Software Engineering 2: Specification of Systems and Languages

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 22, 2006 - Computers - 780 pages

The art, craft, discipline, logic, practice and science of developing large-scale software products needs a professional base. The textbooks in this three-volume set combine informal, engineeringly sound approaches with the rigor of formal, mathematics-based approaches.

This volume covers the basic principles and techniques of specifying systems and languages. It deals with modelling the semiotics (pragmatics, semantics and syntax of systems and languages), modelling spatial and simple temporal phenomena, and such specialized topics as modularity (incl. UML class diagrams), Petri nets, live sequence charts, statecharts, and temporal logics, including the duration calculus. Finally, the book presents techniques for interpreter and compiler development of functional, imperative, modular and parallel programming languages.

This book is targeted at late undergraduate to early graduate university students, and researchers of programming methodologies. Vol. 1 of this series is a prerequisite text.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
SPECIFICATION FACETS
31
Denotations and Computations
55
Contexts and States
93
A CRUCIAL DOMAIN AND COMPUTING FACET
118
LINGUISTICS
142
Semantics
151
Syntax
173
CONCURRENCY AND TEMPORALITY
313
Message and Live Sequence Charts
375
Statecharts
475
Quantitative Models of Time
517
INTERPRETER AND COMPILER DEFINITIONS
570
Simple Imperative Language
659
Simple Modular Imperative Language
671
Simple Parallel Imperative Language
681

Semiotics
213
FURTHER SPECIFICATION TECHNIQUES
240
Automata and Machines
285
A Naming Convention 717
715
References
751
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