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Acta Informatica

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 271–281 | Cite as

Proof of correctness of data representations

  • C. A. R. Hoare
Article

Summary

A powerful method of simplifying the proofs of program correctness is suggested; and some new light is shed on the problem of functions with side-effects.

Keywords

Information System Operating System Data Structure Communication Network Information Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. R. Hoare
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science The Queen's University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland

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