ECOOP 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA
Fri 20 Jul 2018 11:00 - 11:25 at Zurich II - Types Chair(s): Philipp Haller

The enduring popularity of dynamically typed languages has motivated research on \emph{gradual type systems} to allow developers to annotate legacy dynamic code piecemeal. Type soundness for a program which contains a mixture of typed and untyped code cannot mean the traditional absence of errors. While some errors will be caught at type checking time, others can only be caught as the program executes. After a decade of research it is has become difficult to separate and distill the right gradual type systems for each situation and scenario. We introduce a framework for comparing gradual type systems, combining a common source languages with \kafka, a calculus for object-oriented gradual typing, decoupling the semantics of gradual typing from those of the language. We demonstrate the usefulness of this approach by translating idealizations of four different gradually typed semantics into the calculus and discuss the implications of their respective designs.

Fri 20 Jul

ecoop-2018-papers
11:00 - 12:40: ECOOP Research Papers - Types at Zurich II
Chair(s): Philipp HallerKTH Royal Institute of Technology
ecoop-2018-papers11:00 - 11:25
Research paper
Benjamin W ChungNortheastern University, Paley LiNortheastern University, Francesco Zappa NardelliInria, Jan VitekNortheastern University
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ecoop-2018-papers11:25 - 11:50
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Joana CamposUniversity of Lisbon, Portugal, Vasco T. VasconcelosUniversity of Lisbon, Portugal
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ecoop-2018-papers11:50 - 12:15
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Nathalie OostvogelsVrije Universiteit Brussel, Joeri De KosterVrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Wolfgang De MeuterVrije Universiteit Brussel
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ecoop-2018-papers12:15 - 12:40
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Ugo de'LiguoroUniversità di Torino, Luca PadovaniUniversity of Turin, Italy
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