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The CallbyNeed Lambda Calculus
 Journal of Functional Programming
, 1994
"... We present a calculus that captures the operational semantics of callbyneed. The callbyneed lambda calculus is confluent, has a notion of standard reduction, and entails the same observational equivalence relation as the callbyname calculus. The system can be formulated with or without explici ..."
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We present a calculus that captures the operational semantics of callbyneed. The callbyneed lambda calculus is confluent, has a notion of standard reduction, and entails the same observational equivalence relation as the callbyname calculus. The system can be formulated with or without explicit let bindings, admits useful notions of marking and developments, and has a straightforward operational interpretation. Introduction The correspondence between callbyvalue lambda calculi and strict functional languages (such as the pure subset of Standard ML) is quite good; the correspondence between callby name lambda calculi and lazy functional languages (such as Miranda or Haskell) is not so good. Callbyname reevaluates an argument each time it is used, a prohibitive expense. Thus, many lazy languages are implemented using the callbyneed mechanism proposed by Wadsworth (1971), which overwrites an argument with its value the first time it is evaluated, avoiding the need for any s...
Linear Logic, Monads and the Lambda Calculus
 In 11 th LICS
, 1996
"... Models of intuitionistic linear logic also provide models of Moggi's computational metalanguage. We use the adjoint presentation of these models and the associated adjoint calculus to show that three translations, due mainly to Moggi, of the lambda calculus into the computational metalanguage (direc ..."
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Models of intuitionistic linear logic also provide models of Moggi's computational metalanguage. We use the adjoint presentation of these models and the associated adjoint calculus to show that three translations, due mainly to Moggi, of the lambda calculus into the computational metalanguage (direct, callbyname and callbyvalue) correspond exactly to three translations, due mainly to Girard, of intuitionistic logic into intuitionistic linear logic. We also consider extending these results to languages with recursion. 1. Introduction Two of the most significant developments in semantics during the last decade are Girard's linear logic [10] and Moggi's computational metalanguage [14]. Any student of these formalisms will suspect that there are significant connections between the two, despite their apparent differences. The intuitionistic fragment of linear logic (ILL) may be modelled in a linear model  a symmetric monoidal closed category with a comonad ! which satisfies some extr...
CallbyName, CallbyValue, CallbyNeed, and the Linear Lambda Calculus
, 1994
"... Girard described two translations of intuitionistic logic into linear logic, one where A > B maps to (!A) o B, and another where it maps to !(A o B). We detail the action of these translations on terms, and show that the first corresponds to a callbyname calculus, while the second corresponds t ..."
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Girard described two translations of intuitionistic logic into linear logic, one where A > B maps to (!A) o B, and another where it maps to !(A o B). We detail the action of these translations on terms, and show that the first corresponds to a callbyname calculus, while the second corresponds to callbyvalue. We further show that if the target of the translation is taken to be an affine calculus, where ! controls contraction but weakening is allowed everywhere, then the second translation corresponds to a callbyneed calculus, as recently defined by Ariola, Felleisen, Maraist, Odersky, and Wadler. Thus the different calling mechanisms can be explained in terms of logical translations, bringing them into the scope of the CurryHoward isomorphism.