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A comment on axiomatic approaches to programming


Reference is made to the paper by C. A. R. Hoare [1] which discusses the fundamentals of an axiomatic approach to computer programming. One advantage for an axiomatic system proposed by Hoare is that an axiomatic description of computer programs would allow the application of deductive inference to formally and conclusively prove that a computer program performs the computation the designer intended. The purpose of this short communication is to discuss the relationship between Hoare's concepts and an approach in a book by Wymore [2].

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