Computing Procedure Summaries for Interprocedural Analysis
We describe a new technique for computing procedure summaries for
performing an interprocedural analysis on programs.
Procedure summaries are computed by performing a backward analysis of
procedures, but there are two key new features:
(i) information is propagated using ``generic'' assertions
(rather than regular assertions that are used in intraprocedural analysis);
(ii) unification is used to simplify these generic assertions (thus
generalizing our recent technique of using unification to simplify
regular assertions in intraprocedural analysis.
We describe conditions under which this technique yields
efficient interprocedural analyses. We illustrate
this technique by applying it to two abstractions:
unary uninterpreted functions and linear arithmetic.
In the first case, we get
algorithm for a special case of the long-standing open problem of
interprocedural global value numbering (the special case being
that we consider unary uninterpreted functions instead of binary).
This also requires developing efficient algorithms
for manipulating singleton context-free grammars, and builds on
an earlier work by Plandowski.
In linear arithmetic case, we get
for precise interprocedural analysis of linear arithmetic programs
with complexity matching that of the best known deterministic