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*** General Changes ***
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* Simplifier:
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 -Asm_full_simp_tac is now more aggressive:
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  1. It will sometimes reorient premises if that increases their power to
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     simplify.
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  2. It does no longer proceed strictly from left to right but may also
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     rotate premises to achieve further simplification.
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  For compatibility reasons there is now Asm_lr_simp_tac which is like the
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  old Asm_full_simp_tac in that it does not rotate premises.
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* Changed wrapper mechanism for the classical reasoner now allows for
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selected deletion of wrappers, by introduction of names for wrapper
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functionals.  This implies that addbefore, addSbefore, addaltern, and
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addSaltern now take a pair (name, tactic) as argument, and that adding
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two tactics with the same name overwrites the first one (emitting a
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warning).
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  type wrapper = (int -> tactic) -> (int -> tactic)
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  setWrapper, setSWrapper, compWrapper and compSWrapper are replaced by
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  addWrapper, addSWrapper: claset * (string * wrapper) -> claset
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  delWrapper, delSWrapper: claset *  string            -> claset
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  getWrapper is renamed to appWrappers, getSWrapper to appSWrappers;
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* new toplevel commands `Goal' and `Goalw' that improve upon `goal' and
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`goalw': the theory is no longer needed as an explicit argument - the current
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theory is used; assumptions are no longer returned at the ML-level unless one
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of them starts with ==> or !!. It is recommended to convert to these new
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commands.
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* inductive definitions now handle disjunctive premises correctly (HOL
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and ZF);
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* new toplevel commands 'Thm' and 'Thms' for retrieving theorems from
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the current theory context;
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* new theory section 'nonterminals';
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* new theory section 'setup';
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*** HOL ***
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* HOL/record: now includes concrete syntax for record terms (still
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lacks important theorems, like surjective pairing and split);
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* new force_tac (and its derivations Force_tac, force): combines
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rewriting and classical reasoning (and whatever other tools) similarly
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to auto_tac, but is aimed to solve the given subgoal totally;
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* added option_map_eq_Some to simpset() and claset()
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* New theory HOL/Update of function updates:
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  f[a:=b] == %x. if x=a then b else f x
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* New directory HOL/UNITY: Chandy and Misra's UNITY formalism
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* split_all_tac is now much faster and fails if there is nothing to
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split.  Existing (fragile) proofs may require adaption because the
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order and the names of the automatically generated variables have
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changed.  split_all_tac has moved within claset() from usafe wrappers
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to safe wrappers, which means that !!-bound variables are splitted
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much more aggressively, and safe_tac and clarify_tac now split such
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variables.  If this splitting is not appropriate, use delSWrapper
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"split_all_tac".
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* added disj_not1 = "(~P | Q) = (P --> Q)" to the default simpset;
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* HOL/Arithmetic:
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  - removed 'pred' (predecessor) function
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  - generalized some theorems about n-1
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  - Many new laws about "div" and "mod"
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  - New laws about greatest common divisors (see theory ex/Primes)
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* HOL/Relation: renamed the relational operatotr r^-1 "converse"
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instead of "inverse";
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* recdef can now declare non-recursive functions, with {} supplied as
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the well-founded relation;
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* expand_if, expand_split, expand_sum_case and expand_nat_case are now called
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  (to go with add/delsplits).
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* Simplifier:
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  default simpset using Addsplits just like Addsimps. They can be removed via
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  Delsplits just like Delsimps. Lower-case versions are also available.
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  the simplifier will eliminate all ocurrences of if-then-else in the
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  conclusion of a goal. To prevent this, you can either remove split_if
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  completely from the default simpset by `Delsplits [split_if]' or
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  remove it in a specific call of the simplifier using
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  `... delsplits [split_if]'.
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  You can also add/delete other case splitting rules to/from the default
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  simpset: every datatype generates suitable rules `split_t_case' and
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  `split_t_case_asm' (where t is the name of the datatype).
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* new theory Vimage (inverse image of a function, syntax f-``B);
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* many new identities for unions, intersections, set difference, etc.;
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*** ZF ***
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* in  let x=t in u(x), neither t nor u(x) has to be an FOL term.
