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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 19, Number 6, Page 575 (1975)
Nontopical Issue
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Mathematical Construct for Program Reorganization

by D. P. Pazel
A mathematical formalism is described through which a program is given a symbolic representation and, with the application of several basic formulas, may be transformed into an equivalent representation giving rise to a reorganized program. Examples are given in which programs are simplified (e.g., code is reduced) or reorganized into a structured form. In effect a mathematics is described that applies to programs in much the same manner as Boolean algebra applies to switching circuits.
Related Subjects: Mathematics; Programming, programs, and programming languages