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Inheritance As Implicit Coercion
 Information and Computation
, 1991
"... . We present a method for providing semantic interpretations for languages with a type system featuring inheritance polymorphism. Our approach is illustrated on an extension of the language Fun of Cardelli and Wegner, which we interpret via a translation into an extended polymorphic lambda calculus. ..."
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. We present a method for providing semantic interpretations for languages with a type system featuring inheritance polymorphism. Our approach is illustrated on an extension of the language Fun of Cardelli and Wegner, which we interpret via a translation into an extended polymorphic lambda calculus. Our goal is to interpret inheritances in Fun via coercion functions which are definable in the target of the translation. Existing techniques in the theory of semantic domains can be then used to interpret the extended polymorphic lambda calculus, thus providing many models for the original language. This technique makes it possible to model a rich type discipline which includes parametric polymorphism and recursive types as well as inheritance. A central difficulty in providing interpretations for explicit type disciplines featuring inheritance in the sense discussed in this paper arises from the fact that programs can typecheck in more than one way. Since interpretations follow the type...
Categorical Logic
 A CHAPTER IN THE FORTHCOMING VOLUME VI OF HANDBOOK OF LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1995
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Encoding types in MLlike languages
, 1998
"... A HindleyMilner type system such as ML's seems to prohibit typeindexed values, i.e., functions that map a family of types to a family of values. Such functions generally perform case analysis on the input types and return values of possibly different types. The goal of our work is to demonstrate h ..."
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A HindleyMilner type system such as ML's seems to prohibit typeindexed values, i.e., functions that map a family of types to a family of values. Such functions generally perform case analysis on the input types and return values of possibly different types. The goal of our work is to demonstrate how to program with typeindexed values within a HindleyMilner type system. Our first approach is to interpret an input type as its corresponding value, recursively. This solution is typesafe, in the sense that the ML type system statically prevents any mismatch between the input type and function arguments that depend on this type. Such specific type interpretations, however, prevent us from combining different typeindexed values that share the same type. To meet this objection, we focus on finding a valueindependent type encoding that can be shared by different functions. We propose and compare two solutions. One requires firstclass and higherorder polymorphism, and, thus, is not implementable in the core language of ML, but it can be programmed using higherorder functors in Standard ML of New Jersey. Its usage, however, is clumsy. The other approach uses embedding/projection functions. It appears to be more practical. We demonstrate the usefulness of typeindexed values through examples including typedirected partial evaluation, C printflike formatting, and subtype coercions. Finally, we discuss the tradeoffs between our approach and some other solutions based on more expressive typing disciplines.
The Conservation Theorem revisited
, 1993
"... This paper describes a method of proving strong normalization based on an extension of the conservation theorem. We introduce a structural notion of reduction that we call fi S , and we prove that any term that has a fi I fi Snormal form is strongly finormalizable. We show how to use this result ..."
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This paper describes a method of proving strong normalization based on an extension of the conservation theorem. We introduce a structural notion of reduction that we call fi S , and we prove that any term that has a fi I fi Snormal form is strongly finormalizable. We show how to use this result to prove the strong normalization of different typed calculi.
Program Development in Constructive Type Theory
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 1992
"... We present the program development concept in a logical framework including constructive type theory and then show how to use such theories to derive programs from proofs of formal specifications. We are interested in two important facts that are the mechanization of the proof construction and the p ..."
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We present the program development concept in a logical framework including constructive type theory and then show how to use such theories to derive programs from proofs of formal specifications. We are interested in two important facts that are the mechanization of the proof construction and the possibility to express in the theory significiant concepts for programming (like inductively deøned types and general recursion). We give here a survey on some results and problems appearing in logical frameworks devoted to the programming with proofs approach.
βηcomplete models for System F
, 2000
"... We show that Friedman's proof of the existence of nontrivial βηcomplete models of λ→ can be extended to system F. We isolate a set of conditions which are sufficient to ensure βηcompleteness for a model of F (and αcompleteness at the level of types), and we discuss which class ..."
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We show that Friedman's proof of the existence of nontrivial βηcomplete models of λ→ can be extended to system F. We isolate a set of conditions which are sufficient to ensure βηcompleteness for a model of F (and αcompleteness at the level of types), and we discuss which class of models we get. In particular, the model introduced in [5], having as polymorphic maps exactly all possible Scott continuous maps, is βηcomplete and is hence the first known complete nonsyntactic model of F. In order to have a suitable framework where to express the conditions and develop the proof, we also introduce the very natural notion of "polymax models" of System F.
The Scott model of Linear Logic is the extensional collapse of its relational model
, 2011
"... We show that the extensional collapse of the relational model of linear logic is the model of primealgebraic complete lattices, a natural extension to linear logic of the well known Scott semantics of the lambdacalculus. ..."
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We show that the extensional collapse of the relational model of linear logic is the model of primealgebraic complete lattices, a natural extension to linear logic of the well known Scott semantics of the lambdacalculus.
On probabilistic coherence spaces
, 2008
"... We introduce a probabilistic version of coherence spaces and show that these objects provide a model of linear logic. We build a model of the pure lambdacalculus in this setting and show how to interpret a probabilistic version of the functional language PCF. We give a probabilistic interpretation ..."
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We introduce a probabilistic version of coherence spaces and show that these objects provide a model of linear logic. We build a model of the pure lambdacalculus in this setting and show how to interpret a probabilistic version of the functional language PCF. We give a probabilistic interpretation of the semantics of probabilistic PCF closed terms of ground type.
Building continuous webbed models for System F
, 2000
"... We present here a large family of concrete models for Girard and Reynolds polymorphism (System F ), in a non categorical setting. The family generalizes the construction of the model of Barbanera and Berardi [2], hence it contains complete models for F [5] and we conjecture that it contains models w ..."
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We present here a large family of concrete models for Girard and Reynolds polymorphism (System F ), in a non categorical setting. The family generalizes the construction of the model of Barbanera and Berardi [2], hence it contains complete models for F [5] and we conjecture that it contains models which are complete for F . It also contains simpler models, the simplest of them, E 2 ; being a second order variant of the EngelerPlotkin model E . All the models here belong to the continuous semantics and have underlying prime algebraic domains, all have the maximum number of polymorphic maps. The class contains models which can be viewed as two intertwined compatible webbed models of untyped calculus (in the sense of [8]), but it is much larger than this. Finally many of its models might be read as two intertwined strict intersection type systems. Contents 1
βηcomplete models for System F
, 2000
"... We show that Friedman's proof of the existence of nontrivial βηcomplete models of λ→ can be extended to system F. We isolate a set of conditions which are sufficient to ensure βηcompleteness for a model of F (and αcompleteness at the level of types), and we di ..."
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We show that Friedman's proof of the existence of nontrivial βηcomplete models of λ→ can be extended to system F. We isolate a set of conditions which are sufficient to ensure βηcompleteness for a model of F (and αcompleteness at the level of types), and we discuss which class of models we get. In particular, the model introduced in [5], having as polymorphic maps exactly all possible Scott continuous maps, is βηcomplete and is hence the first known complete nonsyntactic model of F. In order to have a suitable framework where to express the conditions and develop the proof, we also introduce the very natural notion of "polymax models" of System F. 1