JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 7(2): 175-193, doi: 10.3217/jucs-007-02-0175
The Coalgebraic Class Specification Language CCSL
expand article infoJan Rothe, Hendrik Tews, Bart Jacobs§
‡ Institut Theoretische Informatik, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany§ Department Computer Science, Univ. Nijmegen, Netherlands
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This paper presents the Coalgebraic Class Specification Language CCSL that is developed within the loop project on formal methods for object-oriented languages. CCSL allows the (coalgebraic) specification of behavioral types and classes of object-oriented languages. It uses higher-order logic with universal modal operators to restrict the behavior of objects. A front-end to the theorem provers pvs [ORR + 96] and ISABELLE [Pau94] compiles CCSL specifications into the logic of these theorem provers and allows to mechanically reason about the specifications.
coalgebra, specification, binary methods, modal logic