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Section: New Results

Formal Verification of an SSA-Based Middle-End for CompCert

Participants : Delphine Demange, David Pichardie.

CompCert is a formally verified compiler that generates compact and efficient code for a large subset of the C language. However, CompCert foregoes using SSA, an intermediate representation employed by many compilers that enables writing simpler, faster optimizers. In fact, it has remained an open problem to verify formally an SSA-based compiler. We report inĀ [14] on a formally verified, SSA-based middle-end for CompCert. In addition to providing a formally verified SSA-based middle-end, we address two problems raised by Leroy in 2009: giving an intuitive formal semantics to SSA, and leveraging its global properties to reason locally about program optimizations. Joint work with Gilles Barthe.