[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Weekly News: Issue 85 - September 13, 2008

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Mon Sep 15 10:32:44 EDT 2008

> A more difficult question is: how do I know that the formal
> specification I've  written for my program is the right one? Tools can
> fairly easily check that  your programs conform to a given
> specification, but they cannot (to my  knowledge) check that your
> specification says exactly what you want it to say.

The key is *redundancy*: as long as your property is sufficiently
different (in structure, in authorship, etc...) you can hope that if the
spec has a bug, the code will not have a corresponding bug and
vice versa.  It's only a hope, tho.


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