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denotational description of programming languages

an introduction

by Michael J. C. Gordon

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Published by Springer-Verlag in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael J. C. Gordon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.7 .G67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. ;
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4412114M
    ISBN 100387904336
    LC Control Number79015723

    Providing a rigorous theory to support reliable reasoning. Adequacy or soundness : All observably distinct programs have distinct denotations; Full abstraction: All observationally equivalent programs have equal denotations. The focus was on axiomatic or predicate transformer semantics. It also shows possibilities for your own research and what kinds of ways that programming may be changing in the future. Throughout, the relationship between denotational and operational semantics is stressed, and the proofs of the correspondence between the operation and denotational semantics are provided.

    Syntax independence: The denotations of programs should not involve the syntax of the source language. The skills taught in Com S relevant to Com S include the ability to: read and write grammars, parse expressions and evaluate syntax trees, design and interpret automata, such as finite state machines and turing machines, prove that certain problems are undecidable. These skills will certainly not be the focus of Com Sbut they will be useful as building blocks for more specific tasks. A proof of Godel's incompleteness theorem, which emphasizes the impossibility of achieving a fully complete axiomatic semantics, is included. For example, operational semantics seem well-suited for studying properties of implementations; denotational semantics seem to match the way language designers think about and describe programming languages. Finite domains.

    The focus was on axiomatic or predicate transformer semantics. Well, only in the sense that any well formed program fragment may be seen syntactically as an expression a formulaand anything may be seen as a value in denotational semantics, including functions values belong to domains We start by considering program fragments, i. The emphasis is put on the construction of an abstract machine, whose language is the target language of the compilation. References and Assignment Abstract This chapter opens the last part of the book where PCF is extended with new features. Carl A.


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denotational description of programming languages by Michael J. C. Gordon Download PDF Ebook

We start by considering program fragments, i. Finally, we must give a meaning denotational description of programming languages book each program-fragment-in-typing-context. States, memories, inputs, outputs and values.

General concepts and notation. The simplest language is that of recursion equations with both call-by-value and call-by-name evaluation. This open question was mostly resolved in the s with the development of game semantics and also with techniques involving logical relations. Denotations of expressions.

Standard semantics. The style of calculational proofs of program correctness has been advocated by Dijkstra and his followers as a way to help ensure that no mistakes are made in program proofs.

Finite domains. In we used notes from Carl Gunter that later became his book Semantics of Programming Languages and also studied type theory. These formalisms are illustrated by presenting the semantics of some typical features of programming languages: functions, recursivity, assignments, records, objects, The course carries 3 credit hours.

In general terms the essential objectives for Com SFallare as follows. Syntactic control of interference revisited.

Denotational semantics. For a simple language without general recursion, we can make do with denotational description of programming languages book category of sets and functions. Standard domains. Basic idea. Cases notation. Although in my work on the semantics of subtyping I have mostly used denotational techniques, I have been impressed with the ability of authors who use axiomatic semantics to more quickly and succinctly present semantics of programming languages.

They accept an expression and return a value. Mathematical Structures in Computer Science. Dijkstra and his followers have even advocated the direct use of predicate transformers, such as the weakest precondition transformer wpin program development; the argument is that such predicate transformers aid calculational proofs.

Semantic domains. Ways of defining functions including recursion. For these equip one with a powerful conceptua1 framework-a framework enabling one to visualize languages and constructs in an elegant and machine-independent way.

In fact, this is a general scheme for compositional denotational semantics.I am sure someone have done something like that. For example, is there denotational semantics for languages like Java or C? It would be nice to find a book that focuses on denotational semantics for programming languages which are not necessarily purely functional (though I think functional languages, like LISP, can also change a global state).

This book explains how to formally describe programming languages using the techniques of denotational semantics.

The presentation is designed primarily for computer science students rather than for (say) mathematicians. Description: Denotational semantics is a methodology for giving mathematical meaning to programming languages and systems. It was developed by Christopher Strachey's Programming Research Group at Oxford University in the s.

The method combines mathematical rigor, due to the work of Dana Scott, with notational elegance, due to Strachey.Denotational semantics is a mathematical expression pdf the formal meaning of a programming language. However, wikipedia refers to it as an approach and not a math expression Denotational semantics is an approach of formalizing the meanings of programming languages by constructing mathematical objects (called denotations) that describe the.Denotational semantics is a mathematical expression of the formal meaning of a programming language.

However, wikipedia refers to it as an approach and not a math expression Denotational semantics is an approach of formalizing the meanings of programming languages by constructing mathematical objects (called denotations) that describe the.The Formal Semantics ebook Programming Languages. MIT Press.

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Thisis an excellent ebook to both the operational and denotational semantics of programming languages. As far as this course is concerned, the relevant chapters are 2–4, 9 (sections 1,2, and 5), 11 (sections 1,2,5, and 6) and Hennessy, M.

(). The Semantics of Programming.