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Retrospective and Prospective for Unifying Theories of Programming

  • Eric Hehner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4010)

Abstract

This paper presents a personal account of developments leading to Unifying Theories of Programming, and some opinions about the direction the work should take in the future. It also speculates on consequences the work will have for all of computer science.

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Execution Time Unify Theory Sequential Composition Boolean Expression Vacuum Cleaner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Hehner
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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