By Zohar Manna, Jean Vuillemin
Communications of the ACM,
Vol. 15 No. 7, Pages 528-536
Following the fixpoint theory of Scott, the semantics of computer programs are defined in terms of the least fixpoints of recursive programs. This allows not only the justification of all existing verification techniques, but also their extension to the handling, in a uniform manner of various properties of computer programs, including correctness, termination, and equivalence.
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