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Title: An Equational Specification for the Scheme Language
Author(s): d'Amorim, Marcelo; Rosu, Grigore
Subject(s): programming languages
Abstract: This work describes the formal semantics of Scheme (Based on the publicly available report R5RS) as an equational theory in the Maude rewriting system. The semantics is based on continuations and is highly modular. We briefly investigate the relationship between our methodology for defining programming languages and other semantic formalisms. We conclude by showing some performance results of the interpreter obtained for free from the executable specification.
Issue Date: 2005-04
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11020
Other Identifier(s): UIUCDCS-R-2005-2567
Rights Information: You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s).
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-04-17
 

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