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Parametric polymorphism constrains the behavior of pure functional programs in a way that allows the derivation of interesting theorems about them solely from their types, i.e., virtually for free. Unfortunately, standard parametricity results — including so-called free theorems — fail for nonstrict languages supporting a polymorphic strict evaluation(More)
Fusion is the process of improving the efficiency of modularly constructed programs by transforming them into monolithic equivalents. This paper defines a generalization of the standard build combinator which expresses uniform production of functorial contexts containing data of inductive types. It also proves correct a fusion rule which generalizes the(More)
Short cut fusion is a particular program transformation technique which uses a single, local transformation — called the foldr-build rule — to remove certain intermediate lists from modularly constructed functional programs. Arguments that short cut fusion is correct typically appeal either to intuition or to " free theorems " — even though the latter have(More)
Parametric polymorphism constrains the behavior of pure functional programs in a way that allows the derivation of interesting theorems about them solely from their types, i.e., virtually for free. The formal background of such 'free theorems' is well developed for extensions of the Girard-Reynolds poly-morphic lambda calculus by algebraic datatypes and(More)