## 15-818A3 Introduction to Separation Logic
(6 units)
Spring 2005

### John C. Reynolds

First Half of Spring Semester 2005
University Units: 6 (minicourse)

Mondays and Wednesdays, noon-1:50 pm Wean Hall 4615A

### Course Description

Separation logic is an extension of Hoare logic for reasoning
about programs that use shared mutable data structures. We will
survey the current development of this logic, including extensions
that permit unrestricted address arithmetic, dynamically allocated
arrays, recursive procedures, shared-variable concurrency, and
read-only sharing. We will also discuss promising future directions.
PREREQUISITES: Some knowledge of predicate logic and Hoare logic.

TEXTS: Papers and notes to be distributed in class.

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Grading will be based on homework and examinations.

For an overview survey of separation logic (in postscript),
click here.

### Course Notes (in Postscript)

Minor corrections may have been made to some of these notes since they
were passed out in class. This is indicated by a more recent revision
date.
### Homework Assignments (in Postscript)

Last updated: June 5, 2005