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Replacing unevaluated parts in the traces of functional programs

Luo, Yong and Chitil, Olaf (2007) Replacing unevaluated parts in the traces of functional programs. Technical report. University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, Canterbury, Kent (KAR id:14560)

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Abstract

In non-strict functional programming languages such as Haskell, it happens often that some parts of a program are not evaluated because their values are not demanded. In practice, those unevaluated parts are often replaced by a placeholder (e.g. <sub>)</sub> in order to keep the trace size smaller. In the process of algorithmic debugging, one needs to answer several questions in order to locate a program fault. Replacing unevaluated parts makes these questions shorter and semantically clearer. In this paper, we present a formal model of tracing in which unevaluated parts are replaced by the symbol <sub>.</sub> The most important property, the correctness of algorithmic debugging, is proved.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Additional information: Technical Report 7-07
Uncontrolled keywords: tracing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Olaf Chitil
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chitil, Olaf: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7986-9929
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