Modular Completeness: Integrating the reuse of specified software in top-down program development

Job Zwiers, Willem-Paul de Roever, Ulrich Hannemann, Frank Stomp, Yassine Lakhneche

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    Reuse of correctly specified software is crucial in bottomup program development. Compositional specification formalisms have been designed to reduce the specification of a syntactically composed construct to specifications of its components, and therefore support topdown development methodology. Thus, the integration of reuse of correctly specified software components in a compositional setting calls for adaptation of a given specification to specifications needed in particular circumstances (depending on their application). Proof systems in which such adaptation steps can be performed whenever they are valid are called modular complete [Z89]. We present a generic way of constructing such systems for sequential and concurrent Hoare logics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFME'96: Industrial Benefit and Advances in Formal Methods
    Subtitle of host publicationThird International Symposium of Formal Methods Europe Co-Sponsored by IFIP WG 14.3 Oxford, UK, March 18–22, 1996 Proceedings
    EditorsMarie-Claude Gaudel, James Woodcock
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-49749-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-60973-5
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 1996

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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