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author paulson
Thu Aug 13 17:28:19 1998 +0200 (1998-08-13)
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Isabelle NEWS -- history of user-visible changes
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New in this Isabelle version
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* several changes of proof tools;
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* HOL: major changes to the inductive and datatype packages;
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* HOL: renamed r^-1 to 'converse' from 'inverse'; `inj_onto' is now
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called `inj_on';
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* HOL: removed duplicate thms in Arith:
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  less_imp_add_less  should be replaced by  trans_less_add1
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  le_imp_add_le      should be replaced by  trans_le_add1
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*** Proof tools ***
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* Simplifier: Asm_full_simp_tac is now more aggressive.
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  1. It will sometimes reorient premises if that increases their power to
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     simplify.
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  2. It does no longer proceed strictly from left to right but may also
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     rotate premises to achieve further simplification.
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  For compatibility reasons there is now Asm_lr_simp_tac which is like the
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  old Asm_full_simp_tac in that it does not rotate premises.
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* Classical reasoner: wrapper mechanism for the classical reasoner now
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allows for selected deletion of wrappers, by introduction of names for
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wrapper functionals.  This implies that addbefore, addSbefore,
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addaltern, and addSaltern now take a pair (name, tactic) as argument,
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and that adding two tactics with the same name overwrites the first
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one (emitting a warning).
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  type wrapper = (int -> tactic) -> (int -> tactic)
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  setWrapper, setSWrapper, compWrapper and compSWrapper are replaced by
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  addWrapper, addSWrapper: claset * (string * wrapper) -> claset
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  delWrapper, delSWrapper: claset *  string            -> claset
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  getWrapper is renamed to appWrappers, getSWrapper to appSWrappers;
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* HOL/split_all_tac is now much faster and fails if there is nothing
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to split.  Existing (fragile) proofs may require adaption because the
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order and the names of the automatically generated variables have
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changed.  split_all_tac has moved within claset() from unsafe wrappers
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to safe wrappers, which means that !!-bound variables are split much
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more aggressively, and safe_tac and clarify_tac now split such
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variables.  If this splitting is not appropriate, use delSWrapper
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"split_all_tac".
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* HOL/Simplifier:
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 - Rewrite rules for case distinctions can now be added permanently to
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   the default simpset using Addsplits just like Addsimps. They can be
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   removed via Delsplits just like Delsimps. Lower-case versions are
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   also available.
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 - The rule split_if is now part of the default simpset. This means
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   that the simplifier will eliminate all occurrences of if-then-else
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   in the conclusion of a goal. To prevent this, you can either remove
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   split_if completely from the default simpset by `Delsplits
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   [split_if]' or remove it in a specific call of the simplifier using
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   `... delsplits [split_if]'.  You can also add/delete other case
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   splitting rules to/from the default simpset: every datatype
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   generates suitable rules `split_t_case' and `split_t_case_asm'
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   (where t is the name of the datatype).
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* Classical reasoner - Simplifier combination: new force_tac (and
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derivatives Force_tac, force) combines rewriting and classical
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reasoning (and whatever other tools) similarly to auto_tac, but is
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aimed to solve the given subgoal completely;
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*** General ***
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* new top-level commands `Goal' and `Goalw' that improve upon `goal'
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and `goalw': the theory is no longer needed as an explicit argument -
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the current theory context is used; assumptions are no longer returned
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at the ML-level unless one of them starts with ==> or !!; it is
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recommended to convert to these new commands using isatool fixgoal
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(backup your sources first!);
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* new top-level commands 'thm' and 'thms' for retrieving theorems from
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the current theory context, and 'theory' to lookup stored theories;
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* new theory section 'nonterminals' for purely syntactic types;
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* new theory section 'setup' for generic ML setup functions
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(e.g. package initialization);
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* the distribution now includes Isabelle icons: see
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lib/logo/isabelle-{small,tiny}.xpm;
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*** HOL ***
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* HOL/inductive package reorganized and improved: now supports mutual
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definitions such as
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  inductive EVEN ODD
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    intrs
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      null "0 : EVEN"
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      oddI "n : EVEN ==> Suc n : ODD"
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      evenI "n : ODD ==> Suc n : EVEN"
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new theorem list "elims" contains an elimination rule for each of the
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recursive sets; inductive definitions now handle disjunctive premises
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correctly (also ZF);
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INCOMPATIBILITIES: requires Inductive as an ancestor; component
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"mutual_induct" no longer exists - the induction rule is always
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contained in "induct";
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* HOL/datatype package re-implemented and greatly improved: now
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supports mutually recursive datatypes such as
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  datatype
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    'a aexp = IF_THEN_ELSE ('a bexp) ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
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            | SUM ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
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            | DIFF ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
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            | NUM 'a
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  and
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    'a bexp = LESS ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
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            | AND ('a bexp) ('a bexp)
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            | OR ('a bexp) ('a bexp)
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as well as indirectly recursive datatypes such as
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  datatype
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    ('a, 'b) term = Var 'a
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                  | App 'b ((('a, 'b) term) list)
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The new tactic  mutual_induct_tac [<var_1>, ..., <var_n>] i  performs
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induction on mutually / indirectly recursive datatypes.
