Axiomatic Domain Theory in Categories of Partial Maps

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Februar 2004



Axiomatic categorical domain theory is crucial for understanding the meaning of programs and reasoning about them. This book is the first systematic account of the subject and studies mathematical structures suitable for modelling functional programming languages in an axiomatic (i.e. abstract) setting. In particular, the author develops theories of partiality and recursive types and applies them to the study of the metalanguage FPC; for example, enriched categorical models of the FPC are defined. Furthermore, FPC is considered as a programming language with a call-by-value operational semantics and a denotational semantics defined on top of a categorical model. To conclude, for an axiomatisation of absolute non-trivial domain-theoretic models of FPC, operational and denotational semantics are related by means of computational soundness and adequacy results. To make the book reasonably self-contained, the author includes an introduction to enriched category theory.


1. Introduction; 2. Categorical preliminaries; 3. Partiality; 4. Order-enriched categories of partial maps; 5. Data types; 6. Recursive types; 7. Recursive types in Cpo-categories; 8. FPC; 9. Computational soundness and adequacy; 10. Summary and future research; Appendices; References; Indices.


' ... the author succeeds in the difficult task of finding the right level of abstraction. Moreover, the exposition is very precise and technically outstanding.' Daniele Turi, Science of Computer Programming (1998)
EAN: 9780521602778
ISBN: 0521602777
Untertitel: 'Distinguished Dissertations in'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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