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*** Internal changes ***
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* improved the theory data mechanism to support encapsulation (data
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kind name replaced by private Object.kind, acting as authorization
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key); new type-safe user interface via functor TheoryDataFun;
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*** Overview of INCOMPATIBILITIES (see below for more details) ***
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* changed lexical syntax of terms / types: dots made part of long
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identifiers, e.g. "%x.x" no longer possible, should be "%x. x";
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* simpset (and claset) reference variable replaced by functions
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simpset / simpset_ref;
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* no longer supports theory aliases (via merge) and non-trivial
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* most internal names of constants changed due to qualified names;
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* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML);
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*** General Changes ***
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* hierachically structured name spaces (for consts, types, axms, thms
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etc.); new lexical class 'longid' (e.g. Foo.bar.x) may render much of
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old input syntactically incorrect (e.g. "%x.x"); COMPATIBILITY:
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isatool fixdots ensures space after dots (e.g. "%x. x"); set
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long_names for fully qualified output names; NOTE: ML programs
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(special tactics, packages etc.) referring to internal names may have
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to be adapted to cope with fully qualified names; in case of severe
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time to have enrything declared within a flat name space; one may also
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fine tune name declarations in theories via the 'global' and 'local'
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section;
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* reimplemented the implicit simpset and claset using the new anytype
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data filed in signatures; references simpset:simpset ref etc. are
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replaced by functions simpset:unit->simpset and
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simpset_ref:unit->simpset ref; COMPATIBILITY: use isatool fixclasimp
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to patch your ML files accordingly;
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* HTML output now includes theory graph data for display with Java
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applet or isatool browser; data generated automatically via isatool
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usedir (see -i option, ISABELLE_USEDIR_OPTIONS);
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* defs may now be conditional; improved rewrite_goals_tac to handle
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conditional equations;
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* defs now admits additional type arguments, using TYPE('a) syntax;
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* theory aliases via merge (e.g. M=A+B+C) no longer supported, always
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creates a new theory node; implicit merge of thms' signatures is
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restricted to 'trivial' ones; COMPATIBILITY: one may have to use
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transfer:theory->thm->thm in (rare) cases;
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* subgoal_tac displays a warning if the new subgoal has type variables;
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* removed old README and Makefiles;
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* replaced print_goals_ref hook by print_current_goals_fn and result_error_fn;
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* deleted the obsolete tactical STATE, which was declared by
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    fun STATE tacfun st = tacfun st st;
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* changed Pure/Sequence interface (see Pure/seq.ML); COMPATIBILITY:
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use isatool fixseq to adapt your ML programs (this works for fully
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qualified references to the Sequence structure only!);
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*** Classical Reasoner ***
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* Clarify_tac, clarify_tac, clarify_step_tac, Clarify_step_tac: new
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* Safe_tac: like safe_tac but uses the default claset;
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*** Simplifier ***
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* added simplification meta rules:
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    (asm_)(full_)simplify: simpset -> thm -> thm;
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* simplifier.ML no longer part of Pure -- has to be loaded by object
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logics (again);
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* added prems argument to simplification procedures;
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* HOL, FOL, ZF: added infix function `addsplits':
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  instead of `<simpset> setloop (split_tac <thms>)'
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  you can simply write `<simpset> addsplits <thms>'
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*** Syntax ***
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* no longer handles consts with name "" -- declare as 'syntax' instead;
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* pretty printer: changed order of mixfix annotation preference (again!);
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* Pure: fixed idt/idts vs. pttrn/pttrns syntactic categories;
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*** HOL ***
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* HOL: there is a new splitter `split_asm_tac' that can be used e.g. 
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* HOL/Auth: new protocol proofs including some for the Internet
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* HOL/Map: new theory of `maps' a la VDM;
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* HOL/simplifier: simplification procedures nat_cancel_sums for
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cancelling out common nat summands from =, <, <= (in)equalities, or
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differences; simplification procedures nat_cancel_factor for
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cancelling common factor from =, <, <= (in)equalities over natural
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sums; nat_cancel contains both kinds of procedures, it is installed by
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* HOL/simplifier: terms of the form
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  `? x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x)'  (or t=x)
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  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t)',
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  and those of the form
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  `! x. P1(x) & ... & Pn(x) & x=t & Q1(x) & ... Qn(x) --> R(x)'  (or t=x)
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  `P1(t) & ... & Pn(t) & Q1(t) & ... Qn(t) --> R(t)',
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* HOL/datatype
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  Each datatype `t' now comes with a theorem `split_t_case' of the form
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  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
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     ( (!y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 --> P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) &
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        ...
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       (!y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn --> P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
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     )
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  and a theorem `split_t_case_asm' of the form
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  P(t_case f1 ... fn x) =
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    ~( (? y1 ... ym1. x = C1 y1 ... ym1 & ~P(f1 y1 ... ym1)) |
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        ...
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       (? y1 ... ymn. x = Cn y1 ... ymn & ~P(f1 y1 ... ymn))
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     )
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  which can be added to a simpset via `addsplits'. The existing theorems
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  expand_list_case and expand_option_case have been renamed to
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  split_list_case and split_option_case.
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* HOL/Arithmetic:
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  - `pred n' is automatically converted to `n-1'.
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    Users are strongly encouraged not to use `pred' any longer,
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    because it will disappear altogether at some point.
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  - Users are strongly encouraged to write "0 < n" rather than
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    "n ~= 0". Theorems and proof tools have been modified towards this
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    `standard'.
