ANNOUNCE
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parent 25306 351ca94cabdb
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     1.1 --- a/ANNOUNCE	Wed May 28 22:13:31 2008 +0200
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     1.4 -Subject: Announcing Isabelle2007
     1.5 +Subject: Announcing Isabelle2008
     1.6  To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
     1.7  
     1.8 -Isabelle2007 is finally available.
     1.9 -
    1.10 -This release introduces fundamental changes over Isabelle2005, see the
    1.11 -NEWS file in the distribution for more details.  Numerous existing
    1.12 -concepts have been generalized and re-implemented based on novel
    1.13 -system architecture.  New theories and proof tools have been added
    1.14 -(mostly for HOL).  Some highlights are:
    1.15 -
    1.16 -* Support for nominal datatypes (binding structures) due to the
    1.17 -HOL-Nominal logic.
    1.18 -
    1.19 -* General local theory infrastructure for specifications depending on
    1.20 -parameters and assumptions (e.g. from locales, classes).
    1.21 -
    1.22 -* New basic specification elements 'definition', 'axiomatization',
    1.23 -'abbreviation', 'notation'.
    1.24 -
    1.25 -* New version of 'inductive' package for inductive predicates;
    1.26 -separate variant 'inductive_set'.
    1.27 -
    1.28 -* New 'function' package for general recursive function definitions.
    1.29 +Isabelle2008 is now available.
    1.30  
    1.31 -* New 'class' package combination of axclass + locale interpretation.
    1.32 -
    1.33 -* Built-in Metis prover, external linkup for automated provers, and
    1.34 -'sledgehammer' command for automated proof synthesis.
    1.35 -
    1.36 -* Auto quickcheck: toplevel goals are tested for counterexamples
    1.37 -automatically when they are stated.
    1.38 -
    1.39 -* Second generation code generator for a subset of HOL, targeting SML,
    1.40 -Haskell, and OCaml.
    1.41 +This release mostly consolidates Isabelle2007, see the NEWS file in
    1.42 +the distribution for more details.  Some notable improvements are:
    1.43  
    1.44 -* Command 'normal_form' and method "normalization" for evaluating
    1.45 -terms with free variables.
    1.46 -
    1.47 -* Full list comprehension syntax for HOL.
    1.48 -
    1.49 -* Much improved algebraic capabilities, including Groebner bases.
    1.50 -
    1.51 -* Embedding of ML code into theories with static references to the
    1.52 -logical context (via antiquotations).
    1.53 -
    1.54 -* Parallel loading of theories based on native multicore support in
    1.55 -Poly/ML 5.1.
    1.56 +* ...
    1.57  
    1.58  
    1.59 -You may get Isabelle2007 from the following mirror sites:
    1.60 +You may get Isabelle2008 from the following mirror sites:
    1.61  
    1.62    Cambridge (UK)       http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    1.63    Munich (Germany)     http://isabelle.in.tum.de/