Towards a theory and calculus of aliasing

By: Bertrand Meyer


A theory, graphical notation, mathematical calculus and implementation for finding whether two given expressions can, at execution time, denote references attached to the same object. Intended as the basis for a comprehensive solution to the “frame problem” and as an alternative (for the specific issue of determining aliases) to separation logic, shape analysis, ownership types and dynamic frames.

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Bertrand Meyer, “Towards a theory and calculus of aliasing”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 9, no. 2 (March 2010), pp. 37-74, doi:10.5381/jot.2010.9.2.c5.

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The JOT Journal   |   ISSN 1660-1769   |   DOI 10.5381/jot   |   AITO   |   Open Access