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Software abstraction principles: Tutorial examples of an operating system command language specification and a PL/I-like on-condition language definition

  • Dines Bjørner
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 61)

Abstract

Four groups of two, either complementing or contrasting abstraction principles are isolated: REPRESENTATIONAL and OPERATIONAL abstraction; CONFIGURATIONAL versus HIERARCHICAL abstraction; STATE-MACHINE- versus REFERENTIALLY TRANSPARENT, FUNCTIONAL- abstraction; and DENOTATIONAL versus MECHANICAL specification. Tools, techniques and examples are presented for, respectively of, each of the eight principles.

Keywords

Abstract Syntax Denotational Semantic Semantic Domain Abstract State Machine Object Module 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

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