Spinal atomic lambda-calculus

David Sherratt, Willem Heijltjes, Tom Gundersen, Michel Parigot

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Abstract

We present the spinal atomic lambda-calculus, a typed lambda-calculus with explicit sharing and atomic duplication that achieves spinal full laziness: duplicating only the direct paths between a binder and bound variables is enough for beta reduction to proceed. We show this calculus is the result of a Curry–Howard style interpretation of a deep-inference proof system, and prove that it has natural properties with respect to the lambda-calculus: confluence and preservation of strong normalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages582-601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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