NEWS
author wenzelm
Thu Aug 17 10:29:23 2000 +0200 (2000-08-17)
changeset 9612 e6ba17cd012e
parent 9577 9e66e8ed8237
child 9647 e9623f47275b
permissions -rw-r--r--
Isar/Pure: renamed 'RS' attribute to 'THEN';
Isar/Provers: added 'arith_split' attribute;
Isar/Provers: added 'fastsimp' and 'clarsimp' methods;
Isar/HOL/inductive: rename "intrs" to "intros";
HOL/record: added general record equality rule to simpset;
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Isabelle NEWS -- history user-relevant changes
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New in this Isabelle version
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----------------------------
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* HOL: simplification of natural numbers is much changed; to partly
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recover the old behaviour (e.g. to prevent n+n rewriting to #2*n)
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issue the following ML commands:
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  Delsimprocs Nat_Numeral_Simprocs.cancel_numerals;
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  Delsimprocs [Nat_Numeral_Simprocs.combine_numerals];
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* HOL: 0 is now overloaded, so the type constraint ::nat may sometimes be
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needed;
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* HOL: the constant for f``x is now "image" rather than "op ``";
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* HOL: the disjoint sum is now "<+>" instead of "Plus"; the cartesian
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product is now "<*>" instead of "Times"; the lexicographic product is
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now "<*lex*>" instead of "**";
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* HOL: exhaust_tac on datatypes superceded by new generic case_tac;
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* HOL: simplification no longer dives into case-expressions;
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* HOL: the recursion equations generated by 'recdef' are now called
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f.simps instead of f.rules;
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* HOL: theory Sexp now in HOL/Induct examples (it used to be part of
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main HOL, but was unused); should better use HOL's datatype package
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anyway;
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* HOL: removed obsolete theorem binding expand_if (refer to split_if
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instead);
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* HOL/Real: "rabs" replaced by overloaded "abs" function;
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* HOL/ML: even fewer consts are declared as global (see theories Ord,
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Lfp, Gfp, WF); this only affects ML packages that refer to const names
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internally;
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* HOL, ZF: syntax for quotienting wrt an equivalence relation changed from
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  A/r to A//r;
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* ZF: new treatment of arithmetic (nat & int) may break some old proofs;
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* Isar/Provers: intro/elim/dest attributes: changed
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intro/intro!/intro!!  flags to intro!/intro/intro? (in most cases, one
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should have to change intro!! to intro? only);
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* Isar: changed syntax of local blocks from {{ }} to { };
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* Isar: renamed 'RS' attribute to 'THEN';
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* Isar/HOL: renamed "intrs" to "intros" in inductive definitions;
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* Provers: strengthened force_tac by using new first_best_tac;
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* Provers: Blast_tac now warns of and ignores "weak elimination rules" e.g.
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  [| inj ?f;          ?f ?x = ?f ?y; ?x = ?y ==> ?W |] ==> ?W
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use instead the strong form,
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  [| inj ?f; ~ ?W ==> ?f ?x = ?f ?y; ?x = ?y ==> ?W |] ==> ?W
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In HOL, FOL and ZF the function cla_make_elim will create such rules
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from destruct-rules;
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* Provers: safe_asm_full_simp_tac is no longer in the simplifier signature. Use
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  val safe_asm_full_simp_tac = generic_simp_tac true (true,true,true);
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  if required.
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* ML: renamed flags Syntax.trace_norm_ast to Syntax.trace_ast; global
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timing flag supersedes proof_timing and Toplevel.trace;
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* ML: PureThy.add_thms/add_axioms/add_defs return theorems as well;
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* ML: PureThy.add_defs gets additional argument to indicate potential
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overloading (usually false);
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* LaTeX: several changes of isabelle.sty;
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*** Document preparation ***
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* formal comments (text blocks etc.) in new-style theories may now
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contain antiquotations of thm/prop/term/typ to be presented according
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to latex print mode; concrete syntax is like this: @{term[show_types]
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"f(x) = a + x"};
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* isatool mkdir provides easy setup of Isabelle session directories,
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including proper document sources;
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* generated LaTeX sources are now deleted after successful run
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(isatool document -c); may retain a copy somewhere else via -D option
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of isatool usedir;
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* isatool usedir -D now lets isatool latex -o sty update the Isabelle
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style files, achieving self-contained LaTeX sources;
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* old-style theories now produce (crude) LaTeX output as well;
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* browser info session directories are now self-contained (may be put
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on WWW server seperately); improved graphs of nested sessions; removed
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graph for 'all sessions';
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* several improvements in isabelle.sty; \isamarkupheader is now
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\section by default;
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*** Isar ***
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* Pure: local results and corresponding term bindings are now subject
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to Hindley-Milner polymorphism (similar to ML); this accommodates
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incremental type-inference nicely;
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* Pure: new derived language element 'obtain' supports generalized
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existence reasoning;
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* Pure: new calculational elements 'moreover' and 'ultimately' support
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accumulation of results, without applying any rules yet;
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* Pure: scalable support for case-analysis type proofs: new 'case'
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language element refers to local contexts symbolically, as produced by
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certain proof methods; internally, case names are attached to theorems
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as "tags";
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* Pure: theory command 'hide' removes declarations from
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class/type/const name spaces;
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* Pure: theory command 'defs' supports option "(overloaded)" to
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indicate potential overloading;
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* Pure: changed syntax of local blocks from {{ }} to { };
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* Pure: renamed 'RS' attribute to 'THEN';
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* Pure: syntax of sorts made 'inner', i.e. have to write "{a, b, c}"
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instead of {a, b, c};
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* Pure now provides its own version of intro/elim/dest attributes;
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useful for building new logics, but beware of confusion with the
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version in Provers/classical;
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* Pure: the local context of (non-atomic) goals is provided via case
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name 'antecedent';
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* Pure: removed obsolete 'transfer' attribute (transfer of thms to the
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current context is now done automatically);
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* Pure: theory command 'method_setup' provides a simple interface for
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definining proof methods in ML;
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* Provers: hypsubst support; also plain subst and symmetric attribute
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(the latter supercedes [RS sym]);
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* Provers: splitter support (via 'split' attribute and 'simp' method
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modifier); 'simp' method: 'only:' modifier removes loopers as well
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(including splits);
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* Provers: added 'fastsimp' and 'clarsimp' methods (combination of
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Simplifier and Classical reasoner);
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* Provers: added 'arith_split' attribute;
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* HOL: new proof method 'cases' and improved version of 'induct' now
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support named cases; major packages (inductive, datatype, primrec,
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recdef) support case names and properly name parameters;
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* HOL: removed 'case_split' thm binding, should use 'cases' proof
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method anyway;
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* HOL: removed obsolete expand_if = split_if; theorems if_splits =
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split_if split_if_asm; datatype package provides theorems foo.splits =
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foo.split foo.split_asm for each datatype;
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* HOL/Calculation: new rules for substitution in inequalities
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(monotonicity conditions are extracted to be proven at end);
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* HOL/inductive: rename "intrs" to "intros" (potential
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INCOMPATIBILITY); emulation of mk_cases feature for proof scripts:
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'inductive_cases' command and 'ind_cases' method; NOTE: use (cases
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(simplified)) method in proper proofs;
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* Provers: intro/elim/dest attributes: changed intro/intro!/intro!!
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flags to intro!/intro/intro? (in most cases, one should have to change
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intro!! to intro? only);
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* names of theorems etc. may be natural numbers as well;
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* 'pr' command: optional goals_limit argument; no longer prints theory
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contexts, but only proof states;
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* diagnostic commands 'pr', 'thm', 'prop', 'term', 'typ' admit
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additional print modes to be specified; e.g. "pr(latex)" will print
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proof state according to the Isabelle LaTeX style;
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* improved support for emulating tactic scripts, including proof
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methods 'rule_tac' etc., 'cut_tac', 'thin_tac', 'subgoal_tac',
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'rename_tac', 'rotate_tac', 'tactic', and 'case_tac' / 'induct_tac'
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(for HOL datatypes);
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* simplified (more robust) goal selection of proof methods: 1st goal,
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all goals, or explicit goal specifier (tactic emulation); thus 'proof
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method scripts' have to be in depth-first order;
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* tuned 'let' syntax: replaced 'as' keyword by 'and';
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* removed 'help' command, which hasn't been too helpful anyway; should
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instead use individual commands for printing items (print_commands,
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print_methods etc.);
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* added 'nothing' --- the empty list of theorems;
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*** HOL ***
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* HOL/Algebra: new theory of rings and univariate polynomials, by
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Clemens Ballarin;
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* HOL/ex: new theory Factorization proving the Fundamental Theorem of
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Arithmetic, by Thomas M Rasmussen;
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* HOL/ex/Multiquote: multiple nested quotations and anti-quotations --
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basically a generalized version of de-Bruijn representation; very
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useful in avoiding lifting of operations;
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* HOL/NumberTheory: Chinese Remainder Theorem, Fermat/Euler Theorem, Wilson's
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Theorem, by Thomas M Rasmussen;
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* HOL/Prolog: a (bare-bones) implementation of Lambda-Prolog;
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* HOL/Real: "rabs" replaced by overloaded "abs" function;
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* HOL/record: added general record equality rule to simpset; fixed
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select-update simplification procedure to handle extended records as
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well; admit "r" as field name;
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* HOL: 0 is now overloaded over the new sort "zero", allowing its use with
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other numeric types and also as the identity of groups, rings, etc.;
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* HOL: new axclass plus_ac0 for addition with the AC-laws and 0 as identity.
