Nominal rewriting with name generation: abstraction vs. locality

  title={Nominal rewriting with name generation: abstraction vs. locality},
  author={Maribel Fern{\'a}ndez and Murdoch James Gabbay},
Nominal rewriting extends first-order rewriting with Gabbay-Pitts abstractors: bound entities are named, matching respects α-conversion and can be directly implemented thanks to the use of freshness constraints. In this paper we study two extensions to nominal rewriting. First we introduce a NEW quantifier for modelling name generation and restriction. This allows us to model higher-order functions involving local state, and has also applications in concurrency theory. The second extension… CONTINUE READING
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