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Sat 25 Jan 2020 09:30 - 10:00 at Orleans - Gradual Criteria Chair(s): Amal Ahmed

What is a good gradual language? Siek et al. have previously proposed the refined criteria, which specify certain guarantees about semantic correspondence and preservation of well-typedness and type-safety in the presence of untyped code. However, because of their exclusive focus on syntactic properties, they are not the whole story. Rich semantic properties like parametricity or non-interference, which hold in the static language, should also continue to hold upon gradualisation.

In this paper, we investigate and argue for a new criterion previously hinted at by Devriese et al.: the embedding from the static to the gradual language should be fully abstract. We illustrate in a simple setting that the criterion is useful; it can weed out an erroneous gradualisation that satisfies the refined criteria. We illustrate that it is realistic, by giving a proof sketch for the natural gradualisation of $\operatorname{STLC}_\mu$.

Sat 25 Jan
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09:00 - 10:00: WGT - Gradual Criteria at Orleans
Chair(s): Amal AhmedNortheastern University, USA
wgt-2020-papers09:00 - 09:30
Ronald GarciaUniversity of British Columbia, Éric TanterUniversity of Chile
wgt-2020-papers09:30 - 10:00
Koen JacobsKU Leuven, Amin Timanyimec-Distrinet KU-Leuven, Dominique DevrieseVrije Universiteit Brussel