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[Frama-c-discuss] bug with loop invariant, wrong loop invariant gets proven

  • Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] bug with loop invariant, wrong loop invariant gets proven
  • From: Christoph.Weber at (Christoph Weber)
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:28:09 +0100
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  • References: <CCFF6F0509A5405C8124C03AA51AF1B1@AHARDPLACE> <>

Hello and thank you very much for your quick answer.

I reviewed the ACSL section on loop invariants as well as the wikipedia 
entry on loop invariants:

My Interpretation is, that a loop invariant must hold right after 
termination of a loop.

I also ran the a function in  a debug mode. Which showed me, that "i" will 
reach length in each loop.

On my opinion, the index should also be printed right after termination.

Therefore, I added a printf() after each loop. Doing this, "i" will reach 

> second loop: although 0 <= i <= length is true, it is not an *inductive*
> invariant: imagine i=length before an iteration, then ++i != will be
> true and i will get value length+1. So no bug here.

I do not understand, I required "i" to be less then "length"

Please tell me if I havn't understood  "loop invariants" because I am a 
little confused.

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