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A Functional Abstraction of Typed Invocation Contexts

Authors Youyou Cong , Chiaki Ishio, Kaho Honda, Kenichi Asai



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Youyou Cong
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Chiaki Ishio
  • Ochanomizu University, Tokyo,Japan
Kaho Honda
  • Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan
Kenichi Asai
  • Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan

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We sincerely thank the reviewers for their constructive feedback.

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Youyou Cong, Chiaki Ishio, Kaho Honda, and Kenichi Asai. A Functional Abstraction of Typed Invocation Contexts. In 6th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 195, pp. 12:1-12:18, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSCD.2021.12

Abstract

In their paper "A Functional Abstraction of Typed Contexts", Danvy and Filinski show how to derive a type system of the shift and reset operators from a CPS translation. In this paper, we show how this method scales to Felleisen’s control and prompt operators. Compared to shift and reset, control and prompt exhibit a more dynamic behavior, in that they can manipulate a trail of contexts surrounding the invocation of captured continuations. Our key observation is that, by adopting a functional representation of trails in the CPS translation, we can derive a type system that allows fine-grain reasoning of programs involving manipulation of invocation contexts.

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  • Theory of computation → Functional constructs
  • Theory of computation → Control primitives
  • Theory of computation → Type structures
Keywords
  • delimited continuations
  • control operators
  • control and prompt
  • CPS translation
  • type system

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