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Alt-Ergo - An automatic theorem prover dedicated to program verification

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NAME

Alt-Ergo - An automatic theorem prover dedicated to program verification
 
 

SYNOPSIS

alt-ergo [ options ] file
 
 

DESCRIPTION

Alt-Ergo is an automatic theorem prover. It takes as inputs an arbitrary polymorphic and multi-sorted first-order formula written is a why like syntax.
 

OPTIONS

-h
Help. Will give you the full list of command line options.
 

EXAMPLES

A theory of functional arrays with integer indexes . This theory provides a built-in type ('a,'b) farray and a built-in syntax for manipulating arrays.
 
For instance, given an abstract datatype tau and a functional array t of type (int, tau) farray declared as follows:
 
type tau
 
logic t : (int, tau) farray
 
The expressions:
 
t[i] denotes the value stored in t at index i
 
t[i1<-v1,...,in<-vn] denotes an array which stores the same values as t for every index except possibly i1,...,in, where it stores value v1,...,vn. This expression is equivalent to ((t[i1<-v1])[i2<-v2])...[in<-vn].
 
 
Examples.
 
t[0<-v][1<-w]
 
t[0<-v, 1<-w]
 
t[0<-v, 1<-w][1]
 
 
A theory of enumeration types.
 
For instance an enumeration type t with constructors A, B, C is defined as follows :
 
type t = A | B | C
 
Which means that all values of type t are equal to either A, B or C. And that all these constructors are distinct.
 
 
A theory of polymorphic records.
 
For instance a polymorphic record type 'a t with two labels a and b of type 'a and int respectively is defined as follows:
 
type 'a t = { a : 'a; b : int }
 
The expressions { a = 4; b = 5 } and { r with b = 3} denote records, while the dot notation r.a is used to access to labels.
 
 
Alt-Ergo (v. >= 0.95) allows the user to force the type of terms using the syntax <term> : <type>. The example below illustrates the use of this new feature.
 
type 'a list
 
logic nil : 'b list
 
logic f : 'c list -> int
 
goal g1 : f(nil) = f(nil) (* not valid because the two instances of nil may have different types *)
 
goal g2 : f(nil:'d list) = f(nil:'d list) (* valid *)
 
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

ERGOLIB
Alternative path for the Alt-Ergo library
 
 

AUTHORS

Sylvain Conchon <conchon@lri.fr> and Evelyne Contejean <contejea@lri.fr>
 
 

SEE ALSO

Alt-Ergo web site: http://alt-ergo.lri.fr
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