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Types nat and int belong to this axclass;
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* greatly improved simplification involving numerals of type nat, int, real:
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   (i + #8 + j) = Suc k simplifies to  #7 + (i + j) = k
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   i*j + k + j*#3*i     simplifies to  #4*(i*j) + k
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  two terms #m*u and #n*u are replaced by #(m+n)*u
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    (where #m, #n and u can implicitly be 1; this is simproc combine_numerals)
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  and the term/formula #m*u+x ~~ #n*u+y simplifies simplifies to #(m-n)+x ~~ y
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    or x ~~ #(n-m)+y, where ~~ is one of = < <= or - (simproc cancel_numerals);
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* HOL: new version of "case_tac" subsumes both boolean case split and
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"exhaust_tac" on datatypes; INCOMPATIBILITY: exhaust_tac no longer
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exists, may define val exhaust_tac = case_tac for ad-hoc portability;
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* HOL: simplification no longer dives into case-expressions: only the
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selector expression is simplified, but not the remaining arms. To
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enable full simplification of case-expressions for datatype t, you
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need to remove t.weak_case_cong from the simpset, either permanently
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(Delcongs[thm"t.weak_case_cong"];) or locally (delcongs [...]).
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* HOL/recdef: the recursion equations generated by 'recdef' for
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function 'f' are now called f.simps instead of f.rules; if all
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termination conditions are proved automatically, these simplification
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rules are added to the simpset, as in primrec; rules may be named
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individually as well, resulting in a separate list of theorems for
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each equation;
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* HOL/While is a new theory that provides a while-combinator. It
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permits the definition of tail-recursive functions without the
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provision of a termination measure. The latter is necessary once the
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invariant proof rule for while is applied.
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* HOL: new (overloaded) notation for the set of elements below/above some
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element: {..u}, {..u(}, {l..}, {)l..}. See theory SetInterval.
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* HOL: theorems impI, allI, ballI bound as "strip";
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* theory Sexp now in HOL/Induct examples (it used to be part of main
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HOL, but was unused);
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* fewer consts declared as global (e.g. have to refer to "Lfp.lfp"
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instead of "lfp" internally; affects ML packages only);
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* tuned AST representation of nested pairs, avoiding bogus output in
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case of overlap with user translations (e.g. judgements over tuples);
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*** ZF ***
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* simplification automatically cancels common terms in arithmetic expressions
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over nat and int;
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* new treatment of nat to minimize type-checking: all operators coerce their 
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operands to a natural number using the function natify, making the algebraic
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laws unconditional;
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* as above, for int: operators coerce their operands to an integer using the
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function intify;
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* the integer library now contains many of the usual laws for the orderings, 
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including $<=, and monotonicity laws for $+ and $*; 
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*** FOL & ZF ***
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* AddIffs now available, giving theorems of the form P<->Q to the
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simplifier and classical reasoner simultaneously;
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*** General ***
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* blast(_tac) now handles actual object-logic rules as assumptions;
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note that auto(_tac) uses blast(_tac) internally, too;
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* AST translation rules no longer require constant head on LHS;
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* improved name spaces: ambiguous output is qualified; support for
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hiding of names;
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* compression of ML heaps images may now be controlled via -c option
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of isabelle and isatool usedir (currently only observed by Poly/ML);
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* provide TAGS file for Isabelle sources;
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* ML: infix 'OF' is a version of 'MRS' with more appropriate argument
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order;
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* ML: renamed flags Syntax.trace_norm_ast to Syntax.trace_ast; global
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timing flag supersedes proof_timing and Toplevel.trace;
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* ML: PureThy.add_defs gets additional argument to indicate potential
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overloading (usually false);
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* ML: new combinators |>> and |>>> for incremental transformations
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with secondary results (e.g. certain theory extensions):
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New in Isabelle99 (October 1999)
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* HOL: The THEN and ELSE parts of conditional expressions (if P then x else y)
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are no longer simplified.  (This allows the simplifier to unfold recursive
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functional programs.)  To restore the old behaviour, declare
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    Delcongs [if_weak_cong];
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* HOL: Removed the obsolete syntax "Compl A"; use -A for set
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complement;
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* HOL: the predicate "inj" is now defined by translation to "inj_on";
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* HOL/datatype: mutual_induct_tac no longer exists --
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  use induct_tac "x_1 ... x_n" instead of mutual_induct_tac ["x_1", ..., "x_n"]
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* HOL/typedef: fixed type inference for representing set; type
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arguments now have to occur explicitly on the rhs as type constraints;
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* ZF: The con_defs part of an inductive definition may no longer refer
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to constants declared in the same theory;
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* HOL, ZF: the function mk_cases, generated by the inductive
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definition package, has lost an argument.  To simplify its result, it
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uses the default simpset instead of a supplied list of theorems.
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* HOL/List: the constructors of type list are now Nil and Cons;
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* Simplifier: the type of the infix ML functions
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        setSSolver addSSolver setSolver addSolver
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is now  simpset * solver -> simpset  where `solver' is a new abstract type
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for packaging solvers. A solver is created via
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        mk_solver: string -> (thm list -> int -> tactic) -> solver
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where the string argument is only a comment.
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*** Proof tools ***
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* Provers/Arith/fast_lin_arith.ML contains a functor for creating a
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decision procedure for linear arithmetic. Currently it is used for
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types `nat', `int', and `real' in HOL (see below); it can, should and
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will be instantiated for other types and logics as well.
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* The simplifier now accepts rewrite rules with flexible heads, eg
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     hom ?f ==> ?f(?x+?y) = ?f ?x + ?f ?y
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  They are applied like any rule with a non-pattern lhs, i.e. by first-order
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  matching.
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*** General ***
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* New Isabelle/Isar subsystem provides an alternative to traditional
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tactical theorem proving; together with the ProofGeneral/isar user
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interface it offers an interactive environment for developing human
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readable proof documents (Isar == Intelligible semi-automated
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reasoning); for further information see isatool doc isar-ref,
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src/HOL/Isar_examples and http://isabelle.in.tum.de/Isar/
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* improved and simplified presentation of theories: better HTML markup
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(including colors), graph views in several sizes; isatool usedir now
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provides a proper interface for user theories (via -P option); actual
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document preparation based on (PDF)LaTeX is available as well (for
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new-style theories only); see isatool doc system for more information;
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* native support for Proof General, both for classic Isabelle and
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Isabelle/Isar;
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* ML function thm_deps visualizes dependencies of theorems and lemmas,
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using the graph browser tool;
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* Isabelle manuals now also available as PDF;
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* theory loader rewritten from scratch (may not be fully
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bug-compatible); old loadpath variable has been replaced by show_path,
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add_path, del_path, reset_path functions; new operations such as
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update_thy, touch_thy, remove_thy, use/update_thy_only (see also
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isatool doc ref);
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* improved isatool install: option -k creates KDE application icon,
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option -p DIR installs standalone binaries;
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* added ML_PLATFORM setting (useful for cross-platform installations);
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more robust handling of platform specific ML images for SML/NJ;
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* the settings environment is now statically scoped, i.e. it is never
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created again in sub-processes invoked from isabelle, isatool, or
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Isabelle;
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* path element specification '~~' refers to '$ISABELLE_HOME';
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* in locales, the "assumes" and "defines" parts may be omitted if
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empty;
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* new print_mode "xsymbols" for extended symbol support (e.g. genuine
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long arrows);
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* new print_mode "HTML";
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* new flag show_tags controls display of tags of theorems (which are
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basically just comments that may be attached by some tools);
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* Isamode 2.6 requires patch to accomodate change of Isabelle font
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mode and goal output format:
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diff -r Isamode-2.6/elisp/isa-load.el Isamode/elisp/isa-load.el
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244c244
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<       (list (isa-getenv "ISABELLE") "-msymbols" logic-name)
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---
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>       (list (isa-getenv "ISABELLE") "-misabelle_font" "-msymbols" logic-name)
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diff -r Isabelle-2.6/elisp/isa-proofstate.el Isamode/elisp/isa-proofstate.el
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181c181
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< (defconst proofstate-proofstart-regexp "^Level [0-9]+$"
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---
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> (defconst proofstate-proofstart-regexp "^Level [0-9]+"
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* function bind_thms stores lists of theorems (cf. bind_thm);
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* new shorthand tactics ftac, eatac, datac, fatac;
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* qed (and friends) now accept "" as result name; in that case the
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theorem is not stored, but proper checks and presentation of the
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result still apply;
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* theorem database now also indexes constants "Trueprop", "all",
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"==>", "=="; thus thms_containing, findI etc. may retrieve more rules;
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*** HOL ***
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** HOL arithmetic **
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* There are now decision procedures for linear arithmetic over nat and
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int:
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1. arith_tac copes with arbitrary formulae involving `=', `<', `<=',
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`+', `-', `Suc', `min', `max' and numerical constants; other subterms
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are treated as atomic; subformulae not involving type `nat' or `int'
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are ignored; quantified subformulae are ignored unless they are
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positive universal or negative existential. The tactic has to be
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invoked by hand and can be a little bit slow. In particular, the
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running time is exponential in the number of occurrences of `min' and
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`max', and `-' on `nat'.
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2. fast_arith_tac is a cut-down version of arith_tac: it only takes
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(negated) (in)equalities among the premises and the conclusion into
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account (i.e. no compound formulae) and does not know about `min' and
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`max', and `-' on `nat'. It is fast and is used automatically by the
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simplifier.
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NB: At the moment, these decision procedures do not cope with mixed
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nat/int formulae where the two parts interact, such as `m < n ==>
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int(m) < int(n)'.
