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From: Martin Berger <martinb@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Formal Methods
> The  real   difficulties  in  proving  functional   code  appear  when
> side-effects are mixed with  powerful features such as polymorphism or
> higher-order.   Then it becomes  very hard  to reason  about programs.
> Actually,  we  don't  even  have  a specification  language  to  write
> programs  properties to  be  proved.  There is  a  nice challenge  for
> research here.

this has changed recently. please consider

   http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~yoshida/paper/PA.ps
   http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~yoshida/paper/polyrec.ps
   http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~yoshida/paper/icfp04.ps

more along those lines is in the pipeline.

martin

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