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Subject: Announcing Isabelle2002
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To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
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Isabelle2002 is now available.
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This release provides major improvements.  The Isar language has
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reached a mature state; the core engine is able to record full proof
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terms; many aspects of the library have been reworked; several
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substantial case studies have been added.  Some changes may cause
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incompatibility with earlier versions, but improve accessibility of
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Isabelle for new users.
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The most prominent highlights of Isabelle2002 are as follows (see the
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NEWS of the distribution for more details).
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  * The Isabelle/HOL tutorial is to be published as LNCS 2283;
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    Isabelle2002 is the official version to go along with that book
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    (by Tobias Nipkow, Larry Paulson, Markus Wenzel).
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  * Pure: explicit proof terms for all internal inferences:
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    object-logics, proof tools etc. will benefit automatically
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    (by Stefan Berghofer).
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  * Pure/Isar: proper integration of the locale package for modular
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    theory development; additional support for rename/merge
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    operations, and type-inference for structured specifications
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    (by Markus Wenzel).
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  * Pure/Isar: streamlined induction proof patterns
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    (by Markus Wenzel).
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  * Pure/HOL: infrastructure for generating functional and relational
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    code, using the ML run-time environment (by Stefan Berghofer).
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  * HOL/library: numerals on all number types; several
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    improvements of tuple and record types; new definite description
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    operator; keep Hilbert's epsilon (Axiom of Choice) out of basic theories.
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  * HOL/Bali: large application concerning formal treatment of Java.
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    (by David von Oheimb and Norbert Schirmer).
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  * HOL/Hoare_Parallel: large application concerning verification of
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    parallel imperative programs (Owicki-Gries method etc.)
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    (by Leonor Prensa Nieto).
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  * HOL/GroupTheory: group theory examples including Sylow's theorem
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    (by Florian Kammüller).
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  * HOL/IMP: new proofs in Isar format
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    (by Gerwin Klein).
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  * ZF/UNITY: typeless version of Chandy and Misra's formalism
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    (by Sidi O Ehmety).
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  * System: improvements and simplifications of document preparation
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    (by Markus Wenzel).
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  * System: support for Poly/ML 4.1.1 and PolyML/4.1.2, admitting
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    larger heap size of applications.
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  * System: support for MacOS X (for Poly/ML and SML/NJ).
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You may get Isabelle2002 from any of the following mirror sites:
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  Cambridge (UK)    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/dist/
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  Munich (Germany)  http://isabelle.in.tum.de/dist/
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  New Jersey (USA)  ftp://ftp.research.bell-labs.com/dist/smlnj/isabelle/index.html
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  Stanford (USA)    ftp://rodin.stanford.edu/pub/smlnj/isabelle/index.html