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* HOL/Numeral provides a generic theory of numerals (encoded
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efficiently as bit strings); setup for types nat/int/real is in place;
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INCOMPATIBILITY: since numeral syntax is now polymorphic, rather than
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int, existing theories and proof scripts may require a few additional
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type constraints;
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* integer division and remainder can now be performed on constant
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arguments;
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* many properties of integer multiplication, division and remainder
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are now available;
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* An interface to the Stanford Validity Checker (SVC) is available through the
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tactic svc_tac.  Propositional tautologies and theorems of linear arithmetic
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are proved automatically.  SVC must be installed separately, and its results
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must be TAKEN ON TRUST (Isabelle does not check the proofs, but tags any
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invocation of the underlying oracle).  For SVC see
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  http://verify.stanford.edu/SVC
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* IsaMakefile: the HOL-Real target now builds an actual image;
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** HOL misc **
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* HOL/Real/HahnBanach: the Hahn-Banach theorem for real vector spaces
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(in Isabelle/Isar) -- by Gertrud Bauer;
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* HOL/BCV: generic model of bytecode verification, i.e. data-flow
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analysis for assembly languages with subtypes;
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* HOL/TLA (Lamport's Temporal Logic of Actions): major reorganization
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-- avoids syntactic ambiguities and treats state, transition, and
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temporal levels more uniformly; introduces INCOMPATIBILITIES due to
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changed syntax and (many) tactics;
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* HOL/inductive: Now also handles more general introduction rules such
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  as "ALL y. (y, x) : r --> y : acc r ==> x : acc r"; monotonicity
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  theorems are now maintained within the theory (maintained via the
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  "mono" attribute);
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* HOL/datatype: Now also handles arbitrarily branching datatypes
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  (using function types) such as
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  datatype 'a tree = Atom 'a | Branch "nat => 'a tree"
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* HOL/record: record_simproc (part of the default simpset) takes care
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of selectors applied to updated records; record_split_tac is no longer
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part of the default claset; update_defs may now be removed from the
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simpset in many cases; COMPATIBILITY: old behavior achieved by
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  claset_ref () := claset() addSWrapper record_split_wrapper;
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  Delsimprocs [record_simproc]
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* HOL/typedef: fixed type inference for representing set; type
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arguments now have to occur explicitly on the rhs as type constraints;
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* HOL/recdef (TFL): 'congs' syntax now expects comma separated list of theorem
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names rather than an ML expression;
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* HOL/defer_recdef (TFL): like recdef but the well-founded relation can be
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supplied later.  Program schemes can be defined, such as
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    "While B C s = (if B s then While B C (C s) else s)"
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where the well-founded relation can be chosen after B and C have been given.
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* HOL/List: the constructors of type list are now Nil and Cons;
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INCOMPATIBILITY: while [] and infix # syntax is still there, of
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course, ML tools referring to List.list.op # etc. have to be adapted;
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* HOL_quantifiers flag superseded by "HOL" print mode, which is
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disabled by default; run isabelle with option -m HOL to get back to
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the original Gordon/HOL-style output;
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   569
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* HOL/Ord.thy: new bounded quantifier syntax (input only): ALL x<y. P,
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ALL x<=y. P, EX x<y. P, EX x<=y. P;
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* HOL basic syntax simplified (more orthogonal): all variants of
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All/Ex now support plain / symbolic / HOL notation; plain syntax for
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Eps operator is provided as well: "SOME x. P[x]";
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* HOL/Sum.thy: sum_case has been moved to HOL/Datatype;
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* HOL/Univ.thy: infix syntax <*>, <+>, <**>, <+> eliminated and made
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thus available for user theories;
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   581
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* HOLCF/IOA/Sequents: renamed 'Cons' to 'Consq' to avoid clash with
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   583
HOL/List; hardly an INCOMPATIBILITY since '>>' syntax is used all the
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   584
time;
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* HOL: new tactic smp_tac: int -> int -> tactic, which applies spec
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several times and then mp;
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*** LK ***
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* the notation <<...>> is now available as a notation for sequences of
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formulas;
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* the simplifier is now installed
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* the axiom system has been generalized (thanks to Soren Heilmann)
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* the classical reasoner now has a default rule database
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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
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analysis) 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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* automatic type-inference, with AddTCs command to insert new
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type-checking rules;
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* datatype introduction rules are now added as Safe Introduction rules
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to the claset;
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* the syntax "if P then x else y" is now available in addition to
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if(P,x,y);
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*** Internal programming interfaces ***
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* tuned simplifier trace output; new flag debug_simp;
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* structures Vartab / Termtab (instances of TableFun) offer efficient
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tables indexed by indexname_ord / term_ord (compatible with aconv);
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* AxClass.axclass_tac lost the theory argument;
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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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   641
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* Symbol.output subject to print mode; INCOMPATIBILITY: defaults to
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plain output, interface builders may have to enable 'isabelle_font'
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mode to get Isabelle font glyphs as before;
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* refined token_translation interface; INCOMPATIBILITY: output length
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now of type real instead of int;
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* theory loader actions may be traced via new ThyInfo.add_hook
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interface (see src/Pure/Thy/thy_info.ML); example application: keep
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your own database of information attached to *whole* theories -- as
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opposed to intra-theory data slots offered via TheoryDataFun;
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* proper handling of dangling sort hypotheses (at last!);
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Thm.strip_shyps and Drule.strip_shyps_warning take care of removing
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extra sort hypotheses that can be witnessed from the type signature;
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the force_strip_shyps flag is gone, any remaining shyps are simply
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left in the theorem (with a warning issued by strip_shyps_warning);
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New in Isabelle98-1 (October 1998)
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----------------------------------
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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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   684
now taken as an integer constant.
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* Pure: ML function 'theory_of' renamed to 'theory';
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   688
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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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   702
allows for selected deletion of wrappers, by introduction of names for
wenzelm@5127
   703
wrapper functionals.  This implies that addbefore, addSbefore,
wenzelm@5127
   704
addaltern, and addSaltern now take a pair (name, tactic) as argument,
wenzelm@5127
   705
and that adding two tactics with the same name overwrites the first
wenzelm@5127
   706
one (emitting a warning).
oheimb@4824
   707
  type wrapper = (int -> tactic) -> (int -> tactic)
oheimb@4649
   708
  setWrapper, setSWrapper, compWrapper and compSWrapper are replaced by
oheimb@4824
   709
  addWrapper, addSWrapper: claset * (string * wrapper) -> claset
oheimb@4824
   710
  delWrapper, delSWrapper: claset *  string            -> claset
oheimb@4649
   711
  getWrapper is renamed to appWrappers, getSWrapper to appSWrappers;
oheimb@4649
   712
wenzelm@5705
   713
* Classical reasoner: addbefore/addSbefore now have APPEND/ORELSE
wenzelm@5726
   714
semantics; addbefore now affects only the unsafe part of step_tac
wenzelm@5726
   715
etc.; this affects addss/auto_tac/force_tac, so EXISTING PROOFS MAY
wenzelm@5726
   716
FAIL, but proofs should be fixable easily, e.g. by replacing Auto_tac
wenzelm@5726
   717
by Force_tac;
oheimb@5524
   718
wenzelm@5726
   719
* Classical reasoner: setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to
wenzelm@5726
   720
compWrapper; added safe wrapper (and access functions for it);
oheimb@5524
   721
wenzelm@5127
   722
* HOL/split_all_tac is now much faster and fails if there is nothing
wenzelm@5726
   723
to split.  Some EXISTING PROOFS MAY REQUIRE ADAPTION because the order
wenzelm@5726
   724
and the names of the automatically generated variables have changed.
wenzelm@5726
   725
split_all_tac has moved within claset() from unsafe wrappers to safe
wenzelm@5726
   726
wrappers, which means that !!-bound variables are split much more
wenzelm@5726
   727
aggressively, and safe_tac and clarify_tac now split such variables.
wenzelm@5726
   728
If this splitting is not appropriate, use delSWrapper "split_all_tac".
wenzelm@5726
   729
Note: the same holds for record_split_tac, which does the job of
wenzelm@5726
   730
split_all_tac for record fields.
wenzelm@5127
   731
wenzelm@5726
   732
* HOL/Simplifier: Rewrite rules for case distinctions can now be added
wenzelm@5726
   733
permanently to the default simpset using Addsplits just like
wenzelm@5726
   734
Addsimps. They can be removed via Delsplits just like
wenzelm@5726
   735
Delsimps. Lower-case versions are also available.
wenzelm@5127
   736
wenzelm@5726
   737
* HOL/Simplifier: The rule split_if is now part of the default
wenzelm@5726
   738
simpset. This means that the simplifier will eliminate all occurrences
wenzelm@5726
   739
of if-then-else in the conclusion of a goal. To prevent this, you can
wenzelm@5726
   740
either remove split_if completely from the default simpset by
wenzelm@5726
   741
`Delsplits [split_if]' or remove it in a specific call of the
wenzelm@5726
   742
simplifier using `... delsplits [split_if]'.  You can also add/delete
wenzelm@5726
   743
other case splitting rules to/from the default simpset: every datatype
wenzelm@5726
   744
generates suitable rules `split_t_case' and `split_t_case_asm' (where
wenzelm@5726
   745
t is the name of the datatype).
wenzelm@5127
   746
wenzelm@5726
   747
* Classical reasoner / Simplifier combination: new force_tac (and
wenzelm@5127
   748
derivatives Force_tac, force) combines rewriting and classical
wenzelm@5127
   749
reasoning (and whatever other tools) similarly to auto_tac, but is
wenzelm@5726
   750
aimed to solve the given subgoal completely.
