Light-weight theorem proving for debugging and verifying units of code

  title={Light-weight theorem proving for debugging and verifying units of code},
  author={David D{\'e}harbe and Silvio Ranise},
  journal={First International Conference onSoftware Engineering and Formal Methods, 2003.Proceedings.},
Software bugs are very difficult to detect even in small units of code. Several techniques to debug or prove correct such units are based on the generation of a set of formulae whose unsatisfiability reveals the presence of an error. These techniques assume the availability of a theorem prover capable of automatically discharging the resulting proof obligations. Building such a tool is a difficult, long, and error-prone activity. In this paper, we describe techniques to build provers which are… CONTINUE READING
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