Automata, Languages and Programming

Volume 1443 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 868-883


Protection in programming-language translations

  • Martín AbadiAffiliated withSystems Research Center, Digital Equipment Corporation

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We discuss abstractions for protection and the correctness of their implementations. Relying on the concept of full abstraction, we consider two examples: (1) the translation of Java classes to an intermediate bytecode language, and (2) in the setting of the pi calculus, the implementation of private channels in terms of cryptographic operations.