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Secure Information Flow via Linear Continuations
 Higher Order and Symbolic Computation
, 2002
"... Securitytyped languages enforce secrecy or integrity policies by typechecking. This paper investigates continuationpassing style (CPS) as a means of proving that such languages enforce noninterference and as a rst step towards understanding their compilation. We present a lowlevel, secure calcu ..."
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Securitytyped languages enforce secrecy or integrity policies by typechecking. This paper investigates continuationpassing style (CPS) as a means of proving that such languages enforce noninterference and as a rst step towards understanding their compilation. We present a lowlevel, secure calculus with higherorder, imperative features and linear continuations.
Delimited Dynamic Binding
, 2006
"... Dynamic binding and delimited control are useful together in many settings, including Web applications, database cursors, and mobile code. We examine this pair of language features to show that the semantics of their interaction is illdefined yet not expressive enough for these uses. We solve this ..."
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Dynamic binding and delimited control are useful together in many settings, including Web applications, database cursors, and mobile code. We examine this pair of language features to show that the semantics of their interaction is illdefined yet not expressive enough for these uses. We solve this open and subtle problem. We formalise a typed language DB+DC that combines a calculus DB of dynamic binding and a calculus DC of delimited control. We argue from theoretical and practical points of view that its semantics should be based on delimited dynamic binding: capturing a delimited continuation closes over part of the dynamic environment, rather than all or none of it; reinstating the captured continuation supplements the dynamic environment, rather than replacing or inheriting it. We introduce a type and reductionpreserving translation from DB + DC to DC, which proves that delimited control macroexpresses dynamic binding. We use this translation to implement DB + DC in Scheme, OCaml, and Haskell. We extend DB + DC with mutable dynamic variables and a facility to obtain not only the latest binding of a dynamic variable but also older bindings. This facility provides for stack inspection and (more generally) folding over the execution context as an inductive data structure.
A rational deconstruction of Landin’s SECD machine
 Implementation and Application of Functional Languages, 16th International Workshop, IFL’04, number 3474 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2004
"... Abstract. Landin’s SECD machine was the first abstract machine for applicative expressions, i.e., functional programs. Landin’s J operator was the first control operator for functional languages, and was specified by an extension of the SECD machine. We present a family of evaluation functions corre ..."
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Abstract. Landin’s SECD machine was the first abstract machine for applicative expressions, i.e., functional programs. Landin’s J operator was the first control operator for functional languages, and was specified by an extension of the SECD machine. We present a family of evaluation functions corresponding to this extension of the SECD machine, using a series of elementary transformations (transformation into continuationpassing style (CPS) and defunctionalization, chiefly) and their left inverses (transformation into direct style and refunctionalization). To this end, we modernize the SECD machine into a bisimilar one that operates in lockstep with the original one but that (1) does not use a data stack and (2) uses the callersave rather than the calleesave convention for environments. We also identify that the dump component of the SECD machine is managed in a calleesave way. The callersave counterpart of the modernized SECD machine precisely corresponds to Thielecke’s doublebarrelled continuations and to Felleisen’s encoding of J in terms of call/cc. We then variously characterize the J operator in terms of CPS and in terms of delimitedcontrol operators in the CPS hierarchy. As a byproduct, we also present several reduction semantics for applicative expressions
CPS Transformation after Strictness Analysis
 ACM Letters on Programming Languages and Systems
, 1993
"... syntax of the source language ` c : ' f:::; x : ø ; :::g ` x : ø ß ` e : ø !ø ß ` fix e : ø ß [ fx : ø 1 g ` e : ø 2 ß ` x : ø 1 : e : ø 1 !ø 2 ß ` e 0 : ø 1 !ø 2 ß ` e 1 : ø 1 ß ` @ e 0 e 1 : ø 2 ß ` e 1 : ' ß ` e 2 : ø ß ` e 3 : ø ß ` if e 1 then e 2 else e 3 : ø ß ` e 0 : ø 0 ß [ fx ..."
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syntax of the source language ` c : ' f:::; x : ø ; :::g ` x : ø ß ` e : ø !ø ß ` fix e : ø ß [ fx : ø 1 g ` e : ø 2 ß ` x : ø 1 : e : ø 1 !ø 2 ß ` e 0 : ø 1 !ø 2 ß ` e 1 : ø 1 ß ` @ e 0 e 1 : ø 2 ß ` e 1 : ' ß ` e 2 : ø ß ` e 3 : ø ß ` if e 1 then e 2 else e 3 : ø ß ` e 0 : ø 0 ß [ fx : ø 0 g ` e 1 : ø 1 ß ` let x = e 0 in e 1 : ø 1 ß ` e 1 : ø 1 ß ` e 2 : ø 2 ß ` pair e 1 e 2 : ø 1 \Theta ø 2 ß ` e : ø 1 \Theta ø 2 ß ` fst e : ø 1 ß ` e : ø 1 \Theta ø 2 ß ` snd e : ø 2 Fig. 2. Typechecking rules for the source language approach is used by Kesley and Hudak [11] and by Fradet and Le M'etayer [9]. Both include a CPS transformation. Fradet and Le M'etayer compile both CBN and CBV programs by using the CBN and the CBV CPStransformation. Recently, Burn and Le M'etayer have combined this technique with a global programanalysis [2], which is comparable to our goal here. 1.4 Overview Section 2 presents the syntax of the source language and the strictnessannotated language. We c...
