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Leavens, Gary T. and Dhara, Kishore (1994) Blended Algebraic and Denotational Semantics for ADT Languages with Mutable Objects. Technical Report TR93-21b, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Blended Algebraic and Denotational
Semantics for ADT Languages
with Mutable Objects
by
Gary T. Leavens and Krishna Kishore Dhara
Abstract
This paper presents a semantics for a simple language that is a blend
of algebraic models and traditional denotational semantics.  In this
semantics, implementations of user-defined abstract data types are
``compiled'' into an algebraic structure, which is used by the
denotational part of the semantics whenever an operation of the data
type is invoked.  To show the utility of such a semantics, an
algebraic characterization of simulation between states over such
algebras is given, and it is shown that simulation is preserved by
expressions and commands in the language.
(Note: versions TR93-21 and TR93-21a were titled: "A Model Theory for
Abstract Data Types with Mutable Objects (extended abstract)".)

Subjects:All uncategorized technical reports
ID code:00000055
Deposited by:Staff Account on 06 September 1994



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