formal semantics of deterministic dataflow programs

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A straightforward non-deterministic semantics for dataflow programs. In Proc. 5 th Annual Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, Google ScholarCited by: 2. Intensional and Extensional Semantics of Dataflow Programs Article in Formal Aspects of Computing 15(4) December with 9 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Deterministic dataflow techniques and semantics. Concurrency transparency. Adding threads to make a program more incremental, without changing the result.

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A log-ical system is considered correct for a language if it pro-File Size: 1MB. An FPPN is defined by two directed graphs. The first is a (possibly cyclic) graph (P, C), whose nodes P are processes and edges C are channels for pairs of communicating processes with a dataflow direction, i.e., from the writer to the reader (there are also external channels interacting with the environment).A channel is denoted by a \(c \in C\) or a pair \((p_1,p_2)\) of writer and Cited by: 2.

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Dataflow specifications are expressed in a high-level programming language based on. Denotational semantics of non-deterministic programs The concept of power domains has been developed to give a denotational semantics to non-deterministic sequential programs. Writing P for a power-domain constructor, the domain P (D) is the domain of non-deterministic computations of type denoted by D.

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deterministic dataflow. Deterministic concurrency has a long history that starts in. Gilles Kahn. The semantics of a simple language for parallel programming. In IFIP Congress, pp.Deterministic concurrency. Gilles Kahn and David B. MacQueen.

Coroutines and networks of parallel processes. Introduction to operational semantics This chapter presents the syntax of a programming language, IMP, a small language of while programs.

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IMP is called an "imperative" language because program execution involves carrying out a series of explicit commands to change state. Formally, IMP's.

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This paper presents a formal semantics of data flow diagrams as used in Structured Analysis, based on an abstract model for data flow transformations. The semantics consists of a collection of VDM functions, transforming an abstract syntax representation of a data flow diagram into an.

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It is easy to see that the following result holds. Lemma If acldSub, then 6 jueldSub. Lemma Cited by: 1. Gennaro Chierchia Formal Semantics and the Grammar of Predication In this article I will discuss the semantics of predication in English and some of its implications for syntax.

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