## Shapely Types and Shape Polymorphism (1994)

Venue: | Programming Languages and Systems - ESOP '94: 5th European Symposium on Programming |

Citations: | 34 - 6 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Jay94shapelytypes,

author = {C. Barry Jay and J.R.B. Cockett},

title = {Shapely Types and Shape Polymorphism},

booktitle = {Programming Languages and Systems - ESOP '94: 5th European Symposium on Programming},

year = {1994},

pages = {302--316},

publisher = {Springer Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

. Shapely types separate data, represented by lists, from shape, or structure. This separation supports shape polymorphism, where operations are defined for arbitrary shapes, and shapely operations, for which the shape of the result is determined by that of the input, permitting static shape checking. They include both arrays and the usual algebraic types (of trees, graphs, etc.), and are closed under the formation of initial algebras. 1 Introduction Consider the operation map which applies a function to each element of a list. In existing functional languages, its type is (ff!fi)!ff list!fi list where ff and fi may range over any types. This data polymorphism allows the data (ff and fi) to vary, but uses a fixed shape, list. Shape polymorphism fixes the data, but allows the shape to vary, so that, for types A and B, instances of map include (A!B)!A tree!B tree and (A!B)!A matrix!B matrix In each case map(f) applies f to the data (the leaves or entries), while leaving the shape fi...

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