From Operational Semantics to Abstract Machines MS-CIS-92-46 LINC

@inproceedings{Miller2014FromOS,
  title={From Operational Semantics to Abstract Machines MS-CIS-92-46 LINC},
  author={D. Miller and John Hannan},
  year={2014}
}
We consider the problem of mechanically constructing abstract machines from operational semantics, producing intermediate-level specifications of evaluators guaranteed to be correct with respect to the operational semantics. We construct these machines by repeatedly applying correctness-preserving transformations to operational semantics until the resulting specifications have the form of abstract machines. Though not automatable in general, this approach to constructing machine implementations… CONTINUE READING