An assertion language for constraint logic programs

Puebla Sánchez, Alvaro Germán and Bueno Carrillo, Francisco and Hermenegildo, Manuel V. (2000). An assertion language for constraint logic programs. In: "Analysis and Visualization Tools for Constraint Programming". Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1870). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 23-61. ISBN 9783540411376.


Title: An assertion language for constraint logic programs
  • Puebla Sánchez, Alvaro Germán
  • Bueno Carrillo, Francisco
  • Hermenegildo, Manuel V.
  • Deransart, Pierre
  • Hermenegildo Salinas, Manuel Vicente
  • Małuszynski, Jan
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Analysis and Visualization Tools for Constraint Programming
Date: September 2000
ISBN: 9783540411376
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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In an advanced program development environment, such as that discussed in the introduction of this book, several tools may coexist which handle both the program and information on the program in different ways. Also, these tools may interact among themselves and with the user. Thus, the different tools and the user need some way to communicate. It is our design principie that such communication be performed in terms of assertions. Assertions are syntactic objects which allow expressing properties of programs. Several assertion languages have been used in the past in different contexts, mainly related to program debugging. In this chapter we propose a general language of assertions which is used in different tools for validation and debugging of constraint logic programs in the context of the DiSCiPl project. The assertion language proposed is parametric w.r.t. the particular constraint domain and properties of interest being used in each different tool. The language proposed is quite general in that it poses few restrictions on the kind of properties which may be expressed. We believe the assertion language we propose is of practical relevance and appropriate for the different uses required in the tools considered.

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Item ID: 14566
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DOI: 10.1007/10722311_2
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Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 28 Feb 2013 09:17
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