Optional typing is traditionally viewed as a compromise between static and dynamic type checking, where code without type annotations is not checked until runtime. We demonstrate that optional type annotations in Dart programs can be integrated into a flow analysis to provide static type safety guarantees both for annotated and non-annotated parts of the code. We explore two approaches: one that uses type annotations for filtering, and one that uses them as specifications. What makes this particularly challenging for Dart is that its type system is unsound even for fully annotated code.
Experimental results show that the technique is remarkably effective, even without context sensitivity: 99.3% of all property lookup operations are reported type safe in a collection of benchmark programs.
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|Type Unsoundness in Practice: An Empirical Study of Dart|
Gianluca Mezzetti Aarhus University, Denmark, Anders Møller Aarhus University, Denmark, Fabio Strocco Aarhus University, DenmarkDOI
|Type Safety Analysis for Dart|
Thomas S. Heinze Aarhus University, Denmark, Anders Møller Aarhus University, Denmark, Fabio Strocco Aarhus University, DenmarkDOI
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Changhee Park KAIST, South Korea, Hyeonseung Im Kangwon National University, South Korea, Sukyoung Ryu KAIST, South KoreaDOI
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