This introduction tries to give the big picture on the goals, design philosophy, logical foundations, applications, and overall structure of Maude. It is written in an impressionistic, conversational style, and should be read in that spirit. The fact that occasionally some particular technical concept mentioned in passing (for example, “the Church-Rosser property”) may be unfamiliar should not be seen as an obstacle. It should be taken in a relaxed, sporting spirit: those things will become clearer in the body of the book; here it is just a matter of gaining a first overall impression.
KeywordsSystem Module Functional Module Linear Temporal Logic Kripke Structure Module Algebra
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