A deterministic logical semantics for pure Esterel

@article{Tardieu2007ADL,
  title={A deterministic logical semantics for pure Esterel},
  author={Olivier Tardieu},
  journal={ACM Trans. Program. Lang. Syst.},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={8}
}
Esterel is a synchronous design language for the specification of reactive systems. There exist two main semantics for Esterel. On the one hand, the logical behavioral semantics provides a simple and compact formalization of the behavior of programs using SOS rules. But it does not ensure deterministic deadlock-free executions, as it may define zero, one, or many possible behaviors for a given program and input sequence. Since nondeterministic programs have to be rejected by compilers, this… CONTINUE READING
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