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Exception Handling: Formal Specification and Systematic Program Construction

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5 Author(s)
M. Bidoit ; Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, University of Paris-Sud ; B. Biebow ; M. -C. Gaudel ; C. Gresse
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We present an algebraic specification language (PLUSS) and a program construction method. Programs are built systematically from an algebraic specification of the data they deal with. The method was tested on a realistic problem (part of a telephone switching system). In these experiments, it turned out that error handling was the difficult part to specify and to program. This paper shows how to cope with this problem at the specification level and during the program development process.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-11 ,  Issue: 3 )