Nguyen, H. H. and David, C. and Qin, S. and Chin, W.-N. (2007) 'Automated verification of shape and size properties via separation logic.', in Proceeding of the 8th international conference on Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI 2007). Berlin: Springer, pp. 251-266. Lecture notes in computer science. (4349).
Despite their popularity and importance, pointer-based programs remain a major challenge for program verification. In this paper, we propose an automated verification system that is concise, precise and expressive for ensuring the safety of pointer-based programs. Our approach uses user-definable shape predicates to allow programmers to describe a wide range of data structures with their associated size properties. To support automatic verification, we design a new entailment checking procedure that can handle well-founded inductive predicates using unfold/fold reasoning. We have proven the soundness and termination of our verification system, and have built a prototype system.
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