The Formal Specification of Oberon
Philipp W. Kutter (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland)
Alfonso Pierantonio (Università di L'Aquila, Italy)
Abstract: This paper presents the formal specification of the programming language Oberon. Using Montages we give a description of syntax, static, and dynamic semantics of all constructs of the language. The specification is arranged in five refinement steps, each of them results in a working sub-language of Oberon. The compactness and readability of the specification make us believe that it can be used for a reference manual.
Keywords: Montages, Oberon, abstract state machines, programming languages specifications, reference manuals
Categories: D.3.1, D.3.3, F.3.2