Semantics and Verification of Object-Oriented Languages

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NII Shonan Meeting Seminar 063

Alex Potanin: Wyvern Formalisation

Wyvern is a new object-oriented programming language developed at CMU and VUW targeting web and mobile app developers concerned about security, safety, and productivity. In this talk, I will go over our current state of formalisation of different aspects of Wyvern starting with a simple core (extended Lambda Calculus) and moving through more complex stages adding objects, classes, and modules that translate back to the simpler cores. Finally, I will address the current major issues we are experiencing formalising Wyvern module system and security guarantees it can provide as well as formalising type members (as found in Scala or Beta) as we add them to Wyvern.

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