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* HOL/Lists:
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  the function "set_of_list" has been renamed "set" (and its theorems too);
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  the function "nth" now takes its arguments in the reverse order and
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  has acquired the infix notation "!" as in "xs!n".
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* HOL/Set: UNIV is now a constant and is no longer translated to Compl{};
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* HOL/Set: The operator (UN x.B x) now abbreviates (UN x:UNIV. B x) and its
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  specialist theorems (like UN1_I) are gone.  Similarly for (INT x.B x);
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* HOL/record: extensible records with schematic structural subtyping
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(single inheritance); EXPERIMENTAL version demonstrating the encoding,
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*** HOLCF ***
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  . improved handling of sort constraints;  now they have to
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    appear on the left-hand side of the equations only;
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*** FOL and ZF ***
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* qed_spec_mp, qed_goal_spec_mp, qed_goalw_spec_mp are available, as
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*** General Changes ***
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* new utilities to build / run / maintain Isabelle etc. (in parts
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still somewhat experimental); old Makefiles etc. still functional;
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* new 'Isabelle System Manual';
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* INSTALL text, together with ./configure and ./build scripts;
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* reimplemented type inference for greater efficiency, better error
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messages and clean internal interface;
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* prlim command for dealing with lots of subgoals (an easier way of
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setting goals_limit);
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*** Syntax ***
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* supports alternative (named) syntax tables (parser and pretty
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printer); internal interface is provided by add_modesyntax(_i);
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* Pure, FOL, ZF, HOL, HOLCF now support symbolic input and output; to
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be used in conjunction with the Isabelle symbol font; uses the
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"symbols" syntax table;
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* added token_translation interface (may translate name tokens in
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arbitrary ways, dependent on their type (free, bound, tfree, ...) and
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the current print_mode); IMPORTANT: user print translation functions
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are responsible for marking newly introduced bounds
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(Syntax.mark_boundT);
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* token translations for modes "xterm" and "xterm_color" that display
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names in bold, underline etc. or colors (which requires a color
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version of xterm);
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* infixes may now be declared with names independent of their syntax;
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* added typed_print_translation (like print_translation, but may
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access type of constant);
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*** Classical Reasoner ***
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Blast_tac: a new tactic!  It is often more powerful than fast_tac, but has
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some limitations.  Blast_tac...
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  + ignores addss, addbefore, addafter; this restriction is intrinsic
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  + ignores elimination rules that don't have the correct format
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	(the conclusion MUST be a formula variable)
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  + ignores types, which can make HOL proofs fail
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  + rules must not require higher-order unification, e.g. apply_type in ZF
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    [message "Function Var's argument not a bound variable" relates to this]
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  + its proof strategy is more general but can actually be slower
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* substitution with equality assumptions no longer permutes other
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assumptions;
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* minor changes in semantics of addafter (now called addaltern); renamed
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setwrapper to setWrapper and compwrapper to compWrapper; added safe wrapper
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(and access functions for it);
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* improved combination of classical reasoner and simplifier: 
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  + functions for handling clasimpsets
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  + improvement of addss: now the simplifier is called _after_ the
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    safe steps.
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  + safe variant of addss called addSss: uses safe simplifications
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    _during_ the safe steps. It is more complete as it allows multiple 
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    instantiations of unknowns (e.g. with slow_tac).
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*** Simplifier ***
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* added interface for simplification procedures (functions that
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produce *proven* rewrite rules on the fly, depending on current
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redex);
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* ordering on terms as parameter (used for ordered rewriting);
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* new functions delcongs, deleqcongs, and Delcongs. richer rep_ss;
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* the solver is now split into a safe and an unsafe part.
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This should be invisible for the normal user, except that the
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functions setsolver and addsolver have been renamed to setSolver and
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addSolver; added safe_asm_full_simp_tac;
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*** HOL ***
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* a generic induction tactic `induct_tac' which works for all datatypes and
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also for type `nat';
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* a generic case distinction tactic `exhaust_tac' which works for all
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datatypes and also for type `nat';
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* each datatype comes with a function `size';
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* patterns in case expressions allow tuple patterns as arguments to
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constructors, for example `case x of [] => ... | (x,y,z)#ps => ...';
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* primrec now also works with type nat;
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* recdef: a new declaration form, allows general recursive functions to be
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defined in theory files.  See HOL/ex/Fib, HOL/ex/Primes, HOL/Subst/Unify.
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* the constant for negation has been renamed from "not" to "Not" to
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harmonize with FOL, ZF, LK, etc.;
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* HOL/ex/LFilter theory of a corecursive "filter" functional for
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infinite lists;
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* HOL/Modelcheck demonstrates invocation of model checker oracle;
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* HOL/ex/Ring.thy declares cring_simp, which solves equational
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problems in commutative rings, using axiomatic type classes for + and *;
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* more examples in HOL/MiniML and HOL/Auth;
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* more default rewrite rules for quantifiers, union/intersection;
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* a new constant `arbitrary == @x.False';
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* HOLCF/IOA replaces old HOL/IOA;
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* HOLCF changes: derived all rules and arities 
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  + axiomatic type classes instead of classes 
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  + typedef instead of faking type definitions
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  + eliminated the internal constants less_fun, less_cfun, UU_fun, UU_cfun etc.
