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New in spot 2.3.5.dev (not yet released)
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  Build:

  - Spot is now built in C++14 mode, so you need at least GCC 5 or
    clang 3.4.  The current version of all major linux distributions
    ship with at least GCC 6, which defaults to C++14, so this should
    not be a problem.  In *this* release of Spot, most of the header
    files are still C++11 compatible, so you should be able to include
    Spot in a C++11 project in case you do not yet want to upgrade.
    There is also an --enable-c++17 option to configure in case you
    want to force a build of Spot in C++17 mode.

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  - genaut is a new binary that produces families of automata defined
    in the literature (in the same way as we have genltl for LTL
    formulas).

  - autcross is a new binary that compares the output of tools
    transforming automata (in the same way as we have ltlcross for
    LTL translators).

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  - autfilt learned to build the union (--sum) or the intersection
    (--sum-and) of two language by putting two automata side-by-side
    and fiddling with the initial states.  This complement the already
    implemented intersection (--product) and union (--product-or),
    both based on a product.
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  - autfilt learned to complement any alternating automaton with
    option --dualize.
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  - autfilt learned --split-edges to convert labels that are Boolean
    formulas into labels that are min-terms.  (See spot::split_edges()
    below.)

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  - autfilt learned --simplify-acceptance to simplify some acceptance
    conditions.  (See spot::simplify_acceptance() below.)

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  - autfilt --decompote-strength has been renamed to --decompose-scc
    because it can now extract the subautomaton leading to an SCC
    specified by number.  (The old name is still kept as an alias.)

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  - The --stats=%c option of tools producing automata can now be
    restricted to count complete SCCs, using %[c]c.

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  Library:

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  - A new library, libspotgen, gathers all functions used to generate
    families of automata or LTL formulas, used by genltl and genaut.
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  - spot::sum() and spot::sum_and() implements the union and the
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    intersection of two automata by putting them side-by-side and
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    using non-deterministim or universal branching on the initial
    statae.
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  - twa objects have a new property: prop_complete().  This obviously
    acts as a cache for the is_complete() function.

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  - spot::dualize() completements any alternating automaton.  Since
    the dual of a deterministic automaton is still deterministic, the
    function spot::dtwa_complement() has been deprecated and simply
    calls spot::dualize().
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  - spot::dtwa_complement now simply returns the result of dualize()

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  - spot::decompose_strength() was extended and renamed to
    spot::decompose_scc() as it can now also extract a subautomaton
    leading to a particular SCC.  A demonstration of this feature via
    the Python bindings can be found at
    https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/ipynb/decompose.html

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  - The print_dot() function will now display names for well known
    acceptance conditions under the formula when option 'a' is used.

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  - A new named property for automata called "original-states" can be
    used to record the origin of a state before transformation.  It is
    currently defined by the degeneralization algorithms, and by
    transform_accessible() and algorithms based on it (like
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    remove_ap::strip(), decompose_scc()).  This is realy meant as an
    aid for writing algorithms that need this mapping, but it can also
    be used to debug these algorithms: the "original-states"
    information is displayed by the dot printer when the 'd' option is
    passed.  For instance in
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      % ltl2tgba 'GF(a <-> Fb)' --dot=s
      % ltl2tgba 'GF(a <-> Fb)' | autfilt -B --dot=ds

    the second command outputs an automaton with states that show
    references to the first one.

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  - A new named property for automata called "degen-levels" keeps track
    of the level of a state in a degeneralization. This information
    complements the one carried in "original-states".

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  - A new named property for automata called "simulated-states" can be
    used to record the origin of a state through simulation. The
    behavior is similar to "original-states" above. Determinization
    takes advantage of this in its pretty print.

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  - The new function spot::acc_cond::is_streett_like() checks whether
    an acceptance condition is conjunction of disjunctive clauses
    containing at most one Inf and at most one Fin.  It builds a
    vector of pairs to use if we want to assume the automaton has
    Streett acceptance.  The dual function is
    spot::acc_cond::is_rabin_like() works similarly.
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  - The degeneralize() function has learned to consider acceptance
    marks common to all edges comming to a state to select its initial
    level.  A similar trick was already used in sbacc(), and saves a
    few states in some cases.

