Polymorphic Type Checking by Interpretation of Code

Kahrs, Stefan (1992) Polymorphic Type Checking by Interpretation of Code. Technical report. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The type system of most modern functional programming languages is based on Milner's polymorphism. A compiler or interpreter usually checks (or infers) the types of functions and other values by directly inspecting the source code of a program. Here, another approach is taken: The program is first translated into code for a stack machine and then a non-standard interpreter applied to this code checks (or infers) the type of the corresponding values. This can be seen as an abstract interpretation of the object code of the program.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: type inference, abstract interpretation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2010 17:47
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 03:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21028 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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