Monotonic References for Gradual Typing

@article{Siek2013MonotonicRF,
  title={Monotonic References for Gradual Typing},
  author={Jeremy G. Siek and Michael M. Vitousek},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2013},
  volume={abs/1312.0694}
}
We describe an alternative approach to handling mutable references (aka. pointers) within a gradually typed language that has different efficiency characteristics than the prior approach of Herman et al. [2010]. In particular, we hope to reduce the costs of reading and writing through references in statically typed regions of code. We would like the costs to be the same as they would in a statically typed language, that is, simply the cost of a load or store instruction (for primitive data… CONTINUE READING
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