A firstorder onepass CPS transformation
, 2003
"... We present a new transformation ofterms into continuationpassing style (CPS). This transformation operates in one pass and is both compositional and firstorder. Previous CPS transformations only enjoyed two out of the three properties of being firstorder, onepass, and compositional, but the new ..."
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We present a new transformation ofterms into continuationpassing style (CPS). This transformation operates in one pass and is both compositional and firstorder. Previous CPS transformations only enjoyed two out of the three properties of being firstorder, onepass, and compositional, but the new transformation enjoys all three properties. It is proved correct directly by structural induction over source terms instead of indirectly with a colon translation, as in Plotkin’s original proof. Similarly, it makes it possible to reason about CPStransformed terms by structural induction over source terms, directly. The new CPS transformation connects separately published approaches to the CPS transformation. It has already been used to state a new and simpler correctness proof of a directstyle transformation, and to develop a new and simpler CPS transformation of controlflow information.
A Sound and Complete Axiomatization of Delimited Continuations
 In Proc. of 8th ACM SIGPLAN Int. Conf. on Functional Programming, ICFP’03
, 2003
"... The shift and reset operators, proposed by Danvy and Filinski, are powerful control primitives for capturing delimited continuations. Delimited continuation is a similar concept as the standard (unlimited) continuation, but it represents part of the rest of the computation, rather than the whole res ..."
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The shift and reset operators, proposed by Danvy and Filinski, are powerful control primitives for capturing delimited continuations. Delimited continuation is a similar concept as the standard (unlimited) continuation, but it represents part of the rest of the computation, rather than the whole rest of computation. In the literature, the semantics of shift and reset has been given by a CPStranslation only. This paper gives a direct axiomatization of calculus with shift and reset, namely, we introduce a set of equations, and prove that it is sound and complete with respect to the CPStranslation. We also introduce a calculus with control operators which is as expressive as the calculus with shift and reset, has a sound and complete axiomatization, and is conservative over Sabry and Felleisen's theory for firstclass continuations.
Polymorphic Delimited Continuations
 In Proc. Asian Programming Languages and Systems, LNCS 4807
, 2007
"... Abstract. This paper presents a polymorphic type system for a language with delimited control operators, shift and reset. Based on the monomorphic type system by Danvy and Filinski, the proposed type system allows pure expressions to be polymorphic. Thanks to the explicit presence of answer types, o ..."
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Abstract. This paper presents a polymorphic type system for a language with delimited control operators, shift and reset. Based on the monomorphic type system by Danvy and Filinski, the proposed type system allows pure expressions to be polymorphic. Thanks to the explicit presence of answer types, our type system satisfies various important properties, including strong type soundness, existence of principal types and an inference algorithm, and strong normalization. Relationship to CPS translation as well as extensions to impredicative polymorphism are also discussed. These technical results establish the foundation of polymorphic delimited continuations.
Translating Core Facile
, 1995
"... In first approximation Core Facile is a simply typed calculus enriched with parallel composition, dynamic channel generation, and inputoutput synchronous communication primitives. In this paper we explore the (dynamic) semantics of core Facile programs. This should be taken as a basis for the def ..."
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In first approximation Core Facile is a simply typed calculus enriched with parallel composition, dynamic channel generation, and inputoutput synchronous communication primitives. In this paper we explore the (dynamic) semantics of core Facile programs. This should be taken as a basis for the definition of abstract machines, the transformation of programs, and the development of modal specification languages. We claim two main contributions. We introduce a new semantics based on the notion of barbed bisimulation. We argue that the derived equivalence provides a more satisfying treatment of restriction, in particular by proving the adequacy of a natural translation of Facile into ßcalculus we suggest that our approach is in good harmony with previous research on the semantics of subcalculi of Core Facile such as Chocs and ßcalculus. We illustrate at an abstract level various aspects of Facile compilation. In particular we introduce an `asynchronous' version of the Facile language...
Callbyneed and Continuationpassing Style
 Lisp and Symbolic Computation
, 1993
"... . This paper examines the transformation of callbyneed terms into continuation passing style (CPS). It begins by presenting a simple transformation of callbyneed terms into program graphs and a reducer for such graphs. From this, an informal derivation is carried out, resulting in a translat ..."
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. This paper examines the transformation of callbyneed terms into continuation passing style (CPS). It begins by presenting a simple transformation of callbyneed terms into program graphs and a reducer for such graphs. From this, an informal derivation is carried out, resulting in a translation from terms into selfreducing program graphs, where the graphs are represented as CPS terms involving storage operations. Though informal, the derivation proceeds in simple steps, and the resulting translation is taken to be our canonical CPS transformation for callbyneed terms. In order to define the CPS transformation more formally, two alternative presentations are given. The first takes the form of a continuation semantics for the callbyneed language. The second presentation follows Danvy and Hatcliff 's twostage decomposition of the callbyname CPS transformation, resulting in a similar twostage CPS transformation for callbyneed. Finally, a number of practical matters are...
The Formal Relationship Between Direct and ContinuationPassing Style Optimizing Compilers: A Synthesis of Two Paradigms
, 1994
"... Compilers for higherorder programming languages like Scheme, ML, and Lisp can be broadly characterized as either "direct compilers" or "continuationpassing style (CPS) compilers", depending on their main intermediate representation. Our central result is a precise correspondenc ..."
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Compilers for higherorder programming languages like Scheme, ML, and Lisp can be broadly characterized as either "direct compilers" or "continuationpassing style (CPS) compilers", depending on their main intermediate representation. Our central result is a precise correspondence between the two compilation strategies. Starting from