Dynamic overloading with copy semantics in object-oriented languages : a formal account
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications, Tome 43 (2009) no. 3, pp. 517-565.

Mainstream object-oriented languages often fail to provide complete powerful features altogether, such as, multiple inheritance, dynamic overloading and copy semantics of inheritance. In this paper we present a core object-oriented imperative language that integrates all these features in a formal framework. We define a static type system and a translation of the language into the meta-language 8lambda_object, in order to account for semantic issues and prove type safety of our proposal.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.1051/ita/2009008
Classification : 68N15,  68N18,  68Q55
Mots clés : object-oriented languages, dynamic overloading, multi-methods, copy semantics, typed lambda calculus, type systems
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Bettini, Lorenzo; Capecchi, Sara; Venneri, Betti. Dynamic overloading with copy semantics in object-oriented languages : a formal account. RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications, Tome 43 (2009) no. 3, pp. 517-565. doi : 10.1051/ita/2009008. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/ita/2009008/

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