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Table of contents (16 chapters)
About this book
CASL, the Common Algebraic Specification Language, was designed by the members of CoFI, the Common Framework Initiative for algebraic specification and development, and is a general-purpose language for practical use in software development for specifying both requirements and design. CASL is already regarded as a de facto standard, and various sublanguages and extensions are available for specific tasks.
This book illustrates and discusses how to write CASL specifications. The authors first describe the origins, aims and scope of CoFI, and review the main concepts of algebraic specification languages. The main part of the book explains CASL specifications, with chapters on loose, generated and free specifications, partial functions, sub- and supersorts, structuring specifications, genericity and reusability, architectural specifications, and version control. The final chapters deal with tool support and libraries, and present a realistic case study involving the standard benchmark for comparing specification frameworks. The book is aimed at software researchers and professionals, and follows a tutorial style with highlighted points, illustrative examples, and a full specification and library index.
A separate, complementary LNCS volume contains the CASL Reference Manual.
Editors and Affiliations
Centre de recherche INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France, France
Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK
Peter D. Mosses
Book Title: CASL User Manual
Book Subtitle: Introduction to Using the Common Algebraic Specification Language
Editors: Michel Bidoit, Peter D. Mosses
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-20766-5Published: 29 January 2004
eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-44397-1Published: 19 December 2003
Series ISSN: 0302-9743
Series E-ISSN: 1611-3349
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 246