We investigate the degree of parallelism (or modularity) in the hyperbalanced ?-calculus, ?H, a subcalculus of ?-calculus containing all simply typable terms (up to a restricted ?-expansion). In technical terms, we study the family relation on redexes in ?H, and the contribution relation on redex-families, and show that the latter is a forest (as a partial order). This means that hyperbalanced ?-terms allow for maximal possible parallelism in computation. To prove our results, we use and further refine, for the case of hyperbalanced terms, some well known results concerning paths, which allow for static analysis of many fundamental properties of ß-reduction.
|Lecture Notes in Computer Science
|Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
|13th International Conference, RTA
|22/07/02 → 24/07/02