Algebraic compilers provide a powerful and convenient mechanism for specifying language translators. With each source language operation one associates a computation for constructing its target language image; these associated computations, called derived operations, are expressed in terms of operations from the target language. Some-times the target language operations are not powerful enough to specify the required computations and one may then need to extend the tar-get language algebras with more computationally expressive operations. A better solution is to package them in a meta language which can be automatically composed with the target language operations to ensure that all operations needed or desired for performing a translation are provided. In this paper, we show how imperative and functional meta languages can be composed with a target language in an example which implements a temporal logic model checker as an algebraic compiler and show how meta languages can be seen as components to be combined with a source and target language to generate an algebraic compiler.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology - 8th International Conference, AMAST 2000, Proceedings|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||8th International Conference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology, AMAST 2000 - Iowa City, United States|
Duration: May 20 2000 → May 27 2000
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Other||8th International Conference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology, AMAST 2000|
|Period||5/20/00 → 5/27/00|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is funded by Microsoft Research.
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000.