Issue No. 05 - May (1986 vol. 12)
Boumediene Belkhouche , Department of Computer Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
Joseph E. Urban , Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA 70504
The development of correct specifications is a critical task in the software development process. This paper describes an alternative approach for the development of specifications. The approach relies on a specification language for abstract data types and a synthesis system. The system is capable of translating an abstract data type specification into an executable program. This process defines an alternative methodology that provides the necessary tools for the early testing of the specifications and for the development of prototypes and implementation models.
Abstracts, Libraries, Software, Specification languages, Semantics, Testing, Syntactics, transformation rules, Abstract data types, abstract model, implementation models, language translation, prototyping, specifications, specification testing, synthesis
B. Belkhouche and J. E. Urban, "Direct implementation of abstract data types from abstract specifications," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 649-661, 1986.