An impure language is one that combines functional and imperative constructs. We propose a method for ensuring termination of impure concurrent languages that makes it possible to combine term-rewriting measure-based techniques with traditional approaches for termination in functional languages such as logical relations. The method can be made parametric on the termination technique employed on the functional part; it can also be iterated. We illustrate the method in the case of a pi-calculus with both functional and imperative names, and show that, with respect to previous approaches to termination, it allows us to extend considerably the set of processes that can be handled. The method can also be applied to sequential languages, e.g., lambda-calculi with references.

Termination in Impure Concurrent Languages

SANGIORGI, DAVIDE
2010

Abstract

An impure language is one that combines functional and imperative constructs. We propose a method for ensuring termination of impure concurrent languages that makes it possible to combine term-rewriting measure-based techniques with traditional approaches for termination in functional languages such as logical relations. The method can be made parametric on the termination technique employed on the functional part; it can also be iterated. We illustrate the method in the case of a pi-calculus with both functional and imperative names, and show that, with respect to previous approaches to termination, it allows us to extend considerably the set of processes that can be handled. The method can also be applied to sequential languages, e.g., lambda-calculi with references.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
328
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R. Demangeon; D. Hirschkoff; D. Sangiorgi
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