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An abstract dynamic semantics for C

Michael Norrish

May 1997, 31 pages


This report is a presentation of a formal semantics for the C programming language. The semantics has been defined operationally in a structured semantics style and covers the bulk of the core of the language. The semantics has been developed in a theorem prover (HOL), where some expected consequences of the language definition

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  author =	 {Norrish, Michael},
  title = 	 {{An abstract dynamic semantics for C}},
  year = 	 1997,
  month = 	 may,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-421}