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1% T I T L E   P A G E
2% -------------------
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4% The title page is counted as page `i' but we need to suppress the
5% page number. Also, we don't want any headers or footers.
6\pagestyle{empty}
7\pagenumbering{roman}
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9% The contents of the title page are specified in the "titlepage"
10% environment.
11\begin{titlepage}
12        \begin{center}
13        \vspace*{1.0cm}
14
15        \Huge
16        {\bf \CFA{} Type System Implementation }
17
18        \vspace*{1.0cm}
19
20        \normalsize
21        by \\
22
23        \vspace*{1.0cm}
24
25        \Large
26        Aaron Moss \\
27
28        \vspace*{3.0cm}
29
30        \normalsize
31        A thesis \\
32        presented to the University of Waterloo \\ 
33        in fulfillment of the \\
34        thesis requirement for the degree of \\
35        Doctor of Philosophy \\
36        in \\
37        Computer Science \\
38
39        \vspace*{2.0cm}
40
41        Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2019 \\
42
43        \vspace*{1.0cm}
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45        \copyright\ Aaron Moss 2019 \\
46        \end{center}
47\end{titlepage}
48
49% The rest of the front pages should contain no headers and be numbered using Roman numerals starting with `ii'
50\pagestyle{plain}
51\setcounter{page}{2}
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53\cleardoublepage % Ends the current page and causes all figures and tables that have so far appeared in the input to be printed.
54% In a two-sided printing style, it also makes the next page a right-hand (odd-numbered) page, producing a blank page if necessary.
55
56% E X A M I N I N G   C O M M I T T E E
57% -------------------------------------
58
59\begin{center}\textbf{Examining Committee Membership}\end{center}
60        \noindent
61  The following served on the Examining Committee for this thesis. The decision of the Examining Committee is by majority vote.
62        \bigskip
63       
64        \noindent
65  \begin{tabbing}
66  Internal-External Member: \=  \kill % using longest text to define tab length
67  External Examiner: \>  Doug Lea \\ 
68  \> Professor, Computer Science Department, \\
69  \> State Univesity of New York at Oswego \\
70  \end{tabbing} 
71        \bigskip
72       
73        \noindent
74  \begin{tabbing}
75  Internal-External Member: \=  \kill % using longest text to define tab length
76  Supervisor: \> Peter Buhr \\
77  \> Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, \\ 
78  \> University of Waterloo \\
79  \end{tabbing}
80        \bigskip
81       
82        \noindent
83  \begin{tabbing}
84  Internal-External Member: \=  \kill % using longest text to define tab length
85  Internal Members: \> Ond\v{r}ej Lhot\a'ak \\
86  \> Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, \\
87  \>University of Waterloo \\
88  \\
89  \> Gregor Richards \\
90  \> Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, \\
91  \> University of Waterloo \\
92  \end{tabbing}
93        \bigskip
94       
95        \noindent
96  \begin{tabbing}
97  Internal-External Member: \=  \kill % using longest text to define tab length
98  Internal-External Member: \> Werner Dietl \\
99  \> Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, \\
100  \> University of Waterloo \\
101  \end{tabbing}
102%       \bigskip
103       
104%       \noindent
105%   \begin{tabbing}
106%   Internal-External Member: \=  \kill % using longest text to define tab length
107%   Other Member(s): \> Leeping Fang \\
108%   \> Professor, Dept. of Fine Art, University of Waterloo \\
109%   \end{tabbing}
110 
111  \cleardoublepage
112
113% D E C L A R A T I O N   P A G E
114% -------------------------------
115  % The following is a sample Delaration Page as provided by the GSO
116  % December 13th, 2006.  It is designed for an electronic thesis.
117  \noindent
118I hereby declare that I am the sole author of this thesis. This is a true copy of the thesis, including any required final revisions, as accepted by my examiners.
119
120  \bigskip
121 
122  \noindent
123I understand that my thesis may be made electronically available to the public.
