[m-dev.] subtypes discussion

Mark Brown dougl at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sat Jan 4 01:25:23 AEDT 2003

On 03-Jan-2003, Mark Brown <dougl at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> 4) Propagation of a base inst into another inst will be done in a way
> similar to abstractly_unify_inst and inst_merge.  This means we will add
> a new inst_name, propagate_inst/2, which has the two insts in question
> as arguments, and add a new field to the inst table to store the results.
> The algorithm for propagation is almost identical to that for abstract
> unification; the only significant difference is in how higher order terms
> are handled.

Oh, and of course how 'free' is handled -- propagation leaves 'free'


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