Stepwise Program Derivation

@inproceedings{Billington1989StepwisePD,
  title={Stepwise Program Derivation},
  author={David Billington},
  year={1989}
}
Our understanding of the program derivation process has evolved to the point where it can be described in terms of a clearly defined sequence of steps. In this paper, we will identify those steps and show how they may be used to derive programs from formal specifications. In describing the program derivation process we will focus on two things, its broad structure, and some detail for each of the principal steps. The suggestions made are practical and easily integrated with conventional… CONTINUE READING