In this paper we address the problem of performing a class static analysis in a modular fashion, i.e. by just analyzing the class code and not the full program. In particular we show two things: the first one is how starting from a class C we can derive an approximation A to be used either as a class documentation or as a tester for a client using C; the second one is how to discover, in a fully automatic way, a class invariant. Two methods for class invariant computation are presented, proved correct and theirfl usage is discussed.
|Published in||in Proceedings of the 10th Static Analysis Symposium (SAS '03)|
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