TITLE

Chapter 2: Proving the Correctness of Algorithmic Debugging for Functional Programs

AUTHOR(S)
Yong Luo; Chitil, Olaf
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Trends in Functional Programming Volume 7;2007, Vol. 7, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a formal model of tracing for functional programs based on a small-step operational semantics. The model records the computation of a functional program in a graph which can be utilised for various purposes such as algorithmic debugging. The main contribution of this paper is to prove the correctness of algorithmic debugging for functional programs based on the model. Although algorithmic debugging for functional programs is implemented in several tracers such as Hat, the correctness has not been formally proved before. The difficulty of the proof is to find a suitable induction principle and a sufficiently general induction hypothesis.
ACCESSION #
31422020

 

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