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By Jacques Carette and Aaron Stump

Abstract

Direct reflection is a form of meta-programming in which program terms can intensionally analyze other program terms. Previous work defined a big-step semantics for a directly reflective language called Archon, with a conservative approach to variable scoping based on operations for opening a lambda-abstraction and swapping the order of nested lambda-abstractions. In this short paper, we give a small-step semantics for a revised version of Archon, based on operations for opening and closing lambda abstractions. We then discuss challenges for designing a static type system for this language, which is our ultimate goal

Topics: General Terms Languages, Types Keywords Meta-Programming, Reflection, Small-Step Semantics, Symbolic Computation
Year: 2013
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