Specification and implementation of the Larch shared language

Everett, Yvonne (1989)


This project aims to prototype formal specification in Larch. The motivation for looking at formal specifications stems from an appreciation of the problem outlined above, frustration with current methods, and a desire to practise what is preached. The aim is to implement a formal specification language, to write a non-trivial specification and to employ formal methods of specification during software development. As a result, one should have a thorough understanding of a formal specification language, and the practical implications of using it as a basis for formal methods.