A Semantic Account of Type-Directed Partial Evaluation

Andrzej Filinski

Abstract


We formally characterize partial evaluation of functional programs
as a normalization problem in an equational theory, and derive
a type-based normalization-by-evaluation algorithm for computing
normal forms in this setting. We then establish the correctness
of this algorithm using a semantic argument based on Kripke
logical relations. For simplicity, the results are stated for a non-
strict, purely functional language; but the methods are directly
applicable to stating and proving correctness of type-directed partial
evaluation in ML-like languages as well.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/brics.v6i17.20074
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ISSN: 0909-0878 

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