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Common Specification Language for Static and Dynamic Analysis of C Programs

Mickaël Delahaye 1 Nikolai Kosmatov 2 Julien Signoles 2
2 LSL - Laboratoire Sûreté des Logiciels
DILS - Département Ingénierie Logiciels et Systèmes : DRT/LIST/DILS
Abstract : Various combinations of static and dynamic analysis techniques were recently shown to be beneficial for software verification. A frequent obstacle to combining different tools in a completely automatic way is the lack of a common specification language. Our work proposes to translate a Pre-Post based specification into executable C code. This paper presents e-acsl, subset of the acsl specification language for C programs, and its automatic translator into C implemented as a Frama-C plug-in. The resulting C code is executable and can be used by a dynamic analysis tool. We illustrate how the PathCrawler test generation tool automatically treats such pre- and postconditions specified as C functions.
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Mickaël Delahaye, Nikolai Kosmatov, Julien Signoles. Common Specification Language for Static and Dynamic Analysis of C Programs. SAC 2013 - 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), Mar 2013, Coimbra, Portugal. pp.1230-1235, ⟨10.1145/248062.2480593⟩. ⟨hal-00853721⟩

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