A program logic for fresh name generation

Eliott, Harold Pancho and Berger, Martin (2020) A program logic for fresh name generation. Fundamentals of Software Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 19 - 21 May, 2021. Published in: LNCS conference proceedings. Springer (Accepted)

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Abstract. We present a program logic for Pitts and Stark’s ν-calculus, an extension of the call-by-value simply-typed λ-calculus with a mechanism for the generation of fresh names. Names can be compared for equality and inequality, producing programs with subtle observable properties. Hidden names produced by interactions between generation and abstraction are captured logically with a second-order quantifier over type contexts. We illustrate usage of the logic through reasoning about well-known difficult cases from the literature.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: computer science, programming languages, program logics
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 09:39
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 09:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/97568

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