Version/Change Log

Version 1.4 (2020/11/18, 6:18:7 CET)
  • General changes and new features:
    • LLVM-based frontend improved and moved to its own bundle (see ciaopp_llvm bundle).
    • Split typeslib as a separate bundle.
    • Allow heads of entry assertions to be non-normalized.
    • Adapted to new hiord.
    • [new] Command ciaopp-dump, which performs several actions over a ciaopp analysis dump: it subsumes the old ciaopp-dump-cmp and ciaopp-dump-cmp commands. New options for: showing the contents of a dump file, a code reachability report, static, offline checks of assertions using a dump file, and general statistics for the analysis results.
    • [new] Added -op Suffix option to ciaopp command-line (useful for flycheck).
    • [new] Warning if no entries were found
    • [new] Unified messages, now controlled by ciaopp_log.pl
    • [new] ciaopp-batch command to run ciaopp on many files and with timeouts.
    • [new] Modular (non-incremental) analysis with types (shortening).
    • [new] Bottom-up incremental update of fixpoint (at literal level).
    • [new] Modular (non-incremental) analysis with types (shortening).

  • Domains:
    • Implemented domains using (a special) trait package.
    • Added needs/2 operation.
    • Renamed abstypes_abs to auxinfo_asub.
    • eterms: member/2, =/2 as native properties (for assertions).
    • pdb:
      • Optimize pdb_compute_lub: top if any ASub is top.
      • Use fail literals.
    • sharing: fixed free/1 handlers
    • shfr: fixes in handlers of ==/2, =/2, '\=='/2, '\='/2, free/1 (native version of var/1)

  • Fixpoints:
    • Split compilation options (debug, trace, rtchecks) in common file fixpoint_options.pl
    • Improved tracing of clauses
    • Refactored fixpoints to make them easier to merge

  • Fixpoint dd:
    • [fix] Reuse a complete with the same head but different vars order
    • [performance] Using get_memo_table because Id+Key is unique
    • [fix] Case in which a literal is not reachable
    • Improved documentation

  • Analysis of higher-order code:
    • [new] Flag for automatic generation of entries of meta calls.
    • [fix] call/N was not being detected as meta predicate (and flattened when possible).
    • [new] \+ not treated as meta, flatten calls known at compile time.

  • Flags and options menu:
    • [new] Flag to remove useless (unreachable) completes after fixpo.
    • punit_boundary: change default value to bundle.
    • Included incanal flag, changed ext_policy in menu (same as pp_flag).
    • Improved options menu (added and simplified dependencies, simplified text, grouped actions, better documentation).
Version 1.3 (2019/11/3, 11:16:23 CEST)
  • New functionality:
    • Backported (and improved) incremental analysis (incanal) from CiaoPP 0.8.
    • Integrated incremental and modular analysis (pp_flag incremental=on)
    • Integrated modular analysis in the general analysis driver.
    • Added analysis using run-time semantics of assertions to the dd fixpoint (pp_flag old_trusts=off).
    • Fixes in meta-calls (work in progress).
    • Modularized domains, now they use the aidomain package (work in progress).
    • Added generic, non relational domain with simpler domain operations.
    • New flag value: restrict modular analysis to the modules of a bundle (pp_flag punit_boundary=bundle).
  • Performance improvements:
    • Added hook to cache library assertions.
    • Added flag to load modules faster by preloading ciao libraries.
    • Fixed many dangling choicepoints across all modules.
    • Fixed performance issues in modular analysis.
    • Fixed bug of metacalls inside a recursion (dd fixpoint).
  • User interface and documentation:
    • Rearranged manual.
    • Created web interface for demos (see ciaopp_online bundle).
    • Added a high level interface for intermental analisis (incanal).
  • Benchmarks, internal testing, and debugging:
    • Tests/benchmarks moved to a separate bundle (ciaopp_tests).
    • Added tests for gitlab CI (continuous integration).
    • Some fixes in the davinci interface.
    • Fixed (documentation) assertions. CiaoPP can be run with the package rtchecks.
    • Added analysis_stats.pl to unify statistics collecting.
    • ciaopp-dump-cmp: new command to compare two ciaopp analaysis dumps.
    • ciaopp-dump-fmt: new command that outputs the analysis in dot format.
    • New flag value: Raw analysis printer (pp_flag output_lang=raw).
    • Added pp_flag to trace fixpoints.
  • Other bug fixes, cleanups, refactoring, etc.:
    • Removed api (now using p_unit).
    • Fixed maintaining plai_db for complete operations
    • Fixed classifying mistakenly recursive predicates as non recursive (meta predicates).
    • Fixed issue with reexported predicates in p_unit.
    • Fixed problem with meta_predicates that did not have any meta argument.
    • Added free/1 to sharefree_clique domain.
    • Replaced runtime_control:statistics/2 by analysis_stats:pp_statistics/2.
    • Using p_unit/program_keys.pl for the keys of ciaopp.
Version 1.2 (2006/1/3, 11:16:23 CEST)
Check point
Version 1.0 (2001/11/7, 19:5:57 CET)
Major code reorganization from CiaoPP 0.8. Moved to repo system. See 0.8 manual for changelog prior to 1.0 (covers 1999-2000).