Program Slicing Using Weakest Preconditions

@inproceedings{Comuzzi1996ProgramSU,
  title={Program Slicing Using Weakest Preconditions},
  author={Joseph J. Comuzzi and Johnson M. Hart},
  booktitle={FME},
  year={1996}
}
Program slices have long been used as an aid to program understanding, especially in maintenance activities. Most slicing methods involve data and control flow analysis to determine what statements might affect a set of variables. Here, we develop a more precise slicing concept, called p-slices, defined using Dijkstra’s weakest precondition (wp), to determine which statements will affect a specified predicate. Weakest preconditions are already known to be an effective technique for program… CONTINUE READING
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