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MS Final Examination – Michael McGirr

Monday, March 19, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Ownership Monad
The Rust programming language is a systems programming language with a strong static type system. A central feature of Rust's type system is its unique concept of "ownership", which enables Rust to give a user safe, low-level control over resources without the overhead of garbage collection. In Haskell, most data is immutable and many of the problems addressed by ownership in Rust simply don't arise. However, ownership is still useful in Haskell in the context of mutable references and concurrency. This project report introduces the Ownership Monad, a monad that implements aspects of Rust's ownership system as a library in Haskell. This will demonstrate many of the rules enforced by the ownership system in Rust in order to better understand the ownership-based method of tracking resources. This report will further explore the benefits such a system can provide for tracking resource use between concurrent threads.

Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw
Committee: Martin Erwig
Committee: Prasad Tadepalli

Kelley Engineering Center (campus map)
Calvin Hughes
1 541 737 3168
Calvin.Hughes at oregonstate.edu
Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci
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