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     1 		     ISABELLE-93 DISTRIBUTION DIRECTORY
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     4 ISABELLE-93 IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH EARLIER VERSIONS.  PLEASE CONSULT THE
     5 DOCUMENTATION.
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     7 
     8 This directory contains the complete Isabelle system.  To build and test the
     9 entire system, including all object-logics, use the shell script make-all.
    10 Pure Isabelle and each of the object-logics can be built separately using the
    11 Makefiles in the respective directories; read them for more information.
    12 
    13 				THE MAKEFILES
    14 
    15 The Makefiles can use two different Standard ML compilers: Poly/ML version
    16 2.03 or later (from Abstract Hardware Ltd) and Standard ML of New Jersey
    17 (Version 0.93 or later).  Poly/ML is a commercial product and costs money,
    18 but it is reliable and its database system is convenient for interactive
    19 work.  SML of New Jersey requires lots of memory and disc space, but it is
    20 free and its code sometimes runs faster.  Both compilers are perfectly
    21 satisfactory for running Isabelle.
    22 
    23 The Makefiles and make-all use enviroment variables that you should set
    24 according to your site configuration.
    25 
    26 ISABELLEBIN is the directory to hold Poly/ML databases or New Jersey ML
    27 images.  When using Poly/ML, ISABELLEBIN must be an absolute pathname (one
    28 starting with "/").
    29 
    30 ML_DBASE is an absolute pathname to the initial Poly/ML database (not
    31 required for New Jersey ML).
    32 
    33 ISABELLECOMP is the ML compiler, typically "poly -noDisplay" or "sml".  If
    34 ISABELLECOMP begins with the letters "poly" then the Makefiles assume that
    35 it is Poly/ML; if it begins with the letters "sml" then they assume
    36 Standard ML of New Jersey.  
    37 
    38 If a Poly/ML session fails with the message "Run out of store" then you
    39 have used up the entire heap.  If your tactic is not in a loop, allocating
    40 more heap at startup should correct the problem.  For instance, "poly -h
    41 15000" allocates sufficient heap space to rebuild all Isabelle examples.
    42 
    43 
    44 			 STRUCTURE OF THIS DIRECTORY
    45 
    46 The directory Pure containes pure Isabelle, which has no object-logic.
    47 
    48 Other important files include...
    49   COPYRIGHT   		Copyright notice and Disclaimer of Warranty
    50   make-all		shell script for building entire system
    51   change_simp		shell script to help convert sources to new simplifier
    52   expandshort		shell script to expand "shortcuts" in files
    53   prove_goal.el       	Emacs command to change proof format
    54   xlisten		shell script for running Isabelle under X
    55   teeinput		shell script to run Isabelle, logging inputs to a file
    56   Pure			directory of source files for Pure Isabelle
    57   Provers		directory of generic theorem provers
    58 
    59 xlisten sets up a window running Isabelle, with a separate small "listener"
    60 window, which keeps a log of all input lines.  This log is a useful record
    61 of a session.  If you are not running X windows, teeinput can still be used at
    62 least to record (if not to display) the log.
    63 
    64 The following subdirectories contain object-logics:
    65   FOL 	  Natural deduction First-Order Logic (intuitionistic and classical)
    66   FOLP 	  First-Order Logic with Proof terms
    67   ZF	  Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory
    68   CTT	  Constructive Type Theory
    69   HOL	  Classical Higher-Order Logic
    70   LK	  Classical first-order sequent calculus
    71   Modal	  The modal logics T, S4, S43
    72   LCF     Logic for Computable Functions (domain theory)
    73   CCL	  Martin Coen's Classical Computational Logic
    74   Cube	  Barendregt's Lambda Cube
    75 
    76 Object-logics include examples files in subdirectory ex or file ex.ML.
    77 These files can be loaded in batch mode.  The commands can also be
    78 executed interactively, using the windows on your workstation.  This is a
    79 good way to get started.
    80 
    81 Each object-logic is built on top of Pure Isabelle, and possibly on top of
    82 another object logic (like FOL or LK).  A database or binary called Pure is
    83 first created, then the object-logic is loaded on top.  Poly/ML extends
    84 Pure using its "make_database" operation.  Standard ML of New Jersey starts
    85 with the Pure core image and loads the object-logic's ROOT.ML.
    86 
    87 		HOW TO GET A STANDARD ML COMPILER
    88 
    89 To obtain Poly/ML, contact Mike Crawley <mjc@ahl.co.uk> at Abstract
    90 Hardware Ltd, The Howell Building, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH,
    91 England.
    92 
    93 To obtain Standard ML of New Jersey, contact David MacQueen
    94 <dbm@com.att.research> at AT&T Bell Laboratories, 600 Mountain Avenue,
    95 Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA.  This compiler is available by FTP.  Connect to
    96 research.att.com; login as anonymous with your userid as password; set
    97 binary mode; transfer files from the directory dist/ml.
    98 
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   101 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be helpful,
   102 we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of Isabelle and their
   103 consequences.
   104 
   105 Lawrence C Paulson		E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
   106 Computer Laboratory 		Phone: +44-223-334600
   107 University of Cambridge 	Fax:   +44-223-334748 
   108 Pembroke Street 
   109 Cambridge CB2 3QG 
   110 England
   111 
   112 Tobias Nipkow			E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de
   113 Institut fuer Informatik	Phone: +49-89-2105-2690
   114 T. U. Muenchen			Fax:   +49-89-2105-8183
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   119 Last updated 5 November 1993