Interaction Trees: Representing Recursive and Impure Programs in Coq
Interaction trees are a general-purpose data structure in Coq for formalizing the behaviors of recursive programs that interact with their environment. ITrees are built of uninterpreted events and their continuations—a coinductive variant of a ``free monad.'' They allow proofs of compositional properties for interpreters built from event handlers and admit a general, mutual recursion operator. ITrees are also executable, e.g. through extraction, making them suitable for debugging, testing, and implementing executable artifacts.
This talk will show how, using this theory, we can prove, in Coq, the termination-sensitive correctness of a compiler from a simple imperative source language to an assembly-like target whose meanings are given as an ITree-based denotational semantics. Crucially, the correctness proof follows entirely by structural induction and the equational theory of combinators for control-flow graphs, which are built on top of the mutual recursion operator.
Sat 22 Jun
|16:00 - 16:20|
Steve ZdancewicUniversity of Pennsylvania
|16:20 - 16:45|
|16:45 - 17:30|
Daan LeijenMicrosoft Research, USA