NEWS
author paulson
Tue Jan 19 11:18:11 1999 +0100 (1999-01-19)
changeset 6141 a6922171b396
parent 6131 2d9e609abcdb
child 6155 e387d188d0ca
permissions -rw-r--r--
removal of the (thm list) argument of mk_cases
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Isabelle NEWS -- history user-relevant 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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* HOL: Removed the obsolete syntax "Compl A"; use -A for set complement
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* ZF: The con_defs part of an inductive definition may no longer refer to 
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  constants declared in the same theory;
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* HOL, ZF: the function mk_cases, generated by the inductive definition 
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  package, has lost an argument.  To simplify its result, it uses the default
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  simpset instead of a supplied list of theorems.
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*** Proof tools ***
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* Provers/Arith/fast_lin_arith.ML contains a functor for creating a decision
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procedure for linear arithmetic. Currently it is used for types `nat' and
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`int' in HOL (see below) but can, should and will be instantiated for other
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types and logics as well.
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*** General ***
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* in locales, the "assumes" and "defines" parts may be omitted if empty;
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* new print_mode "xsymbols" for extended symbol support 
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  (e.g. genuiely long arrows)
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*** HOL ***
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* There are now decision procedures for linear arithmetic over nat and int:
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1. arith_tac copes with arbitrary formulae involving `=', `<', `<=', `+',
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`-', `Suc' and numerical constants; other subterms are treated as atomic;
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subformulae not involving type `nat' or `int' are ignored; quantified
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subformulae are ignored unless they are positive universal or negative
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existential. The tactic has to be invoked by hand and can be a little bit
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slow. In particular, the running time is exponential in the number of
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occurrences of `-' on `nat'.
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2. fast_arith_tac is a cut-down version of arith_tac: it only takes (negated)
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(in)equalities among the premises and the conclusion into account (i.e. no
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compound formulae) and does not know about `-' on `nat'. It is fast and is
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used automatically by the simplifier.
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NB: At the moment, these decision procedures do not cope with mixed nat/int
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formulae where the two parts interact, such as `m < n ==> int(m) < int(n)'.
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*** Internal programming interfaces ***
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* tuned current_goals_markers semantics: begin / end goal avoids
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printing empty lines;
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* removed prs and prs_fn hook, which was broken because it did not
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include \n in its semantics, forcing writeln to add one
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uncoditionally; replaced prs_fn by writeln_fn; consider std_output:
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string -> unit if you really want to output text without newline;
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*** ZF ***
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* new primrec section allows primitive recursive functions to be given
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  directly (as in HOL) over datatypes and the natural numbers;
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* new tactics induct_tac and exhaust_tac for induction (or case analysis)
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  over datatypes and the natural numbers;
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* the datatype declaration of type T now defines the recursor T_rec;
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* simplification automatically does freeness reasoning for datatype
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  constructors;
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* The syntax "if P then x else y" is now available in addition to if(P,x,y).
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New in Isabelle98-1 (October 1998)
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* several changes of automated proof tools;
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* HOL: major changes to the inductive and datatype packages, including
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some minor incompatibilities of theory syntax;
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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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* HOL: unary minus is now overloaded (new type constraints may be
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required);
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* HOL and ZF: unary minus for integers is now #- instead of #~.  In
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ZF, expressions such as n#-1 must be changed to n#- 1, since #-1 is
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now taken as an integer constant.
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* Pure: ML function 'theory_of' renamed to 'theory';
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*** Proof tools ***
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* Simplifier:
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  1. 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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  2. The simplifier now knows a little bit about nat-arithmetic.
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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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* Classical reasoner: addbefore/addSbefore now have APPEND/ORELSE
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semantics; addbefore now affects only the unsafe part of step_tac
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etc.; this affects addss/auto_tac/force_tac, so EXISTING PROOFS MAY
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FAIL, but proofs should be fixable easily, e.g. by replacing Auto_tac
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by Force_tac;
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* Classical reasoner: setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to
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compWrapper; added safe wrapper (and access functions for it);
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* HOL/split_all_tac is now much faster and fails if there is nothing
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to split.  Some EXISTING PROOFS MAY REQUIRE ADAPTION because the order
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and the names of the automatically generated variables have changed.
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split_all_tac has moved within claset() from unsafe wrappers to safe
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wrappers, which means that !!-bound variables are split much more
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aggressively, and safe_tac and clarify_tac now split such variables.
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If this splitting is not appropriate, use delSWrapper "split_all_tac".
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Note: the same holds for record_split_tac, which does the job of
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split_all_tac for record fields.
