Verification of Compilers

  • Gerhard Goos
  • Wolf Znnmerrnaun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1710)


We report about it joint project of the universities at Karlsruhe, Kiel and Ulm on how to get correct compilers for realistic programming languages. Arguing about compiler correctness must start from a compiling specification describing the correspondence of source and target language in formal terms. We have chosen to use abstract state machines to formalize this correspondence. This allows us to stay with traditional compiler architectures for subdividing the compiler task. A main achievement is the use of program checking for replacing large parts of compiler verification by the much simpler task of verifying program checkers.


Register Allocation Assembly Code Transformation Optimization Abstract State Machine Correct Translation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Goos
    • 1
  • Wolf Znnmerrnaun
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für InformatikUniveraitat KarlsruheGermany

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