MoL-2012-04: Completeness for Two Left-Sequential Logics

MoL-2012-04: Staudt, Daan (2012) Completeness for Two Left-Sequential Logics. [Report]

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Left-sequential logics provide a means for reasoning about (closed) propositional terms with atomic propositions that may have side effects and that are evaluated sequentially from left to right. Such propositional terms are commonly used in programming languages to direct the flow of a program. In this thesis we explore two such left-sequential logics. First we discuss Fully Evaluated Left-Sequential Logic, which employs a full evaluation strategy, i.e., to evaluate a term every one of its atomic propositions is evaluated causing its possible side effects to occur. We then turn to Short-Circuit (Left-Sequential) Logic as presented in [BP10b], where the evaluation may be 'short-circuited', thus preventing some, if not all, of the atomic propositions in a term being evaluated. We propose evaluation trees as a natural semantics for both logics and provide axiomatizations for the least identifying variant of each. From this, we define a logic with connectives that prescribe a full evaluation strategy as well as connectives that prescribe a short-circuit evaluation strategy.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2012-04
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2012
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38

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