Characters + Mark-up = Z Lexis

  • Ian Toyn
  • Susan Stepney
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2272)


The mathematical symbols in Z have caused problems for users and tool builders in the past—precisely what is allowed? ISO Standard Z answers this question. This paper considers the Z notation at the level of the individual characters that make up a specification. For Z authors: it reviews the internationalisation of Z, discusses what characters can be used in forming names, and summarises the changes made to LATEX mark-up in ISO Standard Z. For Z tool builders: it explains the sequence of processing that is prerequisite to the lexing of a Standard Z specification, and considers in detail the processing of LATEX mark-up.


Lexical Token Mathematical Symbol Section Header Informal Text Word Part 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Toyn
    • 1
  • Susan Stepney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkHeslingtonUK
  2. 2.Logica UK LtdCambridgeUK

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