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On the relationship between algebraic module specifications and program modules

  • Michael Löwe
  • Hartmut Ehrig
  • Werner Fey
  • Dean Jacobs
CCPSD Colloquium On Combining Paradigms For Software Development
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 494)

Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between our long-standing algebraic concept of module specifications and modules as they appear in conventional programming languages. The approach we take is to introduce an intermediate algebraic concept of abstract program modules, which structurally model concrete program modules. We show how a system of abstract program modules is formally related to a system of module specifications. This work is intended to aid the design of modularization mechanisms and to facilitate the transformational development of a system of module specifications into a system of program modules.

Keywords

Module Specification Base Module Program Module Modular System Naming Convention 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Löwe
    • 1
  • Hartmut Ehrig
    • 1
  • Werner Fey
    • 1
  • Dean Jacobs
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinBerlin 10
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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