Lessons from the JML Project







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Leavens, Gary T. and Clifton, Curtis (2005) Lessons from the JML Project. Technical Report 05-12a, Computer Science, Iowa State University.

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To have impact, a grand challenge should provide a way for diverse research to be integrated in a synergistic fashion. Synergy in the JML project comes from a shared specification language, and thus holds several lessons for the verifying compiler grand challenge. An important lesson is that the project should focus considerable resources on specification language design, which still contains many open research problems. Another important lesson is that, to support such a specification language, the project needs to involve groups doing research on extensible compilers and integrated development environments.

Keywords:verifying compiler, specification, verification, formal methods, formal interface specification, extensible compilers, integrated development environments, JML language, Java language, Hoare.
Subjects: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): Programming Environments
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)
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Deposited by:Gary T. Leavens on 22 July 2005
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