Jones optimality, binding-time improvements, and the strength of program specializers

Robert Glück
<span title="">2002</span> <i title="ACM Press"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/4inzarpn6bccxa4a445nlydsbi" style="color: black;">Proceedings of the ASIAN symposium on Partial evaluation and semantics-based program manipulation - ASIA-PEPM &#39;02</a> </i> &nbsp;
Jones optimality tells us that a program specializer is strong enough to remove an entire level of self-interpretation. We show that Jones optimality, which was originally aimed at the Futamura projections, plays an important role in binding-time improvements. The main results show that, regardless of the binding-time improvements which we apply to a source program, no matter how extensively, a specializer that is not Jones-optimal is strictly weaker than a specializer which is Jones optimal.
more &raquo; ... viewing a binding-time improver as a generating extension of a self-interpreter, we can connect our results with previous work on the interpretive approach.
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