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Constraint-based Partial Evaluation of Rewriting-based Functional Logic Programs

L. Lafave, J. P. Gallagher, Constraint-based Partial Evaluation of Rewriting-based Functional Logic Programs. Program Synthesis and Transformation. 7th International Workshop, LOPSTR'97, Leuven, Belgium, July 1997, editor N. Fuchs.. ISBN 3-540-65074-1, pp. 168–188. June 1998. No electronic version available.

Abstract

The aim of this work is to describe a procedure for the partial evaluation of functional logic programs in rewriting-based languages using constraint-based information propagation. The constraint-based partial evaluation algorithm incorporated with local and global control describes a KMP partial evaluator. Results from the implementation of the partial evaluator in the functional logic language Escher show that the algorithm is also able to perform intermediate list elimination. Renaming operations and termination and correctness properties are presented. Finally, extensions of the constraint-based procedure which may lead to greater specialisation are discussed.

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