Verification as a parameterized testing (experiments with the SCP4 supercompiler)
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- Lisitsa, A.P. & Nemytykh, A.P. Program Comput Soft (2007) 33: 14. doi:10.1134/S0361768807010033
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Let a program-predicate t testing another program p with respect to a given postcondition be given. Concrete tests d (data of the program p) are input data for t. Let us consider the program t when values of its argument d are unknown. Then a proof of the fact that the prediate t is true for all input data of the program p is verification of p with respect to the given postcondition. In this paper, we describe experiments on automatic verification of a number of cache coherence protocols with the SCP4 supercompiler (an optimizer of programs written in the REFAL-5 functional language).