A λ-Calculus for Resource Separation

  • Robert Atkey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3142)


We present a typed λ-calculus for recording resource separation constraints between terms. The calculus contains a novel way of manipulating nested multi-place contexts augmented with constraints, allowing a concise presentation of the typing rules. It is an extension of the affine αλ-calculus. We give a semantics based on sets indexed by resources, and show how the calculus may be extended to handle non-symmetric relations with application to allowable information flow. Finally, we mention some future directions and questions we have about the calculus.


Function Type Natural Transformation Transitive Closure Linear Logic Structural Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Atkey
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  1. 1.LFCS, School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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