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* HOL/Simplifier: Rewrite rules for case distinctions can now be added
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permanently to the default simpset using Addsplits just like
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Addsimps. They can be removed via Delsplits just like
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Delsimps. Lower-case versions are also available.
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* HOL/Simplifier: The rule split_if is now part of the default
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simpset. This means that the simplifier will eliminate all occurrences
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of if-then-else in the conclusion of a goal. To prevent this, you can
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either remove split_if completely from the default simpset by
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`Delsplits [split_if]' or remove it in a specific call of the
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simplifier using `... delsplits [split_if]'.  You can also add/delete
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other case splitting rules to/from the default simpset: every datatype
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generates suitable rules `split_t_case' and `split_t_case_asm' (where
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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 'locale' for declaring constants, assumptions and
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definitions that have local scope;
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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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* isatool install - install binaries with absolute references to
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ISABELLE_HOME/bin;
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* isatool logo -- create instances of the Isabelle logo (as EPS);
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* print mode 'emacs' reserved for Isamode;
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* support multiple print (ast) translations per constant name;
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*** HOL ***
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* there is now a tutorial on Isabelle/HOL (do 'isatool doc tutorial');
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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: considerably improved implementation; now
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includes concrete syntax for record types, terms, updates; theorems
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for surjective pairing and splitting !!-bound record variables; proof
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support is as follows:
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  1) standard conversions (selectors or updates applied to record
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constructor terms) are part of the standard simpset;
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  2) inject equations of the form ((x, y) = (x', y')) == x=x' & y=y' are
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made part of standard simpset and claset via addIffs;
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  3) a tactic for record field splitting (record_split_tac) is part of
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the standard claset (addSWrapper);
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To get a better idea about these rules you may retrieve them via
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something like 'thms "foo.simps"' or 'thms "foo.iffs"', where "foo" is
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the name of your record type.
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The split tactic 3) conceptually simplifies by the following rule:
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  "(!!x. PROP ?P x) == (!!a b. PROP ?P (a, b))"
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Thus any record variable that is bound by meta-all will automatically
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blow up into some record constructor term, consequently the
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simplifications of 1), 2) apply.  Thus force_tac, auto_tac etc. shall
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solve record problems automatically.
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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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* automatic simplification of integer sums and comparisons, using cancellation;
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* added option_map_eq_Some and not_Some_eq to the default simpset and 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 a well-formed destruct rule;
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  It and 'sym RS equals0D' are now in the default  claset, giving automatic
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  disjointness reasoning but breaking a few old proofs.
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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/Set INCOMPATIBILITY: the complement of set A is now written -A instead of
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    Compl A.  The "Compl" syntax remains available as input syntax for this
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    release ONLY.
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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 function `upt' written [i..j(] which generates the list
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    [i,i+1,...,j-1], i.e. the upper bound is excluded. To include the upper
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    bound write [i..j], which is a shorthand for [i..j+1(].
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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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* HOL/Induct/Multiset: a theory of multisets, including the wellfoundedness
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  of the multiset ordering;
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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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* directory HOL/Hoare: a new version of Hoare logic which permits many-sorted
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  programs, i.e. different program variables may have different types.
