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Curry Package call-analysis

Call-Pattern Analysis and Improving Lazy Non-Deterministic Computations

This package contains an initial prototype for analyzing call patterns in Curry programs. This analysis is described in this paper:

Michael Hanus: Call Pattern Analysis for Functional Logic Programs, Proc. of the 10th International ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming (PPDP'08), ACM Press, pp. 67-78, 2008

Moreover, the package contains also a transformation tool to improve lazy non-deterministic computations by a demand analysis, which is described in this paper:

Michael Hanus: Improving Lazy Non-Deterministic Computations by Demand Analysis, Technical Communications of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2012), Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), vol. 17, pp. 130-143, 2012

After installing this package, use the command curry-calls to analyze and transform your program.


  • The implementation contains an analysis with depth-bounded terms. The default depth bound is 2. It can be changed to by executing the command curry-calls -d <k> prog.

  • Currently, the main program must contain all rules, i.e., no modules are imported for the program analysis. In particular, primitive functions must be also defined in the program file (compare benchmarks_callpattern/readfile.curry).

  • For examples containing higher-order applications (compare benchmarks_callpattern/mapadddouble.curry), rules to define an higher-order application operator "apply" are implicitly generated.

Some modules in the directory src:

Analysis.curry: The main analysis implementation.

TRS.curry: Some basic definitions to deal with term rewriting systems.

ReadFlatTRS.curry: An implementation of an I/O action to read a Curry program and return the corresponding rewrite rules.

OrCaseLifter.curry: A transformation on FlatCurry program that removes deeply nested case expressions by introducing auxiliary functions. Used by ReadFlatTRS.


Checkout with CPM:
cypm checkout call-analysis 2.0.0
Package source:
call-analysis-2.0.0.tar.gz [browse]
Source repository: