In the context of the DeepSpec project, parts of the containers library were formally verified using hs-to-coq and the interactive theorem prover Coq.
This package depends on precisely the verified version of containers and re-exports the verified parts of the API, with module name and function name unchanged.
If you happen to use only the verified subset of the API, then you can simply change
containers-verified in your
.cabal file and earn bragging
rights about using verified data structures in your project. Because the
containers are re-exported, you can still interface with other
libraries that depend on
If you happen to need additional modules or functions, you will have to
depend on both
containers-verified, and use package-qualified imports to disambiguate.
This package does not re-export any of the
We cannot control which type class instances are re-exported; these therefore
may give you access to unverified code. Also, the
containers code contains
some CPP directives; these can enable different code on your machine than the
code that we verified (e.g. different bit-widths).
To learn more about what exactly has been verified, and how wide the formalization gap is, see the paper “Ready, Set, Verify! Applying hs-to-coq to non-trivial Haskell code” by Joachim Breitner, Antal Spector-Zabusky, Yao Li, Christine Rizkallah, John Wiegley and Stephanie Weirich.
The long-term maintenance plan for this package is not fleshed out yet, and certainly depends on user-demand. Let us know your needs! (And your technical or financial abilities to contribute...)