124
125\cleardoublepage
126
127% A B S T R A C T
128% ---------------
129
130\begin{center}\textbf{Abstract}\end{center}
131
132        The C programming language has been an important software development tool for decades.
133        \CFA{} is a new programming language designed with strong backwards-compatibility to take advantage of widely distributed C programming expertise and the large deployed base of C code, paired with modern language features to improve developer productivity.
134       
135        This thesis presents a number of improvements to \CFA{}.
136        The author has developed one major new language feature, generic types, in a way that integrates naturally with both the existing polymorphism features of \CFA{} and the translation-unit-based encapsulation model of C.
137        This thesis also presents a number of smaller refinements to the \CFA{} overload resolution rules, each of which improves the expressivity or intuitive nature of the language.
138       
139        This thesis also includes a number of practical improvements to \CFA{} compilation performance, focused on the expression resolution pass which is the main bottleneck.
140        These include better algorithms for argument-parameter matching and type assertion satisfaction, as well as a new type environment data structure based on a novel variant of union-find.
141        The compilation performance improvements have all been experimentally validated with a new prototype system which encapsulates the key aspects of the \CFA{} language; this prototype is a promising basis for future research, and is a technical contribution of this work.
142
143\cleardoublepage
144
145% A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
146% -------------------------------
147
148\begin{center}\textbf{Acknowledgements}\end{center}
149
150Though a doctoral thesis is an individual project, I could not have completed it without the help and support of many members of my community.
151This thesis would not exist in the form it does without the mentorship of my advisor, Peter Buhr, who has ably led the \CFA{} team while giving me both the advantage of his decades of experience and the freedom to follow my own interests.
152My work on \CFA{} does not exist in a vaccuum, and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to collaborate with the members of the \CFA{} team: Andrew Beach, Richard Bilson, Michael Brooks, Bryan Chan, Thierry Delisle, Glen Ditchfield, Brice Dobry, Rob Schluntz, and others.
153I gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada and Huawei Ltd.\ for this project.
154I would also like to thank of my thesis committee, Doug Lea, Ond\v{r}ej Lhot\a'ak, Gregor Richards, and Werner Dietl, for the time and effort they have invested in providing constructive feedback to refine this work.
155I am indebted to Peter van Beek and Ian Munro for their algorithmic expertise and willingness to share their time with me.
156I have far too many colleagues in the Programming Languages Group and School of Computer Science to name, but I deeply appreciate their camaradarie; specifically with regard to the production of this thesis, I would like to thank Nathan Fish for recommending my writing soundtrack, and Sharon Choy for her unfailing supply of encouraging rabbit animations.
157Finally, to all my friends and family who have supported me and made Kitchener-Waterloo home these past seven years, thank you, I could not have done it without you; most especially, Christina Moss, you are the best of wives and best of women, your support has kept me going through the ups and downs of research, and your partnership is key to all my successes.
158
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161% D E D I C A T I O N
162% -------------------
163
164% \begin{center}\textbf{Dedication}\end{center}
165
166% To Christina, who has spent too many hours politely listening to me work out the technical minutiae of this thesis, I love you, and I won't make you read it.
167
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170% T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S
171% ---------------------------------
172\renewcommand\contentsname{Table of Contents}
173\tableofcontents
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175\phantomsection    % allows hyperref to link to the correct page
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177% L I S T   O F   T A B L E S
178% ---------------------------
179\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}
180\listoftables
181\cleardoublepage
182\phantomsection         % allows hyperref to link to the correct page
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184% L I S T   O F   F I G U R E S
185% -----------------------------
186\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures}
187\listoffigures
188\cleardoublepage
189\phantomsection         % allows hyperref to link to the correct page
190
191% GLOSSARIES (Lists of definitions, abbreviations, symbols, etc. provided by the glossaries-extra package)
192% -----------------------------
193% \printglossaries
194% \cleardoublepage
195% \phantomsection               % allows hyperref to link to the correct page
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197% Change page numbering back to Arabic numerals
198\pagenumbering{arabic}
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