Program Analysis through Finite Tree Automata
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Dynamic Pushdown Networks (dpn’s) have recently been introduced as a convenient abstraction of systems which provide recursive procedure calls and spawning of concurrent tasks such as Java programs [1, 4-6]. We show how the executions of dpn’s can naturally be represented through ranked trees. The configuration reached by a program execution then can be read off from the sequence of leaves of this execution tree. This observation allows us to reduce decision problems such as reachability of configurations within a regular set for dpn’s to standard decision problems for finite tree automata.
- 6.Lammich, P., Müller-Olm, M., Wenner, A.: Predecessor Sets of Dynamic Pushdown Networks with Tree-Regular Constraints. In: Int. Conf. on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV). LNCS. Springer, Heidelberg (to appear, 2009)Google Scholar