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NEWS

author | wenzelm |

Wed Mar 05 13:37:16 1997 +0100 (1997-03-05) | |

changeset 2730 | 865995b744f5 |

parent 2726 | e050f8bb1177 |

child 2731 | b31da96769b6 |

permissions | -rw-r--r-- |

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2 Isabelle NEWS -- history of user-visible changes

3 ================================================

5 New in Isabelle94-8 (April 1997)

6 ------------------------------------------------

8 * added token_translation interface (may translate name tokens in

9 arbitrary ways, dependent on their type (free, bound, tfree, ...));

11 * token translations for modes "xterm" and "xterm_color" that display

12 names in bold, underline etc. or colors;

14 * HOLCF changes: derived all rules and arities

15 + axiomatic type classes instead of classes

16 + typedef instead of faking type definitions

17 + eliminated the initernal constants less_fun, less_cfun, UU_fun, UU_cfun etc.

18 + new axclasses cpo, chfin, flat with flat < chfin < pcpo < cpo < po

19 + eliminated the types void, one, tr

20 + use unit lift and bool lift (with translations) instead of one and tr

21 + eliminated blift from Lift3.thy (use Def instead of blift)

22 all eliminated rules are derivd as theorems --> no visible changes

24 * simplifier: new functions delcongs, deleqcongs, and Delcongs. richer rep_ss.

26 * simplifier: the solver is now split into a safe and an unsafe part.

27 This should be invisible for the normal user, except that the functions

28 setsolver and addsolver have been renamed to setSolver and addSolver.

29 added safe_asm_full_simp_tac.

31 * classical reasoner: little changes in semantics of addafter (now: addaltern),

32 renamed setwrapper to setWrapper, addwrapper to addWrapper

33 added safe wrapper (and access functions for it)

35 * improved combination of classical reasoner and simplifier:

36 new addss, auto_tac, functions for handling clasimpsets, ...

37 Now, the simplification is safe (therefore moved to safe_step_tac) and thus

38 more complete, as multiple instantiation of unknowns (with slow_tac) possible

39 COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS FAIL; in case of problems with unstable old proofs:

40 use unsafe_addss and unsafe_auto_tac

42 * HOL: primrec now also works with type nat;

44 * HOL: the constant for negation has been renamed from "not" to "Not" to

45 harmonize with FOL, ZF, LK, etc.

47 * new utilities to build / run / maintain Isabelle etc. (in parts

48 still somewhat experimental); old Makefiles etc. still functional;

50 * simplifier: termless order as parameter; added interface for

51 simplification procedures (functions that produce *proven* rewrite

52 rules on the fly, depending on current redex);

54 * now supports alternative (named) syntax tables (parser and pretty

55 printer); internal interface is provided by add_modesyntax(_i);

57 * Pure, FOL, ZF, HOL, HOLCF now support symbolic input and output; to

58 be used in conjunction with the isabelle symbol font; uses the

59 "symbols" syntax table;

61 * infixes may now be declared with names independent of their syntax;

63 * added typed_print_translation (like print_translation, but may

64 access type of constant);

66 * prlim command for dealing with lots of subgoals (an easier way of

67 setting goals_limit);

69 * HOL/ex/Ring.thy declares cring_simp, which solves equational

70 problems in commutative rings, using axiomatic type classes for + and *;

72 * ZF now has Fast_tac, Simp_tac and Auto_tac. WARNING: don't use

73 ZF.thy anymore! Contains fewer defs and could make a bogus simpset.

74 Beware of Union_iff. eq_cs is gone, can be put back as ZF_cs addSIs

75 [equalityI];

77 * more examples in HOL/MiniML and HOL/Auth;

79 * more default rewrite rules in HOL for quantifiers, union/intersection;

81 * the NEWS file;

84 New in Isabelle94-7 (November 96)

85 ---------------------------------

87 * allowing negative levels (as offsets) in prlev and choplev;

89 * super-linear speedup for large simplifications;

