Algebra of Programming Using Dependent Types
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- Mu SC., Ko HS., Jansson P. (2008) Algebra of Programming Using Dependent Types. In: Audebaud P., Paulin-Mohring C. (eds) Mathematics of Program Construction. MPC 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5133. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Dependent type theory is rich enough to express that a program satisfies an input/output relational specification, but it could be hard to construct the proof term. On the other hand, squiggolists know very well how to show that one relation is included in another by algebraic reasoning. We demonstrate how to encode functional and relational derivations in a dependently typed programming language. A program is coupled with an algebraic derivation from a specification, whose correctness is guaranteed by the type system.
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