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Title: On Hoare Logic and Kleene Algebra with Tests
Authors: Kozen, Dexter
Keywords: computer science
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Issue Date: Dec-1998
Publisher: Cornell University
Abstract: We show that Kleene algebra with tests subsumes propositional Hoare logic. Thus the specialized syntax and deductive apparatus of Hoare logic are inessential and can be replaced by ordinary equational reasoning. It follows from the reduction that propositional Hoare logic is in PSPACE; we show that it is PSPACE-complete.
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