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Dynamic Slicing: a Generic Analysis Based on a Natural Semantics Format

Valérie Gouranton 1 Daniel Le Métayer 1
1 Lande - Logiciel : ANalyse et DEveloppement
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : Slicing analyses have been proposed for different programming languages. Rather than defining a new analysis from scratch for each programming language, we would like to specify such an analysis once for all, in a language-independent way, and then specialise it for different programming languages. In order to achieve this goal, we propose a notion of natural semantics format and a dynamic slicing analysis format. The natural semantics format formalises a class of natural semantics and the analysis format is a generic, language-independent, slicing analysis. The correctness of the generic analysis is established as a relation between the derivation trees of the original program and the slice. This generic analysis is then instantiated to several programming languages conforming the semantics format (an imperative language, a logic programming language and a functional language), yielding a dynamic slicing analyser for each of these languages.
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Valérie Gouranton, Daniel Le Métayer. Dynamic Slicing: a Generic Analysis Based on a Natural Semantics Format. [Research Report] RR-3375, INRIA. 1998. ⟨inria-00073314⟩



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