Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

December 1991


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-91-98.


We develop a tool for the rigorous formulation and proof of properties of runtime memory management for a sample programming language based on a linear type system. Two semantics are described, one at a level of observable results of computations and one that describes linear connectives in terms of memory-management primitives. The two semantics are proven equivalent and the memory-management model is proven to satisfy fundamental correctness criteria for reference counts.



Date Posted: 05 August 2007