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Program Transformation and Compilation

  • Ran Ji
  • Richard  Bubel
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10001)

Abstract

This chapter consists of two parts: The first describes how to interleave symbolic execution with partial evaluation to render the representation of proof trees more compact. Besides saving proof effort, it helps a human user to navigate and comprehend a given proof situation better. The second part is about verifiably correct compilation. Instead of verifying a compiler, we use the verification engine of KeY to prove for a given program on the fly that it is correctly compiled through a sound program transformation. Program behavior of the source code is provably preserved at the level of the target language: source and compiled program terminate in states in which the values of a user-specified region of the heap are equivalent. We give a proof-of-concept of the approach in realizing a partial evaluator, i.e., a source-to-source compiler.

Keywords

Constant Propagation Partial Evaluation Program Variable Sequent Calculus Path Condition 
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© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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