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copilot-cbmc A tool to generate a driver using CBMC, a third-party tool (see Dependencies below) that proves that the code generated by different C back-ends is equivalent. Currently, this includes the C99 back-end and the SBV back-end.
Copilot is a stream (i.e., infinite lists) domain-specific language (DSL) in Haskell that compiles into embedded C. Copilot is similar in spirit to languages like Lustre. Copilot contains an interpreter, multiple back-end compilers, and other verification tools.
Please see the files under the Examples directory in the Copilot for a number of examples showing the syntax, use of libraries, and use of the interpreter and back-ends. The examples is the best way to start.
The Copilot library is cabalized. Assuming you have cabal and the GHC compiler installed (the Haskell Platform is the easiest way to obtain these), it should merely be a matter of running
cabal install copilot-cbmc
However, we strongly recommend you install Copilot, which installs copilot-c99 and other packages automatically. Execute
cabal install copilot
copilot-cbmc depends on the C model-checker, CBMC. CBMC is a bounded model-checker for C code. We use CBMC to prove that two back-ends generating C generate semantically equivalent C, to help detect bugs in C back-ends.
copilot-cbmc is available on Hackage.
Sources for each package are available on Github as well. Just go to [Github](github.com) and search for the package of interest. Feel free to fork!
Copilot is distributed with the BSD3 license. The license file contains the BSD3 verbiage.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the copilot-cbmc README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.