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Lazy Assertions

Chitil, Olaf and McNeill, Dan and Runciman, Colin (2004) Lazy Assertions. In: Trinder, Phil and Michaelson, Greg and Pena, Ricardo, eds. Implementation of Functional Languages 15th International Workshop. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-19. ISBN 978-3-540-23727-3. E-ISBN 978-3-540-27861-0. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27861-0_1) (KAR id:14056)


Assertions test expected properties of run-time values without disrupting the normal working of a program. So in a lazy functional language assertions should be lazy - not forcing evaluation, but only examining what is evaluated by other parts of the program. We explore the subtle semantics of lazy assertions and describe sequential and concurrent variants of a method for checking lazy assertions. All variants are implemented in Haskell.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-540-27861-0_1
Uncontrolled keywords: Haskell, lazy functional programming, testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Olaf Chitil
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:52 UTC
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