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Report Documentation Page Form Approved OMB No. Lecture 15: Static Semantics: Scope and Type1 1FrommaterialbyG.NeculaandP.Hilfinger Lastmodified: ThuFeb2821:35:342019 CS164:Lecture#17 1 John Paul Mueller is a veteran technical editor and an expert on computer industry certifications. %��������� A well-formed model conforms to its static semantics. Some-times, the same property can be speciﬁed in different directions. ��հ����?���e��A�M��y]��sR5�>a��4��ƍ�l4JZ�F�T#ۀa���J�1. 2612 Conceptual Semantics - Conceptual semantics deals with the most basic concept and form of a word before our thoughts and feelings added context to it. /TT1 9 0 R >> >> We write def(s;x) is the execution of statement swill deﬁne s. This is an example of a must-property: we want to be sure that whenever sexecutes (and completes normally, without returning from the current function or raising an exception of For example, other projects can use our static semantics to reduce the set of Java programs they need to handle. Retired competitive programmer. locf, locp), and include fred locf and ptr locp in the dynamic environment. for example: While playing computer games a missile tracks you down if you fly over a ‘Non-Civilian’ area. �ı�:�Xjt�2x�1���Sʄi�g�> T�ZP����1ց��4�%;j GJ��6�^����nHIo��=h�:g]����'�9���;���2��v�:0� vtL�;�̢? In the next post, we will start with basic data-types in Python. The static semantics of a language is only indirectly related to the meaning of programs during … endobj Static vs. ASM-Java is monolithic, while in K-Java the static and the dynamic semantics are two separate deﬁnitions that can be used independently. We started revising 2 weeks prior the exam and I had this idea of posting the revision on this blog for easy access in future. Functional correctness is also formulated in terms of a predicate on observable behaviours, i.e. My goal in this work is not only to add static semantics to macros, but show that it is necessary and possible to link these semantics across language levels. This is a part of what I learned in an online Open Course Ware offered by MIT on edX. The document is structured as follows. This post explain these terms with examples. endstream 331 Example: float x = 10.1; float y = x*30; In the above example integer 30 will be typecasted to float 30.0 before multiplication, by semantic analyzer. x��wTS��Ͻ7��" %�z �;HQ�I�P��&vDF)VdT�G�"cE��b� �P��QDE�݌k �5�ޚ��Y�����g�}׺ P���tX�4�X���\���X��ffG�D���=���HƳ��.�d��,�P&s���"7C$Static and Dynamic Semantics. About the Book Author. Fixed Computer Program computes precisely only computation. 1 Introduction Program analyses often rely on the data manipulated by programs and can therefore depend on their static ﬁelds. In addition, some syntax rules have some restric- tions which can be represented in the condition part of a Montage. endobj [ /ICCBased 12 0 R ] In the static semantics of a Montage, we can give static semantics actions for the Montage. Unlike instance ﬁelds, static ﬁelds are unique to each class and one would like to beneﬁt from this uniqueness to infer precise information about their content. This is needed, for example, to validate compiler optimizations. 1FrommaterialbyR.BodikandP.Hilfinger Lastmodified: FriFeb2702:32:572015 CS164:Lecture#16 1. It has been proven that this rule cannot be specified in BNF. For compiled languages, static semantics essentially include those semantic rules that can be checked at compile time. endobj 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and Static Semantics L9.5 from the premises to the conclusion, or from the conclusion to the premises. 10/6/06 Prof. Hilfinger, CS164 Lecture 15 11 Static vs. Check your understanding x���N�0E����ۦ����" �T��R��.�}�N-����dw�s��X@�14�1��'|��V� The modeling tool should enforce the constraints imposed by the static semantics or provide a report of violations. Static Semantics: Whether syntactically valid statements have any meaning. We’ll consider Python syntaxes later as we proceed, as for now 3.2 + 3.2 is a syntactically valid statement. "Based on the distinction between the meanings of words and the meanings of sentences, we can recognize two main divisions in the study of semantics: lexical semantics and phrasal semantics.Lexical semantics is the study of word meaning, whereas phrasal semantics is … For compiled languages, static semantics essentially include those semantic rules that can be checked at compile time. Static Semantics • A global variable is a variable that can be used any where in a program • A local variable is only available within the block where it is declaredwhere it is declared • A block is a program construct that includes local declarations • An activation of a block is the time interval that the block is executed / Faculteit Wiskunde en Informatica 28-9-2011PAGE 12 Lecture 16: Static Semantics Overview1 Administrivia • Firstin-classtest11March. The meaning of the program (its semantics) is wrong. �l����"�NF�H��S|��娚\:�JUz��l��~�h����^����c��u-���{�~�\�� PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME IN DETAIL. If you can, relate it to me with stuff i would be familiar with. In Chapter 3 some basic notions on relations and multisets are recapitu­ lated. Static and Dynamic Semantics: Static Semantics – It is named so because of the fact that these are checked at compile time. Stored Computer Program computes a set of predefined instructions stored in electronic memory. However, its surrounding text clarifies the meaning. The static semantics and meaning of program during execution, are indirectly related. Most static analyses tell something about all executions of a program. 