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Optimizing optimal reduction

Paolo Coppola, Simone Martini
2006 ACM Transactions on Computational Logic  
We propose a type inference algorithm for lambda terms in Elementary Affine Logic (EAL). The algorithm decorates the syntax tree of a simple typed lambda term and collects a set of linear constraints. The result is a parametric elementary type that can be instantiated with any solution of the set of collected constraints. We point out that the typeability of lambda terms in EAL has a practical counterpart, since it is possible to reduce any EAL-typeable lambda terms with the Lamping's abstract
more » ... Lamping's abstract algorithm obtaining a substantial increasing of performances. We show how to apply the same techniques to obtain decorations of intuitionistic proofs into Linear Logic proofs.
doi:10.1145/1131313.1131315 fatcat:m4t7rsfwdzh2jlkygbanavcwum