JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 3(5): 443-503, doi: 10.3217/jucs-003-05-0443
The Formal Specification of Oberon
expand article infoPhilipp W. Kutter, Alfonso Pierantonio§
‡ Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland§ Università di L'Aquila, Italy
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This paper presents the formal specification of the programming language Oberon. Using Montages we give a description of syntax, static, and dynamic semantics of all constructs of the language. The specification is arranged in five refinement steps, each of them results in a working sub-language of Oberon. The compactness and readability of the specification make us believe that it can be used for a reference manual.
abstract state machines, Oberon, Montages, programming languages specifications, reference manuals