From Self-Interpreters to Normalization by Evaluation

  title={From Self-Interpreters to Normalization by Evaluation},
  author={Mathieu Boespflug},
We characterize normalization by evaluation as the composition of a self-interpreter with a self-reducer using a special representation scheme, in the sense of Mogensen (1992). We do so by deriving in a systematic way an untyped normalization by evaluation algorithm from a standard interpreter for the λ-calculus. The derived algorithm is not novel and… CONTINUE READING