Roberto Di Cosmo

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The widespread adoption of free and open source software (FOSS) in many strategic contexts of the information technology society has drawn the attention on the issues regarding how to handle the complexity of assembling and managing a huge number of (packaged) components in a consistent and effective way. FOSS distributions (and in particular(More)
A constructive characterization is given of the isomorphisms which must hold in all models of the typed lambda calculus with surjective pairing. By the close relation between closed Cartesian categories and models of these calculi, we also produce a characterization of those isomorphisms which hold in all CCC’s. By the correspondence between these calculi(More)
We present a notion of η-long β-normal term for the typed lambda calculus with sums and prove, using Grothendieck logical relations, that every term is equivalent to one in normal form. Based on this development we give the first type-directed partial evaluator that constructs %able to construct normal forms of terms in this calculus.
Tarski asked whether the arithmetic identities taught in high school are complete for showing all arithmetic equations valid for the natural numbers. The answer to this question for the language of arithmetic expressions using a constant for the number one and the operations of product and exponentiation is affirmative, and the complete equational theory(More)
Complex networked applications are assembled by connecting software components distributed across multiple machines. Building and deploying such systems is a challenging problem which requires a significant amount of expertise: the system architect must ensure that all component dependencies are satisfied, avoid conflicting components, and add the right(More)
We study subtyping of recursive types in the presence of associative and commutative products—that is, subtyping modulo a restricted form of type isomorphisms. We show that this relation, which we claim is useful in practice, is a composition of the usual subtyping relation with the recently proposed notion of equality up to associativity and commutativity(More)
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We add extensional equalities for the functional and product types to the typed -calculus with not only products and terminal object, but also sums and bounded recursion (a version of recursion that does not allow recursive calls of infinite length). We provide a confluent and strongly normalizing (thus decidable) rewriting system for the calculus, that(More)
We introduce a semantics of Logic Programming based on classical Game Theory, which is proven to be sound and complete w.r.t. traditional semantics like the minimum Herbrand model and the s-semantics. This AND compositional game semantics allows a very simple characterization of the solution set of a logic program in term of approximations of the value of(More)