Functional design and implementation of graphical user interfaces for theorem provers

1999 Journal of functional programming  
The design of theorem provers, especially in the LCF-prover family, has strongly profited from functional programming. This paper attempts to develop a metaphor suited to visualize the LCF-style prover design, and a methodology for the implementation of graphical user interfaces for these provers and encapsulations of formal methods. In this problem domain, particular attention has to be paid to the need to construct a variety of objects, keep track of their interdependencies and provide
more » ... for their reconstruction as a consequence of changes. We present a prototypical implementation of a generic and open interface system architecture, and show how it can be instantiated to an interface for Isabelle, called IsaWin, as well as to a tailored tool for transformational program development, called TAS.
doi:10.1017/s0956796899003421 fatcat:wbpy7xslpncujfecd2igfwjes4