Comparative Metric Semantics of Programming Languages: by Franck van Breughel

By Franck van Breughel

During the final 3 a long time a number of diversified sorts of semantics for software­ ming languages were constructed. This ebook compares of them: the operational and the denotational strategy. at the foundation of numerous examination­ ples we convey how to find operational and denotational semantic versions for programming languages. additionally, we introduce a basic approach for evaluating a number of semantic versions for a given language. We specialise in various levels of nondeterminism in programming lan­ guages. Nondeterminism arises obviously in concurrent languages. it's also an enormous inspiration in specification languages. within the examples mentioned, the measure of non determinism levels from a call among possible choices to a call among a set of possible choices listed by means of a closed period of the genuine numbers. the previous arises in a language with nondeterministic offerings. a true time language with dense offerings provides upward push to the latter. We additionally examine the nondeterministic random task and parallel composition, either couched in an easy language. in addition to non determinism our 4 instance languages comprise a few kind of recursion, a key element of programming languages.

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For all nodes of a tree, the set of its subtrees-representing branching processes-is closed (with respect to the metric the branching processes are endowed with). 3-3 The labelled trees ;/ ;/ a 25 '" a/ /"'- b b \;. and ;! b /"'- a \;. ;/ b \;. /"'- a \;. are identified by commutativity. The tree ;/ ;/ b a /1"'a a t \;. /1"'b b t \;. is not absorptive. By absorption we obtain the tree ;/ a /"'- a \;. 1 b t Let the action set [0,1] be endowed with the Euclidean metric. The tree /\\ ! I l 3\ 1 with edges labelled by ~ but without an edge labelled by 0 is not closed, since the set of subtrees of the root contains the Cauchy sequence (t) n but not its limit I o ~ By adding this edge labelled by 0 we obtain a closed tree.

If d(Bl,B2) < 1, then we have that d(cI>el (¢)(Bt),cI>el (¢)(B2)) < 1 and d(cI>el (¢)(B1),cI>el (¢)(B2)) ~ . 6] ~ . 4-2] ~. 2]. 4-7 The function cI>el is contractive. We have that, for all ¢1, ¢2 E Jak [A]-+l Ja! [AJ, and B E Jak [AJ, d ( cI> el (¢1) (B), cI> el (¢2) (B)) ~ . 6) ~ . sup d(¢t(B(a))'¢2(B(a))) aEA < ~. 4-3]. Consequently, d(cI>el (¢l),cI>el (¢2)) ~ ~ ·d(¢1,¢2). 0 Since cI>el is a contractive function from a complete metric space to itself, it has a unique fixed point fix (cI>el) according to Banach's theorem.

For all nodes of a tree, its subtrees are not ordered. e. for all nodes of a tree, the collection of its subtrees contains no duplicates. From the first and the second property we can conclude that, for all nodes of a tree, the collection of its subtrees is a set. e. for all nodes of a tree, the set of its subtrees-representing branching processes-is closed (with respect to the metric the branching processes are endowed with). 3-3 The labelled trees ;/ ;/ a 25 '" a/ /"'- b b \;. and ;! b /"'- a \;.

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