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Author Wegbreit, Ben ♦ Spitzen, Jay M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1976
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper is concerned with proving properties of programs which use data structures. The goal is to be able to prove that all instances of a class (e.g. as defined in Simula) satisfy some property. A method of proof which achieves this goal, generator induction, is studied and compared to other proof rules and methods: inductive assertions, recursion induction, computation induction, and, in some detail, structural induction. The paper concludes by using generator induction to prove a characteristic property of an implementation of hashtables.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1976-04-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 2
Page Count 8
Starting Page 389
Ending Page 396


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Source: ACM Digital Library