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Polymorphic Type Checking by Interpretation of Code

Kahrs, Stefan (1992) Polymorphic Type Checking by Interpretation of Code. Technical report. (KAR id:21028)


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: Reports and Papers (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: type inference, abstract interpretation
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: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2010 17:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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