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      Procedures in the Refinement Calculus: A New Approach?

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      Proceedings of the BCS-FACS 7th Refinement Workshop (RW)

      BCS-FACS 7th Refinement Workshop

      3-5 July 1996

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            We examine the use of procedures in the refinement calculus and show that the traditional approach leads to certain problemswhen programs are not constructed in a strictly top-downmanner. These problems arise because a procedure name becomes associated with the implementation when the procedure body is refined, and we examine some ways in which they may be avoided. We argue that, because procedures are not required in order to express procedural abstractions, the primary purpose of using procedures in program refinement is to do with packaging the final program, and that decisions about how a program is packaged into procedures should bemade separately from algorithm design decisions. We present an alternative approach based on this rationale which avoids the aforementioned problems, and discuss ways in which it can be supported by a refinement tool.

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            Conference
            July 1996
            July 1996
            : 1-12
            Affiliations
            [0001]Department of Computer Science

            Victoria University of Wellington

            Wellington, New Zealand
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/RW1996.6
            3c30e1b0-1de5-46a8-97d9-bdb38d9f33f7
            © Lindsay Groves. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the BCS-FACS 7th Refinement Workshop, Bath

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the BCS-FACS 7th Refinement Workshop
            RW
            7
            Bath
            3-5 July 1996
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            BCS-FACS 7th Refinement Workshop
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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