Program Construction

Program Construction

by R. G. Stone, D. J. Cooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521318831

ISBN-13: 9780521318839

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook is an introduction to the design and writing of computer programs. It leads the reader through all the stages of program construction from the original specifications through to the final program. The formal verification of intermediate versions of the program is studied in considerable detail. The authors show how, given the formal specification of a

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Overview

This textbook is an introduction to the design and writing of computer programs. It leads the reader through all the stages of program construction from the original specifications through to the final program. The formal verification of intermediate versions of the program is studied in considerable detail. The authors show how, given the formal specification of a program, data structure and program structure diagrams are drawn and then converted into a procedural program in a program design language (PDL). They demonstrate the conversion of PDL into a variety of real programming languages including Pascal, FORTRAN, COBOL, and Assembler. The book also includes chapters on abstract data types, analysing existing programs, and a small case study. First-year undergraduates in computer science and graduates taking courses in computing will find this a comprehensive introduction to program construction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521318839
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Computer Science Texts Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A modern approach to computing; 2. Specifications I; 3. Diagrams; 4. Specifications II; 5. PDL; 6. Code generation; 7. Verification; 8. Examination of templates and target code; 9. Abstract data types; 10. The mathematical basis of abstract data types; 11. Utilisation of existing programs; 12. A small scale study - topological sorting; Appendices; References; Index.

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