Verifying Graph Programs with First-Order Logic (Extended Version)

10/27/2020 ∙ by Gia Wulandari, et al. ∙ 0

We consider Hoare-style verification for the graph programming language GP 2. In previous work, graph properties were specified by so-called E-conditions which extend nested graph conditions. However, this type of assertions is not easy to comprehend by programmers that are used to formal specifications in standard first-order logic. In this paper, we present an approach to verify GP 2 programs with a standard first-order logic. We show how to construct a strongest liberal postcondition with respect to a rule schema and a precondition. We then extend this construction to obtain strongest liberal postconditions for arbitrary loop-free programs. Compared with previous work, this allows to reason about a vastly generalised class of graph programs. In particular, many programs with nested loops can be verified with the new calculus.

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