Deductive Program Repair [chapter]

Etienne Kneuss, Manos Koukoutos, Viktor Kuncak
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present an approach to program repair and its application to programs with recursive functions over unbounded data types. Our approach formulates program repair in the framework of deductive synthesis that uses existing program structure as a hint to guide synthesis. We introduce a new specification construct for symbolic tests. We rely on such user-specified tests as well as automatically generated ones to localize the fault and speed up synthesis. Our implementation is able to eliminate
more » ... ors within seconds from a variety of functional programs, including symbolic computation code and implementations of functional data structures. The resulting programs are formally verified by the Leon system.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21668-3_13 fatcat:eqx6h243u5gh7oqdig2roliame