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Using category theory to design implicit conversions and generic operators

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posted on 1989-01-01, 00:00 authored by John C Reynolds
A generalization of many-sorted algebras, called category-sorted algebras, is defined and applied to the language-design problem of avoiding anomalies in the interaction of implicit conversions and generic operators. The definition of a simple imperative language (without any binding mechanisms) is used as an example.


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