Sciweavers

Share
ICFP
2006
ACM

Algebraic fusion of functions with an accumulating parameter and its improvement

11 years 1 months ago
Algebraic fusion of functions with an accumulating parameter and its improvement
We present a unifying solution to the problem of fusion of functions, where both the producer function and the consumer function have one accumulating parameter. The key idea in this development is to formulate the producer function as a function which computes over a monoid of data contexts. Upon this formulation, we develop a fusion method called algebraic fusion based on the elementary theory of universal algebra and monoids. The producer function is fused with a monoid homomorphism that is derived from the definition of the consumer function, and is turned into a higher-order function f that computes over the monoid of endofunctions. We then introduce a general concept called improvement, in order to reduce the cost of computing over the monoid of endofunctions (i.e., function closures). An improvement of the function f via a monoid homomorphism h is a function g that satisfies f = h g. This provides a principled way of finding a first-order function representing a solution to th...
Shin-ya Katsumata, Susumu Nishimura
Added 13 Dec 2009
Updated 13 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ICFP
Authors Shin-ya Katsumata, Susumu Nishimura
Comments (0)
books