What makes guarded types tick?

Patrick Bahr, Bassel Mannaa and Rasmus Ejlers Møgelberg
Programming And Reasoning on Infinite Structures, 2018.


We give an overview of the syntax and semantics of Clocked Type Theory (CloTT), a dependent type theory for guarded recursion with many clocks, in which one can encode coinductive types and capture the notion of productivity in types. The main novelty of CloTT is the notion of ticks, which allows one to open the delay type modality, and, e.g., define a dependent form of applicative functor action, which can be used for reasoning about coinductive data. In the talk we will give examples of programming and reasoning about guarded recursive and coinductive data in CloTT, and we will present the main syntactic results: Strong normalisation, canonicity and decidability of type checking. If time permits, we will also sketch the main ideas of the denotational semantics for CloTT.

Category: Type Systems

Tags: Type Theory, Guarded Recursion, Reduction Semantics, Denotational Semantics, Coinductive Types, Recursive Types