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Primrec equations are now stored in theory and can be accessed via
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<function_name>.simps.
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INCOMPATIBILITIES:
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  - Theories using datatypes must now have theory Datatype as an
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    ancestor.
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  - The specific <typename>.induct_tac no longer exists - use the
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    generic induct_tac instead.
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  - natE has been renamed to nat.exhaust - use exhaust_tac
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    instead of res_inst_tac ... natE. Note that the variable
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    names in nat.exhaust differ from the names in natE, this
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    may cause some "fragile" proofs to fail.
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  - The theorems split_<typename>_case and split_<typename>_case_asm
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    have been renamed to <typename>.split and <typename>.split_asm.
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  - Since default sorts of type variables are now handled correctly,
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    some datatype definitions may have to be annotated with explicit
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    sort constraints.
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  - Primrec definitions no longer require function name and type
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    of recursive argument.
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Consider using isatool fixdatatype to adapt your theories and proof
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scripts to the new package (backup your sources first!).
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* HOL/record package: now includes concrete syntax for record types,
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terms, updates; still lacks important theorems, like surjective
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pairing and split;
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* reorganized the main HOL image: HOL/Integ and String loaded by
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default; theory Main includes everything;
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* added option_map_eq_Some to the default simpset claset;
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* added disj_not1 = "(~P | Q) = (P --> Q)" to the default simpset;
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* many new identities for unions, intersections, set difference, etc.;
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* expand_if, expand_split, expand_sum_case and expand_nat_case are now
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called split_if, split_split, split_sum_case and split_nat_case (to go
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with add/delsplits);
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* HOL/Prod introduces simplification procedure unit_eq_proc rewriting
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(?x::unit) = (); this is made part of the default simpset, which COULD
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MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL under rare circumstances (consider
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'Delsimprocs [unit_eq_proc];' as last resort); also note that
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unit_abs_eta_conv is added in order to counter the effect of
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unit_eq_proc on (%u::unit. f u), replacing it by f rather than by
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%u.f();
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* HOL/Fun INCOMPATIBILITY: `inj_onto' is now called `inj_on' (which
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makes more sense);
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* HOL/Set INCOMPATIBILITY: rule `equals0D' is now called `equals0E' (the old name was misleading);
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* HOL/Relation INCOMPATIBILITY: renamed the relational operator r^-1
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to 'converse' from 'inverse' (for compatibility with ZF and some
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literature);
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* HOL/recdef can now declare non-recursive functions, with {} supplied as
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the well-founded relation;
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* HOL/Update: new theory of function updates:
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    f(a:=b) == %x. if x=a then b else f x
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may also be iterated as in f(a:=b,c:=d,...);
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* HOL/Vimage: new theory for inverse image of a function, syntax f-``B;
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* HOL/List:
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  - new function list_update written xs[i:=v] that updates the i-th
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    list position. May also be iterated as in xs[i:=a,j:=b,...].
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  - new lexicographic orderings and corresponding wellfoundedness theorems.
