README
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                       The Isabelle System Distribution
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Version information
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   This is the internal repository version of Isabelle.
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   See the NEWS file in the distribution for details on user-relevant
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   changes.
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System requirements
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   Isabelle requires a regular Unix platform (e.g. GNU Linux) with the
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   following additional software:
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     * A full Standard ML Compiler (works best with Poly/ML 5.x).
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     * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x or 2.x).
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     * Perl (version 5.x).
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     * GNU Emacs (version 21, 22) or XEmacs (version 21.4.x)
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       -- for the Proof General interface.
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     * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
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Installation
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   Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
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   platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily
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   built from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
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   distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for
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   more information.
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   Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System
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   Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).
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User interface
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   The canonical Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
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   Aspinall and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof
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   assistants, including Isabelle. Proof General is suitable for use
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   by pacifists and Emacs militants alike. Its most prominent feature
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   is script management, providing a metaphor of live proof script
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   editing.
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   Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs X-Symbol
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   package, which provides a reasonable way to get proper mathematical
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   symbols displayed on screen.
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Other sources of information
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  The Isabelle Page
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   The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
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     * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/
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     * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
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  Mailing list
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   The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
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   forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
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   information.  To join, send a message to
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   isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
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  Personal mail
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   Lawrence C Paulson
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   Computer Laboratory
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   University of Cambridge
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   JJ Thomson Avenue
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   Cambridge CB3 0FD
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   England
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   E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
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   Phone: +44-223-763500
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   Fax: +44-223-334748
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   or
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   Tobias Nipkow
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   Institut fuer Informatik
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   Technische Universitaet Muenchen
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   Boltzmannstr. 3
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   D-85748 Garching
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   Germany
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   E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
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   Phone: +49-89-289-17302
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   Fax: +49-89-289-17307
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     _________________________________________________________________
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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 deficiencies of
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   Isabelle and their consequences.
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