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Efficient low-level systems need more control over memory than
safe high-level languages usually provide. In particular, safe languages
usually prohibit explicit deallocation, in order to prevent dangling pointers.
Regions provide one safe deallocation mechanism; indeed, many region calculi
have appeared recently, each with its own set of operations and often complex
rules. This paper encodes regions from lower-level typed primitives (linear
memory, coercions, and delayed types), so that programmers can design their own
region operations and rules.
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Chris Hawblitzel, Heng Huang, and Lea Wittie, "Composing a Well-Typed Region." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report TR2004-521, October 2004.
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