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<H2>Semantic Embedding of Hoare Logic</H2>

This directory contains a sugared shallow semantic embedding of Hoare logic
for a while language. The implementation closely follows<P>


Mike Gordon.
<cite>Mechanizing Programming Logics in Higher Order Logic.</cite><BR>
University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, TR 145, 1988.<P>

published as<P>

Mike Gordon.
<cite>Mechanizing Programming Logics in Higher Order Logic.</cite><BR>
In
<cite>Current Trends in Hardware Verification and Automated Theorem Proving
</cite>,<BR>
edited by G. Birtwistle and P.A. Subrahmanyam, Springer-Verlag, 1989. 
<P>

At the top level, it provides a tactic <B>hoare_tac</B>, which transforms a
goal
<BLOCKQUOTE>
<KBD>{P} prog {Q}</KBD>
</BLOCKQUOTE>
into a set of HOL-level verification conditions.
<DL>
<DT>Syntax:
<DD> the letters a-z are interpreted as program variables,
     all other identifiers as mathematical variables.<P>
</DL>
The pre/post conditions can be arbitrary HOL formulae including program
variables. The program text should only refer to program variables.
<P>
<B>Note</B>: Program variables are typed in the same way as HOL
variables. Although you can write programs over arbitrary types, all
program variables in a particular program must be of the same type!
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