Formal verification of a theory of packages

Boender, Jaap (2011) Formal verification of a theory of packages. ECEASST, 48 . [Article]

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Over the years, open source distributions have become increasingly large and complex---as an example, the latest Debian distribution contains almost 30 000 packages.

Consequently, the tools that deal with these distribution have also become more and more complex. Furthermore, to deal with increasing distribution sizes optimisation has become more important as well.

To make sure that correctness is not sacrificed for complexity and optimisation, it is important to verify the underlying assumptions formally.

In this paper, we present an example of such a verification: a formalisation in
Coq of a theory of packages and their interdependencies.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
Item ID: 15831
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Depositing User: Jaap Boender
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 00:54

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