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On the Denotational Semantics of Staged Execution of Open Code

@inproceedings{Pitts2004OnTD,
  title={On the Denotational Semantics of Staged Execution of Open Code},
  author={Andrew M. Pitts and Tim Sheard},
  year={2004}
}
The functional meta-programming language MetaML of Sheardet al contains explicit staging constructs for generating and executing code. It provides a much finer control over the order of computation than traditional languages with fixed-evaluation strategies. This paper presen ts a novel denotational semantics for untyped MetaML that provides a remarkably simple treatment of two semantically problematic aspects of the language: computation involves substitution of open code values within the… 

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