|Mixed compilation firstname.lastname@example.org (1992-01-31)|
|mixed compilation -> partial evaluation email@example.com (1992-02-01)|
|partial evaluation firstname.lastname@example.org (Saumya K. Debray) (1992-02-04)|
|From:||"Saumya K. Debray" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Feb 92 08:47:12 MST|
> firstname.lastname@example.org (David Lamb):
> The general response is: the "mixed compilation" work to which I was
> referring is now called "partial evaluation", and can be found in the
> functional programming literature for the most part.
For completeness, I should point out that there has been a fair amount of
work on partial evaluation in the logic programming community as well.
Theoretical work (of which there is a considerable volume) aside, a number
of mature partial evaluation systems for Prolog are available, including:
- the Mixtus system, by Dan Sahlin, from The Swedish Institute of Computer
Science (contact: email@example.com); and
- the PADDY system, by S. Prestwich, distributed as part of the SEPIA system
from ECRC, Munich (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
I also vaguely remember a partial evaluation system by Raf Venken that came
with BIM-Prolog, but don't know its current status.
Also, people interested in partial evaluation of imperative languages might
want to check out the paper by Bill Pugh at POPL-92 a couple of weeks ago.
Saumya Debray CS Department, University of Arizona, Tucson
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