The strongest postcondition

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • Carel S. Schölten
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)


From the (rather operational) introduction of Chap. 7, we recall (wlp.S)⋆.X: holds in precisely those initial states for which there exists a computation under control of S that belongs to the class “finally x”.


Semantic Theory Global Variable Predicate Calculus Assignment Statement Notational Convention 
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© Springer-VerLag New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra
    • 1
  • Carel S. Schölten
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinUSA
  2. 2.BeekbergenThe Netherlands

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