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Adequacy of compositional translations for observational semantics

Abstract : We investigate methods and tools for analysing translations between programming languages with respect to observational semantics. The behaviour of programs is observed in terms of may- and must-convergence in arbitrary contexts, and adequacy of translations, i.e., the reflection of program equivalence, is taken to be the fundamental correctness condition. For compositional translations we propose a notion of convergence equivalence as a means for proving adequacy. This technique avoids explicit reasoning about contexts, and is able to deal with the subtle role of typing in implementations of language extension.
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Manfred Schmidt-Schauss, Joachim Niehren, Jan Schwinghammer, David Sabel. Adequacy of compositional translations for observational semantics. 5th IFIP International Conference on Theoretical Computer Science, Sep 2008, Milano, Italy. pp.521-535. ⟨inria-00257279v7⟩



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