Reasoning About Recursive Tree Traversals [article]

Yanjun Wang, Jinwei Liu, Dalin Zhang, Xiaokang Qiu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Traversals are commonly seen in tree data structures, and performance-enhancing transformations between tree traversals are critical for many applications. Existing approaches to reasoning about tree traversals and their transformations are ad hoc, with various limitations on the class of traversals they can handle, the granularity of dependence analysis, and the types of possible transformations. We propose Retreet, a framework in which one can describe general recursive tree traversals,
more » ... ely represent iterations, schedules and dependences, and automatically check data-race-freeness and transformation correctness. The crux of the framework is a stack-based representation for iterations and an encoding to Monadic Second-Order (MSO) logic over trees. Experiments show that our framework can reason about traversals with sophisticated mutual recursion on real-world data structures such as CSS and cycletrees.
arXiv:1910.09521v2 fatcat:mztoc6ppsfel7o3dtsq3zcrr4u