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The interaction among concurrently executing threads of a program results in insidious programming errors that are difficult to reproduce and fix. Unfortunately, the problem of verifying a concurrent boolean program is undecidable [24]. In this paper, we prove that the problem is decidable, even in the presence of unbounded parallelism, if the analysis is(More)
This paper shows that a type graph (obtained via polymorphic typeinference) harbors explicit directional flow paths between functions. These flow paths arise from the instantiations of polymorphic types and correspond to call-return sequences in first-order programs. We show that flow information can be computed efficiently while considering only paths with(More)
Abstraction and composition are the fundamental issues in making model checking viable for software. This paper proposes new techniques for automating abstraction and decomposition using source level type information provided by the programmer. Our system includes two novel components to achieve this end: (1) a behavioral type-and-effect system for the(More)
We study entailment of structural and nonstructural recursive subtyping constraints. Constraints are formal inequalities between type expressions, interpreted over an ordered set of possibly infinite labeled trees. The nonstructural ordering on trees is the one introduced by Amadio and Cardelli for subtyping with recursive types. The structural ordering(More)
This paper addresses the following question: Do scalable control-flow-insensitive pointer analyses provide the level of precision required to make them useful in compiler optimizations? We first describe alias frequency, a metric that measures the ability of a pointer analysis to determine that pairs of memory accesses in C programs cannot be aliases. We(More)