Compiling conditional rewriting systems

  • Thierry Heuillard
Part 1 Research Articles
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 308)


Among the various theoretical and practical problems related to compilation of conditional rewriting systems, we will point out in this paper the problem of compiling pattern matching by an IF THEN ELSE decision tree. For this purpose, we develop a general formal framework which allows to solve a wide class of problems dealing with choices defined by rules. Thus, we get rid of the specific term pattern matching problem. We also develop other topics, in order to produce functional code for normalization, using a “by value” strategy.


Decision Tree Normal Form Pattern Match Target Language Conditional Term 
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