In prior work  we studied a language construct restrict that allows programmers to specify that certain pointers are not aliased to other pointers used within a lexical scope. Among other applications, programming with these constructs helps program analysis tools locally recover strong updates, which can improve the tracking of state in flow-sensitive analyses. In this paper we continue the study of restrict and introduce the construct confine. We present a type and effect system for checking the correctness of these annotations, and we develop efficient constraint-based algorithms implementing these type checking systems. To make it easier to use restrict and confine in practice, we show how to automatically infer such annotations without programmer assistance. In experiments on locking in 589 Linux device drivers, confine inference can automatically recover strong updates to eliminate 95% of the type errors resulting from weak updates.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2003|
|イベント||ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation - San Diego, CA, United States|
継続期間: 2003 6 9 → 2003 6 11
|Other||ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Period||03/6/9 → 03/6/11|
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