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Beyond Polarity: Towards a Multi-Discipline Intermediate Language with Sharing

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Abstract

The study of polarity in computation has revealed that an "ideal" programming language combines both call-by-value and call-by-name evaluation; the two calling conventions are each ideal for half the types in a programming language. But this binary choice leaves out call-by-need which is used in practice to implement lazy-by-default languages like Haskell. We show how the notion of polarity can be extended beyond the value/name dichotomy to include call-by-need by only adding a mechanism for sharing and the extra polarity shifts to connect them, which is enough to compile a Haskell-like functional language with user-defined types.

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@InProceedings{downen_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:9688,
  author =	{Paul Downen and Zena M. Ariola},
  title =	{{Beyond Polarity: Towards a Multi-Discipline Intermediate Language with Sharing}},
  booktitle =	{27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic  (CSL 2018)},
  pages =	{21:1--21:23},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-088-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{119},
  editor =	{Dan Ghica and Achim Jung},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/9688},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-96886},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2018.21},
  annote =	{Keywords: call-by-need, polarity, call-by-push-value, control}
}

Keywords: call-by-need, polarity, call-by-push-value, control
Seminar: 27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018)
Issue date: 2018
Date of publication: 2018


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