Mechanized metatheory for a λ-calculus with trust types

Published in Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society, 2013

As computer programs become increasingly complex, techniques for ensuring trustworthiness of information manipulated by them become critical. In this work, we use the Coq proof assistant to formalise a λ-calculus with trust types, originally formulated by Ørbæk and Palsberg. We give formal proofs of type soundness, erasure and simulation theorems and also prove decidability of the typing problem. As a result of our formalisation a certified type checker is derived.

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