2 Subject: Announcing Isabelle2002 
2 Subject: Announcing Isabelle2002 
3 To: isabelleusers@cl.cam.ac.uk 
3 To: isabelleusers@cl.cam.ac.uk 
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5 Isabelle2002 is now available. 
5 Isabelle2002 is now available. 
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7 In this release many important aspects of Isabelle have been reworked 
7 In this release many important aspects of Isabelle have been reworked, 
8 to improve robustness and usability (this occasionally causes 
8 to improve robustness and usability. This occasionally causes 
9 incompatibility with earlier versions). 
9 incompatibility with earlier versions. 
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11 The most prominent highlights of Isabelle2002 are as follows; see the 
11 The most prominent highlights of Isabelle2002 are as follows (see the 
12 NEWS of the distribution for more details. 
12 NEWS of the distribution for more details). 
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14 * The Isabelle/HOL tutorial has been published as LNCS 2283; 
14 * The Isabelle/HOL tutorial has been published as LNCS 2283; 
15 Isabelle2002 is the official version to go along with that book. 
15 Isabelle2002 is the official version to go along with that book 

16 (by Tobias Nipkow, Larry Paulson, Markus Wenzel). 
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17 * Explicit proof terms for Isabelle/Pure (Stefan Berghofer); 
18 * Pure: explicit proof terms for all internal inferences: 
18 all objectlogics, proof tools etc. will automatically benefit. 
19 objectlogics, proof tools etc. will benefit automatically 

20 (by Stefan Berghofer). 
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20 * Interation of locales 
22 * Pure/Isar: proper integration of the locale package for modular 

23 theory development; additional support for rename/merge 

24 operations, and typeinference for structured specifications 

25 (by Markus Wenzel). 
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22 * Specific support for Poly/ML 4.1.1 and PolyML/4.1.2 
27 * Pure/Isar: streamlined induction proof patterns 
23 (manage larger heaps, slightly faster). 
28 (by Markus Wenzel). 
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30 * Pure/HOL: infrastructure for generating functional and relational 

31 code, using the ML runtime environment (by Stefan Berghofer). 

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33 * HOL/library: sane numerals on all number types; several 

34 improvements of tuple and record types; new definite description 

35 operator; keep Hilbert's choice out of basic theories. 

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37 * HOL/Bali: large application concerning formal treatment of Java. 

38 (by David von Oheimb and Norbert Schirmer). 

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40 * HOL/Hoare_Parallel: large application concerning verification of 

41 parallel imperative programs (OwickiGries method etc.) 

42 (by Leonor Prensa Nieto). 

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44 * HOL/GroupTheory: group theory examples including Sylow's theorem 

45 (by Florian Kammüller). 

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47 * HOL/IMP: new proofs in Isar format 

48 (by Gerwin Klein). 

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50 * ZF/UNITY: typeless version of Chandy and Misra's formalism 

51 (by Sidi O Ehmety). 

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53 * System: improvements and simplifications of document preparation 

54 (by Markus Wenzel). 

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56 * System: support for Poly/ML 4.1.1 and PolyML/4.1.2, admitting 

57 larger heap size of applications. 

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59 * System: support for MacOS X (for Poly/ML and SML/NJ). 
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27 You may get Isabelle2002 from any of the following mirror sites: 
62 You may get Isabelle2002 from any of the following mirror sites: 
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29 Cambridge (UK) http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/dist/ 
64 Cambridge (UK) http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/dist/ 