ANNOUNCE
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Mon Oct 29 17:08:01 2007 +0100 (2007-10-29)
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     1 Subject: Announcing Isabelle2007
     2 To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
     3 
     4 Isabelle2007 is finally available.
     5 
     6 This release introduces fundamental changes over Isabelle2005, see the
     7 NEWS file in the distribution for more details.  Numerous existing
     8 concepts have been generalized and re-implemented based on novel
     9 system architecture.  New theories and proof tools have been added
    10 (mostly for HOL).
    11 
    12 The main highlights are:
    13 
    14 * Support for nominal datatypes (binding structures) due to the
    15 HOL-Nominal logic.
    16 
    17 * General local theory infrastructure for specifications depending on
    18 parameters and assumptions (e.g. from locales, classes).
    19 
    20 * New basic specification elements 'definition', 'axiomatization',
    21 'abbreviation', 'notation'.
    22 
    23 * New version of 'inductive' package for inductive predicates;
    24 separate variant 'inductive_set'.
    25 
    26 * New 'function' package for general recursive function definitions.
    27 
    28 * New 'class' package combination of axclass + locale interpretation.
    29 
    30 * Built-in Metis prover, external linkup for automated provers, and
    31 'sledgehammer' command for automated proof synthesis.
    32 
    33 * Full list comprehension syntax.
    34 
    35 * Various improvements in locale infrastructure (interpretation etc.)
    36 
    37 * Various improvements of Isar language elements and related proof
    38 tools.
    39 
    40 * Second generation code-generator for a subset of HOL, targeting SML,
    41 Haskell, and OCaml.
    42 
    43 * Command 'normal_form' and method 'normalization'
    44 for evaluating terms with free variables.
    45 
    46 * Improved support for arbitrary ML operations depending on the
    47 logical context.
    48 
    49 * Parallel loading of theories based on native multicore support in
    50 Poly/ML 5.1.
    51 
    52 * Improved algebraic capabilities by means of semiring normalization,
    53 Groebner bases and Ferrante/Rackoff algorithm.
    54 
    55 
    56 You may get Isabelle2007 from the following mirror sites:
    57 
    58   Cambridge (UK)       http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    59   Munich (Germany)     http://isabelle.in.tum.de/
    60   Sydney (Australia)   http://mirror.cse.unsw.edu.au/pub/isabelle/