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Axiomatic approach to side effects and general jumps

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Hoare's axiomatic method is applied in order to describe two controversial features: side effects and general jumps. The relative simplicity of this description suggests that reasons for the exclusion of these features from programming languages are subtler than it has been thought.

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Kowaltowski, T. Axiomatic approach to side effects and general jumps. Acta Informatica 7, 357–360 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00289468

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