## Improving Programs which Recurse over Multiple Inductive Structures (1994)

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Venue: | In ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Semantics-Based Program Manipulation (PEPM'94 |

Citations: | 25 - 6 self |

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Fegaras94improvingprograms,

author = {Leonidas Fegaras and Tim Sheard and Tong Zhou},

title = {Improving Programs which Recurse over Multiple Inductive Structures},

booktitle = {In ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Semantics-Based Program Manipulation (PEPM'94},

year = {1994},

pages = {21--32}

}

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### Abstract

This paper considers generic recursion schemes for programs which recurse over multiple inductive structures simultaneously, such as equality, zip and the nth element of a list function. Such schemes have been notably absent from previous work. This paper defines a uniform mechanism for defining such programs and shows that these programs satisfy generic theorems. These theorems are the basis for an automatic improvement algorithm. This algorithm is an improvement over the algorithm presented earlier [15] because, in addition to inducting over multiple structures, it can be incorporated into any algebraic language and is no longer restricted to a "safe" subset. 1 Introduction In previous work [15, 16] we have shown how programming algebraically with generic recursion schemes provides a theory amenable to program calculation [14]. This theory provides a basis for automatic optimization techniques which capture many well-known transformations. Unfortunately, these recursion schemes may ...

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Optimizing Algebraic Programs. Oregon Graduate Institute, Technical report #94-004 A version of this paper is ftp-able from cse.ogi.edu:/pub/pacsoft/papers/OptAlgProg.ps
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Citation Context ...ailed proof here. Instead we will present a sketch of the proof. The detailed correctness proof for the normalization algorithm which includes only the simple promotion theorem can be found elsewhere =-=[15]-=-. Theorem 3 (Correctness of Normalization) The normalization algorithm always preserves the meaning of a term. Proof sketch: All the transformation rules of the normalization algorithm can be easily p... |