wenzelm@5127
   751
wenzelm@5127
   752
wenzelm@5127
   753
*** General ***
wenzelm@5127
   754
wenzelm@5217
   755
* new top-level commands `Goal' and `Goalw' that improve upon `goal'
wenzelm@5127
   756
and `goalw': the theory is no longer needed as an explicit argument -
wenzelm@5127
   757
the current theory context is used; assumptions are no longer returned
wenzelm@5127
   758
at the ML-level unless one of them starts with ==> or !!; it is
wenzelm@5217
   759
recommended to convert to these new commands using isatool fixgoal
wenzelm@5217
   760
(backup your sources first!);
wenzelm@4842
   761
wenzelm@5217
   762
* new top-level commands 'thm' and 'thms' for retrieving theorems from
wenzelm@5207
   763
the current theory context, and 'theory' to lookup stored theories;
paulson@4806
   764
paulson@5722
   765
* new theory section 'locale' for declaring constants, assumptions and
paulson@5722
   766
definitions that have local scope;
paulson@5722
   767
wenzelm@5127
   768
* new theory section 'nonterminals' for purely syntactic types;
wenzelm@4858
   769
wenzelm@5127
   770
* new theory section 'setup' for generic ML setup functions
wenzelm@5127
   771
(e.g. package initialization);
wenzelm@4869
   772
wenzelm@5131
   773
* the distribution now includes Isabelle icons: see
wenzelm@5131
   774
lib/logo/isabelle-{small,tiny}.xpm;
wenzelm@5131
   775
wenzelm@5363
   776
* isatool install - install binaries with absolute references to
wenzelm@5363
   777
ISABELLE_HOME/bin;
wenzelm@5363
   778
wenzelm@5572
   779
* isatool logo -- create instances of the Isabelle logo (as EPS);
wenzelm@5572
   780
wenzelm@5407
   781
* print mode 'emacs' reserved for Isamode;
wenzelm@5407
   782
wenzelm@5726
   783
* support multiple print (ast) translations per constant name;
wenzelm@5726
   784
wenzelm@6925
   785
* theorems involving oracles are now printed with a suffixed [!];
wenzelm@6925
   786
wenzelm@4711
   787
paulson@4661
   788
*** HOL ***
paulson@4661
   789
wenzelm@5710
   790
* there is now a tutorial on Isabelle/HOL (do 'isatool doc tutorial');
nipkow@5709
   791
wenzelm@5217
   792
* HOL/inductive package reorganized and improved: now supports mutual
paulson@5267
   793
definitions such as
wenzelm@5217
   794
wenzelm@5217
   795
  inductive EVEN ODD
wenzelm@5217
   796
    intrs
wenzelm@5217
   797
      null "0 : EVEN"
wenzelm@5217
   798
      oddI "n : EVEN ==> Suc n : ODD"
wenzelm@5217
   799
      evenI "n : ODD ==> Suc n : EVEN"
wenzelm@5217
   800
wenzelm@5217
   801
new theorem list "elims" contains an elimination rule for each of the
wenzelm@5217
   802
recursive sets; inductive definitions now handle disjunctive premises
wenzelm@5217
   803
correctly (also ZF);
berghofe@5214
   804
wenzelm@5217
   805
INCOMPATIBILITIES: requires Inductive as an ancestor; component
wenzelm@5217
   806
"mutual_induct" no longer exists - the induction rule is always
wenzelm@5217
   807
contained in "induct";
wenzelm@5217
   808
wenzelm@5217
   809
wenzelm@5217
   810
* HOL/datatype package re-implemented and greatly improved: now
paulson@5267
   811
supports mutually recursive datatypes such as
wenzelm@5217
   812
wenzelm@5217
   813
  datatype
wenzelm@5217
   814
    'a aexp = IF_THEN_ELSE ('a bexp) ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
wenzelm@5217
   815
            | SUM ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
wenzelm@5217
   816
            | DIFF ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
wenzelm@5217
   817
            | NUM 'a
wenzelm@5217
   818
  and
wenzelm@5217
   819
    'a bexp = LESS ('a aexp) ('a aexp)
wenzelm@5217
   820
            | AND ('a bexp) ('a bexp)
wenzelm@5217
   821
            | OR ('a bexp) ('a bexp)
wenzelm@5217
   822
paulson@5267
   823
as well as indirectly recursive datatypes such as
berghofe@5214
   824
wenzelm@5217
   825
  datatype
wenzelm@5217
   826
    ('a, 'b) term = Var 'a
wenzelm@5217
   827
                  | App 'b ((('a, 'b) term) list)
berghofe@5214
   828
wenzelm@5217
   829
The new tactic  mutual_induct_tac [<var_1>, ..., <var_n>] i  performs
wenzelm@5217
   830
induction on mutually / indirectly recursive datatypes.
wenzelm@5217
   831
wenzelm@5217
   832
Primrec equations are now stored in theory and can be accessed via
wenzelm@5217
   833
<function_name>.simps.
wenzelm@5217
   834
wenzelm@5217
   835
INCOMPATIBILITIES:
berghofe@5214
   836
wenzelm@5217
   837
  - Theories using datatypes must now have theory Datatype as an
wenzelm@5217
   838
    ancestor.
wenzelm@5217
   839
  - The specific <typename>.induct_tac no longer exists - use the
wenzelm@5217
   840
    generic induct_tac instead.
berghofe@5226
   841
  - natE has been renamed to nat.exhaust - use exhaust_tac
wenzelm@5217
   842
    instead of res_inst_tac ... natE. Note that the variable
berghofe@5226
   843
    names in nat.exhaust differ from the names in natE, this
wenzelm@5217
   844
    may cause some "fragile" proofs to fail.
wenzelm@5217
   845
  - The theorems split_<typename>_case and split_<typename>_case_asm
wenzelm@5217
   846
    have been renamed to <typename>.split and <typename>.split_asm.
wenzelm@5217
   847
  - Since default sorts of type variables are now handled correctly,
wenzelm@5217
   848
    some datatype definitions may have to be annotated with explicit
wenzelm@5217
   849
    sort constraints.
wenzelm@5217
   850
  - Primrec definitions no longer require function name and type
wenzelm@5217
   851
    of recursive argument.
berghofe@5214
   852
wenzelm@5217
   853
Consider using isatool fixdatatype to adapt your theories and proof
wenzelm@5217
   854
scripts to the new package (backup your sources first!).
wenzelm@5217
   855
wenzelm@5217
   856
wenzelm@5726
   857
* HOL/record package: considerably improved implementation; now
wenzelm@5726
   858
includes concrete syntax for record types, terms, updates; theorems
wenzelm@5726
   859
for surjective pairing and splitting !!-bound record variables; proof
wenzelm@5726
   860
support is as follows:
wenzelm@5726
   861
wenzelm@5726
   862
  1) standard conversions (selectors or updates applied to record
wenzelm@5726
   863
constructor terms) are part of the standard simpset;
wenzelm@5726
   864
wenzelm@5726
   865
  2) inject equations of the form ((x, y) = (x', y')) == x=x' & y=y' are
wenzelm@5726
   866
made part of standard simpset and claset via addIffs;
wenzelm@5726
   867
wenzelm@5726
   868
  3) a tactic for record field splitting (record_split_tac) is part of
wenzelm@5726
   869
the standard claset (addSWrapper);
wenzelm@5726
   870
wenzelm@5726
   871
To get a better idea about these rules you may retrieve them via
wenzelm@5726
   872
something like 'thms "foo.simps"' or 'thms "foo.iffs"', where "foo" is
wenzelm@5726
   873
the name of your record type.
wenzelm@5726
   874
wenzelm@5726
   875
The split tactic 3) conceptually simplifies by the following rule:
wenzelm@5726
   876
wenzelm@5726
   877
  "(!!x. PROP ?P x) == (!!a b. PROP ?P (a, b))"
wenzelm@5726
   878
wenzelm@5726
   879
Thus any record variable that is bound by meta-all will automatically
wenzelm@5726
   880
blow up into some record constructor term, consequently the
wenzelm@5726
   881
simplifications of 1), 2) apply.  Thus force_tac, auto_tac etc. shall
wenzelm@5726
   882
solve record problems automatically.
wenzelm@5726
   883
berghofe@5214
   884
wenzelm@5125
   885
* reorganized the main HOL image: HOL/Integ and String loaded by
wenzelm@5125
   886
default; theory Main includes everything;
wenzelm@5125
   887
paulson@5650
   888
* automatic simplification of integer sums and comparisons, using cancellation;
paulson@5650
   889
oheimb@5526
   890
* added option_map_eq_Some and not_Some_eq to the default simpset and claset;
wenzelm@5127
   891
wenzelm@5127
   892
* added disj_not1 = "(~P | Q) = (P --> Q)" to the default simpset;
wenzelm@5127
   893
wenzelm@5127
   894
* many new identities for unions, intersections, set difference, etc.;
wenzelm@5127
   895
wenzelm@5127
   896
* expand_if, expand_split, expand_sum_case and expand_nat_case are now
wenzelm@5127
   897
called split_if, split_split, split_sum_case and split_nat_case (to go
wenzelm@5127
   898
with add/delsplits);
wenzelm@5125
   899
wenzelm@5127
   900
* HOL/Prod introduces simplification procedure unit_eq_proc rewriting
wenzelm@5127
   901
(?x::unit) = (); this is made part of the default simpset, which COULD
wenzelm@5127
   902
MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL under rare circumstances (consider
wenzelm@5207
   903
'Delsimprocs [unit_eq_proc];' as last resort); also note that
wenzelm@5207
   904
unit_abs_eta_conv is added in order to counter the effect of
wenzelm@5207
   905
unit_eq_proc on (%u::unit. f u), replacing it by f rather than by
wenzelm@5207
   906
%u.f();
wenzelm@5125
   907
wenzelm@5217
   908
* HOL/Fun INCOMPATIBILITY: `inj_onto' is now called `inj_on' (which
wenzelm@5217
   909
makes more sense);
berghofe@5109
   910
paulson@5475
   911
* HOL/Set INCOMPATIBILITY: rule `equals0D' is now a well-formed destruct rule;
paulson@5475
   912
  It and 'sym RS equals0D' are now in the default  claset, giving automatic
paulson@5475
   913
  disjointness reasoning but breaking a few old proofs.
