Exploiting labels in Structural Operational Semantics

Peter D. Mosses
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM symposium on Applied computing - SAC '04  
Structural Operational Semantics (SOS) allows transitions to be labelled. This is fully exploited in SOS descriptions of concurrent systems, but usually not at all in conventional descriptions of sequential programming languages. This paper shows how the use of labels can provide significantly simpler and more modular descriptions of programming languages. However, the full power of labels is obtained only when the set of labels is made into a category, as in the recently-proposed MSOS variant
more » ... posed MSOS variant of SOS.
doi:10.1145/967900.968195 dblp:conf/sac/Mosses04 fatcat:e63kt5rzrrcjjdqby7h25tyxta