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Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript (Artifact)

Authors: Jack Williams, J. Garrett Morris, Philip Wadler, and Jakub Zalewski

Published in: DARTS, Volume 3, Issue 2, Special Issue of the 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2017)


Abstract
In the paper Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript we present our experiences of evaluating gradual typing using our tool TypeScript TPD. The tool, based on the polymorphic blame calculus, monitors JavaScript libraries and TypeScript clients against the corresponding TypeScript definition. Our experiments yield two conclusions. First, TypeScript definitions are prone to error. Second, there are serious technical concerns with the use of the JavaScript proxy mechanism for enforcing contracts. This artifact includes all the libraries we tested, their definition files, and the source code of our tool. From this, all libraries can be wrapped and tested to reproduce the log data that formed our conclusion. All conformance errors and examples of interference are documented, and can be verified against the generated logs.

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Jack Williams, J. Garrett Morris, Philip Wadler, and Jakub Zalewski. Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript (Artifact). In Special Issue of the 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2017). Dagstuhl Artifacts Series (DARTS), Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 8:1-8:2, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


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@Article{williams_et_al:DARTS.3.2.8,
  author =	{Williams, Jack and Morris, J. Garrett and Wadler, Philip and Zalewski, Jakub},
  title =	{{Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript (Artifact)}},
  pages =	{8:1--8:2},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Artifacts Series},
  ISSN =	{2509-8195},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{3},
  number =	{2},
  editor =	{Williams, Jack and Morris, J. Garrett and Wadler, Philip and Zalewski, Jakub},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/DARTS.3.2.8},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-72899},
  doi =		{10.4230/DARTS.3.2.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: gradual typing, TypeScript, JavaScript, proxies}
}
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Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript

Authors: Jack Williams, J. Garrett Morris, Philip Wadler, and Jakub Zalewski

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 74, 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2017)


Abstract
TypeScript participates in the recent trend among programming languages to support gradual typing. The DefinitelyTyped Repository for TypeScript supplies type definitions for over 2000 popular JavaScript libraries. However, there is no guarantee that implementations conform to their corresponding declarations. We present a practical evaluation of gradual typing for TypeScript. We have developed a tool for use with TypeScript, based on the polymorphic blame calculus, for monitoring JavaScript libraries and TypeScript clients against the TypeScript definition. We apply our tool, TypeScript TPD, to those libraries in the DefinitelyTyped Repository which had adequate test code to use. Of the 122 libraries we checked, 62 had cases where either the library or its tests failed to conform to the declaration. Gradual typing should satisfy non-interference. Monitoring a program should never change its behaviour, except to raise a type error should a value not conform to its declared type. However, our experience also suggests serious technical concerns with the use of the JavaScript proxy mechanism for enforcing contracts. Of the 122 libraries we checked, 22 had cases where the library or its tests violated non-interference.

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Jack Williams, J. Garrett Morris, Philip Wadler, and Jakub Zalewski. Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript. In 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 74, pp. 28:1-28:29, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


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@InProceedings{williams_et_al:LIPIcs.ECOOP.2017.28,
  author =	{Williams, Jack and Morris, J. Garrett and Wadler, Philip and Zalewski, Jakub},
  title =	{{Mixed Messages: Measuring Conformance and Non-Interference in TypeScript}},
  booktitle =	{31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2017)},
  pages =	{28:1--28:29},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-035-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{74},
  editor =	{M\"{u}ller, Peter},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2017.28},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-72640},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2017.28},
  annote =	{Keywords: Gradual Typing, TypeScript, JavaScript, Proxies}
}
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