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Categories of Semantics . Static analisis is a more complicated process, to find some warnings, bugs, etc, without running program. CGI scripts are an example of this. Examples include checking that every identifier is declared before it is used (in languages that require such declarations) or that the labels on the arms of a case statement are distinct. [46] for example: π = circumference of any circle/diameter of that circle. Example: Axiomatic Semantics (1) The meaning of a command c is given by specifying a precondition and a postcondition: {PRE} c {POST} This says: If PRE holds for a program state, then executing c in that state will terminate and POST will hold in the resulting state. Ⱦ�h���s�2z���\�n�LA"S���dr%�,�߄l��t� :) Examples would be much appreciated too! A1�v�jp ԁz�N�6p\W� p�G@ I, along with a friend of mine, started the classes. We identify several program transformations that can be used to remove run-time checks. endobj We give a denotational semantics in “eager” form, and show that it is equivalent to the “lazy” s emantics using stack inspection. �fHX�|�ӊv D��a愸T}�O�wȦY������X�q���o���3Q?xR�s��2�J�o g/�^2]��z�-�ɷ!n���W��0u��t��b!LB.�z��L��p�����#�}��Z����5�F��ݯiG�q���D� _��yx5!����^x-�� �C �z����9�F���#^��+�ݵr>� ���k9��!�B��r��)��t��倴��旷? We want to argue that: EXAMPLE 2.28. But, the word cougar has also come to indicate an older woman who’s dating a younger man. produced by the static semantics, while K-Java uses (a subset of) plain Java. n08 4�.0, �3p� ��H�.Hi@�A>� He has written books on C#, Java, Windows programming, and VBA, and is coauthor of the bestselling C++ All-in-One For Dummies.C++ All-in-One For Dummies. << /Length 13 0 R /N 3 /Alternate /DeviceRGB /Filter /FlateDecode >> 4 0 obj The problem is that the program you wrote is not the program you wanted to write. At the end of the course, we had a final exam. for example: “I are big”… the syntax is correct, but there’s a static semantic error that we know as grammatical error. ! the code example above fails the static semantics check, because assigning strings to an integer variable is meaningless, no mater what the actual values are. This example was already proposed for study under the static semantics (Examples (2.17) and (2.22)), but it is somewhat easier to handle in the dynamic semantics. As a simple example, some URLs are not addresses of static pages stored on Web servers, but rather act as directives to the server to initiate some computation. On to Static Semantics •Lexical analysis –Produces tokens –Detects & eliminates illegal tokens •Parsing –Produces trees –Detects & eliminates ill-formed parse trees •Static semantic analysis –Produces “decorated tree” with additional information attached –Detects & eliminates remaining static errors. 13 0 obj at run-time, obtain two variables each of one location (e.g. It was the first year of the launch of edX and MIT’s 6.00x course was offered free of cost, along with certification. That missile is an example of fixed computer program. Example code fragment illustrating variables and their static and dynamic semantics: {int fred; causes fred (integer, var) to be added to the static environment. The reasons for doing so are the same as for formalizing the dynamic semantics. O*��?�����f�����ϳ�g���C/����O�ϩ�+F�F�G�Gό���z����ˌ��ㅿ)����ѫ�~w��gb���k��?Jި�9���m�d���wi獵�ޫ�?�����c�Ǒ��O�O���?w| ��x&mf������ Similarly, there is a particular syntax in any other language. Syntax: Let’s take an example to understand this. [1] The test semantics for modals: C [ φ ] = { C if C [ φ ] ≠ ∅ ∅ otherwise {\displaystyle C[\Diamond \varphi ]={\begin{cases}C&{\text{if }}C[\varphi ]\neq \varnothing \\\varnothing &{\text{otherwise}}\end{cases}}} This problem exemplifies the categories of language rules called static semantics rule. I really need the basics right now, and thanks in advanced!! %PDF-1.3 I'm taking an free online introductory course to computer science and programming with MIT and I don't fully understand the syntax, static semantics, and semantics stuff. << /Length 5 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> [7A�\�SwBOK/X/_�Q�>Q�����G�[��� ��A�������a�a��c#����*�Z�;�8c�q��>�[&���I�I��MS���T�ϴ�k�h&4�5�Ǣ��YY�F֠9�=�X���_,�,S-�,Y)YXm�����Ěk]c}ǆj�c�Φ�浭�-�v��};�]���N����"�&�1=�x����tv(��}�������'{'��I�ߝY�)� Σ��-r�q�r�.d.�_xp��Uە�Z���M׍�v�m���=����+K�G�ǔ����^���W�W����b�j�>:>�>�>�v��}/�a��v���������O8� � endobj Syntax concerns the form of a valid program, while semantics concerns its meaning; Static semantic rules are enforced by a compiler at compile time; Implemented in semantic analysis phase of the compiler; Context-free grammars are not powerful enough to describe certain rules, such as checking variable declaration with variable use Declarative knowledge is statement of facts. This is where context is important. 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