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  + new axclasses cpo, chfin, flat with flat < chfin < pcpo < cpo < po
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  + eliminated the types void, one, tr
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  + use unit lift and bool lift (with translations) instead of one and tr
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  + eliminated blift from Lift3.thy (use Def instead of blift)
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  all eliminated rules are derived as theorems --> no visible changes ;
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*** ZF ***
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* ZF now has Fast_tac, Simp_tac and Auto_tac.  Union_iff is a now a default
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rewrite rule; this may affect some proofs.  eq_cs is gone but can be put back
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as ZF_cs addSIs [equalityI];
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New in Isabelle94-7 (November 96)
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* allowing negative levels (as offsets) in prlev and choplev;
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* super-linear speedup for large simplifications;
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* FOL, ZF and HOL now use miniscoping: rewriting pushes
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quantifications in as far as possible (COULD MAKE EXISTING PROOFS
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FAIL); can suppress it using the command Delsimps (ex_simps @
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all_simps); De Morgan laws are also now included, by default;
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* improved printing of ==>  :  ~:
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* new object-logic "Sequents" adds linear logic, while replacing LK
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and Modal (thanks to Sara Kalvala);
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* HOL/Auth: correctness proofs for authentication protocols;
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* HOL: new auto_tac combines rewriting and classical reasoning (many
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examples on HOL/Auth);
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* HOL: new command AddIffs for declaring theorems of the form P=Q to
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the rewriter and classical reasoner simultaneously;
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* function uresult no longer returns theorems in "standard" format;
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regain previous version by: val uresult = standard o uresult;
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New in Isabelle94-6
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* oracles -- these establish an interface between Isabelle and trusted
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* proof objects (in particular record all uses of oracles);
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* Simp_tac, Fast_tac, etc. that refer to implicit simpset / claset;
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* "primrec" section (HOL) no longer requires names;
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* internal type "tactic" now simply "thm -> thm Sequence.seq";
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* reduced space requirements;
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* automatic HTML generation from theories;
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* theory files no longer require "..." (quotes) around most types;
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* new examples, including two proofs of the Church-Rosser theorem;
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* non-curried (1994) version of HOL is no longer distributed;
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* greatly reduced space requirements;
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* theory files (.thy) no longer require \...\ escapes at line breaks;
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* searchable theorem database (see the section "Retrieving theorems" on 
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page 8 of the Reference Manual);
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* new examples, including Grabczewski's monumental case study of the
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Axiom of Choice;
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* The previous version of HOL renamed to Old_HOL;
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* The new version of HOL (previously called CHOL) uses a curried syntax 
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for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b);
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* Mutually recursive inductive definitions finally work in HOL;
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* In ZF, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions and
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translates to the operator "split";
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* new infix operator, addss, allowing the classical reasoner to 
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perform simplification at each step of its search.  Example:
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	fast_tac (cs addss ss)
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* a new logic, CHOL, the same as HOL, but with a curried syntax 
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for functions.  Application looks like f a b instead of f(a,b).  Also pairs 
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look like (a,b) instead of <a,b>;
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* PLEASE NOTE: CHOL will eventually replace HOL!
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* In CHOL, pattern-matching on tuples is now available in all abstractions.
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It translates to the operator "split".  A new theory of integers is available;
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* In ZF, integer numerals now denote two's-complement binary integers.
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Arithmetic operations can be performed by rewriting.  See ZF/ex/Bin.ML;
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* Many new examples: I/O automata, Church-Rosser theorem, equivalents 
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of the Axiom of Choice;
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* Significantly faster resolution;  
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* the different sections in a .thy file can now be mixed and repeated
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freely;
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* Database of theorems for FOL, HOL and ZF.  New
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commands including qed, qed_goal and bind_thm store theorems in the database.
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* Simple database queries: return a named theorem (get_thm) or all theorems of
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a given theory (thms_of), or find out what theory a theorem was proved in
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(theory_of_thm);
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* Bugs fixed in the inductive definition and datatype packages;
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* The classical reasoner provides deepen_tac and depth_tac, making FOL_dup_cs
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and HOL_dup_cs obsolete;
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* Syntactic ambiguities caused by the new treatment of syntax in Isabelle94-1
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have been removed;
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* Simpler definition of function space in ZF;
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* new results about cardinal and ordinal arithmetic in ZF;
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* 'subtype' facility in HOL for introducing new types as subsets of existing
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types;
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