Monographs in Computer Science

The Design of Well-Structured and Correct Programs

Authors: Alagic, Suad, Arbib, Michael A.

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The major goal of this book is to present the techniques of top-down program design and verification of program correctness hand-in-hand. It thus aims to give readers a new way of looking at algorithms and their design, synthesizing ten years of research in the process. It provides many examples of program and proof development with the aid of a formal and informal treatment of Hoare's method of invariants. Modem widely accepted control structures and data structures are explained in detail, together with their formal definitions, as a basis for their use in the design of correct algorithms. We provide and apply proof rules for a wide range of program structures, including conditionals, loops, procedures and recur­ sion. We analyze situations in which the restricted use of gotos can be justified, providing a new approach to proof rules for such situations. We study several important techniques of data structuring, including arrays, files, records and linked structures. The secondary goal of this book is to teach the reader how to use the programming language Pascal. This is the first text to teach Pascal pro­ gramming in a fashion which not only includes advanced algorithms which operate on advanced data structures, but also provides the full axiomatic definition of Pascal due to Wirth and Hoare. Our approach to the language is very different from that of a conventional programming text.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introducing Top-down Design

    Alagić, Suad (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Basic Compositions of Actions and Their Proof Rules

    Alagić, Suad (et al.)

    Pages 15-56

  • Data Types

    Alagić, Suad (et al.)

    Pages 57-114

  • Developing Programs with Proofs of Correctness

    Alagić, Suad (et al.)

    Pages 115-151

  • Procedures and Functions

    Alagić, Suad (et al.)

    Pages 152-185

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eBook $79.99
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Softcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Design of Well-Structured and Correct Programs
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-6272-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-6272-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6274-9
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
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