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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; INCOMPATIBILITY: theory ZF.thy contains
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  only the theorems proved on ZF.ML;
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* ZF INCOMPATIBILITY: rule `equals0D' is now a well-formed destruct rule;
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  It and 'sym RS equals0D' are now in the default  claset, giving automatic
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  disjointness reasoning but breaking a few old 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; generic
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print_data function becomes basically useless;
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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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see HOL/ex/Antiquote for an example use;
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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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   429
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* standard print function for goals supports current_goals_markers
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variable for marking begin of proof, end of proof, start of goal; the
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default is ("", "", ""); setting current_goals_markers := ("<proof>",
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"</proof>", "<goal>") causes SGML like tagged proof state printing,
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for example;
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   435
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New in Isabelle98 (January 1998)
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--------------------------------
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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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   445
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* simpset (and claset) reference variable replaced by functions
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simpset / simpset_ref;
wenzelm@4410
   448
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   449
* no longer supports theory aliases (via merge) and non-trivial
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implicit merge of thms' signatures;
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   451
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* most internal names of constants changed due to qualified names;
wenzelm@4410
   453
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* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML);
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   455
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   456
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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
wenzelm@4108
   461
old input syntactically incorrect (e.g. "%x.x"); COMPATIBILITY:
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   462
isatool fixdots ensures space after dots (e.g. "%x. x"); set
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   463
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
wenzelm@4174
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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
wenzelm@4174
   468
fine tune name declarations in theories via the 'global' and 'local'
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section;
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   470
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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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   473
replaced by functions simpset:unit->simpset and
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   474
simpset_ref:unit->simpset ref; COMPATIBILITY: use isatool fixclasimp
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   475
to patch your ML files accordingly;
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   476
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   477
* 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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   480
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* defs may now be conditional; improved rewrite_goals_tac to handle
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   482
conditional equations;
paulson@3856
   483
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   484
* defs now admits additional type arguments, using TYPE('a) syntax;
wenzelm@4174
   485
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   486
* theory aliases via merge (e.g. M=A+B+C) no longer supported, always
wenzelm@3901
   487
creates a new theory node; implicit merge of thms' signatures is
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   488
restricted to 'trivial' ones; COMPATIBILITY: one may have to use
wenzelm@3901
   489
transfer:theory->thm->thm in (rare) cases;
wenzelm@3901
   490
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* improved handling of draft signatures / theories; draft thms (and
wenzelm@3968
   492
ctyps, cterms) are automatically promoted to real ones;
wenzelm@3968
   493
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* slightly changed interfaces for oracles: admit many per theory, named
wenzelm@3901
   495
(e.g. oracle foo = mlfun), additional name argument for invoke_oracle;
wenzelm@3901
   496
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   497
* print_goals: optional output of const types (set show_consts and
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   498
show_types);
wenzelm@3851
   499
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   500
* improved output of warnings (###) and errors (***);
wenzelm@3697
   501
paulson@4178
   502
* subgoal_tac displays a warning if the new subgoal has type variables;
paulson@4178
   503
paulson@3715
   504
* removed old README and Makefiles;
wenzelm@3697
   505
paulson@3856
   506
* replaced print_goals_ref hook by print_current_goals_fn and result_error_fn;
wenzelm@3670
   507
paulson@3715
   508
* removed obsolete init_pps and init_database;
paulson@3715
   509
paulson@3715
   510
* deleted the obsolete tactical STATE, which was declared by
paulson@3715
   511
    fun STATE tacfun st = tacfun st st;
paulson@3715
   512
wenzelm@4388
   513
* cd and use now support path variables, e.g. $ISABELLE_HOME, or ~
wenzelm@4388
   514
(which abbreviates $HOME);
wenzelm@4269
   515
wenzelm@4269
   516
* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML); COMPATIBILITY:
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   517
use isatool fixseq to adapt your ML programs (this works for fully
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   518
qualified references to the Sequence structure only!);
wenzelm@4269
   519
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   520
* use_thy no longer requires writable current directory; it always
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   521
reloads .ML *and* .thy file, if either one is out of date;
wenzelm@4269
   522
paulson@3715
   523
paulson@3715
   524
*** Classical Reasoner ***
paulson@3715
   525
wenzelm@3744
   526
* Clarify_tac, clarify_tac, clarify_step_tac, Clarify_step_tac: new
wenzelm@3744
   527
tactics that use classical reasoning to simplify a subgoal without
wenzelm@3744
   528
splitting it into several subgoals;
paulson@3715
   529
paulson@3719
   530
* Safe_tac: like safe_tac but uses the default claset;
paulson@3719
   531
paulson@3715
   532
paulson@3715
   533
*** Simplifier ***
paulson@3715
   534
paulson@3715
   535
* added simplification meta rules:
paulson@3715
   536
    (asm_)(full_)simplify: simpset -> thm -> thm;
paulson@3715
   537
paulson@3715
   538
* simplifier.ML no longer part of Pure -- has to be loaded by object
paulson@3715
   539
logics (again);
paulson@3715
   540
paulson@3715
   541
* added prems argument to simplification procedures;
paulson@3715
   542
paulson@4325
   543
* HOL, FOL, ZF: added infix function `addsplits':
paulson@4325
   544
  instead of `<simpset> setloop (split_tac <thms>)'
paulson@4325
   545
  you can simply write `<simpset> addsplits <thms>'
paulson@4325
   546
paulson@3715
   547
paulson@3715
   548
*** Syntax ***
paulson@3715
   549
wenzelm@4174
   550
* TYPE('a) syntax for type reflection terms;
wenzelm@4174
   551
wenzelm@3985
   552
* no longer handles consts with name "" -- declare as 'syntax' instead;
paulson@3856
   553
paulson@3856
   554
* pretty printer: changed order of mixfix annotation preference (again!);
wenzelm@3846
   555
paulson@3715
   556
* Pure: fixed idt/idts vs. pttrn/pttrns syntactic categories;
paulson@3715
   557
paulson@3715
   558
paulson@3715
   559
*** HOL ***
paulson@3715
   560
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   561
* HOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g.
