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Development and application of a META IV compiler

  • Manfred Haß
VDM Environments
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 252)

Abstract

A method using VDM and its meta language META IV for systematic semi-automated compiler development is outlined. Then the construction of a META IV compiler sophisticated enough to extend that method to a fully automated one is described. After the introduction of a compilable subset of META IV the implementation of fixpoints and implicitly defined sets, maps and tuples will be discussed. Another issue is the question how to manage I/O for a compiled META IV specification. The automatic generation of a compiler for the example language PLO [Wir 77] will show that the new META IV compiler enables automatic transformation of VDM compiler specifications into executable programs.

Keywords

Abstract Syntax Source Language Static Semantic Runtime System Domain Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Haß
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik und Praktische Mathematik derChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKiel 1

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