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By Manfred Broy, Stephan Merz, Katharina Spies

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The RPC-memory specification challenge used to be proposed by way of Broy and Lamport as a case examine within the formal layout of allotted and concurrent platforms. As a practical instance common for working platforms and layout, the RPC-memory challenge used to be used because the foundation for evaluating a variety of techniques to formal specification, refinement, and verification.
Preliminary ideas have been mentioned in the course of a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in September 1994. Then an intensive dialogue happened among the referees and authors. ultimately 15 completely revised papers have been approved for inclusion during this quantity in complete aspect including the matter assertion and a synopsis.

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It is like it is for programming languages: a good programmer can write good quality programs even in a bad programming language, and a bad programmer can write bad programs even in a good programming language. As a consequence of the observations we made above, it was interesting to see how over the time working on the case study the authors of the contributions were concentrating more and more on aspects of how to apply their methods, such that theoretical questions became less and less important.

Hiding of internal state components is achieved by flexible quantification of flexible variables. Parts of the specifications are explained with the help of diagrams that provide a graphical syntax for LTL formulas. The paper contains an outline of the topmost level of a refinement proof, but does not discuss its details. Both the structure of the specification and the formalism are quite similar to contribution 1 by Abadi, Lamport, and Merz. Solution 13 by Romijn, which is based on I/O automata instead of temporal logic, uses a similar structure.

IRSpec. IRSpec. Since mere and result are not free variables of the specification, they should not be parameters of module Memory. IRSpec when used outside the submodule. IRSpec can appear only in a context in which mem and result are declared--for example, in the scope of the quantifier 3 mem, result. 8 Instead of introducing a submodule, we could have made mem and result explicit parameters of all the definitions in which they now occm- free. 31 The bound variable mem represents the current contents of memory; mem[l] equals the contents of memory location l.

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