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* HOL/Arith:
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  - removed 'pred' (predecessor) function;
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  - generalized some theorems about n-1;
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  - many new laws about "div" and "mod";
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  - new laws about greatest common divisors (see theory ex/Primes);
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* HOL/Relation: renamed the relational operator r^-1 "converse"
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instead of "inverse";
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* directory HOL/Real: a construction of the reals using Dedekind cuts
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(not included by default);
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* directory HOL/UNITY: Chandy and Misra's UNITY formalism;
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* calling (stac rew i) now fails if "rew" has no effect on the goal
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  [previously, this check worked only if the rewrite rule was unconditional]
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  Now rew can involve either definitions or equalities (either == or =).
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*** ZF ***
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* theory Main includes everything;
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* ZF INCOMPATIBILITY: rule `equals0D' is now called `equals0E' (the old name
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  was misleading).  The rule and 'sym RS equals0E' are now in the default
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  claset, giving automatic disjointness reasoning but breaking a few old 
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  proofs.
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* ZF/Update: new theory of function updates
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    with default rewrite rule  f(x:=y) ` z = if(z=x, y, f`z)
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  may also be iterated as in f(a:=b,c:=d,...);
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* in  let x=t in u(x), neither t nor u(x) has to be an FOL term.
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* calling (stac rew i) now fails if "rew" has no effect on the goal
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  [previously, this check worked only if the rewrite rule was unconditional]
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  Now rew can involve either definitions or equalities (either == or =).
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* case_tac provided for compatibility with HOL
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    (like the old excluded_middle_tac, but with subgoals swapped)
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*** Internal programming interfaces ***
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* Pure: several new basic modules made available for general use, see
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also src/Pure/README;
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* improved the theory data mechanism to support encapsulation (data
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kind name replaced by private Object.kind, acting as authorization
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key); new type-safe user interface via functor TheoryDataFun;
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* removed global_names compatibility flag -- all theory declarations
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are qualified by default;
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* module Pure/Syntax now offers quote / antiquote translation
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functions (useful for Hoare logic etc. with implicit dependencies);
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* Simplifier now offers conversions (asm_)(full_)rewrite: simpset ->
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cterm -> thm;
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* new tactical CHANGED_GOAL for checking that a tactic modifies a
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subgoal;
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* Display.print_goals function moved to Locale.print_goals;
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New in Isabelle98 (January 1998)
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* changed lexical syntax of terms / types: dots made part of long
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identifiers, e.g. "%x.x" no longer possible, should be "%x. x";
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* simpset (and claset) reference variable replaced by functions
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simpset / simpset_ref;
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* no longer supports theory aliases (via merge) and non-trivial
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implicit merge of thms' signatures;
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* most internal names of constants changed due to qualified names;
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* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML);
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*** General Changes ***
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* hierachically structured name spaces (for consts, types, axms, thms
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etc.); new lexical class 'longid' (e.g. Foo.bar.x) may render much of
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old input syntactically incorrect (e.g. "%x.x"); COMPATIBILITY:
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isatool fixdots ensures space after dots (e.g. "%x. x"); set
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long_names for fully qualified output names; NOTE: ML programs
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(special tactics, packages etc.) referring to internal names may have
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to be adapted to cope with fully qualified names; in case of severe
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backward campatibility problems try setting 'global_names' at compile
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time to have enrything declared within a flat name space; one may also
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fine tune name declarations in theories via the 'global' and 'local'
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section;
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* reimplemented the implicit simpset and claset using the new anytype
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data filed in signatures; references simpset:simpset ref etc. are
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replaced by functions simpset:unit->simpset and
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simpset_ref:unit->simpset ref; COMPATIBILITY: use isatool fixclasimp
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to patch your ML files accordingly;
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* HTML output now includes theory graph data for display with Java
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applet or isatool browser; data generated automatically via isatool
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usedir (see -i option, ISABELLE_USEDIR_OPTIONS);
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* defs may now be conditional; improved rewrite_goals_tac to handle
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conditional equations;
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* defs now admits additional type arguments, using TYPE('a) syntax;
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* theory aliases via merge (e.g. M=A+B+C) no longer supported, always
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creates a new theory node; implicit merge of thms' signatures is
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restricted to 'trivial' ones; COMPATIBILITY: one may have to use
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transfer:theory->thm->thm in (rare) cases;
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* improved handling of draft signatures / theories; draft thms (and
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ctyps, cterms) are automatically promoted to real ones;
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* slightly changed interfaces for oracles: admit many per theory, named
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(e.g. oracle foo = mlfun), additional name argument for invoke_oracle;
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* print_goals: optional output of const types (set show_consts and
