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Code Generation via Higher-Order Rewrite Systems

  • Florian Haftmann
  • Tobias Nipkow
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6009)

Abstract

We present the meta-theory behind the code generation facilities of Isabelle/HOL. To bridge the gap between the source (higher-order logic with type classes) and the many possible targets (functional programming languages), we introduce an intermediate language, Mini-Haskell. To relate the source and the intermediate language, both are given a semantics in terms of higher-order rewrite systems (HRSs). In a second step, type classes are removed from Mini-Haskell programs by means of a dictionary translation; we prove the correctness of this step. Building on equational logic also directly supports a simple but powerful algorithm and data refinement concept.

Keywords

Code Generation Target Language Type Class High Order Logic Type Constructor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Haftmann
    • 1
  • Tobias Nipkow
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität München 

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