Best Presentation - Annual PhD Colloquium 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

L. Thomas van Binsbergen (Recipient)

Title: Pattern Matching with Sequence Variables

Abstract:
The PLanCompS project has produced CBS, a language for specifying the formal semantics of software languages. CBS supports functions that can be called with an arbitrary number of arguments, a feature proven to be convenient for specifying software languages.
Patterns with 'sequence variables' are used to define these functions.

In this talk we motivate sequence variables with examples taken from CBS and by a comparison to Java's varargs. We introduce conventional pattern matching as it is found in many declarative and functional programming languages. We extend conventional pattern matching to allow for sequence variables, and give a simple algorithm that enables implementation.

Pattern Matching with Sequence Variables
Awarded date11 May 2016
Granting OrganisationsCS Department, Royal Holloway, University of London

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