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Syntactic and Semantic Soundness of Structural Dataflow Analysis

EasyChair Preprint no. 1645

31 pagesDate: October 12, 2019


We show that the classical approach to the soundness of dataflow analysis is with respect to a syntactic path abstraction that may be problematic with respect to a semantics trace-based specification. The fix is a rigorous abstract interpretation based approach to formally construct dataflow analysis algorithms by calculational design.

Keyphrases: abstract interpretation, calculational design, dataflow analysis, deadness abstraction, definite deadness, definite liveness, flow analysis, liveness analysis, liveness analysis algorithm, maximal trace semantic, potential live variable algorithm, potential liveness, prefix trace, Semantic Definition, Semantic Soundness, soundness, structural dataflow analysis, structural induction, Trace semantic

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  author = {Patrick Cousot},
  title = {Syntactic and Semantic Soundness of Structural Dataflow Analysis},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1645},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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