Proceedings. Second IEEE International Workshop on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (2002)
Oct. 1, 2002 to Oct. 1, 2002
Xingyuan Zhang , University of Durham
Malcolm Munro , University of Durham
Mark Harman , Brunel University
Lin Hu , Brunel University
This paper presents an experiment on computer assisted formal verification of program transformations. The operational semantics of WSL is formalized in the type theoretical proof assistant Coq, which forms the basis, on which the correctness of program transformations can be stated and proved as formul? in Coq. A group of program transformations frequently used for software maintenance have been proved correct. The existence of a machine checked formal verification increases significantly the confidence in the correctness of program transformations, which is crucial for the reliability of software maintenance systems.
Program Transformation, Computer Assisted Formal Reasoning
X. Zhang, M. Munro, M. Harman and L. Hu, "Mechanized Operational Semantics of WSL," Proceedings. Second IEEE International Workshop on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation(SCAM), Montreal, Canada, 2002, pp. 73.