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|0002285||Frama-C||Plug-in > wp||public||2017-02-27 13:59||2019-10-17 18:03|
|Product Version||Frama-C 14-Silicon|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002285: suggest boolean expressions for "-wp-prop" arguments|
|Description||Currently, the semantics of "-wp-prop" arguments is unexplained and difficult to understand, when negation and more than one label is used. |
For example, using the attached file, "-wp=prop=A,B,-C" selects l4,l5,l6, whereas "-wp-prop=-C,B,A" selects all but l3, and so does "-wp-prop=A,B,c" (although the set of "C"-labelled lemmas is the complement of that of the "c"-labelled lemmas).
I think, parsing arbitrary boolean expressions (built from "!", "&&", "||") isn't more difficult that the current mechanism, but is easier to describe in the manual and to understand.
Alternatively, "-" could be kept as negation, "," could be used for cunjunction only, and the results of multiple args "-wp-prop=X -wp-prop=Y" could be or-ed together; this would at least allow to express arbitrary sets in disjunctive normal form.
|Additional Information||Complex set expressions arise when labels are used during proof development to attach prover names (and even options) to properties. Using calls like "frama-c -wp -wp-prop=PROVE_WITH_CVC4 -wp-prover=cvc4 ..." can save a lot of proving time that is normally wasted by unsuccessful attempts by unsuitable provers. Other labels that can save time are "TODO", "NEEDS_LONG_TIMEOUT", etc. This way, boolean expressions arise in a natural way; and the user needs to be sure about their semantics, in order not to overlook proof obligations due to splitting by prover.|
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Similarly to the above, the effect of different command-line options "-wp-prop=..." depends on their order, too. For an easy-to-understand example, the new file "bbb.c" can be used.
"frama-c -wp -wp-prop=-b -wp-prop=a bbb.c"
schedules "c" and "a" for proof, while running
"frama-c -wp -wp-prop=a -wp-prop=-b bbb.c"
just schedules "a".
|Actually, -wp-prop management was a nightmare. It has been recently improved.|
|We will not implement a boolean-based expression for wp-prop.|
|2017-02-27 13:59||Jochen||New Issue|
|2017-02-27 13:59||Jochen||Status||new => assigned|
|2017-02-27 13:59||Jochen||Assigned To||=> correnson|
|2017-02-27 13:59||Jochen||File Added: proptest.c|
|2017-10-09 17:25||Jochen||File Added: bbb.c|
|2017-10-09 17:30||Jochen||Note Added: 0006466|
|2019-10-17 17:34||correnson||Note Added: 0006911|
|2019-10-17 17:35||correnson||Note Added: 0006912|
|2019-10-17 17:35||correnson||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2019-10-17 17:35||correnson||Resolution||open => won't fix|
|2019-10-17 18:03||signoles||Status||resolved => closed|