oheimb@4189
   562
  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
oheimb@4189
   563
nipkow@4035
   564
* HOL/TLA: Stephan Merz's formalization of Lamport's Temporal Logic of Actions;
wenzelm@3985
   565
wenzelm@3985
   566
* HOL/Auth: new protocol proofs including some for the Internet
nipkow@4035
   567
  protocol TLS;
wenzelm@3985
   568
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   569
* HOL/Map: new theory of `maps' a la VDM;
nipkow@3982
   570
wenzelm@4335
   571
* HOL/simplifier: simplification procedures nat_cancel_sums for
wenzelm@4335
   572
cancelling out common nat summands from =, <, <= (in)equalities, or
wenzelm@4335
   573
differences; simplification procedures nat_cancel_factor for
wenzelm@4335
   574
cancelling common factor from =, <, <= (in)equalities over natural
wenzelm@4373
   575
sums; nat_cancel contains both kinds of procedures, it is installed by
wenzelm@4373
   576
default in Arith.thy -- this COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL;
wenzelm@4335
   577
nipkow@3580
   578
* HOL/simplifier: terms of the form
paulson@4325
   579
  `? x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x)'  (or t=x)
nipkow@3580
   580
  are rewritten to
nipkow@4035
   581
  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t)',
nipkow@4035
   582
  and those of the form
paulson@4325
   583
  `! x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x) --> R(x)'  (or t=x)
nipkow@4035
   584
  are rewritten to
nipkow@4035
   585
  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t) --> R(t)',
nipkow@4035
   586
nipkow@4035
   587
* HOL/datatype
nipkow@4035
   588
  Each datatype `t' now comes with a theorem `split_t_case' of the form
nipkow@3580
   589
nipkow@4035
   590
  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
nipkow@4035
   591
     ( (!y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 --> P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) &
nipkow@4035
   592
        ...
oheimb@4189
   593
       (!y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn --> P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
nipkow@4035
   594
     )
nipkow@4035
   595
oheimb@4930
   596
  and a theorem `split_t_case_asm' of the form
oheimb@4189
   597
oheimb@4189
   598
  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
oheimb@4189
   599
    ~( (? y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 & ~P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) |
oheimb@4189
   600
        ...
oheimb@4189
   601
       (? y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn & ~P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
oheimb@4189
   602
     )
oheimb@4930
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  which can be added to a simpset via `addsplits'. The existing theorems
oheimb@4930
   604
  expand_list_case and expand_option_case have been renamed to
oheimb@4930
   605
  split_list_case and split_option_case.
oheimb@4189
   606
nipkow@4361
   607
* HOL/Arithmetic:
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   608
  - `pred n' is automatically converted to `n-1'.
nipkow@4361
   609
    Users are strongly encouraged not to use `pred' any longer,
nipkow@4361
   610
    because it will disappear altogether at some point.
nipkow@4361
   611
  - Users are strongly encouraged to write "0 < n" rather than
nipkow@4361
   612
    "n ~= 0". Theorems and proof tools have been modified towards this
nipkow@4361
   613
    `standard'.
nipkow@4357
   614
nipkow@4502
   615
* HOL/Lists:
nipkow@4502
   616
  the function "set_of_list" has been renamed "set" (and its theorems too);
nipkow@4502
   617
  the function "nth" now takes its arguments in the reverse order and
nipkow@4502
   618
  has acquired the infix notation "!" as in "xs!n".
