Conference paper

The Essence of Dependent Object Types

Focusing on path-dependent types, the paper develops foundations for Scala from first principles. Starting from a simple calculus D-<: of dependent functions, it adds records, intersections and recursion to arrive at DOT, a calculus for dependent object types. The paper shows an encoding of System F with subtyping in D-<: and demonstrates the expressiveness of DOT by modeling a range of Scala constructs in it.

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