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Equivalence in Functional Languages with Effects
, 1991
"... Traditionally the view has been that direct expression of control and store mechanisms and clear mathematical semantics are incompatible requirements. This paper shows that adding objects with memory to the callbyvalue lambda calculus results in a language with a rich equational theory, satisfying ..."
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Traditionally the view has been that direct expression of control and store mechanisms and clear mathematical semantics are incompatible requirements. This paper shows that adding objects with memory to the callbyvalue lambda calculus results in a language with a rich equational theory, satisfying many of the usual laws. Combined with other recent work this provides evidence that expressive, mathematically clean programming languages are indeed possible. 1. Overview Real programs have effectscreating new structures, examining and modifying existing structures, altering flow of control, etc. Such facilities are important not only for optimization, but also for communication, clarity, and simplicity in programming. Thus it is important to be able to reason both informally and formally about programs with effects, and not to sweep effects either to the side or under the store parameter rug. Recent work of Talcott, Mason, Felleisen, and Moggi establishes a mathematical foundation for...
A Variable Typed Logic of Effects
 Information and Computation
, 1993
"... In this paper we introduce a variable typed logic of effects inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman for purely functional languages. VTLoE (Variable Typed Logic of Effects) is introduced in two stages. The first stage is the firstorder theory of individuals built on assertions of equalit ..."
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In this paper we introduce a variable typed logic of effects inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman for purely functional languages. VTLoE (Variable Typed Logic of Effects) is introduced in two stages. The first stage is the firstorder theory of individuals built on assertions of equality (operational equivalence `a la Plotkin), and contextual assertions. The second stage extends the logic to include classes and class membership. The logic we present provides an expressive language for defining and studying properties of programs including program equivalences, in a uniform framework. The logic combines the features and benefits of equational calculi as well as program and specification logics. In addition to the usual firstorder formula constructions, we add contextual assertions. Contextual assertions generalize Hoare's triples in that they can be nested, used as assumptions, and their free variables may be quantified. They are similar in spirit to program modalities in ...
Reasoning about Object Systems in VTLoE
, 1994
"... VTLoE (Variable Type Logic of Effects) is a logic for reasoning about imperative functional programs inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman. The underlying programming language, mk , extends the callbyvalue lambda calculus with primitives for arithmetic, pairing, branching, and refere ..."
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VTLoE (Variable Type Logic of Effects) is a logic for reasoning about imperative functional programs inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman. The underlying programming language, mk , extends the callbyvalue lambda calculus with primitives for arithmetic, pairing, branching, and reference cells (mutable data). In VTLoE one can reason about program equivalence and termination, input/output relations, program contexts, and inductively (and coinductively) define data structures. In this paper we present a refinement of VTLoE. We then introduce a notion of object specification and establish formal principles for reasoning about object systems within VTLoE. Objects are selfcontained entities with local state. The local state of an object can only be changed by action of that object in response to a message. In mk objects are represented as closures with mutable data bound to local variables. A semantic principle called simulation induction was introduced in our earlier wor...
A Theory of Classes for a Functional Language with Effects
 In Proceedings of CSL92, volume 702 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 1993
"... this paper we introduce a variable typed logic of effects (i.e. a logic of effects where classes can be defined and quantified over) inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman [3, 4] for purely functional languages. A similar extension incorporating nonlocal control operations was introduced ..."
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this paper we introduce a variable typed logic of effects (i.e. a logic of effects where classes can be defined and quantified over) inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman [3, 4] for purely functional languages. A similar extension incorporating nonlocal control operations was introduced in [27]. The logic we present provides an expressive language for defining specifications and constraints and for studying properties and program equivalences, in a uniform framework. Thus it has an advantage over a plethora of systems in the literature that aim to capture solitary aspects of computation. The theory also allows for the construction of inductively defined sets and derivation of the corresponding induction principles. Classes can be used to express, inter alia, the nonexpansiveness of terms [29]. Other effects can also be represented within the system. These include read/write effects and various forms of interference [24]. The first order fragment is described in [16] where it is used to resolve the denotationally problematic examples of [17]. In our language atoms, references and lambda abstractions are all first class values and as such are storable. This has several consequences. Firstly, mutation and variable binding are separate and so we avoid the problems that typically arise (e.g. in Hoare's and dynamic logic) from the conflation of program variables and logical variables. Secondly, the equality and sharing of references (aliasing) is easily expressed and reasoned about. Thirdly, the combination of mutable references and lambda abstractions allows us to study object based programming within our framework. Our atomic formulas express the (operational or observational) equivalence of programs `a la Plotkin [23]. Neither Hoare's logic nor Dynamic logi...
