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Is 'Implementation Implies Specification' Enough?



Paul E. Black


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
Design Automation Conference


correctness, formal specification, verification


Black, P. (2000), Is 'Implementation Implies Specification' Enough?, Design Automation Conference, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017