Changeset 9d9a451 for doc


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Timestamp:
Mar 12, 2019, 2:49:34 PM (3 years ago)
Author:
Aaron Moss <a3moss@…>
Branches:
aaron-thesis, arm-eh, cleanup-dtors, jacob/cs343-translation, jenkins-sandbox, master, new-ast, new-ast-unique-expr
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53bb8f1
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e402bbc
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thesis: fix zero_t reference to generic chapter

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  • doc/theses/aaron_moss_PhD/phd/background.tex

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    9090\CFA{} previously allowed !0! and !1! to be the names of polymorphic variables, with separate overloads for !int 0!, !int 1!, and !forall(dtype T) T* 0!.
    91 As revealed in the work presented here on generic types (Chapter~\ref{generic-chap}), the parametric polymorphic zero variable is not generalizable to other types; though all null pointers have the same in-memory representation, the same cannot be said of the zero values of arbitrary types.
     91While designing \CFA{} generic types (see Chapter~\ref{generic-chap}), it was discovered that the parametric polymorphic zero variable is not generalizable to other types; though all null pointers have the same in-memory representation, the same cannot be said of the zero values of arbitrary types.
    9292As such, variables that could represent !0! and !1! were phased out in favour of functions that could generate those values for a given type as appropriate.
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