Section: New Software and Platforms
Participants : Xavier Leroy [ contact ] , Sandrine Blazy [team Celtique] , Jacques-Henri Jourdan, Bernhard Schommer [AbsInt GmbH] .
The CompCert project investigates the formal verification of realistic compilers usable for critical embedded software. Such verified compilers come with a mathematical, machine-checked proof that the generated executable code behaves exactly as prescribed by the semantics of the source program. By ruling out the possibility of compiler-introduced bugs, verified compilers strengthen the guarantees that can be obtained by applying formal methods to source programs. AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH sells a commercial version of CompCert with long-term maintenance.