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The Ideal of Verified Software

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The ideal of verified software has long been the goal of research in Computer Science. This paper argues that the time is ripe to embark on a Grand Challenge project to construct a program verifier, based on a sound and complete theory of programming, and evaluated by experimental application to a large and representative sample of useful computer software.


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Hoare, T. (2006). The Ideal of Verified Software. In: Ball, T., Jones, R.B. (eds) Computer Aided Verification. CAV 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4144. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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