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[Frama-c-discuss] memset and non-chars

Actually, memset, memcpy and such functions drives WP memory model into trouble.
Using Typed+cast memory model is not a solution here: as (briefly) mentioned in the Manual, this memory model might be unsound, and should be used by expert users _only_.
The correct workaround — that should be automated by a dedicated plugin — is to define a specialized function :

struct S { int f ; int g ; } *p ;

  requires \valid(p);
  ensures  p->f == 0 && p->g == 0;
  assigns  *p ;
memset_S(struct S *p);

  // memset(p,0,sizeof(struct S)); 

Just run WP with -wp-skip-fct=memset_S
The price to pay the non-proved introduced function.
There is actually no memory model in WP capable of proving this contract using an explicit call to the stdlib-memset function — there is no axiomatisation of datatype layout at the byte level in WP.

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