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Generating Gradual Typing Systems with the Gradualizer

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Many languages are beginning to integrate dynamic and static typing. Gradual typing is an approach to this integration that provides a smooth migration between the two disciplines. However, the literature lacks a general methodology for designing gradually typed languages. Towards addressing this, I present a methodology for deriving a gradual type system and compiler from a fully static type system. I also present a program, “the Gradualizer”, that makes this methodology precise by transforming a type system, expressed in lambda-prolog, into its gradual type system, also expressed in lambda-prolog. The Gradualizer currently handles simply typed languages; I demonstrate its use on many of the languages in TAPL . I conclude the talk with a overview of recent work to extend the Gradualizer to languages with quantified types.

This talk is part of the Logic and Semantics Seminar (Computer Laboratory) series.

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