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show_types);
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* improved output of warnings (###) and errors (***);
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* subgoal_tac displays a warning if the new subgoal has type variables;
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* removed old README and Makefiles;
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* replaced print_goals_ref hook by print_current_goals_fn and result_error_fn;
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* removed obsolete init_pps and init_database;
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* deleted the obsolete tactical STATE, which was declared by
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    fun STATE tacfun st = tacfun st st;
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* cd and use now support path variables, e.g. $ISABELLE_HOME, or ~
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(which abbreviates $HOME);
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* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML); COMPATIBILITY:
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use isatool fixseq to adapt your ML programs (this works for fully
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qualified references to the Sequence structure only!);
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* use_thy no longer requires writable current directory; it always
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reloads .ML *and* .thy file, if either one is out of date;
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*** Classical Reasoner ***
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* Clarify_tac, clarify_tac, clarify_step_tac, Clarify_step_tac: new
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tactics that use classical reasoning to simplify a subgoal without
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splitting it into several subgoals;
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* Safe_tac: like safe_tac but uses the default claset;
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*** Simplifier ***
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* added simplification meta rules:
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    (asm_)(full_)simplify: simpset -> thm -> thm;
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* simplifier.ML no longer part of Pure -- has to be loaded by object
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logics (again);
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* added prems argument to simplification procedures;
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* HOL, FOL, ZF: added infix function `addsplits':
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  instead of `<simpset> setloop (split_tac <thms>)'
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  you can simply write `<simpset> addsplits <thms>'
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*** Syntax ***
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* TYPE('a) syntax for type reflection terms;
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* no longer handles consts with name "" -- declare as 'syntax' instead;
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* pretty printer: changed order of mixfix annotation preference (again!);
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* Pure: fixed idt/idts vs. pttrn/pttrns syntactic categories;
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*** HOL ***
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* HOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g. 
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  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
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* HOL/TLA: Stephan Merz's formalization of Lamport's Temporal Logic of Actions;
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* HOL/Auth: new protocol proofs including some for the Internet
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  protocol TLS;
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* HOL/Map: new theory of `maps' a la VDM;
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* HOL/simplifier: simplification procedures nat_cancel_sums for
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cancelling out common nat summands from =, <, <= (in)equalities, or
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differences; simplification procedures nat_cancel_factor for
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cancelling common factor from =, <, <= (in)equalities over natural
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sums; nat_cancel contains both kinds of procedures, it is installed by
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default in Arith.thy -- this COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL;
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   415
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* HOL/simplifier: terms of the form
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  `? x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x)'  (or t=x)
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  are rewritten to
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  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t)',
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  and those of the form
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  `! x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x) --> R(x)'  (or t=x)
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  are rewritten to
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  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t) --> R(t)',
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   424
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* HOL/datatype
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  Each datatype `t' now comes with a theorem `split_t_case' of the form
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   427
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  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
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     ( (!y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 --> P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) &
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   430
        ...
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       (!y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn --> P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
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     )
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   433
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  and a theorem `split_t_case_asm' of the form
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   435
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  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
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   437
    ~( (? y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 & ~P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) |
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   438
        ...
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   439
       (? y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn & ~P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
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     )
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  which can be added to a simpset via `addsplits'. The existing theorems
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   442
  expand_list_case and expand_option_case have been renamed to
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   443
  split_list_case and split_option_case.
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* HOL/Arithmetic:
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  - `pred n' is automatically converted to `n-1'.
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    Users are strongly encouraged not to use `pred' any longer,
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    because it will disappear altogether at some point.
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  - Users are strongly encouraged to write "0 < n" rather than
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    "n ~= 0". Theorems and proof tools have been modified towards this
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    `standard'.
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   452
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* HOL/Lists:
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  the function "set_of_list" has been renamed "set" (and its theorems too);
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  the function "nth" now takes its arguments in the reverse order and
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  has acquired the infix notation "!" as in "xs!n".
