Software Engineering 2: Specification of Systems and Languages (Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series)

Software Engineering 2: Specification of Systems and Languages (Texts in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series)

Language: English

Pages: 780

ISBN: 3540211500

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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are of pragmatic nature, and why they might not be formalisable? Exercise 6.2 User-Friendliness and Pragmatics. Try to find, from the literature, characterisations of the concept of user-friendly software (systems). Discuss which aspects of those characterisations are of pragmatic nature. The next exercises (Exercises 6.3-6.5) form a preamble for the subsequent design of STIL: a simply typed imperative language. Future exercises relate to the design of STIL and are as follows: • • • • • • • •

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