ANNOUNCE
author kleing
Sun Mar 03 17:23:45 2002 +0100 (2002-03-03)
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MicroJava news
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     2 Subject: Announcing Isabelle2002
     3 To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
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     5 Isabelle2002 is now available.
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     7 This release provides major improvements.  The Isar language has
     8 reached a mature state; the core engine is able to record full proof
     9 terms; many aspects of the library have been reworked; several
    10 substantial case studies have been added.  Some changes may cause
    11 incompatibility with earlier versions, but improve accessibility of
    12 Isabelle for new users.
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    14 The most prominent highlights of Isabelle2002 are as follows (see the
    15 NEWS of the distribution for more details).
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    17   * The Isabelle/HOL tutorial is to be published as LNCS 2283;
    18     Isabelle2002 is the official version to go along with that book
    19     (by Tobias Nipkow, Larry Paulson, Markus Wenzel).
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    21   * Pure: explicit proof terms for all internal inferences:
    22     object-logics, proof tools etc. will benefit automatically
    23     (by Stefan Berghofer).
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    25   * Pure/Isar: proper integration of the locale package for modular
    26     theory development; additional support for rename/merge
    27     operations, and type-inference for structured specifications
    28     (by Markus Wenzel).
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    30   * Pure/Isar: streamlined induction proof patterns
    31     (by Markus Wenzel).
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    33   * Pure/HOL: infrastructure for generating functional and relational
    34     code, using the ML run-time environment (by Stefan Berghofer).
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    36   * HOL/library: numerals on all number types; several
    37     improvements of tuple and record types; new definite description
    38     operator; keep Hilbert's epsilon (Axiom of Choice) out of basic theories.
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    40   * HOL/Bali: large application concerning formal treatment of Java.
    41     (by David von Oheimb and Norbert Schirmer).
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    43   * HOL/HoareParallel: large application concerning verification of
    44     parallel imperative programs (Owicki-Gries method, Rely-Guarantee
    45     method, including examples of garbage collection, mutual
    46     exclusion, etc.)
    47     (by Leonor Prensa Nieto).
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    49   * HOL/GroupTheory: group theory examples including Sylow's theorem
    50     (by Florian Kammüller).
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    52   * HOL/IMP: new proofs in Isar format
    53     (by Gerwin Klein).
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    55   * HOL/MicroJava: exception handling on the bytecode level
    56     (by Gerwin Klein).
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    58   * ZF/UNITY: typeless version of Chandy and Misra's formalism
    59     (by Sidi O Ehmety).
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    61   * System: improvements and simplifications of document preparation
    62     (by Markus Wenzel).
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    64   * System: support for Poly/ML 4.1.1 and PolyML/4.1.2, admitting
    65     larger heap size of applications.
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    67   * System: support for MacOS X (for Poly/ML and SML/NJ).
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    70 You may get Isabelle2002 from any of the following mirror sites:
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    72   Cambridge (UK)    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/dist/
    73   Munich (Germany)  http://isabelle.in.tum.de/dist/
    74   New Jersey (USA)  ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/isabelle/index.html
    75   Stanford (USA)    ftp://rodin.stanford.edu/pub/smlnj/isabelle/index.html