paulson@5267
   914
wenzelm@5217
   915
* HOL/Relation INCOMPATIBILITY: renamed the relational operator r^-1
wenzelm@5217
   916
to 'converse' from 'inverse' (for compatibility with ZF and some
wenzelm@5217
   917
literature);
wenzelm@5085
   918
wenzelm@5127
   919
* HOL/recdef can now declare non-recursive functions, with {} supplied as
wenzelm@5127
   920
the well-founded relation;
oheimb@4838
   921
paulson@5490
   922
* HOL/Set INCOMPATIBILITY: the complement of set A is now written -A instead of
paulson@5490
   923
    Compl A.  The "Compl" syntax remains available as input syntax for this
paulson@5490
   924
    release ONLY.
paulson@5490
   925
wenzelm@5127
   926
* HOL/Update: new theory of function updates:
wenzelm@5127
   927
    f(a:=b) == %x. if x=a then b else f x
wenzelm@5127
   928
may also be iterated as in f(a:=b,c:=d,...);
nipkow@5077
   929
wenzelm@5127
   930
* HOL/Vimage: new theory for inverse image of a function, syntax f-``B;
paulson@4899
   931
nipkow@5282
   932
* HOL/List:
nipkow@5282
   933
  - new function list_update written xs[i:=v] that updates the i-th
nipkow@5282
   934
    list position. May also be iterated as in xs[i:=a,j:=b,...].
nipkow@5428
   935
  - new function `upt' written [i..j(] which generates the list
nipkow@5428
   936
    [i,i+1,...,j-1], i.e. the upper bound is excluded. To include the upper
nipkow@5428
   937
    bound write [i..j], which is a shorthand for [i..j+1(].
nipkow@5282
   938
  - new lexicographic orderings and corresponding wellfoundedness theorems.
paulson@4779
   939
wenzelm@5127
   940
* HOL/Arith:
wenzelm@5127
   941
  - removed 'pred' (predecessor) function;
wenzelm@5127
   942
  - generalized some theorems about n-1;
wenzelm@5127
   943
  - many new laws about "div" and "mod";
wenzelm@5127
   944
  - new laws about greatest common divisors (see theory ex/Primes);
oheimb@4766
   945
wenzelm@5127
   946
* HOL/Relation: renamed the relational operator r^-1 "converse"
wenzelm@4842
   947
instead of "inverse";
wenzelm@4711
   948
nipkow@5651
   949
* HOL/Induct/Multiset: a theory of multisets, including the wellfoundedness
nipkow@5651
   950
  of the multiset ordering;
nipkow@5651
   951
wenzelm@5127
   952
* directory HOL/Real: a construction of the reals using Dedekind cuts
nipkow@5651
   953
  (not included by default);
nipkow@4835
   954
wenzelm@5127
   955
* directory HOL/UNITY: Chandy and Misra's UNITY formalism;
wenzelm@4711
   956
nipkow@5651
   957
* directory HOL/Hoare: a new version of Hoare logic which permits many-sorted
nipkow@5651
   958
  programs, i.e. different program variables may have different types.
nipkow@5651
   959
paulson@5142
   960
* calling (stac rew i) now fails if "rew" has no effect on the goal
paulson@5142
   961
  [previously, this check worked only if the rewrite rule was unconditional]
paulson@5308
   962
  Now rew can involve either definitions or equalities (either == or =).
wenzelm@5002
   963
wenzelm@5363
   964
paulson@4879
   965
*** ZF ***
paulson@4879
   966
paulson@5332
   967
* theory Main includes everything; INCOMPATIBILITY: theory ZF.thy contains
paulson@5332
   968
  only the theorems proved on ZF.ML;
paulson@5160
   969
paulson@5475
   970
* ZF INCOMPATIBILITY: rule `equals0D' is now a well-formed destruct rule;
paulson@5475
   971
  It and 'sym RS equals0D' are now in the default  claset, giving automatic
paulson@5475
   972
  disjointness reasoning but breaking a few old proofs.
paulson@5267
   973
paulson@5160
   974
* ZF/Update: new theory of function updates
paulson@5160
   975
    with default rewrite rule  f(x:=y) ` z = if(z=x, y, f`z)
paulson@5160
   976
  may also be iterated as in f(a:=b,c:=d,...);
paulson@5160
   977
paulson@4879
   978
* in  let x=t in u(x), neither t nor u(x) has to be an FOL term.
oheimb@4649
   979
paulson@5142
   980
* calling (stac rew i) now fails if "rew" has no effect on the goal
paulson@5142
   981
  [previously, this check worked only if the rewrite rule was unconditional]
paulson@5308
   982
  Now rew can involve either definitions or equalities (either == or =).
paulson@5142
   983
paulson@5160
   984
* case_tac provided for compatibility with HOL
paulson@5160
   985
    (like the old excluded_middle_tac, but with subgoals swapped)
paulson@5160
   986
wenzelm@4842
   987
wenzelm@5127
   988
*** Internal programming interfaces ***
wenzelm@5002
   989
wenzelm@5251
   990
* Pure: several new basic modules made available for general use, see
wenzelm@5251
   991
also src/Pure/README;
wenzelm@5207
   992
wenzelm@5008
   993
* improved the theory data mechanism to support encapsulation (data
wenzelm@5008
   994
kind name replaced by private Object.kind, acting as authorization
wenzelm@5373
   995
key); new type-safe user interface via functor TheoryDataFun; generic
wenzelm@5373
   996
print_data function becomes basically useless;
wenzelm@5002
   997
wenzelm@5251
   998
* removed global_names compatibility flag -- all theory declarations
wenzelm@5251
   999
are qualified by default;
wenzelm@5251
  1000
wenzelm@5085
  1001
* module Pure/Syntax now offers quote / antiquote translation
wenzelm@5085
  1002
functions (useful for Hoare logic etc. with implicit dependencies);
wenzelm@5373
  1003
see HOL/ex/Antiquote for an example use;
wenzelm@5085
  1004
wenzelm@5127
  1005
* Simplifier now offers conversions (asm_)(full_)rewrite: simpset ->
wenzelm@5127
  1006
cterm -> thm;
wenzelm@5127
  1007
wenzelm@5207
  1008
* new tactical CHANGED_GOAL for checking that a tactic modifies a
wenzelm@5207
  1009
subgoal;
paulson@5142
  1010
wenzelm@5251
  1011
* Display.print_goals function moved to Locale.print_goals;
wenzelm@5251
  1012
wenzelm@5731
  1013
* standard print function for goals supports current_goals_markers
wenzelm@5731
  1014
variable for marking begin of proof, end of proof, start of goal; the
wenzelm@5731
  1015
default is ("", "", ""); setting current_goals_markers := ("<proof>",
wenzelm@5731
  1016
"</proof>", "<goal>") causes SGML like tagged proof state printing,
wenzelm@5731
  1017
for example;
wenzelm@5731
  1018
wenzelm@5002
  1019
wenzelm@5002
  1020
wenzelm@4410
  1021
New in Isabelle98 (January 1998)
wenzelm@4410
  1022
--------------------------------
wenzelm@4410
  1023
wenzelm@4410
  1024
*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
wenzelm@4410
  1025
wenzelm@4410
  1026
* changed lexical syntax of terms / types: dots made part of long
wenzelm@4410
  1027
identifiers, e.g. "%x.x" no longer possible, should be "%x. x";
wenzelm@4410
  1028
wenzelm@4410
  1029
* simpset (and claset) reference variable replaced by functions
wenzelm@4410
  1030
simpset / simpset_ref;
wenzelm@4410
  1031
wenzelm@4410
  1032
* no longer supports theory aliases (via merge) and non-trivial
wenzelm@4410
  1033
implicit merge of thms' signatures;
wenzelm@4410
  1034
wenzelm@4410
  1035
* most internal names of constants changed due to qualified names;
wenzelm@4410
  1036
wenzelm@4410
  1037
* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML);
wenzelm@4410
  1038
wenzelm@3454
  1039
paulson@3715
  1040
*** General Changes ***
paulson@3715
  1041
wenzelm@4174
  1042
* hierachically structured name spaces (for consts, types, axms, thms
wenzelm@3943
  1043
etc.); new lexical class 'longid' (e.g. Foo.bar.x) may render much of
wenzelm@4108
  1044
old input syntactically incorrect (e.g. "%x.x"); COMPATIBILITY:
wenzelm@4108
  1045
isatool fixdots ensures space after dots (e.g. "%x. x"); set
wenzelm@4174
  1046
long_names for fully qualified output names; NOTE: ML programs
wenzelm@4174
  1047
(special tactics, packages etc.) referring to internal names may have
wenzelm@4174
  1048
to be adapted to cope with fully qualified names; in case of severe
wenzelm@4174
  1049
backward campatibility problems try setting 'global_names' at compile
wenzelm@4174
  1050
time to have enrything declared within a flat name space; one may also
wenzelm@4174
  1051
fine tune name declarations in theories via the 'global' and 'local'
wenzelm@4174
  1052
section;
wenzelm@4108
  1053
wenzelm@4108
  1054
* reimplemented the implicit simpset and claset using the new anytype
wenzelm@4108
  1055
data filed in signatures; references simpset:simpset ref etc. are
wenzelm@4108
  1056
replaced by functions simpset:unit->simpset and
