Precision in Practice: A Type-Preserving Java Compiler [chapter]

Christopher League, Zhong Shao, Valery Trifonov
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Popular mobile code architectures (Java and .NET) include verifiers to check for memory safety and other security properties. Since their formats are relatively high level, supporting a wide range of source language features is awkward. Further compilation and optimization, necessary for efficiency, must be trusted. We describe the design and implementation of a fully type-preserving compiler for Java and ML. Its strongly-typed intermediate language provides a low-level abstract machine model
more » ... d a type system general enough to prove the safety of a variety of implementation techniques. We show that precise type preservation is within reach for real-world Java systems.
doi:10.1007/3-540-36579-6_8 fatcat:v7inrslhrbar5kja4a2o7qjr2u