Relative Completeness for Logics of Functional Programs

Bernhard Reus & Thomas Streicher
We prove a relative completeness result for a logic of functional programs extending D. Scott's LCF. For such a logic, contrary to results for Hoare logic, it does not make sense to ask whether it is complete relative to the full theory of its first-order part, since the first order part does not determine uniquely the model at higher-order types. Therefore, one has to fix a model and choose an appropriate data theory w.r.t. which...