Re: [isabelle] Isabelle as an SML environment and IDE



Really useful. Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Omar.

2014-12-19 10:49 GMT-06:00 Aleks Kissinger <aleks0 at gmail.com>:

> It recently came up on the Poly/ML mailing list that Isabelle/jEdit
> makes a pretty efficient SML IDE these days. I manage a fairly large
> SML project called Quantomatic, so I thought I'd have a go at getting
> a setup to work. I've got a setup now that I am pretty happy with, so
> I thought I'd share my results. Hopefully other people will find this
> helpful.
>
> Quantomatic is fairly unique in that it is designed to run inside of
> Isabelle or as a standalone project. As a result, the whole codebase
> is implemented on top of an Isabelle/ML-like environment, obtained by
> importing chunks of the ML code in Pure. This can be done by copying
> src/Pure from Isabelle 2014 into an SML project and using this file:
>
>
> https://github.com/Quantomatic/quantomatic/blob/integration/core/isabelle_env.ML
>
> In the past, we used a slightly hacked-up version of Pure, but for the
> sake of maintainability, we now use an exact copy.
>
> The project itself is loaded with special "thy" files that only
> contain comments and "ML_file" commands. These can be run from inside
> Isabelle/jEdit (in the "real" Isabelle/ML environment), or they can be
> imported in poly/ML with the function "use_thy":
>
> https://github.com/Quantomatic/quantomatic/blob/integration/core/use_thy.ML
>
> This implements a baby version of the outer syntax parser, which
> ignores imports and translates the ML_file commands into use
> statements. This makes the external ROOT.ML tiny and easy to maintain:
>
> https://github.com/Quantomatic/quantomatic/blob/integration/core/ROOT.ML
>
> This can be executed with, e.g. "poly --use ROOT.ML"
>
>



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