An abstract property of confluence applied to the study of the lazy partial lambda calculus

  • Ramón Pino Pérez
  • Christian Even
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 813)


The partial λ-calculus, introduced by E. Moggi, is a formalism well adapted to study the logic of programs in which the evaluation mechanism is call-by-value. In this paper we consider a lazy version of the partial λ-calculus. The main result is the Church-Rosser property for the class of strongly normalizable terms. First, we find sufficient conditions for confluence in an abstract framework. Then, we prove that our calculus satisfies those conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramón Pino Pérez
    • 1
  • Christian Even
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Lille I and LIFL U.A. 369 du CNRSVilleneuve d'AscqFrance

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