Christine Tasson (IRIF, Univ. Paris Diderot), Probabilistic Call by Push Value



We introduce a probabilistic extension of Levy’s Call-By-Push-Value. This extension consists simply in adding a “flipping coin” boolean closed atomic expression. This language can be understood as a major generalization of Scott’s PCF encompassing both call-by-name and call-by-value and featuring recursive (possibly lazy) data types. We interpret the language in the previously introduced denotational model of probabilistic coherence spaces, a categorical model of full classical Linear Logic, interpreting data types as coalgebras for the resource comonad. We prove adequacy and full abstraction, generalizing earlier results to a much more realistic and powerful programming language.

This is joint work with Thomas Ehrhard.