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[Frama-c-discuss] z3 failure

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Claude March? <Claude.Marche at>wrote:

> Pascal, I am sure you know that the default model in Jessie rules out
> special values (infinities and NaNs).

Ahem. Yes, of course, I know the large and the small of it.
But for the sake of everyone else on this list, please explain it
as if I wasn't such an expert.

> PS: just for the braves who want to play with special values, Jessie has
> a model with special values
> #pragma JessieFloatModel(full)

So what happens with the ACSL formula a == b, when the program
variable b contains a copy of the program variable a (that contain NaN),
in this ?full? float model, then?

Because == is still the (reflexive) mathematical equality, not the
IEEE equality between doubles that can also be introduced in ACSL
as a convenient additional predicate ieee754_eq of double arguments
that would match the semantics of == in C, right?

And, incidentally, a==b is typed as an equality between reals
in this case, isn't it? So the formula is in a way equivalent to:
(real)NaN == (real)NaN
And the above formula is not dissimilar to 1 / 0 == 1 / 0, in
that neither side can be evaluated further (but ACSL, as
a first-order logic, is total, so these terms exist).

And, like 1/0 == 1/0, it is an instance of \forall x, x == x,
so it is correct for a prover to infer that this formula is true?

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