## A Discipline of ProgrammingExecutional abstraction; The role of programming languages; States and their characterization; The characterization of semantics; The semantic characterization of a programming language; Two theorems; On the design of properly terminating; Euclid's algorithm revisited; The formal treatment of some small examples; The linear search theorem; The problem of the next permutation. |

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PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE | 24 |

CONSTRUCTS | 41 |

Q THE FORMAL TREATMENT OF SOME SMALL | 51 |

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