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Number Computability and Domain Theory
 Information and Computation
, 1996
"... We present the different constructive definitions of real number that can be found in the literature. Using domain theory we analyse the notion of computability that is substantiated by these definitions and we give a definition of computability for real numbers and for functions acting on them. Thi ..."
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We present the different constructive definitions of real number that can be found in the literature. Using domain theory we analyse the notion of computability that is substantiated by these definitions and we give a definition of computability for real numbers and for functions acting on them. This definition of computability turns out to be equivalent to other definitions given in the literature using different methods. Domain theory is a useful tool to study higher order computability on real numbers. An interesting connection between Scotttopology and the standard topologies on the real line and on the space of continuous functions on reals is stated. An important result in this paper is the proof that every computable functional on real numbers is continuous w.r.t. the compact open topology on the function space. 1
A Categorytheoretic characterization of functional completeness
, 1990
"... . Functional languages are based on the notion of application: programs may be applied to data or programs. By application one may define algebraic functions; and a programming language is functionally complete when any algebraic function f(x 1 ,...,x n ) is representable (i.e. there is a constant a ..."
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. Functional languages are based on the notion of application: programs may be applied to data or programs. By application one may define algebraic functions; and a programming language is functionally complete when any algebraic function f(x 1 ,...,x n ) is representable (i.e. there is a constant a such that f(x 1 ,...,x n ) = (a . x 1 . ... . x n ). Combinatory Logic is the simplest typefree language which is functionally complete. In a sound categorytheoretic framework the constant a above may be considered as an "abstract gödelnumber" for f, when gödelnumberings are generalized to "principal morphisms", in suitable categories. By this, models of Combinatory Logic are categorically characterized and their relation is given to lambdacalculus models within Cartesian Closed Categories. Finally, the partial recursive functionals in any finite higher type are shown to yield models of Combinatory Logic. ________________ (+) Theoretical Computer Science, 70 (2), 1990, pp.193211. A p...