A proof system for the language POOL

  • Frank S. de Boer
Technical Contributions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 489)


We present a proof system based upon Hoare-logic for the parallel object-oriented language POOL. One of the main characteristics of the language POOL is that it describes systems consisting of a dynamically evolving collection of objects, which are all executing in parallel, and which know each other by maintaining and passing around references. This means that also the communication structure of the processes is completely dynamic, without any structure imposed on it a priori. We show how one can reason about such dynamically evolving systems at an abstraction level which is at least as high as that of the programming language.


Object object-creation rendezvous pointers proof-system Hoare-logic partial correctness soundness completeness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank S. de Boer
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  1. 1.Technical University EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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