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Theorem proving support in programming language semantics

Yves Bertot


We describe several views of the semantics of a simple programming language as formal documents in the calculus of inductive constructions that can be verified by the Coq proof system. Covered aspects are natural semantics, denotational semantics, axiomatic semantics, and abstract interpretation. Descriptions as recursive functions are also provided whenever suitable, thus yielding a a verification condition generator and a static analyser that can be run inside the theorem prover for use in reflective proofs. Extraction of an interpreter from the denotational semantics is also described. All different aspects are formally proved sound with respect to the natural semantics specification.
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inria-00160309 , version 1 (05-07-2007)
inria-00160309 , version 2 (10-07-2007)


  • HAL Id : inria-00160309 , version 2
  • ARXIV : 0707.0926


Yves Bertot. Theorem proving support in programming language semantics. [Research Report] RR-6242, INRIA. 2007, pp.23. ⟨inria-00160309v2⟩
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