Efficient analysis of concurrent constraint logic programs.

*(English)*Zbl 1418.68052
Lingas, Andrzej (ed.) et al., Automata, languages and programming. 20th international colloquium, ICALP 93, Lund, Sweden, July 5–9, 1993. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 700, 633-644 (1993).

Summary: The standard operational semantics of concurrent constraint logic languages is not confluent in the sense that different schedulings of processes may result in different program behaviors. While implementations are free to choose specific scheduling policies, analyses should be correct for all implementations. Moreover, in the presence of parallelism it is usually not possible to determine how processes will actually be scheduled. Efficient program analysis is therefore difficult as all process schedulings must be considered. To overcome this problem we introduce a confluent semantics which closely approximates the standard (non-confluent) semantics. This semantics provides a basis for efficient and accurate program analysis for these languages. To illustrate the usefulness of this approach we sketch analyses based on abstract interpretations of the confluent semantics which determine if a program is suspension and local suspension free.

For the entire collection see [Zbl 0814.00020].

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##### MSC:

68N30 | Mathematical aspects of software engineering (specification, verification, metrics, requirements, etc.) |

68N17 | Logic programming |

68N19 | Other programming paradigms (object-oriented, sequential, concurrent, automatic, etc.) |

68Q55 | Semantics in the theory of computing |

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