Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages

Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages

by Benjamin C. Pierce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262162288

ISBN-13: 9780262162289

Pub. Date: 12/23/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

The study of type systems for programming languages now touches many areas of computer science, from language design and implementation to software engineering, network security, databases, and analysis of concurrent and distributed systems. This book offers accessible introductions to key ideas in the field, with contributions by experts on each topic.

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The study of type systems for programming languages now touches many areas of computer science, from language design and implementation to software engineering, network security, databases, and analysis of concurrent and distributed systems. This book offers accessible introductions to key ideas in the field, with contributions by experts on each topic.

The topics covered include precise type analyses, which extend simple type systems to give them a better grip on the run time behavior of systems; type systems for low-level languages; applications of types to reasoning about computer programs; type theory as a framework for the design of sophisticated module systems; and advanced techniques in ML-style type inference.

Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages builds on Benjamin Pierce's Types and Programming Languages (MIT Press, 2002); most of the chapters should be accessible to readers familiar with basic notations and techniques of operational semantics and type systems — the material covered in the first half of the earlier book.

Advanced Topics in Types and Programming Languages can be used in the classroom and as a resource for professionals. Most chapters include exercises, ranging in difficulty from quick comprehension checks to challenging extensions, many with solutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262162289
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
937,146
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Substructural type systems3
2Dependent types45
3Effect types and region-based memory management87
4Typed assembly language141
5Proof-carrying code177
6Logical relations and a case study in equivalence checking223
7Typed operational reasoning245
8Design considerations for ML-style module systems293
9Type definitions347
10The essence of ML type inference389

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