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Formal methods

mathematics, specification
Mathematically based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems.
Referentially transparent languages are amenable to symbolic manipulation allowing program transformation (e.g. changing a clear inefficient specification into an obscure but efficient program) and proof of correctness.
Oxford FM archive (http://comlab.ox.ac.uk/archive/formal-methods.html).


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