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Conference Papers Year : 2009

A module language for typing by contracts


Assume-guarantee reasoning is a popular and expressive paradigm for modular and compositional specification of programs. It is becoming a fundamental concept in some computer-aided design tools for embedded system design. In this paper, we elaborate foundations for contract-based embedded system design by proposing a general-purpose module language based on a Boolean algebra allowing to define contracts. In this framework, contracts are used to negociate the correctness of assumptions made on the definition of a component at the point where it is used and provides guarantees to its environment. We illustrate this presentation with the specification of a simplified 4-stroke engine model.


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hal-00788418 , version 1 (14-02-2013)


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Yann Glouche, Thierry Gautier, Paul Le Guernic, Jean-Pierre Talpin. A module language for typing by contracts. NFM 2009 : The First NASA Formal Methods Symposium, Apr 2009, Moffett Field, CA, United States. ⟨hal-00788418⟩
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