A Deductive Approach to Program Synthesis

@inproceedings{Manna1980ADA,
  title={A Deductive Approach to Program Synthesis},
  author={Z. Manna and R. Waldinger},
  booktitle={TOPL},
  year={1980}
}
Program synthesis is the systematic derivation of a program from a given specification. A deductive approach to program synthesis is presented for the construction of recursive programs. This approach regards program synthesis as a theorem-proving task and relies on a theorem-proving method that combines the features of transformation rules, unification, and mathematical induction within a single framework. 
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