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Computational LambdaCalculus and Monads
, 1988
"... The calculus is considered an useful mathematical tool in the study of programming languages, since programs can be identified with terms. However, if one goes further and uses fijconversion to prove equivalence of programs, then a gross simplification 1 is introduced, that may jeopardise the ..."
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The calculus is considered an useful mathematical tool in the study of programming languages, since programs can be identified with terms. However, if one goes further and uses fijconversion to prove equivalence of programs, then a gross simplification 1 is introduced, that may jeopardise
A Syntactic Approach to Type Soundness
 INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION
, 1992
"... We present a new approach to proving type soundness for Hindley/Milnerstyle polymorphic type systems. The keys to our approach are (1) an adaptation of subject reduction theorems from combinatory logic to programming languages, and (2) the use of rewriting techniques for the specification of the la ..."
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We present a new approach to proving type soundness for Hindley/Milnerstyle polymorphic type systems. The keys to our approach are (1) an adaptation of subject reduction theorems from combinatory logic to programming languages, and (2) the use of rewriting techniques for the specification
UCPOP: A Sound, Complete, Partial Order Planner for ADL
, 1992
"... We describe the ucpop partial order planning algorithm which handles a subset of Pednault's ADL action representation. In particular, ucpop operates with actions that have conditional effects, universally quantified preconditions and effects, and with universally quantified goals. We prove ucpo ..."
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ucpop is both sound and complete for this representation and describe a practical implementation that succeeds on all of Pednault's and McDermott's examples, including the infamous "Yale Stacking Problem" [McDermott 1991].
An Object Calculus for Asynchronous Communication
 Proceedings of the European Conference on ObjectOriented Programming (ECOOP
, 1991
"... This paper presents a formal system based on the notion of objects and asynchronous communication. Built on Milner's work on ßcalculus, the communication primitive of the formal system is purely asynchronous, which makes it unique among various concurrency formalisms. Computationally this resu ..."
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This paper presents a formal system based on the notion of objects and asynchronous communication. Built on Milner's work on ßcalculus, the communication primitive of the formal system is purely asynchronous, which makes it unique among various concurrency formalisms. Computationally
Logical foundations of objectoriented and framebased languages
 JOURNAL OF THE ACM
, 1995
"... We propose a novel formalism, called Frame Logic (abbr., Flogic), that accounts in a clean and declarative fashion for most of the structural aspects of objectoriented and framebased languages. These features include object identity, complex objects, inheritance, polymorphic types, query methods, ..."
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, encapsulation, and others. In a sense, Flogic stands in the same relationship to the objectoriented paradigm as classical predicate calculus stands to relational programming. Flogic has a modeltheoretic semantics and a sound and complete resolutionbased proof theory. A small number of fundamental concepts
Guarded Commands, Nondeterminacy and Formal Derivation of Programs
, 1975
"... Socalled "guarded commands" are introduced as a building block for alternative and repetitive constructs that allow nondeterministic program components for which at least the activity evoked, but possibly even the final state, is not necessarily uniqilely determined by the initial state. ..."
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. For the formal derivation of programs expressed in terms of these constructs, a calculus will be be shown.
Symbolic Model Checking for Realtime Systems
 INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION
, 1992
"... We describe finitestate programs over realnumbered time in a guardedcommand language with realvalued clocks or, equivalently, as finite automata with realvalued clocks. Model checking answers the question which states of a realtime program satisfy a branchingtime specification (given in an ..."
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in an extension of CTL with clock variables). We develop an algorithm that computes this set of states symbolically as a fixpoint of a functional on state predicates, without constructing the state space. For this purpose, we introduce a calculus on computation trees over realnumbered time. Unfortunately
GOLOG: A Logic Programming Language for Dynamic Domains
, 1994
"... This paper proposes a new logic programming language called GOLOG whose interpreter automatically maintains an explicit representation of the dynamic world being modeled, on the basis of user supplied axioms about the preconditions and effects of actions and the initial state of the world. This allo ..."
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for applications in high level control of robots and industrial processes, intelligent software agents, discrete event simulation, etc. It is based on a formal theory of action specified in an extended version of the situation calculus. A prototype implementation in Prolog has been developed.
1 A TypeSound Calculus of Computational Fields I
"... This Accepted Author Manuscript (AAM) is copyrighted and published by Elsevier. It is posted on the author personal web page for SCHOLARLY SHARING. Changes resulting from the publishing process such as editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be ref ..."
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This Accepted Author Manuscript (AAM) is copyrighted and published by Elsevier. It is posted on the author personal web page for SCHOLARLY SHARING. Changes resulting from the publishing process such as editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this version of the text. The definitive version of the text will be published in SCIENCE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.
A Theory of Objects
, 1996
"... Objectoriented languages were invented to provide an intuitive view of data and computation, by drawing an analogy between software and the physical world of objects. The detailed explanation of this intuition, however, turned out to be quite complex; there are still no standard definitions of such ..."
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Objectoriented languages were invented to provide an intuitive view of data and computation, by drawing an analogy between software and the physical world of objects. The detailed explanation of this intuition, however, turned out to be quite complex; there are still no standard definitions of such fundamental notions as objects, classes, and inheritance. Much progress was made by investigating the notion of subtyping within procedural languages and their theoretical models (lambda calculi). These studies clarified the role of subtyping in objectoriented languages, but still relied on complex encodings to model objectoriented features. Recently, in joint work with Martin Abadi, I have studied more direct models of objectoriented features: object calculi. Object calculi embody, in a minimal setting, the objectoriented model of computation, as opposed to the imperative, functional, and process models. Object calculi are based exclusively on objects and methods, not on functions or data structures. They help in classifying and explaining the features of objectoriented languages, and in designing new, more regular languages. They directly inspired my design of Obliq, an objectoriented language for network programming.
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