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A Formal Description Of A Type Checking Algorithm

By: Majid Naeem, Chris Harrison

Abstract

In object-oriented languages, a subclass enables reuse of the code of its superclass and relies on the type-correctness of the corresponding source code. A particular task associated with statically type checking an object-oriented language is designing the type checking rules which ensure that methods provided in a superclass will continue to be type-correct when inherited in a subclass.

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Majid Naeem, Chris Harrison, “A Formal Description Of A Type Checking Algorithm”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 4, no. 9 (November 2005), pp. 93-100, doi:10.5381/jot.2005.4.9.a2.

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