Mueller, Peter, Poetzsch-Heffter, Arnd and Leavens, Gary T. (2002) Modular Specification of Frame Properties in JML. Technical Report 02-02a, Computer Science, Iowa State University.
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 enforces data abstraction by preventing representation and argument exposure, a semantics of modifies clauses that uses a notion of ``relevant location,'' and by modularity rules 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, relevant location, 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: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: Formal Definitions and Theory (D.2.1, F.3.1-2, F.4.2-3)
Software: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: Language Constructs and Features (E.2)
|Deposited by:||Gary T. Leavens on 08 October 2002|
|Alternative Locations:||ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/techreports/TR02-02/TR.ps.gz ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/techreports/TR02-02/TR.pdf |
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