue that even these are helpful.
Proof Methods for Structured Corecursive Programs
, 1999
"... Corecursive programs produce values of greatest fixpoint types, in contrast to recursive programs, which consume values of least fixpoint types. There are a number of widely used methods for proving properties of corecursive programs, including fixpoint induction, the take lemma, and coinduction. Ho ..."
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Corecursive programs produce values of greatest fixpoint types, in contrast to recursive programs, which consume values of least fixpoint types. There are a number of widely used methods for proving properties of corecursive programs, including fixpoint induction, the take lemma, and coinduction. However, these methods are all rather lowlevel, in the sense that they do not exploit the common structure that is often present in corecursive definitions. We argue for a more structured approach to proving properties of corecursive programs. In particular, we show that by writing corecursive programs using an operator called unfold that encapsulates a common pattern of corecursive de nition, we can then use highlevel algebraic properties of this operator to conduct proofs in a purely calculational style that avoids the use of either induction or coinduction.