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Combining Higher-Order & First-Order Computation Using $\rho$-calculus: Towards a semantics of ELAN Full-version

Horatiu Cirstea 1 Claude Kirchner 1
1 PROTHEO - Constraints, automatic deduction and software properties proofs
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : The recently introduced $\rho$-calculus permits to express in a uniform and simple way first-order rewriting, $\lambda$-calculus and non-deterministic computations as well as their combination. In this work, we emphasize the expressiveness of $\rho$-calculus and we give a full first-order presentation of this rewriting calculus using an explicit substitution setting $\rho\sigma$ that generalizes the $\lambda\sigma$-calculus. Its basic properties in the untyped as well as typed cases are presented. We then detail how to use the $\rho$-calculus to give an operational semantics to the rewrite based language Elan.
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Horatiu Cirstea, Claude Kirchner. Combining Higher-Order & First-Order Computation Using $\rho$-calculus: Towards a semantics of ELAN Full-version. [Intern report] 98-R-220 || cirstea98b, 1998. ⟨inria-00098736⟩

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