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Title: A theory of indirection via approximation
Authors: Hobor, A. 
Dockins, R.
Appel, A.W.
Keywords: Indirection theory
Step-indexed models
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Hobor, A., Dockins, R., Appel, A.W. (2010). A theory of indirection via approximation. Conference Record of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages : 171-184. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Building semantic models that account for various kinds of indirect reference has traditionally been a difficult problem. Indirect reference can appear in many guises, such as heap pointers, higher-order functions, object references, and shared-memory mutexes. We give a general method to construct models containing indirect reference by presenting a "theory of indirection". Our method can be applied in a wide variety of settings and uses only simple, elementary mathematics. In addition to various forms of indirect reference, the resulting models support powerful features such as impredicative quantification and equirecursion; moreover they are compatible with the kind of powerful substructural accounting required to model (higher-order) separation logic. In contrast to previous work, our model is easy to apply to new settings and has a simple axiomatization, which is complete in the sense that all models of it are isomorphic. Our proofs are machine-checked in Coq. Copyright © 2010 ACM.
Source Title: Conference Record of the Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages
ISBN: 9781605584799
ISSN: 07308566
DOI: 10.1145/1706299.1706322
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