From a specification to an equivalence proof in object-oriented parallelism

  • Isabelle Attali
  • Denis Caromel
  • Sylvain Lippi
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1586)

Abstract

We investigate the use of a TLA specification for modeling and proving parallelization within an object-oriented language.

Our model is based on Eiffel// a parallel extension of Eiffel, where sequential programs can be reused for parallel or concurrent programming with very minor changes. We want to prove that both versions of a given program (sequential and parallel) are equivalent with respect to some properties.

This article presents a description in TLA+ that captures the general Eiffel// execution model, and, as a case-study, specifies a program (a binary search tree) in both its sequential and parallel form. We then prove a property that demonstrates a behavioral equivalence for the two versions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle Attali
    • 1
  • Denis Caromel
    • 1
  • Sylvain Lippi
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Sophia AntipolisCNRS-I3S-Univ. Nice Sophia AntipolisSophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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