Adapting Proofs-as-Programs [electronic resource] : The Curry-Howard Protocol / by Iman Hafiz Poernomo, Martin Wirsing, John Newsome Crossley.
Contributor(s): Wirsing, Martin [author.] | Crossley, John Newsome [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Monographs in Computer Science: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2005Description: XII, 420 p. 54 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387281834.Subject(s): Computer science | Logic design | Software engineering | Computer programming | Computer logic | Computers | Mathematical logic | Computer Science | Logics and Meanings of Programs | Mathematical Logic and Foundations | Logic Design | Programming Techniques | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Models and PrinciplesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.1015113 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Prologue -- Generalizing Proofs-as-Programs -- Functional Program Synthesis -- The Curry-Howard Protocol -- Imperative Proofs-as-Programs -- Intuitionistic Hoare Logic -- Properties of Intuitionistic Hoare Logic -- Proofs-as-Imperative-Programs -- Structured Proofs-as-Programs -- Reasoning about Structured Specifications -- Proof-theoretic Properties of SSL -- Structured Proofs-as-Programs -- Generic Specifications -- Structured Program Synthesis -- Epilogue -- Conclusions: Toward Constructive Logic as a Practical 4GL.
This book ?nds new things to do with an old idea. The proofs-as-programs paradigm constitutes a set of approaches to developing programs from proofs in constructive logic. It has been over thirty years since the paradigm was ?rst conceived. At that time, there was a belief that proofs-as-programs had the - tential for practical application to semi-automated software development. I- tial applications were mostly concerned with ?ne-grain, mathematical program synthesis. For various reasons, research interest in the area eventually tended toward more theoretic issues of constructive logic and type theory. However, in recent years, the situation has become more balanced, and there is increasingly active research in applying constructive techniques to industrial-scale, complex software engineering problems. Thismonographdetailsseveralimportantadvancesinthisdirectionofpr- tical proofs-as-programs. One of the central themes of the book is a general, abstract framework for developing new systems of program synthesis by adapting proofs-as-programs to new contexts. Framework-oriented approaches that facilitate analogous - proaches to building systems for solving particular problems have been popular and successful. Thesemethodsarehelpful asthey providea formal toolbox that enablesa“roll-your-own”approachtodevelopingsolutions.Itishopedthatour framework will have a similar impact. The framework is demonstrated by example. We will give two novel - plications of proofs-as-programs to large-scale, coarse-grain software engine- ing problems: contractual imperative program synthesis and structured p- gram synthesis. These applications constitute an exemplary justi?cation of the framework. Also, in and of themselves, these approaches to synthesis should be interesting for researchers working in the target problem domains.