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   457
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* HOL/Set: UNIV is now a constant and is no longer translated to Compl{};
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   459
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* HOL/Set: The operator (UN x.B x) now abbreviates (UN x:UNIV. B x) and its
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   461
  specialist theorems (like UN1_I) are gone.  Similarly for (INT x.B x);
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   462
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* HOL/record: extensible records with schematic structural subtyping
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(single inheritance); EXPERIMENTAL version demonstrating the encoding,
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   465
still lacks various theorems and concrete record syntax;
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   466
wenzelm@4125
   467
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*** HOLCF ***
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   469
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   470
* removed "axioms" and "generated by" sections;
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   471
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   472
* replaced "ops" section by extended "consts" section, which is capable of
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   473
  handling the continuous function space "->" directly;
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   474
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   475
* domain package:
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   476
  . proves theorems immediately and stores them in the theory,
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   477
  . creates hierachical name space,
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   478
  . now uses normal mixfix annotations (instead of cinfix...),
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   479
  . minor changes to some names and values (for consistency),
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   480
  . e.g. cases -> casedist, dists_eq -> dist_eqs, [take_lemma] -> take_lemmas,
wenzelm@4125
   481
  . separator between mutual domain defs: changed "," to "and",
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   482
  . improved handling of sort constraints;  now they have to
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   483
    appear on the left-hand side of the equations only;
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   484
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   485
* fixed LAM <x,y,zs>.b syntax;
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   486
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   487
* added extended adm_tac to simplifier in HOLCF -- can now discharge
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   488
adm (%x. P (t x)), where P is chainfinite and t continuous;
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   489
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   490
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   491
*** FOL and ZF ***
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   492
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* FOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g. 
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  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
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   495
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* qed_spec_mp, qed_goal_spec_mp, qed_goalw_spec_mp are available, as
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   497
in HOL, they strip ALL and --> from proved theorems;
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   498
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   499
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   500
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   501
New in Isabelle94-8 (May 1997)
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   502
------------------------------
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   503
paulson@3002
   504
*** General Changes ***
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   505
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* new utilities to build / run / maintain Isabelle etc. (in parts
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   507
still somewhat experimental); old Makefiles etc. still functional;
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   508
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   509
* new 'Isabelle System Manual';
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   510
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* INSTALL text, together with ./configure and ./build scripts;
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   512
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   513
* reimplemented type inference for greater efficiency, better error
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   514
messages and clean internal interface;
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   515
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   516
* prlim command for dealing with lots of subgoals (an easier way of
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   517
setting goals_limit);
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   518
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   519
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   520
*** Syntax ***
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   521
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* supports alternative (named) syntax tables (parser and pretty
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   523
printer); internal interface is provided by add_modesyntax(_i);
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   524
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   525
* Pure, FOL, ZF, HOL, HOLCF now support symbolic input and output; to
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   526
be used in conjunction with the Isabelle symbol font; uses the
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   527
"symbols" syntax table;
paulson@3002
   528
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   529
* added token_translation interface (may translate name tokens in
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   530
arbitrary ways, dependent on their type (free, bound, tfree, ...) and
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   531
the current print_mode); IMPORTANT: user print translation functions
wenzelm@3116
   532
are responsible for marking newly introduced bounds
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   533
(Syntax.mark_boundT);
wenzelm@2705
   534
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   535
* token translations for modes "xterm" and "xterm_color" that display
wenzelm@3006
   536
names in bold, underline etc. or colors (which requires a color
wenzelm@3006
   537
version of xterm);
wenzelm@2730
   538
paulson@3002
   539
* infixes may now be declared with names independent of their syntax;
paulson@3002
   540
paulson@3002
   541
* added typed_print_translation (like print_translation, but may
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   542
access type of constant);
paulson@3002
   543
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   544
paulson@3002
   545
*** Classical Reasoner ***
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   546
paulson@3002
   547
Blast_tac: a new tactic!  It is often more powerful than fast_tac, but has
paulson@3002
   548
some limitations.  Blast_tac...
