A Practical View on Renaming

Marija Kulaš

We revisit variable renaming from a practitioner's point of view, presenting concepts we found useful in dealing with operational semantics of pure Prolog. A concept of relaxed core representation is introduced, upon which a concept of prenaming is built. Prenaming formalizes the intuitive practice of renaming terms by just considering the necessary bindings, where now some passive "bindings" x/x may be necessary as well. As an application, a constructive version of variant lemma for implemented Horn clause logic has been obtained. There, prenamings made it possible to incrementally handle new (local) variables.

In Sibylle Schwarz and Janis Voigtländer: Proceedings 29th and 30th Workshops on (Constraint) Logic Programming and 24th International Workshop on Functional and (Constraint) Logic Programming (WLP'15/'16/WFLP'16), Dresden and Leipzig, Germany, 22nd September 2015 and 12-14th September 2016, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 234, pp. 27–41.
Published: 1st January 2017.

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