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Müller, Peter, Poetzsch-Heffter, Arnd and Leavens, Gary T. (2001) Modular Specification of Frame Properties in JML. Technical Report 01-03, Computer Science, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

We present a modular specification technique for frame properties. The technique uses modifies clauses and abstract fields with declared dependencies. Modularity is guaranteed by a programming model that restricts aliasing, and by modularity requirements for dependencies. For concreteness, we adapt this technique to the Java Modeling Language, JML.

Keywords:frame property, frame axiom, modifies clause, depends clause, pivot object, rep exposure, argument exposure, ownership type model, universe type system, data abstraction, aliasing, mutation, modularity, specification, verification, Java language, JML language
Subjects:Software: PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES (E): Object-oriented Programming
Software: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (K.6.3): Requirements/Specifications (D.3.1)
Software: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (K.6.3): Software/Program Verification (F.3.1)
Software: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (K.6.3): Distribution, Maintenance, and Enhancement
Theory of Computation: LOGICS AND MEANINGS OF PROGRAMS: Specifying and Verifying and Reasoning about Programs (D.2.1, D.2.4, D.3.1, E.1)
ID code:00000239
Deposited by:Gary T. Leavens on 27 April 2001
Alternative Locations:ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/techreports/TR01-03/TR.ps.gz



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