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Composition: A Way to Make Proofs Harder

  • Leslie Lamport
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1536)

Abstract

Compositional reasoning about a system means writing its specification as the parallel composition of components and reasoning separately about each component. When distracting language issues are removed and the underlying mathematics is revealed, compositional reasoning is seen to be of little use.

Keywords

Model Check Temporal Logic Decomposition Theorem Predicate Logic Railroad Station 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie Lamport
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Research CenterDigital Equipment CorporationUSA

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