Implicit Polymorphic Type System for the Blue Calculus


The Blue Calculus is a direct extension of both the lambda and the pi calculi. In a preliminary work from Gérard Boudol, a simple type system was given that incorporates Curry’s type inference for the lambda-calculus. In the present paper we study an implicit polymorphic type system, adapted from the ML typing discipline. Our typing system enjoys subject reduction and principal type properties and we give results on the complexity for the type inference problem. These are interesting results for the blue calculus as a programming notation for higher-order concurrency.

Research Report 3244, INRIA