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Journal Articles Foundations and Trends in Programming Languages Year : 2016

Behavioral Types in Programming Languages

Viviana Bono
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Nils Gesbert
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Fabrizio Montesi
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Luca Padovani
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A recent trend in programming language research is to use behavioral type theory to ensure various correctness properties of largescale, communication-intensive systems. Behavioral types encompass concepts such as interfaces, communication protocols, contracts, and choreography. The successful application of behavioral types requires a solid understanding of several practical aspects, from their representation in a concrete programming language, to their integration with other programming constructs such as methods and functions, to design and monitoring methodologies that take behaviors into account. This survey provides an overview of the state of the art of these aspects, which we summarize as the pragmatics of behavioral types.

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hal-01348054 , version 1 (22-07-2016)



Davide Ancona, Viviana Bono, Mario Bravetti, Joana Campos, Giuseppe Castagna, et al.. Behavioral Types in Programming Languages. Foundations and Trends in Programming Languages, 2016, 3 (2-3), pp.95-230. ⟨10.1561/2500000031⟩. ⟨hal-01348054⟩
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