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Subject: Announcing Isabelle991


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To: isabelleusers@cl.cam.ac.uk


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Isabelle991 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, including the 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 Isabelle991 are as follows.

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* Isabelle/Isar improvements (Markus Wenzel)


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o Support of tacticemulation 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 HindleyMilner polymorphism for proof texts.


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o More robust document preparation, better LaTeX output due to


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fake mathmode.


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o Extended "Isabelle/Isar Reference Manual"


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http://isabelle.in.tum.de/doc/isarref.pdf

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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 and a


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lightweight bytecode verifier, including proofs of typesafety.


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* HOL/BCV (Tobias Nipkow)


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Generic model of bytecode verification, i.e. dataflow


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analysis for assembly languages with subtypes.


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* HOL/Real (Jacques Fleuriot)


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More on nonstandard real analysis.


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* HOL/Algebra (Clemens Ballarin)


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Rings and univariate polynomials.

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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/Lambda (Stefan Berghofer and Tobias Nipkow)


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More on termination of simplytyped lambdaterms; converted into


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an Isabelle/Isar tactic emulation script.


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* HOL/Lattice (Markus Wenzel)


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Lattices and orders in Isabelle/Isar.


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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/Prolog (David von Oheimb)


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A (barebones) implementation of LambdaProlog.

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See the NEWS file distributed with Isabelle for more details.


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You may get Isabelle991 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.belllabs.com/dist/smlnj/isabelle/index.html


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Stanford (USA) ftp://rodin.stanford.edu/pub/smlnj/isabelle/index.html