paulson@3002
   549
  + ignores addss, addbefore, addafter; this restriction is intrinsic
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   550
  + ignores elimination rules that don't have the correct format
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   551
	(the conclusion MUST be a formula variable)
paulson@3002
   552
  + ignores types, which can make HOL proofs fail
paulson@3002
   553
  + rules must not require higher-order unification, e.g. apply_type in ZF
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   554
    [message "Function Var's argument not a bound variable" relates to this]
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   555
  + its proof strategy is more general but can actually be slower
paulson@3002
   556
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   557
* substitution with equality assumptions no longer permutes other
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   558
assumptions;
paulson@3002
   559
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   560
* minor changes in semantics of addafter (now called addaltern); renamed
paulson@3002
   561
setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to compWrapper; added safe wrapper
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   562
(and access functions for it);
paulson@3002
   563
oheimb@3317
   564
* improved combination of classical reasoner and simplifier: 
oheimb@3317
   565
  + functions for handling clasimpsets
oheimb@3317
   566
  + improvement of addss: now the simplifier is called _after_ the
oheimb@3317
   567
    safe steps.
oheimb@3317
   568
  + safe variant of addss called addSss: uses safe simplifications
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   569
    _during_ the safe steps. It is more complete as it allows multiple 
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   570
    instantiations of unknowns (e.g. with slow_tac).
wenzelm@3006
   571
paulson@3002
   572
*** Simplifier ***
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   573
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   574
* added interface for simplification procedures (functions that
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   575
produce *proven* rewrite rules on the fly, depending on current
wenzelm@3006
   576
redex);
wenzelm@3006
   577
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   578
* ordering on terms as parameter (used for ordered rewriting);
wenzelm@3006
   579
wenzelm@3107
   580
* new functions delcongs, deleqcongs, and Delcongs. richer rep_ss;
paulson@3002
   581
paulson@3002
   582
* the solver is now split into a safe and an unsafe part.
paulson@3002
   583
This should be invisible for the normal user, except that the
paulson@3002
   584
functions setsolver and addsolver have been renamed to setSolver and
wenzelm@3107
   585
addSolver; added safe_asm_full_simp_tac;
paulson@3002
   586
paulson@3002
   587
paulson@3002
   588
*** HOL ***
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   589
nipkow@3042
   590
* a generic induction tactic `induct_tac' which works for all datatypes and
wenzelm@3107
   591
also for type `nat';
nipkow@3042
   592
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   593
* a generic case distinction tactic `exhaust_tac' which works for all
nipkow@3316
   594
datatypes and also for type `nat';
nipkow@3316
   595
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   596
* each datatype comes with a function `size';
nipkow@3316
   597
paulson@3002
   598
* patterns in case expressions allow tuple patterns as arguments to
wenzelm@3107
   599
constructors, for example `case x of [] => ... | (x,y,z)#ps => ...';
paulson@3002
   600
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   601
* primrec now also works with type nat;
paulson@3002
   602
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   603
* recdef: a new declaration form, allows general recursive functions to be
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   604
defined in theory files.  See HOL/ex/Fib, HOL/ex/Primes, HOL/Subst/Unify.
paulson@3338
   605
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   606
* the constant for negation has been renamed from "not" to "Not" to
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   607
harmonize with FOL, ZF, LK, etc.;
paulson@3002
   608
wenzelm@3107
   609
* HOL/ex/LFilter theory of a corecursive "filter" functional for
wenzelm@3107
   610
infinite lists;
paulson@3002
   611
wenzelm@3227
   612
* HOL/Modelcheck demonstrates invocation of model checker oracle;
wenzelm@3227
   613
paulson@3002
   614
* HOL/ex/Ring.thy declares cring_simp, which solves equational
paulson@3002
   615
problems in commutative rings, using axiomatic type classes for + and *;
paulson@3002
   616
paulson@3002
   617
* more examples in HOL/MiniML and HOL/Auth;
paulson@3002
   618
paulson@3002
   619
* more default rewrite rules for quantifiers, union/intersection;
paulson@3002
   620
nipkow@3321
   621
* a new constant `arbitrary == @x.False';
nipkow@3321
   622
wenzelm@3107
   623
* HOLCF/IOA replaces old HOL/IOA;
wenzelm@3107
   624
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* HOLCF changes: derived all rules and arities 
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  + axiomatic type classes instead of classes 
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   627
  + typedef instead of faking type definitions
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   628
  + eliminated the internal constants less_fun, less_cfun, UU_fun, UU_cfun etc.
