A confluent lambda-calculus with a catch/throw mechanism

Abstract : We derive a confluent lambda-calculus with a catch/throw mechanism (called lambda-ct-calculus) from M. Parigot's lambda-mu-calculus. We also present several translations from one calculus into the other which are morphisms for the reduction. We use them to show that the lambda-ct-calculus is a retract of lambda-mu-calculus (these calculi are isomorphic if we consider only convertibility). As a by-product, we obtain the subject reduction property for the lambda-ct-calculus, as well as the strong normalization for lambda-ct-terms typable in the second order classical natural deduction.
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Tristan Crolard. A confluent lambda-calculus with a catch/throw mechanism. Journal of Functional Programming, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 1999, 9:6, pp.625-647. 〈hal-00094601〉

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