Changeset 11b3053


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Timestamp:
Feb 22, 2019, 6:51:09 PM (3 years ago)
Author:
Aaron Moss <a3moss@…>
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aaron-thesis, arm-eh, cleanup-dtors, jacob/cs343-translation, jenkins-sandbox, master, new-ast, new-ast-unique-expr
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1b1a8da, b7175721
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thesis: first draft of abstract

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    124124\begin{center}\textbf{Abstract}\end{center}
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    126 This is the abstract.
     126        The C programming language has been an important software development tool for decades.
     127        \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.
     128       
     129        This thesis presents a number of improvements to \CFA{}.
     130        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.
     131        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.
     132       
     133        This thesis also includes a number of practical improvements to \CFA{} compilation performance, focused on the expression resolution pass which is the main bottleneck.
     134        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.
     135        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.
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    128137\cleardoublepage
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