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[Frama-c-discuss] [Jessie] Assert clause not proved

  • Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] [Jessie] Assert clause not proved
  • From: Claude.Marche at (Claude Marché)
  • Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:33:48 +0200
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Le 08/10/2013 07:40, Guillaume Melquiond a ?crit :
> On 04/10/2013 15:50, Rovedy Aparecida Busquim e Silva wrote:
>> The attached source code is a simplified version of the program we are
>> trying to prove.
>> Basically, M and L are struct type variables.
>> L.M1 is equal to 0.0 and we tried to state this in the requires clause
>> with the BOUND define. Is it correct?
> I don't see anything wrong with the specification. In fact, if you
> replace field M.x1 by some float variable Mx1, it will go through.
>> We want to prove that M.x1 and result variable are equal to 0.0 too,
>> but the assert clauses are not proved. What is wrong?
> Gappa can prove the arithmetic properties, but it does not support field
> accesses. SMT solvers support them, but they cannot cope with the
> arithmetic. Thus you are stuck, since none of the tools is powerful enough.

This analysis is unfortunately correct, but fortunately the conclusion
is too pessimistic.

This is indeed an issue that I realized before on float arrays, and I
implemented a solution in Jessie so that Gappa can prove the goals.
Unfortunately the same treatment should have been done to structs, but

Still, there is a workaround, but using temporary scalar variables to
help the provers. A solution is attached. It is heavy but I have no
simpler solution to propose. In an ideal world there should exists a SMT
solver able to handle the theory of floats natively. (This may happen in
the future !)

- Claude

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