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Is 'Implementation Implies Specification' Enough?

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Author(s)

Paul E. Black

Abstract

An implementation is typically checked against a specification by proving that the implementation implies the specification. This ensures that the implementation only has behaviors allowed by the specification. However, this does not require the implementation to have any behavior to all!We propose that correctness statements have two parts, corresponding to liveness and safety. Safety is that the implementation implies an allowed behavior specification, as now. Livenenss is that a
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Design Automation Conference

Keywords

correctness, formal specification, verification

Citation

Black, P. (2000), Is 'Implementation Implies Specification' Enough?, Design Automation Conference, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151671 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created June 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017