Matching Power

Horatiu Cirstea 1 Claude Kirchner 2 Luigi Liquori 3, 4
1 PROTHEO - Constraints, automatic deduction and software properties proofs
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
3 MIRHO - Objects, types and prototypes : semantics and validation
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , UHP - Université Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1, Université Nancy 2, INPL - Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR7503
Abstract : In this paper we give a new simpler and uniform presentation of the rewriting calculus also called Rho Calculus. In addition to its simplicity, this reformulation explicitly allows us to encode complex structures such as lists, sets, and objects. We provide extensive examples of calculus use and we focus on its properties and its ability to represent some object oriented calculi, namely the Lambda Calculus of Objects of Fisher, Honsell, and Mitchell, and the Object Calculus of Abadi and Cardelli. This enlightens the capabilities of the rewriting calculus based language ELAN to be used as a logical as well as powerful semantical framework. In summa, we intend to show that the Rho Calculus represents a lingua franca to encode many paradigms of computations.
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Horatiu Cirstea, Claude Kirchner, Luigi Liquori. Matching Power. 12th International Conference, RTA 2001 Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 22–24, 2001 Proceedings, May 2001, Utrecht, Netherlands. pp.77-92, ⟨10.1007/3-540-45127-7_8⟩. ⟨inria-00107876v2⟩

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