Normalization and Partial Evaluation
Paper in proceedings, 2002
We give an introduction to normalization by evaluation and type-directed partial evaluation. We first present normalization by evaluation for a combinatory version of Gödel System T. Then we show normalization by evaluation for typed lambda calculus with β and η conversion. Finally, we introduce the notion of binding time, and explain the method of type-directed partial evaluation for a small PCF-style functional programming language. We give algorithms for both call-by-name and call-by-value versions of this language.