Causality in the Semantics of Esterel: Revisited

MohammadReza Mousavi
(Eindhoven University of Technology)

We re-examine the challenges concerning causality in the semantics of Esterel and show that they pertain to the known issues in the semantics of Structured Operational Semantics with negative premises. We show that the solutions offered for the semantics of SOS also provide answers to the semantic challenges of Esterel and that they satisfy the intuitive requirements set by the language designers.

In Bartek Klin and Paweł Sobociński: Proceedings Sixth Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (SOS 2009), Bologna, Italy, August 31, 2009, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 18, pp. 32–45.
Published: 15th February 2010.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.18.3 bibtex PDF

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