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   629
  + new axclasses cpo, chfin, flat with flat < chfin < pcpo < cpo < po
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   630
  + eliminated the types void, one, tr
slotosch@2653
   631
  + use unit lift and bool lift (with translations) instead of one and tr
slotosch@2653
   632
  + eliminated blift from Lift3.thy (use Def instead of blift)
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   633
  all eliminated rules are derived as theorems --> no visible changes ;
oheimb@2649
   634
wenzelm@3006
   635
paulson@3002
   636
*** ZF ***
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   637
paulson@2865
   638
* ZF now has Fast_tac, Simp_tac and Auto_tac.  Union_iff is a now a default
paulson@2865
   639
rewrite rule; this may affect some proofs.  eq_cs is gone but can be put back
paulson@2865
   640
as ZF_cs addSIs [equalityI];
wenzelm@2553
   641
wenzelm@2554
   642
wenzelm@2732
   643
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   644
New in Isabelle94-7 (November 96)
wenzelm@2553
   645
---------------------------------
wenzelm@2553
   646
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   647
* allowing negative levels (as offsets) in prlev and choplev;
wenzelm@2553
   648
wenzelm@2554
   649
* super-linear speedup for large simplifications;
wenzelm@2554
   650
wenzelm@2554
   651
* FOL, ZF and HOL now use miniscoping: rewriting pushes
wenzelm@2554
   652
quantifications in as far as possible (COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS
wenzelm@2554
   653
FAIL); can suppress it using the command Delsimps (ex_simps @
wenzelm@2554
   654
all_simps); De Morgan laws are also now included, by default;
wenzelm@2554
   655
wenzelm@2554
   656
* improved printing of ==>  :  ~:
wenzelm@2554
   657
wenzelm@2554
   658
* new object-logic "Sequents" adds linear logic, while replacing LK
wenzelm@2554
   659
and Modal (thanks to Sara Kalvala);
wenzelm@2554
   660
wenzelm@2554
   661
* HOL/Auth: correctness proofs for authentication protocols;
wenzelm@2554
   662
wenzelm@2554
   663
* HOL: new auto_tac combines rewriting and classical reasoning (many
wenzelm@2554
   664
examples on HOL/Auth);
wenzelm@2554
   665
wenzelm@2554
   666
* HOL: new command AddIffs for declaring theorems of the form P=Q to
wenzelm@2554
   667
the rewriter and classical reasoner simultaneously;
wenzelm@2554
   668
wenzelm@2554
   669
* function uresult no longer returns theorems in "standard" format;
wenzelm@2554
   670
regain previous version by: val uresult = standard o uresult;
wenzelm@2554
   671
wenzelm@2554
   672
wenzelm@2554
   673
wenzelm@2554
   674
New in Isabelle94-6
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   675
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
   676
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   677
* oracles -- these establish an interface between Isabelle and trusted
wenzelm@2554
   678
external reasoners, which may deliver results as theorems;
wenzelm@2554
   679
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   680
* proof objects (in particular record all uses of oracles);
wenzelm@2554
   681
wenzelm@2554
   682
* Simp_tac, Fast_tac, etc. that refer to implicit simpset / claset;
wenzelm@2554
   683
wenzelm@2554
   684
* "constdefs" section in theory files;
wenzelm@2554
   685
wenzelm@2554
   686
* "primrec" section (HOL) no longer requires names;
wenzelm@2554
   687
wenzelm@2554
   688
* internal type "tactic" now simply "thm -> thm Sequence.seq";
wenzelm@2554
   689
wenzelm@2554
   690
wenzelm@2554
   691
wenzelm@2554
   692
New in Isabelle94-5
wenzelm@2554
   693
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
   694
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   695
* reduced space requirements;
wenzelm@2554
   696
wenzelm@2554
   697
* automatic HTML generation from theories;
wenzelm@2554
   698
wenzelm@2554
   699
* theory files no longer require "..." (quotes) around most types;
wenzelm@2554
   700
wenzelm@2554
   701
* new examples, including two proofs of the Church-Rosser theorem;
wenzelm@2554
   702
wenzelm@2554
   703
* non-curried (1994) version of HOL is no longer distributed;
wenzelm@2554
   704
wenzelm@2553
   705
paulson@2557
   706
paulson@2557
   707
New in Isabelle94-4
paulson@2557
   708
