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Data Type Specification: Parameterization and the Power of Specification Techniques

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Our earlier work on abstract data types is extended by the answers to a number of questions on the power and limitations of algebraic specification techniques and by an algebraic treatment of parameterized data types like sets-of-( ) and stacks-of-(). The “hidden function” problem (the need to include operations in specifications which are wanted hidden from the user) is investigated; the relative power of conditional specifications and equational specifications is investigated; and it is shown that parameterized specifications must contain “side conditions” (e.g., that finite-sets-of-d requires an equality predicate on d). © 1982, ACM. All rights reserved.

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01 Oct 1982

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ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS)

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