paulson@3570
   619
paulson@4154
   620
* HOL/Set: UNIV is now a constant and is no longer translated to Compl{};
paulson@4154
   621
paulson@4154
   622
* HOL/Set: The operator (UN x.B x) now abbreviates (UN x:UNIV. B x) and its
paulson@4154
   623
  specialist theorems (like UN1_I) are gone.  Similarly for (INT x.B x);
paulson@4154
   624
wenzelm@4575
   625
* HOL/record: extensible records with schematic structural subtyping
wenzelm@4575
   626
(single inheritance); EXPERIMENTAL version demonstrating the encoding,
wenzelm@4575
   627
still lacks various theorems and concrete record syntax;
wenzelm@4575
   628
wenzelm@4125
   629
paulson@3715
   630
*** HOLCF ***
wenzelm@3535
   631
wenzelm@4125
   632
* removed "axioms" and "generated by" sections;
wenzelm@4125
   633
oheimb@4123
   634
* replaced "ops" section by extended "consts" section, which is capable of
wenzelm@4125
   635
  handling the continuous function space "->" directly;
wenzelm@4125
   636
wenzelm@4125
   637
* domain package:
wenzelm@4125
   638
  . proves theorems immediately and stores them in the theory,
wenzelm@4125
   639
  . creates hierachical name space,
wenzelm@4125
   640
  . now uses normal mixfix annotations (instead of cinfix...),
wenzelm@4125
   641
  . minor changes to some names and values (for consistency),
wenzelm@4125
   642
  . e.g. cases -> casedist, dists_eq -> dist_eqs, [take_lemma] -> take_lemmas,
wenzelm@4125
   643
  . separator between mutual domain defs: changed "," to "and",
wenzelm@4125
   644
  . improved handling of sort constraints;  now they have to
wenzelm@4125
   645
    appear on the left-hand side of the equations only;
oheimb@4123
   646
oheimb@4123
   647
* fixed LAM <x,y,zs>.b syntax;
wenzelm@3567
   648
wenzelm@3744
   649
* added extended adm_tac to simplifier in HOLCF -- can now discharge
wenzelm@3744
   650
adm (%x. P (t x)), where P is chainfinite and t continuous;
wenzelm@3579
   651
wenzelm@3579
   652
paulson@3719
   653
*** FOL and ZF ***
paulson@3719
   654
wenzelm@5726
   655
* FOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g.
oheimb@4189
   656
  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
oheimb@4189
   657
wenzelm@3744
   658
* qed_spec_mp, qed_goal_spec_mp, qed_goalw_spec_mp are available, as
wenzelm@3744
   659
in HOL, they strip ALL and --> from proved theorems;
wenzelm@3744
   660
paulson@3719
   661
wenzelm@3579
   662
wenzelm@3006
   663
New in Isabelle94-8 (May 1997)
wenzelm@3006
   664
------------------------------
wenzelm@2654
   665
paulson@3002
   666
*** General Changes ***
paulson@3002
   667
paulson@3002
   668
* new utilities to build / run / maintain Isabelle etc. (in parts
paulson@3002
   669
still somewhat experimental); old Makefiles etc. still functional;
wenzelm@2971
   670
wenzelm@3205
   671
* new 'Isabelle System Manual';
wenzelm@3205
   672
wenzelm@2825
   673
* INSTALL text, together with ./configure and ./build scripts;
wenzelm@2773
   674
wenzelm@3006
   675
* reimplemented type inference for greater efficiency, better error
wenzelm@3006
   676
messages and clean internal interface;
paulson@3002
   677
paulson@3002
   678
* prlim command for dealing with lots of subgoals (an easier way of
paulson@3002
   679
setting goals_limit);
paulson@3002
   680
wenzelm@3006
   681
wenzelm@3006
   682
*** Syntax ***
paulson@3002
   683
wenzelm@3116
   684
* supports alternative (named) syntax tables (parser and pretty
wenzelm@3116
   685
printer); internal interface is provided by add_modesyntax(_i);
wenzelm@3116
   686
paulson@3002
   687
* Pure, FOL, ZF, HOL, HOLCF now support symbolic input and output; to
paulson@3002
   688
be used in conjunction with the Isabelle symbol font; uses the
paulson@3002
   689
"symbols" syntax table;
paulson@3002
   690
wenzelm@2705
   691
* added token_translation interface (may translate name tokens in
wenzelm@2756
   692
arbitrary ways, dependent on their type (free, bound, tfree, ...) and
wenzelm@3116
   693
the current print_mode); IMPORTANT: user print translation functions
wenzelm@3116
   694
are responsible for marking newly introduced bounds
wenzelm@3116
   695
(Syntax.mark_boundT);
wenzelm@2705
   696
wenzelm@2730
   697
* token translations for modes "xterm" and "xterm_color" that display
wenzelm@3006
   698
names in bold, underline etc. or colors (which requires a color
wenzelm@3006
   699
version of xterm);
wenzelm@2730
   700
paulson@3002
   701
* infixes may now be declared with names independent of their syntax;
paulson@3002
   702
paulson@3002
   703
* added typed_print_translation (like print_translation, but may
paulson@3002
   704
access type of constant);
paulson@3002
   705
wenzelm@3006
   706
paulson@3002
   707
*** Classical Reasoner ***
paulson@3002
   708
paulson@3002
   709
Blast_tac: a new tactic!  It is often more powerful than fast_tac, but has
paulson@3002
   710
some limitations.  Blast_tac...
