ANNOUNCE
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Subject: Announcing Isabelle99-1
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To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
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Isabelle99-1 is now available.  This release continues the line of
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Isabelle99, introducing numerous improvements, both internal and user
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visible.
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In particular, great care has been taken to improve robustness and
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ease use and installation of the complete Isabelle working
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environment.  This includes Proof General user interface support, WWW
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presentation of theories and the Isabelle document preparation system.
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The most prominent highlights of Isabelle99-1 are as follows.  See the
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NEWS file distributed with Isabelle for more details.
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  * Isabelle/Isar improvements (Markus Wenzel)
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      o Support of tactic-emulation scripts for easy porting of legacy ML
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        scripts (see also the HOL/Lambda example).
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      o Better support for scalable verification tasks (manage large
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        contexts in induction, generalized existence reasoning etc.)
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      o Hindley-Milner polymorphism for proof texts.
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      o More robust document preparation, better LaTeX output due to
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        fake math-mode.
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      o Extended "Isabelle/Isar Reference Manual".
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  * HOL/Algebra (Clemens Ballarin)
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    Rings and univariate polynomials.
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  * HOL/BCV (Tobias Nipkow)
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    Generic model of bytecode verification.
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  * HOL/IMPP (David von Oheimb)
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    Extension of IMP with local variables and mutually recursive procedures.
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  * HOL/Isar_examples (Markus Wenzel)
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    More examples, including a formulation of Hoare Logic in Isabelle/Isar.
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  * HOL/Lambda (Stefan Berghofer and Tobias Nipkow)
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    More on termination of simply-typed lambda-terms (Isar script).
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  * HOL/Lattice (Markus Wenzel)
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    Lattices and orders in Isabelle/Isar.
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  * HOL/MicroJava (Gerwin Klein, Tobias Nipkow, David von Oheimb, and
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    Cornelia Pusch)
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    Formalization of a fragment of Java, together with a corresponding
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    virtual machine and a specification of its bytecode verifier.
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  * HOL/NumberTheory (Thomas Rasmussen)
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    Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Chinese Remainder Theorem,
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    Fermat/Euler Theorem, Wilson's Theorem.
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  * HOL/Prolog (David von Oheimb)
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    A (bare-bones) implementation of Lambda-Prolog.
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  * HOL/Real (Jacques Fleuriot)
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    More on nonstandard real analysis.
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You may get Isabelle99-1 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