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initial import

Set candidacy exam for Fri 1/16 (Dave arrives on Wed)
Contrasts between Harper-Stone and Definition semantics (certain edge cases) One discrepancy is in the handling of nonuniform types (irregular recursion)

Def'n admits but doesn't require this: a t = ... a t ... a t ... ==> \a. s = ... s ... s ... (a simple type generator)
Harper-Stone restricts recursion to this regular recursion. 

Set regular writing time

Identify core problems
Methodology & approach

In modules, components are named, but in MixML, they are not necessarily named. Module expressions such as link X = [int] with [3] are considered inconsistent by the reference implementation. 


(1) Make sure we identified all subtle points such as export-only projection limitation + binding workaround, asymmetric selection in recursive 

What does it mean to select out signature components? There are situations where projection from a incomplete module is well-defined: 

Also, the other way around is a little tricky:
m={l0=cm,l1=im} where cm is complete and im is not.
m.l0 is illegal
m.l1 is ok

Dreyer inspired by Bracha/Cook, Bracha/Lindstrom
What do C linkers do for cross-module linking?

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