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A framework for reasoning about Erlang code
Number of Authors: 1
2001 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We present a framework for formal reasoning about the behaviour of software written in Erlang, a functional programming language with prominent support for process based concurrency, message passing communication and distribution. The framework contains the following key ingredients: a specification language based on the mu-calculus and first-order predicate logic, a hierarchical small-step structural operational semantics of Erlang, a judgement format allowing parameterised behavioural assertions, and a Gentzen style proof system for proving validity of such assertions. The proof system supports property decomposition through a cut rule and handles program recursion through well-founded induction. An implementation is available in the form of a proof assistant tool for checking the correctness of proof steps. The tool offers support for automatic proof discovery through higher--level rules tailored to Erlang. As illustrated in several case

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2001, 4. , 233 p.
SICS dissertation series, ISSN 1101-1335
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-22629OAI: diva2:1042194

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