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We define a new cost model for the call-by-value lambda-calculus satisfying the invariance thesis. That is, under the proposed cost model, Turing machines and the call-by-value lambda-calculus can simulate each other within a polynomial time overhead. The model only relies on combinatorial properties of usual beta-reduction, without any reference to a… (More)

We prove that orthogonal constructor term rewrite systems and lambda-calculus with weak (i.e., no reduction is allowed under the scope of a lambda-abstraction) call-by-value reduction can simulate each other with a linear overhead. In particular, weak call-by-value beta-reduction can be simulated by an orthogonal constructor term rewrite system in the same… (More)

Sharing graphs are an implementation of linear logic proof-nets in such a way that their reduction never duplicate a redex. In their usual formulations, proof-nets present a problem of coherence: if the proof-net N reduces by standard cut-elimination to N 0 , then, by reducing the sharing graph of N we d o not obtain the sharing graph of N 0. W e s o l v e… (More)

In 1998 Asperti and Mairson proved that the cost of reducing a lambda-term using an optimal lambda-reducer (a la Lévy) cannot be bound by any elementary function in the number of shared-beta steps. We prove in this paper that an analogous result holds for Lamping's abstract algorithm. That is, there is no elementary function in the number of shared beta… (More)

We study the problem of local and asynchronous computation in the context of multiplicative exponential linear logic (MELL) proof nets. The main novelty is in a complete set of rewriting rules for cut-elimination in presence of weakening (which requires garbage collection). The proposed reduction system is strongly normalizing and confluent. The are all… (More)

We show that in the context of orthogonal term rewriting systems, derivational complexity is an invariant cost model, both in innermost and in outermost reduction. This has some interesting consequences for (asymptotic) complexity analysis, since many existing methodologies only guarantee bounded derivational complexity.