On the Operational Structure of Algebraic Programming Systems

P.R.J. Asveld, J.V. Tucker

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    An algebraic programming system is a language built from a fixed algebraic data abstraction and a selection of deterministic, and non-deterministic, assignment and control constructs. First, we give a detailed analysis of the operational structure of an algebraic data type, one which is designed to classify programming systems in terms of the complexity of their implementations. Secondly, we test our operational description by comparing the computations in deterministic and non-deterministic programming systems under certain space and time restrictions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherStichting Mathematisch Centrum
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

    Publication series

    NameCWI report
    PublisherStichting Mathematisch Centrum
    No.IW 152/80
    ISSN (Print)0376-4028


    • HMI-SLT: Speech and Language Technology
    • Complexity of algebraic computations
    • Operational semantics
    • Implementations of data types
    • Complexity of implementations
    • Algebraic data types


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