paulson@3002
   711
  + ignores addss, addbefore, addafter; this restriction is intrinsic
paulson@3002
   712
  + ignores elimination rules that don't have the correct format
wenzelm@5726
   713
        (the conclusion MUST be a formula variable)
paulson@3002
   714
  + ignores types, which can make HOL proofs fail
paulson@3002
   715
  + rules must not require higher-order unification, e.g. apply_type in ZF
paulson@3002
   716
    [message "Function Var's argument not a bound variable" relates to this]
paulson@3002
   717
  + its proof strategy is more general but can actually be slower
paulson@3002
   718
wenzelm@3107
   719
* substitution with equality assumptions no longer permutes other
wenzelm@3107
   720
assumptions;
paulson@3002
   721
paulson@3002
   722
* minor changes in semantics of addafter (now called addaltern); renamed
paulson@3002
   723
setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to compWrapper; added safe wrapper
wenzelm@3107
   724
(and access functions for it);
paulson@3002
   725
wenzelm@5726
   726
* improved combination of classical reasoner and simplifier:
oheimb@3317
   727
  + functions for handling clasimpsets
oheimb@3317
   728
  + improvement of addss: now the simplifier is called _after_ the
oheimb@3317
   729
    safe steps.
oheimb@3317
   730
  + safe variant of addss called addSss: uses safe simplifications
wenzelm@5726
   731
    _during_ the safe steps. It is more complete as it allows multiple
oheimb@3317
   732
    instantiations of unknowns (e.g. with slow_tac).
wenzelm@3006
   733
paulson@3002
   734
*** Simplifier ***
paulson@3002
   735
wenzelm@3006
   736
* added interface for simplification procedures (functions that
wenzelm@3006
   737
produce *proven* rewrite rules on the fly, depending on current
wenzelm@3006
   738
redex);
wenzelm@3006
   739
wenzelm@3006
   740
* ordering on terms as parameter (used for ordered rewriting);
wenzelm@3006
   741
wenzelm@3107
   742
* new functions delcongs, deleqcongs, and Delcongs. richer rep_ss;
paulson@3002
   743
paulson@3002
   744
* the solver is now split into a safe and an unsafe part.
paulson@3002
   745
This should be invisible for the normal user, except that the
paulson@3002
   746
functions setsolver and addsolver have been renamed to setSolver and
wenzelm@3107
   747
addSolver; added safe_asm_full_simp_tac;
paulson@3002
   748
paulson@3002
   749
paulson@3002
   750
*** HOL ***
paulson@3002
   751
nipkow@3042
   752
* a generic induction tactic `induct_tac' which works for all datatypes and
wenzelm@3107
   753
also for type `nat';
nipkow@3042
   754
nipkow@3316
   755
* a generic case distinction tactic `exhaust_tac' which works for all
nipkow@3316
   756
datatypes and also for type `nat';
nipkow@3316
   757
nipkow@3316
   758
* each datatype comes with a function `size';
nipkow@3316
   759
paulson@3002
   760
* patterns in case expressions allow tuple patterns as arguments to
wenzelm@3107
   761
constructors, for example `case x of [] => ... | (x,y,z)#ps => ...';
paulson@3002
   762
paulson@3002
   763
* primrec now also works with type nat;
paulson@3002
   764
paulson@3338
   765
* recdef: a new declaration form, allows general recursive functions to be
paulson@3338
   766
defined in theory files.  See HOL/ex/Fib, HOL/ex/Primes, HOL/Subst/Unify.
paulson@3338
   767
paulson@3002
   768
* the constant for negation has been renamed from "not" to "Not" to
wenzelm@3107
   769
harmonize with FOL, ZF, LK, etc.;
paulson@3002
   770
wenzelm@3107
   771
* HOL/ex/LFilter theory of a corecursive "filter" functional for
wenzelm@3107
   772
infinite lists;
paulson@3002
   773
wenzelm@3227
   774
* HOL/Modelcheck demonstrates invocation of model checker oracle;
wenzelm@3227
   775
paulson@3002
   776
* HOL/ex/Ring.thy declares cring_simp, which solves equational
paulson@3002
   777
problems in commutative rings, using axiomatic type classes for + and *;
paulson@3002
   778
paulson@3002
   779
* more examples in HOL/MiniML and HOL/Auth;
paulson@3002
   780
paulson@3002
   781
* more default rewrite rules for quantifiers, union/intersection;
paulson@3002
   782
nipkow@3321
   783
* a new constant `arbitrary == @x.False';
nipkow@3321
   784
wenzelm@3107
   785
* HOLCF/IOA replaces old HOL/IOA;
wenzelm@3107
   786
wenzelm@5726
   787
* HOLCF changes: derived all rules and arities
wenzelm@5726
   788
  + axiomatic type classes instead of classes
slotosch@2653
   789
  + typedef instead of faking type definitions
paulson@2747
   790
  + eliminated the internal constants less_fun, less_cfun, UU_fun, UU_cfun etc.
