Computer Program Construction

Computer Program Construction

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This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the process of constructing computer programs through stepwise resolutions of relational equations. Unlike other books that take a logic-based approach to the topic, the authors derive constructive solutions to these equations by means of programming heuristics, three classes of which are presented in detail; sequence heuristics, iteration heuristics, and generalization heuristics. The authors are the leaders in this field and their experience is wonderfully showcased in this definitive introduction to the subject.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 180.34 x 259.08 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195092368
  • 9780195092363

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Sets and relations; 2. Program specifications; 3. Breaking text into lines; 4. Program correctness; 5. Program construction; 6. A construction exercise: Justifying text; 7; 8. Heuristics for generalization; 9. An exercise in inductive decomposition; 10. The weakest prespecification problem; 11. The initialization problem; 12. Exercises in sequential decomposition; 13. The demonic sequential specifications; 14. Programming from composite specifications; 15. An exercise in construction yb parts: Upsort; Summary; Appendicesshow more