Approximating Module Semantics with Constraints

In this paper we present a generic constraint domain for symbolic

modular analysis. The idea is that the semantics of a module can be approximated by a set of relations symbolically linking the input, output and local variables. We show how this result is correct w.r.t. a trace semantics, and how it can be used to perform an (incremental) modular analysis. We claim that our construction generalizes existing modular analyses by showing how well-known modular analyses can be instantiated

in our framework.

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In  Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004)

Publisher  Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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