Hoare type theory, polymorphism and separation

@article{Nanevski2008HoareTT,
  title={Hoare type theory, polymorphism and separation},
  author={Aleksandar Nanevski and J. Gregory Morrisett and Lars Birkedal},
  journal={J. Funct. Program.},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={865-911}
}
We consider the problem of reconciling a dependently typed functional language with imperative features such as mutable higher-order state, pointer aliasing, and non-termination. We propose Hoare Type Theory (HTT), which incorporates Hoare-style specifications into types, making it possible to statically track and enforce correct use of side effects. The main feature of HTT is the Hoare type {P}x:A{Q} specifying computations with precondition P and postcondition Q that return a result of type A… CONTINUE READING
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