Dynamic Construction of Generic Functions

  • Ronny Wichers Schreur
  • Rinus Plasmeijer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3474)


This paper presents a library for the run-time construction and specialisation of generic or polytypic functions. This library utilises the type information that is available in dynamics to implement generic functions on their values. The library closely follows the static generic framework, both in its use and in its implementation. It can dynamically construct generic operations ranging from equality, map and parsers to pretty printers and generic graphical editors. A special feature of the library is that it can also be used to derive meaningful specialisations of generic functions that operate on the type representation of the dynamic.


Conversion Function Functional Language List Type Library Function Type Constructor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronny Wichers Schreur
    • 1
  • Rinus Plasmeijer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computing and Information SciencesRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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