Local Algebraic Effect Theories

05/27/2020 ∙ by Žiga Lukšič, et al. ∙ 0

Algebraic effects are computational effects that can be described with a set of basic operations and equations between them. As many interesting effect handlers do not respect these equations, most approaches assume a trivial theory, sacrificing both reasoning power and safety. We present an alternative approach where the type system tracks equations that are observed in subparts of the program, yielding a sound and flexible logic, and paving a way for practical optimizations and reasoning tools.

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