## Strictness Analysis in Logical Form (1991)

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Jensen91strictnessanalysis,

author = {Thomas P. Jensen},

title = {Strictness Analysis in Logical Form},

booktitle = {},

year = {1991},

pages = {352--366},

publisher = {Springer Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

This paper presents a framework for comparing two strictness analysis techniques: Abstract interpretation and non--standard type inference. The comparison is based on the representation of a lattice by its ideals. A formal system for deducing inclusions between ideals of a lattice is presented and proved sound and complete. Viewing the ideals as strictness properties we use the formal system to define a program logic for deducing strictness properties of expressions in a typed lambda calculus. This strictness logic is shown to be sound and complete with respect to the abstract interpretation, which establishes the main result that strictness analysis by type--inference and by abstract interpretation are equally powerful techniques. 1 Introduction Abstract interpretation is a well--established technique for static analysis of programs. Its virtue is its strong connection with denotational semantics which provides a means of proving the analysis correct. Its vice is that the process of...

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