Specification of compilers as abstract data type representations

  • M. C. Gaudel
Compiling And Algebraic Semantics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 94)


This paper presents a method for specifying and proving compilers. This method is based on the algebraic data types ideas. The main points are :
  • to each language is associated an algebraic abstract data type.

  • the semantic value of a program is given as a term of this data type.

  • the translation of the semantic values of source programs into semantic values of target programs is specified and proved as the representation of an algebraic data type by another one.

A compiler generator, PERLUETTE, which accepts such specifications as input is described. The proof technic is discussed.


Data Type Target Language Semantic Function Correctness Proof Abstract Data Type 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Gaudel
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  1. 1.InriaFrance

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