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11th Annual Symposium on Switching and Automata Theory (swat 1970) (1970)
Oct. 28, 1970 to Oct. 30, 1970
ISSN: 0272-4847
pp: 25-31
We consider a class of straight line programs admitting structured variables. It is easy to associate with each program a set of expressions which reflects the natural meaning of a structured variable such as an array. However, the question of whether two such expressions are equivalent depends on what is assumed about the possible initial values of the variables and what algebraic laws are assumed to apply. We give necessary and sufficient conditions for two such assumptions to yield the same equivalences among expressions. The assumption which gives the smallest set of equivalences is exhibited. This assumption plays the role of "strong equivalence," since it implies equivalence under any possible interpretation of the model which leaves the interpretation of "structure" as we define it.

J. D. Ullman and A. V. Aho, "Equivalence of programs with structured variables," 11th Annual Symposium on Switching and Automata Theory (swat 1970)(FOCS), vol. 00, no. , pp. 25-31, 1970.
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