On the Most Recent Property of ALGOL-Like Programs
The paper is concerned with the most recent property of ALGOL-like programs, which has been discussed by Wegner and McGowan(,)and dates back to Dijkstra [l]. A program has the most recent property if at run time the static chain pointer of a procedure φ always points to the most recent, not yet completed, activation of that procedure ψ which lexicographically encloses φ. A run time system cannot apply this most recent strategy for alle programs of a programming language; examples are given for BL in ,p. 196, and for ALGOL 60 in , p. 108. In a main theorem McGowan gives sufficient compile time decidable conditions for the most recent correctness of a BL-program [S].
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