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Refinement Calculus: A Systematic Introduction

@inproceedings{Back1998RefinementCA,
  title={Refinement Calculus: A Systematic Introduction},
  author={R. Back and F. Schneider and D. Gries},
  year={1998}
}
  • R. Back, F. Schneider, D. Gries
  • Published 1998
  • Computer Science
  • From the Publisher: The authors begin with a presentation of a new foundation for the refinement calculus based on lattice theory and higher order logic, together with a simple theory of program variables. The second part of the book describes the predicate transformer approach to programming logic and program semantics as well as the refinement calculus. The authors examine contracts, games, and program statements and show how their operational semantics is related to their predicate… CONTINUE READING
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