Reliable programming in standard languages

  • Bernard Carré
Part of the Software Science and Engineering book series (SSEN)


The designers of programming languages are presented with many, often conflicting, requirements; support for high-integrity programming is only one of them. As an extreme example, in the case of C, aimed at convenience of use and efficiency for low-level systems programming, it is clear that formal verification was not a major preoccupation. The design of Ada was obviously more professional, but its expressive power and generality were only achieved at great cost in complexity; in consequence, it too suffers from many ambiguities and insecurities.


Programming Language Formal Definition Expressive Power Formal Verification Standard Language 
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  • Bernard Carré
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  1. 1.Program Validation LimitedUK

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