wenzelm@2730
   791
  + new axclasses cpo, chfin, flat with flat < chfin < pcpo < cpo < po
slotosch@2653
   792
  + eliminated the types void, one, tr
slotosch@2653
   793
  + use unit lift and bool lift (with translations) instead of one and tr
slotosch@2653
   794
  + eliminated blift from Lift3.thy (use Def instead of blift)
wenzelm@3107
   795
  all eliminated rules are derived as theorems --> no visible changes ;
oheimb@2649
   796
wenzelm@3006
   797
paulson@3002
   798
*** ZF ***
wenzelm@2553
   799
paulson@2865
   800
* ZF now has Fast_tac, Simp_tac and Auto_tac.  Union_iff is a now a default
paulson@2865
   801
rewrite rule; this may affect some proofs.  eq_cs is gone but can be put back
paulson@2865
   802
as ZF_cs addSIs [equalityI];
wenzelm@2553
   803
wenzelm@2554
   804
wenzelm@2732
   805
wenzelm@2553
   806
New in Isabelle94-7 (November 96)
wenzelm@2553
   807
---------------------------------
wenzelm@2553
   808
wenzelm@2553
   809
* allowing negative levels (as offsets) in prlev and choplev;
wenzelm@2553
   810
wenzelm@2554
   811
* super-linear speedup for large simplifications;
wenzelm@2554
   812
wenzelm@2554
   813
* FOL, ZF and HOL now use miniscoping: rewriting pushes
wenzelm@2554
   814
quantifications in as far as possible (COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS
wenzelm@2554
   815
FAIL); can suppress it using the command Delsimps (ex_simps @
wenzelm@2554
   816
all_simps); De Morgan laws are also now included, by default;
wenzelm@2554
   817
wenzelm@2554
   818
* improved printing of ==>  :  ~:
wenzelm@2554
   819
wenzelm@2554
   820
* new object-logic "Sequents" adds linear logic, while replacing LK
wenzelm@2554
   821
and Modal (thanks to Sara Kalvala);
wenzelm@2554
   822
wenzelm@2554
   823
* HOL/Auth: correctness proofs for authentication protocols;
wenzelm@2554
   824
wenzelm@2554
   825
* HOL: new auto_tac combines rewriting and classical reasoning (many
wenzelm@2554
   826
examples on HOL/Auth);
wenzelm@2554
   827
wenzelm@2554
   828
* HOL: new command AddIffs for declaring theorems of the form P=Q to
wenzelm@2554
   829
the rewriter and classical reasoner simultaneously;
wenzelm@2554
   830
wenzelm@2554
   831
* function uresult no longer returns theorems in "standard" format;
wenzelm@2554
   832
regain previous version by: val uresult = standard o uresult;
wenzelm@2554
   833
wenzelm@2554
   834
wenzelm@2554
   835
wenzelm@2554
   836
New in Isabelle94-6
wenzelm@2554
   837
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
   838
wenzelm@2554
   839
* oracles -- these establish an interface between Isabelle and trusted
wenzelm@2554
   840
external reasoners, which may deliver results as theorems;
wenzelm@2554
   841
wenzelm@2554
   842
* proof objects (in particular record all uses of oracles);
wenzelm@2554
   843
wenzelm@2554
   844
* Simp_tac, Fast_tac, etc. that refer to implicit simpset / claset;
wenzelm@2554
   845
wenzelm@2554
   846
* "constdefs" section in theory files;
wenzelm@2554
   847
wenzelm@2554
   848
* "primrec" section (HOL) no longer requires names;
wenzelm@2554
   849
wenzelm@2554
   850
* internal type "tactic" now simply "thm -> thm Sequence.seq";
wenzelm@2554
   851
wenzelm@2554
   852
wenzelm@2554
   853
wenzelm@2554
   854
New in Isabelle94-5
wenzelm@2554
   855
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
   856
wenzelm@2554
   857
* reduced space requirements;
wenzelm@2554
   858
wenzelm@2554
   859
* automatic HTML generation from theories;
wenzelm@2554
   860
wenzelm@2554
   861
* theory files no longer require "..." (quotes) around most types;
wenzelm@2554
   862
wenzelm@2554
   863
* new examples, including two proofs of the Church-Rosser theorem;
wenzelm@2554
   864
wenzelm@2554
   865
* non-curried (1994) version of HOL is no longer distributed;
wenzelm@2554
   866
wenzelm@2553
   867
paulson@2557
   868
paulson@2557
   869
New in Isabelle94-4
paulson@2557
   870
-------------------
paulson@2557
   871
