A Formally Verified Compiler Back-end

@article{Leroy2009AFV,
  title={A Formally Verified Compiler Back-end},
  author={Xavier Leroy},
  journal={Journal of Automated Reasoning},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={363-446}
}
This article describes the development and formal verification (proof of semantic preservation) of a compiler back-end from Cminor (a simple imperative intermediate language) to PowerPC assembly code, using the Coq proof assistant both for programming the compiler and for proving its soundness. Such a verified compiler is useful in the context of formal methods applied to the certification of critical software: the verification of the compiler guarantees that the safety properties proved on the… CONTINUE READING
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