The Concatenate Vanishes

@inproceedings{Wadler1987TheCV,
  title={The Concatenate Vanishes},
  author={Philip Wadler},
  year={1987}
}
This note presents a trivial transformation that can eliminate many calls of the concatenate (or “append”) operator from a program. The general form of the transformation is well known, and one of the examples, transforming the reverse function, is a classic. However, so far as I am aware, this style of transformation has not previously been systematised in the way done here. The transformation is suitable for incorporation in a compiler, and improves the asymptotic time complexity of some… CONTINUE READING

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