README.html
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Tue May 20 19:30:57 1997 +0200 (1997-05-20)
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the new README;
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<title>The Isabelle System Distribution</title>
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<h1>The Isabelle System Distribution</h1>
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<h2>Version information</h2>
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This is <strong>Isabelle-94 revision 8</strong> as of May
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1997. Basically, it should be backwards compatible to earlier
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Isabelle-94 releases. Older versions (like Isabelle-93) are quite
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different, though. See also the <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution
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for a more detailed list of new features and changes.
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<h2>System requirements</h2>
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Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources. Fun
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starts at about 32MB of RAM (somewhat depending on your ML system),
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several tens of MB disk space and with a relatively fast CPU.
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Furthermore, it needs the following software, which is not part of the
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distribution:
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<ul>
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<li> A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML or SML of New Jersey).
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<li> The GNU bash shell (version 1.14.x or 2.x).
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<li> Perl 5.x - the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
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</ul>
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The ML system and GNU bash are absolutely essential. Perl is optional
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for core functionality, but still highly recommended.
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The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work
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quite well:
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<ul>
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<li> Poly/ML versions 2.x and 3.1 on Suns (running SunOS 4.1.x or
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Solaris 2.x).
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<li> SML/NJ 0.93 on Suns and SGIs. There seem to be several
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problems with Linux and HP-UX.
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<li> SML/NJ 1.07 on Suns, Linux, etc.
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<li> SML/NJ 1.09.27 on Suns, Linux, etc.
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</ul>
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Poly/ML is a commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and
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efficient. It requires relatively little memory (starting at about
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16MB) and disk space (about 40MB for all distributed object logics).
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See <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">here</a> for more
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information.
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SML/NJ needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The last
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offificial release is 0.93.
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Recent working versions may be better suited, under normal
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circumstances.  Beware of the many incompatibilities among SML/NJ
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versions! From the 1.09.x family, we now only support 1.09.27, or
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later.
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To obtain Standard ML of New Jersey, see the <a
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href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">here</a>. An
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unofficial pre-built binary distribution of SML/NJ 1.09.27 for Linux
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is available <a
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href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wenzelm/resources.html">here</a>.
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<h2>Installation</h2>
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See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
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system. Further background information may be found in the
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<em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
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sources.
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<h2>Other sources of information</h2>
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<h3>Mailing list</h3>
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The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
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provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
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information. To join, send a message to
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<tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
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<h3>Personal mail</h3>
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<a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
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Computer Laboratory<br>
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University of Cambridge<br>
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Pembroke Street<br>
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Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
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England<br>
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E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
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Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
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Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
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<p>
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or
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<a href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:80/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
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Institut fuer Informatik<br>
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T. U. Muenchen<br>	
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D-80290 Muenchen<br>
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Germany<br>
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E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de<br>
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Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
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Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
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Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
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helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
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Isabelle and their consequences.
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