wenzelm@4108
  1057
simpset_ref:unit->simpset ref; COMPATIBILITY: use isatool fixclasimp
wenzelm@4108
  1058
to patch your ML files accordingly;
paulson@3856
  1059
wenzelm@3857
  1060
* HTML output now includes theory graph data for display with Java
wenzelm@3857
  1061
applet or isatool browser; data generated automatically via isatool
wenzelm@3901
  1062
usedir (see -i option, ISABELLE_USEDIR_OPTIONS);
wenzelm@3857
  1063
paulson@3856
  1064
* defs may now be conditional; improved rewrite_goals_tac to handle
paulson@3856
  1065
conditional equations;
paulson@3856
  1066
wenzelm@4174
  1067
* defs now admits additional type arguments, using TYPE('a) syntax;
wenzelm@4174
  1068
wenzelm@3901
  1069
* theory aliases via merge (e.g. M=A+B+C) no longer supported, always
wenzelm@3901
  1070
creates a new theory node; implicit merge of thms' signatures is
wenzelm@4112
  1071
restricted to 'trivial' ones; COMPATIBILITY: one may have to use
wenzelm@3901
  1072
transfer:theory->thm->thm in (rare) cases;
wenzelm@3901
  1073
wenzelm@3968
  1074
* improved handling of draft signatures / theories; draft thms (and
wenzelm@3968
  1075
ctyps, cterms) are automatically promoted to real ones;
wenzelm@3968
  1076
wenzelm@3901
  1077
* slightly changed interfaces for oracles: admit many per theory, named
wenzelm@3901
  1078
(e.g. oracle foo = mlfun), additional name argument for invoke_oracle;
wenzelm@3901
  1079
wenzelm@3901
  1080
* print_goals: optional output of const types (set show_consts and
wenzelm@3901
  1081
show_types);
wenzelm@3851
  1082
wenzelm@4388
  1083
* improved output of warnings (###) and errors (***);
wenzelm@3697
  1084
paulson@4178
  1085
* subgoal_tac displays a warning if the new subgoal has type variables;
paulson@4178
  1086
paulson@3715
  1087
* removed old README and Makefiles;
wenzelm@3697
  1088
paulson@3856
  1089
* replaced print_goals_ref hook by print_current_goals_fn and result_error_fn;
wenzelm@3670
  1090
paulson@3715
  1091
* removed obsolete init_pps and init_database;
paulson@3715
  1092
paulson@3715
  1093
* deleted the obsolete tactical STATE, which was declared by
paulson@3715
  1094
    fun STATE tacfun st = tacfun st st;
paulson@3715
  1095
wenzelm@4388
  1096
* cd and use now support path variables, e.g. $ISABELLE_HOME, or ~
wenzelm@4388
  1097
(which abbreviates $HOME);
wenzelm@4269
  1098
wenzelm@4269
  1099
* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML); COMPATIBILITY:
wenzelm@4269
  1100
use isatool fixseq to adapt your ML programs (this works for fully
wenzelm@4269
  1101
qualified references to the Sequence structure only!);
wenzelm@4269
  1102
wenzelm@4381
  1103
* use_thy no longer requires writable current directory; it always
wenzelm@4381
  1104
reloads .ML *and* .thy file, if either one is out of date;
wenzelm@4269
  1105
paulson@3715
  1106
paulson@3715
  1107
*** Classical Reasoner ***
paulson@3715
  1108
wenzelm@3744
  1109
* Clarify_tac, clarify_tac, clarify_step_tac, Clarify_step_tac: new
wenzelm@3744
  1110
tactics that use classical reasoning to simplify a subgoal without
wenzelm@3744
  1111
splitting it into several subgoals;
paulson@3715
  1112
paulson@3719
  1113
* Safe_tac: like safe_tac but uses the default claset;
paulson@3719
  1114
paulson@3715
  1115
paulson@3715
  1116
*** Simplifier ***
paulson@3715
  1117
paulson@3715
  1118
* added simplification meta rules:
paulson@3715
  1119
    (asm_)(full_)simplify: simpset -> thm -> thm;
paulson@3715
  1120
paulson@3715
  1121
* simplifier.ML no longer part of Pure -- has to be loaded by object
paulson@3715
  1122
logics (again);
paulson@3715
  1123
paulson@3715
  1124
* added prems argument to simplification procedures;
paulson@3715
  1125
paulson@4325
  1126
* HOL, FOL, ZF: added infix function `addsplits':
paulson@4325
  1127
  instead of `<simpset> setloop (split_tac <thms>)'
paulson@4325
  1128
  you can simply write `<simpset> addsplits <thms>'
paulson@4325
  1129
paulson@3715
  1130
paulson@3715
  1131
*** Syntax ***
paulson@3715
  1132
wenzelm@4174
  1133
* TYPE('a) syntax for type reflection terms;
wenzelm@4174
  1134
wenzelm@3985
  1135
* no longer handles consts with name "" -- declare as 'syntax' instead;
paulson@3856
  1136
paulson@3856
  1137
* pretty printer: changed order of mixfix annotation preference (again!);
wenzelm@3846
  1138
paulson@3715
  1139
* Pure: fixed idt/idts vs. pttrn/pttrns syntactic categories;
paulson@3715
  1140
paulson@3715
  1141
paulson@3715
  1142
*** HOL ***
paulson@3715
  1143
wenzelm@5726
  1144
* HOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g.
oheimb@4189
  1145
  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
oheimb@4189
  1146
nipkow@4035
  1147
* HOL/TLA: Stephan Merz's formalization of Lamport's Temporal Logic of Actions;
wenzelm@3985
  1148
wenzelm@3985
  1149
* HOL/Auth: new protocol proofs including some for the Internet
nipkow@4035
  1150
  protocol TLS;
wenzelm@3985
  1151
wenzelm@4125
  1152
* HOL/Map: new theory of `maps' a la VDM;
nipkow@3982
  1153
wenzelm@4335
  1154
* HOL/simplifier: simplification procedures nat_cancel_sums for
wenzelm@4335
  1155
cancelling out common nat summands from =, <, <= (in)equalities, or
wenzelm@4335
  1156
differences; simplification procedures nat_cancel_factor for
wenzelm@4335
  1157
cancelling common factor from =, <, <= (in)equalities over natural
wenzelm@4373
  1158
sums; nat_cancel contains both kinds of procedures, it is installed by
wenzelm@4373
  1159
default in Arith.thy -- this COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL;
wenzelm@4335
  1160
nipkow@3580
  1161
* HOL/simplifier: terms of the form
paulson@4325
  1162
  `? x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x)'  (or t=x)
nipkow@3580
  1163
  are rewritten to
nipkow@4035
  1164
  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t)',
nipkow@4035
  1165
  and those of the form
paulson@4325
  1166
  `! x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x) --> R(x)'  (or t=x)
nipkow@4035
  1167
  are rewritten to
nipkow@4035
  1168
  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t) --> R(t)',
nipkow@4035
  1169
nipkow@4035
  1170
* HOL/datatype
nipkow@4035
  1171
  Each datatype `t' now comes with a theorem `split_t_case' of the form
nipkow@3580
  1172
nipkow@4035
  1173
  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
nipkow@4035
  1174
     ( (!y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 --> P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) &
nipkow@4035
  1175
        ...
oheimb@4189
  1176
       (!y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn --> P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
nipkow@4035
  1177
     )
nipkow@4035
  1178
oheimb@4930
  1179
  and a theorem `split_t_case_asm' of the form
oheimb@4189
  1180
oheimb@4189
  1181
  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
oheimb@4189
  1182
    ~( (? y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 & ~P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) |
oheimb@4189
  1183
        ...
oheimb@4189
  1184
       (? y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn & ~P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
oheimb@4189
  1185
     )
oheimb@4930
  1186
  which can be added to a simpset via `addsplits'. The existing theorems
oheimb@4930
  1187
  expand_list_case and expand_option_case have been renamed to
oheimb@4930
  1188
  split_list_case and split_option_case.
oheimb@4189
  1189
nipkow@4361
  1190
* HOL/Arithmetic:
nipkow@4361
  1191
  - `pred n' is automatically converted to `n-1'.
nipkow@4361
  1192
    Users are strongly encouraged not to use `pred' any longer,
nipkow@4361
  1193
    because it will disappear altogether at some point.
nipkow@4361
  1194
  - Users are strongly encouraged to write "0 < n" rather than
nipkow@4361
  1195
    "n ~= 0". Theorems and proof tools have been modified towards this
nipkow@4361
  1196
    `standard'.
nipkow@4357
  1197
nipkow@4502
  1198
* HOL/Lists:
nipkow@4502
  1199
  the function "set_of_list" has been renamed "set" (and its theorems too);
nipkow@4502
  1200
  the function "nth" now takes its arguments in the reverse order and
nipkow@4502
  1201
  has acquired the infix notation "!" as in "xs!n".
