Procedure Compilation in the Refinement Calculus

Lermer, Karl & Fidge, Colin J. (2006) Procedure Compilation in the Refinement Calculus. Formal Aspects of Computing, 18(2), pp. 152-180.

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Abstract

High-level language program compilation strategies can be proven correct by modelling the process as a series of refinement steps from source code to a machine-level description. We show how this can be done for programs containing recursively-defined procedures in the well-established predicate transformer semantics for refinement. To do so the formalism is extended with an abstraction of the way stack frames are created at run time for procedure parameters and variables.

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ID Code: 5318
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Program refinement, Program compilation, Procedures, Predicate transformers
DOI: 10.1007/s00165-006-0091-3
ISSN: 1433-299X
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
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Deposited On: 24 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:22

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