91 * FOL, ZF and HOL now use miniscoping: rewriting pushes

92 quantifications in as far as possible (COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS

93 FAIL); can suppress it using the command Delsimps (ex_simps @

94 all_simps); De Morgan laws are also now included, by default;

96 * improved printing of ==> : ~:

98 * new object-logic "Sequents" adds linear logic, while replacing LK

99 and Modal (thanks to Sara Kalvala);

101 * HOL/Auth: correctness proofs for authentication protocols;

103 * HOL: new auto_tac combines rewriting and classical reasoning (many

104 examples on HOL/Auth);

106 * HOL: new command AddIffs for declaring theorems of the form P=Q to

107 the rewriter and classical reasoner simultaneously;

109 * function uresult no longer returns theorems in "standard" format;

110 regain previous version by: val uresult = standard o uresult;

114 New in Isabelle94-6

115 -------------------

117 * oracles -- these establish an interface between Isabelle and trusted

118 external reasoners, which may deliver results as theorems;

120 * proof objects (in particular record all uses of oracles);

122 * Simp_tac, Fast_tac, etc. that refer to implicit simpset / claset;

124 * "constdefs" section in theory files;

126 * "primrec" section (HOL) no longer requires names;

128 * internal type "tactic" now simply "thm -> thm Sequence.seq";

132 New in Isabelle94-5

133 -------------------

135 * reduced space requirements;

137 * automatic HTML generation from theories;

139 * theory files no longer require "..." (quotes) around most types;

141 * new examples, including two proofs of the Church-Rosser theorem;

143 * non-curried (1994) version of HOL is no longer distributed;

147 New in Isabelle94-4

148 -------------------

150 * greatly space requirements;

152 * theory files (.thy) no longer require \...\ escapes at line breaks;

154 * searchable theorem database (see the section "Retrieving theorems" on

155 page 8 of the Reference Manual);

157 * new examples, including Grabczewski's monumental case study of the

158 Axiom of Choice;

160 * The previous version of HOL renamed to Old_HOL;

162 * The new version of HOL (previously called CHOL) uses a curried syntax

163 for functions. Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b);

165 * Mutually recursive inductive definitions finally work in HOL;

167 * In ZF, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions and

168 translates to the operator "split";

172 New in Isabelle94-3

173 -------------------

175 * new infix operator, addss, allowing the classical reasoner to

176 perform simplification at each step of its search. Example:

177 fast_tac (cs addss ss)

179 * a new logic, CHOL, the same as HOL, but with a curried syntax

180 for functions. Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b). Also pairs

181 look like (a,b) instead of <a,b>;

183 * PLEASE NOTE: CHOL will eventually replace HOL!

185 * In CHOL, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions.

186 It translates to the operator "split". A new theory of integers is available;

188 * In ZF, integer numerals now denote two's-complement binary integers.

189 Arithmetic operations can be performed by rewriting. See ZF/ex/Bin.ML;

191 * Many new examples: I/O automata, Church-Rosser theorem, equivalents

192 of the Axiom of Choice;

196 New in Isabelle94-2

197 -------------------

199 * Significantly faster resolution;

201 * the different sections in a .thy file can now be mixed and repeated

202 freely;

204 * Database of theorems for FOL, HOL and ZF. New

205 commands including qed, qed_goal and bind_thm store theorems in the database.

207 * Simple database queries: return a named theorem (get_thm) or all theorems of

208 a given theory (thms_of), or find out what theory a theorem was proved in

209 (theory_of_thm);

211 * Bugs fixed in the inductive definition and datatype packages;

213 * The classical reasoner provides deepen_tac and depth_tac, making FOL_dup_cs

214 and HOL_dup_cs obsolete;

216 * Syntactic ambiguities caused by the new treatment of syntax in Isabelle94-1

217 have been removed;

219 * Simpler definition of function space in ZF;

221 * new results about cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in ZF;

223 * 'subtype' facility in HOL for introducing new types as subsets of existing

224 types;

227 $Id$