An abstract monadic semantics for value recursion

Eugenio Moggi, Amr Sabry
2004 RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications  
This paper proposes an operational semantics for value recursion in the context of monadic metalanguages. Our technique for combining value recursion with computational effects works uniformly for all monads. The operational nature of our approach is related to the implementation of recursion in Scheme and its monadic version proposed by Friedman and Sabry, but it defines a different semantics and does not rely on assignments. When contrasted to the axiomatic approach proposed by Erkök and
more » ... hbury, our semantics for the continuation monad invalidates one of the axioms, adding to the evidence that this axiom is problematic in the presence of continuations.
doi:10.1051/ita:2004018 fatcat:4rsosv36pbg6tnrcugqzkyd74e