-------------------
paulson@2557
   709
paulson@2747
   710
* greatly reduced space requirements;
paulson@2557
   711
paulson@2557
   712
* theory files (.thy) no longer require \...\ escapes at line breaks;
paulson@2557
   713
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   714
* searchable theorem database (see the section "Retrieving theorems" on 
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   715
page 8 of the Reference Manual);
paulson@2557
   716
paulson@2557
   717
* new examples, including Grabczewski's monumental case study of the
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   718
Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
   719
paulson@2557
   720
* The previous version of HOL renamed to Old_HOL;
paulson@2557
   721
paulson@2557
   722
* The new version of HOL (previously called CHOL) uses a curried syntax 
paulson@2557
   723
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b);
paulson@2557
   724
paulson@2557
   725
* Mutually recursive inductive definitions finally work in HOL;
paulson@2557
   726
paulson@2557
   727
* In ZF, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions and
paulson@2557
   728
translates to the operator "split";
paulson@2557
   729
paulson@2557
   730
paulson@2557
   731
paulson@2557
   732
New in Isabelle94-3
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   733
-------------------
paulson@2557
   734
paulson@2557
   735
* new infix operator, addss, allowing the classical reasoner to 
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   736
perform simplification at each step of its search.  Example:
paulson@2557
   737
	fast_tac (cs addss ss)
paulson@2557
   738
paulson@2557
   739
* a new logic, CHOL, the same as HOL, but with a curried syntax 
paulson@2557
   740
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b).  Also pairs 
paulson@2557
   741
look like (a,b) instead of <a,b>;
paulson@2557
   742
paulson@2557
   743
* PLEASE NOTE: CHOL will eventually replace HOL!
paulson@2557
   744
paulson@2557
   745
* In CHOL, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions.
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   746
It translates to the operator "split".  A new theory of integers is available;
paulson@2557
   747
paulson@2557
   748
* In ZF, integer numerals now denote two's-complement binary integers.
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   749
Arithmetic operations can be performed by rewriting.  See ZF/ex/Bin.ML;
paulson@2557
   750
paulson@2557
   751
* Many new examples: I/O automata, Church-Rosser theorem, equivalents 
paulson@2557
   752
of the Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
   753
paulson@2557
   754
paulson@2557
   755
paulson@2557
   756
New in Isabelle94-2
paulson@2557
   757
-------------------
paulson@2557
   758
paulson@2557
   759
* Significantly faster resolution;  
paulson@2557
   760
paulson@2557
   761
* the different sections in a .thy file can now be mixed and repeated
paulson@2557
   762
freely;
paulson@2557
   763
paulson@2557
   764
* Database of theorems for FOL, HOL and ZF.  New
paulson@2557
   765
commands including qed, qed_goal and bind_thm store theorems in the database.
paulson@2557
   766
paulson@2557
   767
* Simple database queries: return a named theorem (get_thm) or all theorems of
paulson@2557
   768
a given theory (thms_of), or find out what theory a theorem was proved in
paulson@2557
   769
(theory_of_thm);
paulson@2557
   770
paulson@2557
   771
* Bugs fixed in the inductive definition and datatype packages;
paulson@2557
   772
paulson@2557
   773
* The classical reasoner provides deepen_tac and depth_tac, making FOL_dup_cs
paulson@2557
   774
and HOL_dup_cs obsolete;
paulson@2557
   775
paulson@2557
   776
* Syntactic ambiguities caused by the new treatment of syntax in Isabelle94-1
paulson@2557
   777
have been removed;
paulson@2557
   778
paulson@2557
   779
* Simpler definition of function space in ZF;
paulson@2557
   780
paulson@2557
   781
* new results about cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in ZF;
paulson@2557
   782
paulson@2557
   783
* 'subtype' facility in HOL for introducing new types as subsets of existing
paulson@2557
   784
types;
paulson@2557
   785
paulson@2557
   786
wenzelm@2553
   787
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