Program Analysis (an Appetizer)
by Flemming Nielson, Hanne Riis Nielson
Publisher: arXiv.org 2020
License(s): https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.10086 /Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
This book is an introduction to program analysis that is meant to be considerably more elementary than our advanced book Principles of Program Analysis (Springer, 2005). Rather than using flow charts as the model of programs, the book follows our introductory book Formal Methods an Appetizer (Springer, 2019) using program graphs as the model of programs. In our experience this makes the underlying ideas more accessible to our computer science and computer engineering students on the master course 02242: Program Analysis at The Technical University of Denmark. Here we have gradually replaced our use of the more elementary parts of Principles of Program Analysis with material from the current book.