Parametric limits

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We develop a categorical model of polymorphic lambda calculi using a notion called parametric limits, which extend the notion of limits in categories to reflexive graphs of categories. We show that a numberof parametric models of polymorphism can be captured in this way. We also axiomatize the structure of reflexive graphs needed for modelling parametric polymorphism based on ideas of fibrations, and show that it leads to proofs of representation results such as the initial algebra and final coalgebra properties one expects in polymorphic lambda calculi.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
EventNineteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science -
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


ConferenceNineteenth Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
Period1/01/04 → …