Issue No. 03 - March (1985 vol. 11)
M. Bidoit , Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, University of Paris-Sud
We present an algebraic specification language (PLUSS) and a program construction method. Programs are built systematically from an algebraic specification of the data they deal with. The method was tested on a realistic problem (part of a telephone switching system). In these experiments, it turned out that error handling was the difficult part to specify and to program. This paper shows how to cope with this problem at the specification level and during the program development process.
program construction, Abstract data types, algebraic specification, decomposition schemes, error handling, industrial experiment
M. Gaudel, C. Gresse, M. Bidoit, B. Biebow and G. Guiho, "Exception Handling: Formal Specification and Systematic Program Construction," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 242-252, 1985.