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Abstract

In Hindley-Milner style languages, such as Haskell and ML, there is a clear separation between types and values. In a dependently typed language the line is more blurry - types can contain (depend on) arbitrary values and appear as arguments and results of ordinary functions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulf Norell
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  1. 1.Chalmers UniversityGothenburg

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