The sbv package
Express properties about Haskell programs and automatically prove them using SMT (Satisfiability Modulo Theories) solvers. Automatically generate C programs from Haskell functions. The SBV library adds support for symbolic bit vectors and other symbolic types, allowing formal models of Haskell programs to be created.
$ ghci -XScopedTypeVariables Prelude> :m Data.SBV Prelude Data.SBV> prove $ \(x::SWord8) -> x `shiftL` 2 .== 4*x Q.E.D. Prelude Data.SBV> prove $ forAll ["x"] $ \(x::SWord8) -> x `shiftL` 2 .== x Falsifiable. Counter-example: x = 128 :: SWord8
You can pick the SMT solver you want to use by importing the appropriate module. The SBV library currently works with the the following SMT solvers:
- Picks the default solver, which is currently set to be Z3. (Might change in the future!)
- Picks Z3 from Microsoft (http://z3.codeplex.com/).
- Picks Yices from SRI (http://yices.csl.sri.com/)
- Picks CVC4 from New York University and the University of Iowa (http://cvc4.cs.nyu.edu)
- Picks Boolector from Johannes Kepler University at (http://fmv.jku.at/boolector/).
SBV introduces the following types and concepts:
SBool: Symbolic Booleans (bits)
SWord64: Symbolic Words (unsigned)
SInt64: Symbolic Ints (signed)
SInteger: Symbolic unbounded integers (signed)
SReal: Symbolic algebraic reals (signed)
SFunArray: Flat arrays of symbolic values
STree: Full binary trees of symbolic values (for fast symbolic access)
Symbolic polynomials over GF(2^n), and polynomial arithmetic
Uninterpreted constants and functions over symbolic values, with user defined axioms.
Uninterpreted sorts, and proofs over such sorts, potentially with axioms.
Functions built out of these types can be:
proven correct via an external SMT solver (the
checked for satisfiability (the
used in synthesis (the
satfunction with existential variables)
optimized with respect to cost functions (the
used in concrete test case generation (the
genTestfunction), rendered as values in various languages, including Haskell and C.
Predicates can have both existential and universal variables. Use of alternating quantifiers provides considerable expressive power. Furthermore, existential variables allow synthesis via model generation.
The SBV library can also compile Haskell functions that manipulate symbolic values directly to C, rendering them as straight-line C programs.
In addition to the library, the installation will create the
SBVUnitTests. You should run it once the installation is complete,
to make sure the unit tests are run and all is well.
SBV is hosted at GitHub: http://github.com/LeventErkok/sbv. Comments, bug reports, and patches are always welcome.
The following people reported bugs, provided comments/feedback, or contributed to the development of SBV in various ways: Ian Blumenfeld, Ian Calvert, Iavor Diatchki, John Erickson, Tom Hawkins, Lee Pike, Austin Seipp, Don Stewart, Josef Svenningsson, and Nis Wegmann.
Release notes can be seen at: http://github.com/LeventErkok/sbv/blob/master/RELEASENOTES.
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