See section B Bibliography, for details on references to the literature, cited in this manual.
Currently the semantics are stated informally. We will eventually give a more formal semantics to Larch/C++, but as with any large design project, there are benefits to sketching the design informally first. This is similar to the idea of designing a program before coding it. In the case of Larch/C++, the size and complexity of C++ make this approach imperative.
Although the C++ standard does not define the effect of modifying
a string-literal, it does state that the type is not
an array of constant char objects (
but just "array of
Thanks to Chalin for several discussions about this point.
Thanks to Rustan Leino,
Mark Vandevoorde, Dave Detlefs, Yang Meng Tan,
and Patrice Chalin
for a series of personal communications about the semantics of
Thanks to Peter Mueller for a discussion on this point, and for bringing [Poetzsch-Heffter97] to my attention.
Personal communication, J. Smith.
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