Type safety of generics for the .NET common language runtime

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The Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) offers support for generic types and methods. We develop a mathematical specification for the generics design through a type system and a model for the semantics of a subset of bytecode instructions with generics. We formalize the type-consistency checks performed for the subset by the CLR bytecode verifier. We then prove that adding support for generics maintains the type safety of the CLR. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.




Fruja, N. G. (2006). Type safety of generics for the .NET common language runtime. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3924 LNCS, pp. 325–341). https://doi.org/10.1007/11693024_22

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