paulson@3570
  1202
paulson@4154
  1203
* HOL/Set: UNIV is now a constant and is no longer translated to Compl{};
paulson@4154
  1204
paulson@4154
  1205
* HOL/Set: The operator (UN x.B x) now abbreviates (UN x:UNIV. B x) and its
paulson@4154
  1206
  specialist theorems (like UN1_I) are gone.  Similarly for (INT x.B x);
paulson@4154
  1207
wenzelm@4575
  1208
* HOL/record: extensible records with schematic structural subtyping
wenzelm@4575
  1209
(single inheritance); EXPERIMENTAL version demonstrating the encoding,
wenzelm@4575
  1210
still lacks various theorems and concrete record syntax;
wenzelm@4575
  1211
wenzelm@4125
  1212
paulson@3715
  1213
*** HOLCF ***
wenzelm@3535
  1214
wenzelm@4125
  1215
* removed "axioms" and "generated by" sections;
wenzelm@4125
  1216
oheimb@4123
  1217
* replaced "ops" section by extended "consts" section, which is capable of
wenzelm@4125
  1218
  handling the continuous function space "->" directly;
wenzelm@4125
  1219
wenzelm@4125
  1220
* domain package:
wenzelm@4125
  1221
  . proves theorems immediately and stores them in the theory,
wenzelm@4125
  1222
  . creates hierachical name space,
wenzelm@4125
  1223
  . now uses normal mixfix annotations (instead of cinfix...),
wenzelm@4125
  1224
  . minor changes to some names and values (for consistency),
wenzelm@4125
  1225
  . e.g. cases -> casedist, dists_eq -> dist_eqs, [take_lemma] -> take_lemmas,
wenzelm@4125
  1226
  . separator between mutual domain defs: changed "," to "and",
wenzelm@4125
  1227
  . improved handling of sort constraints;  now they have to
wenzelm@4125
  1228
    appear on the left-hand side of the equations only;
oheimb@4123
  1229
oheimb@4123
  1230
* fixed LAM <x,y,zs>.b syntax;
wenzelm@3567
  1231
wenzelm@3744
  1232
* added extended adm_tac to simplifier in HOLCF -- can now discharge
wenzelm@3744
  1233
adm (%x. P (t x)), where P is chainfinite and t continuous;
wenzelm@3579
  1234
wenzelm@3579
  1235
paulson@3719
  1236
*** FOL and ZF ***
paulson@3719
  1237
wenzelm@5726
  1238
* FOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g.
oheimb@4189
  1239
  with `addloop' of the simplifier to faciliate case splitting in premises.
oheimb@4189
  1240
wenzelm@3744
  1241
* qed_spec_mp, qed_goal_spec_mp, qed_goalw_spec_mp are available, as
wenzelm@3744
  1242
in HOL, they strip ALL and --> from proved theorems;
wenzelm@3744
  1243
paulson@3719
  1244
wenzelm@3579
  1245
wenzelm@3006
  1246
New in Isabelle94-8 (May 1997)
wenzelm@3006
  1247
------------------------------
wenzelm@2654
  1248
paulson@3002
  1249
*** General Changes ***
paulson@3002
  1250
paulson@3002
  1251
* new utilities to build / run / maintain Isabelle etc. (in parts
paulson@3002
  1252
still somewhat experimental); old Makefiles etc. still functional;
wenzelm@2971
  1253
wenzelm@3205
  1254
* new 'Isabelle System Manual';
wenzelm@3205
  1255
wenzelm@2825
  1256
* INSTALL text, together with ./configure and ./build scripts;
wenzelm@2773
  1257
wenzelm@3006
  1258
* reimplemented type inference for greater efficiency, better error
wenzelm@3006
  1259
messages and clean internal interface;
paulson@3002
  1260
paulson@3002
  1261
* prlim command for dealing with lots of subgoals (an easier way of
paulson@3002
  1262
setting goals_limit);
paulson@3002
  1263
wenzelm@3006
  1264
wenzelm@3006
  1265
*** Syntax ***
paulson@3002
  1266
wenzelm@3116
  1267
* supports alternative (named) syntax tables (parser and pretty
wenzelm@3116
  1268
printer); internal interface is provided by add_modesyntax(_i);
wenzelm@3116
  1269
paulson@3002
  1270
* Pure, FOL, ZF, HOL, HOLCF now support symbolic input and output; to
paulson@3002
  1271
be used in conjunction with the Isabelle symbol font; uses the
paulson@3002
  1272
"symbols" syntax table;
paulson@3002
  1273
wenzelm@2705
  1274
* added token_translation interface (may translate name tokens in
wenzelm@2756
  1275
arbitrary ways, dependent on their type (free, bound, tfree, ...) and
wenzelm@3116
  1276
the current print_mode); IMPORTANT: user print translation functions
wenzelm@3116
  1277
are responsible for marking newly introduced bounds
wenzelm@3116
  1278
(Syntax.mark_boundT);
wenzelm@2705
  1279
wenzelm@2730
  1280
* token translations for modes "xterm" and "xterm_color" that display
wenzelm@3006
  1281
names in bold, underline etc. or colors (which requires a color
wenzelm@3006
  1282
version of xterm);
wenzelm@2730
  1283
paulson@3002
  1284
* infixes may now be declared with names independent of their syntax;
paulson@3002
  1285
paulson@3002
  1286
* added typed_print_translation (like print_translation, but may
paulson@3002
  1287
access type of constant);
paulson@3002
  1288
wenzelm@3006
  1289
paulson@3002
  1290
*** Classical Reasoner ***
paulson@3002
  1291
paulson@3002
  1292
Blast_tac: a new tactic!  It is often more powerful than fast_tac, but has
paulson@3002
  1293
some limitations.  Blast_tac...
paulson@3002
  1294
  + ignores addss, addbefore, addafter; this restriction is intrinsic
paulson@3002
  1295
  + ignores elimination rules that don't have the correct format
wenzelm@5726
  1296
        (the conclusion MUST be a formula variable)
paulson@3002
  1297
  + ignores types, which can make HOL proofs fail
paulson@3002
  1298
  + rules must not require higher-order unification, e.g. apply_type in ZF
paulson@3002
  1299
    [message "Function Var's argument not a bound variable" relates to this]
paulson@3002
  1300
  + its proof strategy is more general but can actually be slower
paulson@3002
  1301
wenzelm@3107
  1302
* substitution with equality assumptions no longer permutes other
wenzelm@3107
  1303
assumptions;
paulson@3002
  1304
paulson@3002
  1305
* minor changes in semantics of addafter (now called addaltern); renamed
paulson@3002
  1306
setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to compWrapper; added safe wrapper
wenzelm@3107
  1307
(and access functions for it);
paulson@3002
  1308
wenzelm@5726
  1309
* improved combination of classical reasoner and simplifier:
oheimb@3317
  1310
  + functions for handling clasimpsets
oheimb@3317
  1311
  + improvement of addss: now the simplifier is called _after_ the
oheimb@3317
  1312
    safe steps.
oheimb@3317
  1313
  + safe variant of addss called addSss: uses safe simplifications
wenzelm@5726
  1314
    _during_ the safe steps. It is more complete as it allows multiple
oheimb@3317
  1315
    instantiations of unknowns (e.g. with slow_tac).
wenzelm@3006
  1316
paulson@3002
  1317
*** Simplifier ***
paulson@3002
  1318
wenzelm@3006
  1319
* added interface for simplification procedures (functions that
wenzelm@3006
  1320
produce *proven* rewrite rules on the fly, depending on current
wenzelm@3006
  1321
redex);
wenzelm@3006
  1322
wenzelm@3006
  1323
* ordering on terms as parameter (used for ordered rewriting);
wenzelm@3006
  1324
wenzelm@3107
  1325
* new functions delcongs, deleqcongs, and Delcongs. richer rep_ss;
paulson@3002
  1326
paulson@3002
  1327
* the solver is now split into a safe and an unsafe part.
paulson@3002
  1328
This should be invisible for the normal user, except that the
paulson@3002
  1329
functions setsolver and addsolver have been renamed to setSolver and
wenzelm@3107
  1330
addSolver; added safe_asm_full_simp_tac;
paulson@3002
  1331
paulson@3002
  1332
paulson@3002
  1333
*** HOL ***
paulson@3002
  1334
nipkow@3042
  1335
* a generic induction tactic `induct_tac' which works for all datatypes and
wenzelm@3107
  1336
also for type `nat';
nipkow@3042
  1337
nipkow@3316
  1338
* a generic case distinction tactic `exhaust_tac' which works for all
nipkow@3316
  1339
datatypes and also for type `nat';
nipkow@3316
  1340
nipkow@3316
  1341
* each datatype comes with a function `size';
nipkow@3316
  1342
paulson@3002
  1343
* patterns in case expressions allow tuple patterns as arguments to
wenzelm@3107
  1344
constructors, for example `case x of [] => ... | (x,y,z)#ps => ...';
paulson@3002
  1345
paulson@3002
  1346
* primrec now also works with type nat;
paulson@3002
  1347
paulson@3338
  1348
* recdef: a new declaration form, allows general recursive functions to be
paulson@3338
  1349
defined in theory files.  See HOL/ex/Fib, HOL/ex/Primes, HOL/Subst/Unify.
paulson@3338
  1350
paulson@3002
  1351
* the constant for negation has been renamed from "not" to "Not" to
wenzelm@3107
  1352
harmonize with FOL, ZF, LK, etc.;
paulson@3002
  1353
wenzelm@3107
  1354
* HOL/ex/LFilter theory of a corecursive "filter" functional for
wenzelm@3107
  1355
infinite lists;
paulson@3002
  1356
wenzelm@3227
  1357
* HOL/Modelcheck demonstrates invocation of model checker oracle;
wenzelm@3227
  1358
paulson@3002
  1359
* HOL/ex/Ring.thy declares cring_simp, which solves equational
paulson@3002
  1360
problems in commutative rings, using axiomatic type classes for + and *;
paulson@3002
  1361
paulson@3002
  1362
* more examples in HOL/MiniML and HOL/Auth;
paulson@3002
  1363
paulson@3002
  1364
* more default rewrite rules for quantifiers, union/intersection;
paulson@3002
  1365
nipkow@3321
  1366
* a new constant `arbitrary == @x.False';
nipkow@3321
  1367
wenzelm@3107
  1368
* HOLCF/IOA replaces old HOL/IOA;
wenzelm@3107
  1369
wenzelm@5726
  1370
* HOLCF changes: derived all rules and arities
wenzelm@5726
  1371
  + axiomatic type classes instead of classes
slotosch@2653
  1372
  + typedef instead of faking type definitions
paulson@2747
  1373
  + eliminated the internal constants less_fun, less_cfun, UU_fun, UU_cfun etc.
