Axiomatic semantics

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Axiomatic semantics is an approach based on mathematical logic for proving the correctness of computer programs.[1] It is closely related to Hoare logic.

Axiomatic semantics define the meaning of a command in a program by describing its effect on assertions about the program state. The assertions are logical statements—predicates with variables, where the variables define the state of the program.

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  1. ^ Winskel, Glynn (1993-02-05). The Formal Semantics of Programming Languages: An Introduction. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-73103-4.