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Specification of a Program Derivation Editor

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In this paper, a tool for structuring and manipulating formal program derivations is specified using the Z notation. A program derivation style based on (transitive) relations between programs, as found in the refinement calculus, is assumed. The structuring and manipulation of derivations is based on the notion of refinement diagrams proposed by Back. This allows for a style of derivation that is much more flexible than top-down refinement and is more suited to large-scale program development. The original refinement diagram notion is also extended with ideas from window inference which provides a powerful way of dealing with the use of different relations in sub-derivations.

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Butler, M.J., Hedman, E., Nilson, P., Ruksenas, R., Waldén, M. and Zhao, Y. (1994) Specification of a Program Derivation Editor s.n. (Reports in Mathematics and Computer Science, A94-15).

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Published date: 1994
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 250971
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250971
PURE UUID: e5e59043-3c29-4a85-b48c-158ea572a86d
ORCID for M.J. Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373

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Date deposited: 07 Oct 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:13

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Author: M.J. Butler ORCID iD
Author: E. Hedman
Author: P. Nilson
Author: R. Ruksenas
Author: M. Waldén
Author: Y. Zhao

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