## Towards a formal theory of program construction (1990)

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Venue: | REVUE D'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE |

Citations: | 4 - 2 self |

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@ARTICLE{Kreitz90towardsa,

author = {Christoph Kreitz},

title = {Towards a formal theory of program construction},

journal = {REVUE D'INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE},

year = {1990},

volume = {4},

number = {3}

}

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### Abstract

A unified framework for formal reasoning about programs and deductive mechanisms involved in programming is developed. Within it principal approaches to program synthesis are formally investigated. We will show that a high degree of abstraction opens a way to combine their strengths, simplifies formal proofs, and leads to clearer insights into the metamathematics of program construction. All definitions and theorems are presented completely formal which allows to straightforwardly implement them with a proof system for the underlying calculus and derive verified implementations of programming methods from them.