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The target of application research is to immediately make certain the p- perties of a software. instruments of software program improvement, comparable to compilers, p- formance estimators, debuggers, reverse-engineering instruments, application veri?- tion/testing/proving platforms, application comprehension structures, and software specializationtoolsarelargelydependentonprogramanalysis. Advancedp- gram research can: aid to ?nd software mistakes; notice and track performan- severe code areas; determine assumed constraints on information usually are not violated; tailor a widely used software to fit a speci?c program; reverse-engineer so- ware modules, and so forth. A popular software research process is symbolic a- lysis, which has attracted huge realization for a few years because it isn't really depending on executing a software to envision the semantics of a software, and it will probably yield very stylish formulations of many analyses. furthermore, the complexity of symbolic research will be mostly self sustaining of the enter information measurement of a application and of the scale of the desktop on which this system is being finished. during this booklet we current novel symbolic regulate and knowledge ?ow repres- tation strategies in addition to symbolic recommendations and algorithms to investigate and optimize courses. application contexts which de?ne a brand new symbolic - scription of software semantics for keep watch over and information ?ow research are on the middle of our method. now we have solved a few difficulties encountered in application research by utilizing application contexts. Our resolution equipment are e?cient, flexible, uni?ed, and extra normal (they focus on normal and abnormal codes) than such a lot current methods.

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In the first step, cR is used to create a new context c′ . The actual procedure parameter values are propagated into cR . ,vk →eval(ek ,cqb ) where vi is the generic value of Vi at the beginning of procedure R for all 1 ≤ i ≤ k. The symbolic expression eval(ei , cqb ) is the value of the i-th actual procedure parameter of q. ,vk →ek specifies a simultaneous replacement of all vi by ei . cR vi →eval(ei ,cqb ) means that all occurrences of vi are simultaneously substituted by eval(ei , cqb ) for 1 ≤ i ≤ k.

Generic variable bindings are assumed for all variables used at the procedure start. At the end of the procedure we determine the variable values as expressions of the variable values at the start. For the sake of illustration we assume that each procedure has a single start and end which are respectively associated with a start and end context. Furthermore, our procedure model corresponds to Fortran where procedures are named subroutines or functions and all procedure parameters that are variables are passed by callby-reference.

Array manipulations inside of loops are described by recurrences. A recurrence system over A consists of a boundary condition and a recurrence relation a(0) = b, b ∈ A, m a(k + 1) = a(k) (αl (k), βl (k)), l=1 where αl (k) and βl (k) are symbolic expressions and k is the recurrence index with k ≥ 0. Clearly, every instance of the recurrence is an element of A. Without changing the semantics of an array recurrence, θ∗ can be applied to simplify the recurrence relation. e. ρ(a(z), i). The symbolic expression z is the number of loop iterations determined by the loop exit condition and i is the index of the accessed element.

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