Some Theories With Positive Induction of Ordinal Strength ...
 JOURNAL OF SYMBOLIC LOGIC
, 1996
"... This paper deals with: (i) the theory ID # 1 which results from c ID 1 by restricting induction on the natural numbers to formulas which are positive in the fixed point constants, (ii) the theory BON() plus various forms of positive induction, and (iii) a subtheory of Peano arithmetic with ord ..."
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This paper deals with: (i) the theory ID # 1 which results from c ID 1 by restricting induction on the natural numbers to formulas which are positive in the fixed point constants, (ii) the theory BON() plus various forms of positive induction, and (iii) a subtheory of Peano arithmetic with ordinals in which induction on the natural numbers is restricted to formulas which are \Sigma in the ordinals. We show that these systems have prooftheoretic strength '!0.
Program Transformation via Contextual Assertions
 In Logic, Language and Computation. Festschrift in Honor of Satoru Takasu
, 1994
"... . In this paper we describe progress towards a theory of tranformational program development. The transformation rules are based on a theory of contextual equivalence for functional languages with imperative features. Such notions of equivalence are fundamental for the process of program specificati ..."
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. In this paper we describe progress towards a theory of tranformational program development. The transformation rules are based on a theory of contextual equivalence for functional languages with imperative features. Such notions of equivalence are fundamental for the process of program specification, derivation, transformation, refinement and other forms of code generation and optimization. This paper is dedicated to Professor Satoru Takasu. 1 Introduction This paper describes progress towards a theory of program development by systematic refinement beginning with a clean simple program thought of as a specification. Transformations include reuse of storage, and rerepresentation of abstract data. The transformation rules are based on a theory of constrained equivalence for functional languages with imperative features (i.e. Lisp, Scheme or ML). Such notions of equivalence are fundamental for the process of program specification, derivation, transformation, refinement, and other for...
A First Order Logic of Effects
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 1996
"... In this paper we describe some of our progress towards an operational implementation of a modern programming logic. The logic is inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman, and is designed for reasoning about imperative functional programs. The logic goes well beyond traditional programming l ..."
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In this paper we describe some of our progress towards an operational implementation of a modern programming logic. The logic is inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman, and is designed for reasoning about imperative functional programs. The logic goes well beyond traditional programming logics, such as Hoare's logic and Dynamic logic in its expressibility, yet is less problematic to encode into higher order logics. The main focus of the paper is too present an axiomatization of the base first order theory. 1 Introduction VTLoE [34, 23, 35, 37, 24] is a logic for reasoning about imperative functional programs, inspired by the variable type systems of Feferman. These systems are two sorted theories of operations and classes initially developed for the formalization of constructive mathematics [12, 13] and later applied to the study of purely functional languages [14, 15]. VTLoE builds upon recent advances in the semantics of languages with effects [16, 19, 28, 32, 33] and go...
Systems of explicit mathematics with nonconstructive µoperator and join
 ANNALS OF PURE AND APPLIED LOGIC
, 1996
"... The aim of this article is to give the prooftheoretic analysis of various subsystems of Feferman's theory T1 for explicit mathematics which contain the nonconstructive µoperator and join. We make use of standard prooftheoretic techniques such as cutelimination of appropriate semiformal systems ..."
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The aim of this article is to give the prooftheoretic analysis of various subsystems of Feferman's theory T1 for explicit mathematics which contain the nonconstructive µoperator and join. We make use of standard prooftheoretic techniques such as cutelimination of appropriate semiformal systems and asymmetrical interpretations in standard structures for explicit mathematics.
On the Proof Theory of Applicative Theories
 PHD THESIS, INSTITUT FÜR INFORMATIK UND ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK, UNIVERSITÄT
, 1996
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"... Traditionally the view has been that direct expression of control and store mechanisms and clear mathematical semantics are incompatible requirements. This paper shows that adding objects with memory to the callbyvalue lambda calculus results in a language with a rich equational theory, satisfying ..."
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Traditionally the view has been that direct expression of control and store mechanisms and clear mathematical semantics are incompatible requirements. This paper shows that adding objects with memory to the callbyvalue lambda calculus results in a language with a rich equational theory, satisfying many of the usual laws. Combined with other recent work this provides evidence that expressive, mathematically clean programming languages are indeed possible. 1. Overview Real programs have effectscreating new structures, examining and modifying existing structures, altering flow of control, etc. Such facilities are important not only for optimization, but also for communication, clarity, and simplicity in programming. Thus it is important to be able to reason both informally and formally about programs with effects, and not to sweep effects either to the side or under the store parameter rug. Recent work of Talcott, Mason, Felleisen, and Moggi establishes a mathematical foundation for...