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Hypergraph-based Supercompilation

Although the name of this project is "supercompilation-hypergraph", we currently consider it to be much closer to Equality Saturation than to Supercompilation. And what we call here Hypergraph is (almost) the same thing as an E-graph in some other fields. Sorry for this terminological mess.

Hypergraph-based supercompilation is a kind of multi-result supercompilation based on hypergraph transformation and equality saturation. It is described in the preprint "Supercompilation by hypergraph transformation". This project is a set of components for building such supercompilers, currently limited to a lazy first-order functional language. It also contains an experimental inductive prover that can prove equivalence of functions written in a first-order lazy functional language.

Experimental equivalence prover

Hypergraph-based supercompilation is good at proving equivalences. To demonstrate this the project contains an equivalence prover. It is written in Scala, you can build it using Simple Build Tool (see here how to install it). You can use the start-script plugin to create an executable. You can also just build the project and run the class by hand. Start-script seems to be easier, just type:

sbt start-script

This command will build the project and create a script ./target/start which can be used to launch the equivalence prover. You can also use the script ./graphsc which just invokes ./target/start.

The equivalence prover should be provided with a file containing definitions and propositions to prove:

./graphsc --prove samples/idle

You can use the flag -v to make the prover more verbose (for example, it will then print what expressions it is merging by graph isomorphism). Note also that some examples may need adjustment of parameters:

./graphsc -p -v  samples/add-assoc

You can find some examples in the directory ./samples/.

Creating an eclipse project

If you want to create an eclipse project, use the following command:

sbt eclipse


There are a bunch of scripts to run several provers on test sets. Currently we support our prover, HOSC, MRSC, HipSpec, and Zeno. If you want to run HOSC or MRSC, you will need my forked versions of them: forked hosc, forked mrsc. Build them with the same sbt start-script command. Note that the wrapper for HOSC (./scripts/hosc) assumes that you've cloned hosc into ../hosc/ (relative to the root of your local copy of supercompilation-hypergraph).

Now you need to reformat the tests from your test-set (you don't need to do it if you want to run only graphsc and/or mrsc, other provers use different input formats). To do this run the following command (from here on we assume that your current directory is the root of your local copy):

./scripts/ samples/december.set

You can use your own set of samples in place of samples/december.set. This command will (hopefully) generate reformatted samples in ./reformatted/ (this is assumed by the wrapper scripts!). Now you can run the test using something like this:

./scripts/ -s samples/december.set -t60 -o "reports/december-$(date +%h-%d-%H.%M)" -k -r3 -- \
    "./scripts/hipspec-total" \
    "./scripts/hipspec-partial" \
    "./scripts/hipspec-total --pvars" \
    "./scripts/zeno-total" \
    "./scripts/zeno-partial" \
    "./graphsc -p -v --stat"  \
    "./scripts/hosc hosc15" \
    "./scripts/hosc fasthlsc" \
    "../mrsc/mrsc-cli --sc sc3" \
    "../mrsc/mrsc-cli --sc sc4"

This command will run the enumerated tools with the specified parameters on the december test set (-s samples/december.set), giving each tool 60 seconds (-t60), keeping temporary files (-k, may be useful for debugging failed tests), repeating each combination of a test and a command 3 times (-r3), and putting the report, logs and stuff in reports/december-blah-blah. The difference between hipspec-total and hipspec-partial is that hipspec-total runs hipspec on normal test, and hipspec-partial runs it on distorted tests to emulate partiality. The same applies to zeno.

Now there will be a report in reports/december-blah-blah/report.xml. To convert it into a human-readable table, use this command:

./scripts/ reports/december-blah-blah/report.xml

By default it will output average user time for each unfailed combination. You can use other fields as well:

./scripts/ -f elapsed reports/december-blah-blah/report.xml


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