Property-directed verification of functional programs tends to take one of two paths. First, is the traditional testing approach, where properties are expressed in the original programming language and checked with a collection of test data. Alternatively, for those desiring a more rigorous approach, properties can be written and checked with a formal tool; typically, an external proof system. This dissertation details a hybrid approach that captures the best of both worlds: the formality of a proof system paired with the native integration of an embedded, domain specific language (EDSL) for testing. At the heart of this hybridization is the titular concept – a theorem prover as a library. The verification capabilities of this prover, HaskHOL, are introduced to a Haskell development environment as a GHC compiler plugin. Operating at the compiler level provides for a comparatively simpler integration and allows verification to co-exist with the numerous other passes that stand between source code and program.
|Commitee:||Agah, Arvin, Gill, Andy, Kulkarni, Prasad, Van Vleck, Erik|
|School:||University of Kansas|
|Department:||Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
|School Location:||United States -- Kansas|
|Source:||DAI-B 76/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Formal methods, Functional programming, Haskell, Haskhol, Higher-order logic, Theorem proving|
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