paulson@2747
   872
* greatly reduced space requirements;
paulson@2557
   873
paulson@2557
   874
* theory files (.thy) no longer require \...\ escapes at line breaks;
paulson@2557
   875
wenzelm@5726
   876
* searchable theorem database (see the section "Retrieving theorems" on
paulson@2557
   877
page 8 of the Reference Manual);
paulson@2557
   878
paulson@2557
   879
* new examples, including Grabczewski's monumental case study of the
paulson@2557
   880
Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
   881
paulson@2557
   882
* The previous version of HOL renamed to Old_HOL;
paulson@2557
   883
wenzelm@5726
   884
* The new version of HOL (previously called CHOL) uses a curried syntax
paulson@2557
   885
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b);
paulson@2557
   886
paulson@2557
   887
* Mutually recursive inductive definitions finally work in HOL;
paulson@2557
   888
paulson@2557
   889
* In ZF, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions and
paulson@2557
   890
translates to the operator "split";
paulson@2557
   891
paulson@2557
   892
paulson@2557
   893
paulson@2557
   894
New in Isabelle94-3
paulson@2557
   895
-------------------
paulson@2557
   896
wenzelm@5726
   897
* new infix operator, addss, allowing the classical reasoner to
paulson@2557
   898
perform simplification at each step of its search.  Example:
wenzelm@5726
   899
        fast_tac (cs addss ss)
paulson@2557
   900
wenzelm@5726
   901
* a new logic, CHOL, the same as HOL, but with a curried syntax
wenzelm@5726
   902
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b).  Also pairs
paulson@2557
   903
look like (a,b) instead of <a,b>;
paulson@2557
   904
paulson@2557
   905
* PLEASE NOTE: CHOL will eventually replace HOL!
paulson@2557
   906
paulson@2557
   907
* In CHOL, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions.
paulson@2557
   908
It translates to the operator "split".  A new theory of integers is available;
paulson@2557
   909
paulson@2557
   910
* In ZF, integer numerals now denote two's-complement binary integers.
paulson@2557
   911
Arithmetic operations can be performed by rewriting.  See ZF/ex/Bin.ML;
paulson@2557
   912
wenzelm@5726
   913
* Many new examples: I/O automata, Church-Rosser theorem, equivalents
paulson@2557
   914
of the Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
   915
paulson@2557
   916
paulson@2557
   917
paulson@2557
   918
New in Isabelle94-2
paulson@2557
   919
-------------------
paulson@2557
   920
wenzelm@5726
   921
* Significantly faster resolution;
paulson@2557
   922
paulson@2557
   923
* the different sections in a .thy file can now be mixed and repeated
paulson@2557
   924
freely;
paulson@2557
   925
paulson@2557
   926
* Database of theorems for FOL, HOL and ZF.  New
paulson@2557
   927
commands including qed, qed_goal and bind_thm store theorems in the database.
paulson@2557
   928
paulson@2557
   929
* Simple database queries: return a named theorem (get_thm) or all theorems of
paulson@2557
   930
a given theory (thms_of), or find out what theory a theorem was proved in
paulson@2557
   931
(theory_of_thm);
paulson@2557
   932
paulson@2557
   933
* Bugs fixed in the inductive definition and datatype packages;
paulson@2557
   934
paulson@2557
   935
* The classical reasoner provides deepen_tac and depth_tac, making FOL_dup_cs
paulson@2557
   936
and HOL_dup_cs obsolete;
paulson@2557
   937
paulson@2557
   938
* Syntactic ambiguities caused by the new treatment of syntax in Isabelle94-1
paulson@2557
   939
have been removed;
paulson@2557
   940
paulson@2557
   941
* Simpler definition of function space in ZF;
paulson@2557
   942
paulson@2557
   943
* new results about cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in ZF;
paulson@2557
   944
paulson@2557
   945
* 'subtype' facility in HOL for introducing new types as subsets of existing
paulson@2557
   946
types;
paulson@2557
   947
paulson@2557
   948
wenzelm@2553
   949
$Id$