wenzelm@2730
  1374
  + new axclasses cpo, chfin, flat with flat < chfin < pcpo < cpo < po
slotosch@2653
  1375
  + eliminated the types void, one, tr
slotosch@2653
  1376
  + use unit lift and bool lift (with translations) instead of one and tr
slotosch@2653
  1377
  + eliminated blift from Lift3.thy (use Def instead of blift)
wenzelm@3107
  1378
  all eliminated rules are derived as theorems --> no visible changes ;
oheimb@2649
  1379
wenzelm@3006
  1380
paulson@3002
  1381
*** ZF ***
wenzelm@2553
  1382
paulson@2865
  1383
* ZF now has Fast_tac, Simp_tac and Auto_tac.  Union_iff is a now a default
paulson@2865
  1384
rewrite rule; this may affect some proofs.  eq_cs is gone but can be put back
paulson@2865
  1385
as ZF_cs addSIs [equalityI];
wenzelm@2553
  1386
wenzelm@2554
  1387
wenzelm@2732
  1388
wenzelm@2553
  1389
New in Isabelle94-7 (November 96)
wenzelm@2553
  1390
---------------------------------
wenzelm@2553
  1391
wenzelm@2553
  1392
* allowing negative levels (as offsets) in prlev and choplev;
wenzelm@2553
  1393
wenzelm@2554
  1394
* super-linear speedup for large simplifications;
wenzelm@2554
  1395
wenzelm@2554
  1396
* FOL, ZF and HOL now use miniscoping: rewriting pushes
wenzelm@2554
  1397
quantifications in as far as possible (COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS
wenzelm@2554
  1398
FAIL); can suppress it using the command Delsimps (ex_simps @
wenzelm@2554
  1399
all_simps); De Morgan laws are also now included, by default;
wenzelm@2554
  1400
wenzelm@2554
  1401
* improved printing of ==>  :  ~:
wenzelm@2554
  1402
wenzelm@2554
  1403
* new object-logic "Sequents" adds linear logic, while replacing LK
wenzelm@2554
  1404
and Modal (thanks to Sara Kalvala);
wenzelm@2554
  1405
wenzelm@2554
  1406
* HOL/Auth: correctness proofs for authentication protocols;
wenzelm@2554
  1407
wenzelm@2554
  1408
* HOL: new auto_tac combines rewriting and classical reasoning (many
wenzelm@2554
  1409
examples on HOL/Auth);
wenzelm@2554
  1410
wenzelm@2554
  1411
* HOL: new command AddIffs for declaring theorems of the form P=Q to
wenzelm@2554
  1412
the rewriter and classical reasoner simultaneously;
wenzelm@2554
  1413
wenzelm@2554
  1414
* function uresult no longer returns theorems in "standard" format;
wenzelm@2554
  1415
regain previous version by: val uresult = standard o uresult;
wenzelm@2554
  1416
wenzelm@2554
  1417
wenzelm@2554
  1418
wenzelm@2554
  1419
New in Isabelle94-6
wenzelm@2554
  1420
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
  1421
wenzelm@2554
  1422
* oracles -- these establish an interface between Isabelle and trusted
wenzelm@2554
  1423
external reasoners, which may deliver results as theorems;
wenzelm@2554
  1424
wenzelm@2554
  1425
* proof objects (in particular record all uses of oracles);
wenzelm@2554
  1426
wenzelm@2554
  1427
* Simp_tac, Fast_tac, etc. that refer to implicit simpset / claset;
wenzelm@2554
  1428
wenzelm@2554
  1429
* "constdefs" section in theory files;
wenzelm@2554
  1430
wenzelm@2554
  1431
* "primrec" section (HOL) no longer requires names;
wenzelm@2554
  1432
wenzelm@2554
  1433
* internal type "tactic" now simply "thm -> thm Sequence.seq";
wenzelm@2554
  1434
wenzelm@2554
  1435
wenzelm@2554
  1436
wenzelm@2554
  1437
New in Isabelle94-5
wenzelm@2554
  1438
-------------------
wenzelm@2554
  1439
wenzelm@2554
  1440
* reduced space requirements;
wenzelm@2554
  1441
wenzelm@2554
  1442
* automatic HTML generation from theories;
wenzelm@2554
  1443
wenzelm@2554
  1444
* theory files no longer require "..." (quotes) around most types;
wenzelm@2554
  1445
wenzelm@2554
  1446
* new examples, including two proofs of the Church-Rosser theorem;
wenzelm@2554
  1447
wenzelm@2554
  1448
* non-curried (1994) version of HOL is no longer distributed;
wenzelm@2554
  1449
wenzelm@2553
  1450
paulson@2557
  1451
paulson@2557
  1452
New in Isabelle94-4
paulson@2557
  1453
-------------------
paulson@2557
  1454
paulson@2747
  1455
* greatly reduced space requirements;
paulson@2557
  1456
paulson@2557
  1457
* theory files (.thy) no longer require \...\ escapes at line breaks;
paulson@2557
  1458
wenzelm@5726
  1459
* searchable theorem database (see the section "Retrieving theorems" on
paulson@2557
  1460
page 8 of the Reference Manual);
paulson@2557
  1461
paulson@2557
  1462
* new examples, including Grabczewski's monumental case study of the
paulson@2557
  1463
Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
  1464
paulson@2557
  1465
* The previous version of HOL renamed to Old_HOL;
paulson@2557
  1466
wenzelm@5726
  1467
* The new version of HOL (previously called CHOL) uses a curried syntax
paulson@2557
  1468
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b);
paulson@2557
  1469
paulson@2557
  1470
* Mutually recursive inductive definitions finally work in HOL;
paulson@2557
  1471
paulson@2557
  1472
* In ZF, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions and
paulson@2557
  1473
translates to the operator "split";
paulson@2557
  1474
paulson@2557
  1475
paulson@2557
  1476
paulson@2557
  1477
New in Isabelle94-3
paulson@2557
  1478
-------------------
paulson@2557
  1479
wenzelm@5726
  1480
* new infix operator, addss, allowing the classical reasoner to
paulson@2557
  1481
perform simplification at each step of its search.  Example:
wenzelm@5726
  1482
        fast_tac (cs addss ss)
paulson@2557
  1483
wenzelm@5726
  1484
* a new logic, CHOL, the same as HOL, but with a curried syntax
wenzelm@5726
  1485
for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b).  Also pairs
paulson@2557
  1486
look like (a,b) instead of <a,b>;
paulson@2557
  1487
paulson@2557
  1488
* PLEASE NOTE: CHOL will eventually replace HOL!
paulson@2557
  1489
paulson@2557
  1490
* In CHOL, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions.
paulson@2557
  1491
It translates to the operator "split".  A new theory of integers is available;
paulson@2557
  1492
paulson@2557
  1493
* In ZF, integer numerals now denote two's-complement binary integers.
paulson@2557
  1494
Arithmetic operations can be performed by rewriting.  See ZF/ex/Bin.ML;
paulson@2557
  1495
wenzelm@5726
  1496
* Many new examples: I/O automata, Church-Rosser theorem, equivalents
paulson@2557
  1497
of the Axiom of Choice;
paulson@2557
  1498
paulson@2557
  1499
paulson@2557
  1500
paulson@2557
  1501
New in Isabelle94-2
paulson@2557
  1502
-------------------
paulson@2557
  1503
wenzelm@5726
  1504
* Significantly faster resolution;
paulson@2557
  1505
paulson@2557
  1506
* the different sections in a .thy file can now be mixed and repeated
paulson@2557
  1507
freely;
paulson@2557
  1508
paulson@2557
  1509
* Database of theorems for FOL, HOL and ZF.  New
paulson@2557
  1510
commands including qed, qed_goal and bind_thm store theorems in the database.
paulson@2557
  1511
paulson@2557
  1512
* Simple database queries: return a named theorem (get_thm) or all theorems of
paulson@2557
  1513
a given theory (thms_of), or find out what theory a theorem was proved in
paulson@2557
  1514
(theory_of_thm);
paulson@2557
  1515
paulson@2557
  1516
* Bugs fixed in the inductive definition and datatype packages;
paulson@2557
  1517
paulson@2557
  1518
* The classical reasoner provides deepen_tac and depth_tac, making FOL_dup_cs
paulson@2557
  1519
and HOL_dup_cs obsolete;
paulson@2557
  1520
paulson@2557
  1521
* Syntactic ambiguities caused by the new treatment of syntax in Isabelle94-1
paulson@2557
  1522
have been removed;
paulson@2557
  1523
paulson@2557
  1524
* Simpler definition of function space in ZF;
paulson@2557
  1525
paulson@2557
  1526
* new results about cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in ZF;
paulson@2557
  1527
paulson@2557
  1528
* 'subtype' facility in HOL for introducing new types as subsets of existing
paulson@2557
  1529
types;
paulson@2557
  1530
paulson@2557
  1531
wenzelm@2553
  1532
$Id$