ESOP 2015
Tue 14 - Thu 16 April 2015 London, United Kingdom
Tue 14 Apr 2015 16:30 - 17:00 at Skeel - Session 3 Chair(s): David Sands

We describe a language-independent theory for name binding and resolution, suitable for programming languages with complex scoping rules including both lexical scoping and modules. We formulate name resolution as a two stage problem. First a language-independent scope graph is constructed using language-specific rules from an abstract syntax tree. Then references in the scope graph are resolved to corresponding declarations using a language-independent resolution process. We introduce a resolution calculus as a concise, declarative, and language-independent specification of name resolution. We develop a resolution algorithm that is sound and complete with respect to the calculus. Based on the resolution calculus we develop language-independent definitions of alpha-equivalence and rename refactoring.

Tue 14 Apr

16:30 - 18:00: ESOP - Session 3 at Skeel
Chair(s): David Sands
esop-2015-papers142902180000016:30 - 17:00
esop-2015-papers142902360000017:00 - 17:30
esop-2015-papers142902540000017:30 - 18:00