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[Frama-c-discuss] Small function with Shifting

  • Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] Small function with Shifting
  • From: hollas at (Boris Hollas)
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 15:46:49 +0200
  • In-reply-to: <20100520153057.1f967bce@is010235>
  • References: <> <> <1274361797.2116.11.camel@iti27> <20100520153057.1f967bce@is010235>

On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 15:30 +0200, Virgile Prevosto wrote:
> No, jessie always generates a proof obligation corresponding to the
> lemma. However, no automated prover will be able to discharge it
> (otherwise, they would prove the PO from the ensures clause directly).
> Thus, some additional work is needed (e.g. by using the coq output of
> why).

I don't understand that why no automatic prover will be able to prove a
user-supplied lemma. Isn't this what SMT provers are supposed to do?
I thought that a lemma is a way to reduce the search space for the
prover by giving it a hint on how to prove the postcondition.