Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

  title={Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages},
  author={Josef Kittler},
  booktitle={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Temporal media is information that is directly consumed by a user, and that varies with time. Examples include music, digital sound files, computer animations, and video clips. In this paper we present a polymorphic data type that captures a broad range of temporal media. We study its syntactic, temporal, and semantic properties, leading to an algebraic theory of polymorphic temporal media that is valid for underlying media types that satisfy specific constraints. The key technical result is an… CONTINUE READING