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[Frama-c-discuss] Pointers in Frama-C/Why

  • Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] Pointers in Frama-C/Why
  • From: barbaraisabelvieira at (Bárbara Vieira)
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:03:21 -0000


Hi everybody!


I think I found a problem in the generation of proof-obligations using
Jessie Plug-in. 

But I don?t know if it is a bug, or if the problem is mine ( probably
because  I don?t understand the memory model that is behind Frama-C to Why


I made a simple example of the problem I want to expose:


/*@ requires len>=0 &&

  @         \valid_range(a,0,len-1) &&

  @         \valid_range(b,0,len-1);

  @   ensures (a == \at(a,Old) + len) && (b == \at(b,Old) + len);


void func(const unsigned long len,const unsigned char *a,

                  unsigned char *b)


      int i;


      if (i) {


      /*@ loop invariant 0<=i<=len &&

        @         a == \at(a,Pre) + (len-i) &&

        @         b == \at(b,Pre) + (len-i);

      @     loop variant i;


          while (1) {

            a[0] == b[0] + 1;



            if (--i == 0) break;





I found a problem on running these example in Frama-C and in generating the

If a post-condition is added,  are generated more post-conditions that would
be probable to generate. 

That is, are generated intermediate post-conditions that I don?t understand
why they are generated. 

When post-condition is not added, the proof-obligations seems to well


Another thing that I had noted is that if I add an assertion at the end of
the loop, the proof-obligation related to this  assertion is duplicated.


If anybody can help me, I would appreciate.


Best regards,









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