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  - There is a new spot::split_edges() function that transforms edges
    (labeled by Boolean formulas over atomic propositions) into
    transitions (labeled by conjunctions where each atomic proposition
    appear either positive or negative).  This can be used to
    preprocess automata before feeding them to algorithms or tools
    that expect transitions labeled by letters.

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  - spot::scc_info has two new methods to easily iterate over the
    edges of an SCC: edges_of() and inner_edges_of().

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  - spot::scc_info can now be passed a filter function to ignore
    or cut some edges.

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  - spot::scc_info now keeps track of acceptance sets that are common
    to all edges in an SCC.  These can be retrieved using
    scc_info::common_sets_of(scc), and they are used by scc_info to
    classify some SCCs as rejecting more easily.

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  - The new function acc_code::remove() removes all the given
    acceptance sets from the acceptance condition.

  - It is now possible to change an automaton acceptance condition
    directly by calling twa::set_acceptance().

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  - spot::cleanup_acceptance_here now takes an additional boolean
    parameter specifying whether to strip useless marks from the
    automaton.  This parameter is defaulted to true, in order to
    keep this modification backward-compatible.

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  - The new function spot::simplify_acceptance() is able to perform
    some simplifications on an acceptance condition, and might lead
    to the removal of some acceptance sets.

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  - The function spot::streett_to_generalized_buchi() is now able to
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    work on automata with Streett-like acceptance.
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  - spot::relabel_here() was used on automata to rename atomic
    propositions, it can now replace atomic propositions by Boolean
    subformula.  This makes it possible to use relabeling maps
    produced by relabel_bse() on formulas.
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  - twa_graph::copy_state_names_from() can be used to copy the state
    names from another automaton, honoring "original-states" if
    present.

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  - Building automata for LTL formula with a large number N of atomic
    propositions can be costly, because several loops and
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    data-structures are exponential in N.  However a formula like
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      ((a & b & c) | (d & e & f)) U ((d & e & f) | (g & h & i))
    can be translated more efficiently by first building an automaton
    for (p0 | p1) U (p1 | p2), and then substituting p0, p1, p2 by the
    appropriate Boolean formula.  Such a trick is now attempted
    for translation of formulas with 4 atomic propositions or
    more (this threshold can be changed, see -x relabel-bool=N in
    the spot-x(7) man page).

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  - The new function spot::to_weak_alternating() is able to take an
    input automaton with generalized Büchi/co-Büchi acceptance and
    convert it to a weak alternating automaton.

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  - spot::sbacc() is now able to work on alternating automata.

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  - spot::sbacc() and spot::degeneralize() learned to merge
    accepting sinks.

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  - If the SPOT_BDD_TRACE envorinment variable is set, statistics
    about BDD garbage collection and table resizing are shown.

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  - The & and | operators for acceptannce conditions have been changed
    slightly to be more symmetrical.  In older version, operator &
    would move Fin() terms to the front, but that is not the case
    anymore.  Also operator & was already grouping all Inf() terms
    (for efficiency reasons), in this version operator | is
    symmetrically grouping all Fin() terms.
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  - The automaton parser is now reentrant, making it possible to
    process automata from different streams at the same time (i.e.,
    using multiple spot::automaton_stream_parser instances at once).

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  - The print_hoa() and parse_automaton() functions have been updated
    to recognize the "exist-branch" property of the non-released HOA
    v1.1, as well as the new meaning of property "deterministic".  (In
    HOA v1 "properties: deterministic" means that the automaton has no
    existential branching; in HOA v1.1 it disallows universal
    branching as well.)  The meaning of "deterministic" in Spot has
    been adjusted to these new semantics, see "Backward-incompatible
    changes" below.

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  - The parser for HOA now recognize and verifies correct use of the
    "univ-branch" property.  This is known to be a problem with option
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    -H1 of ltl3ba 1.1.2 and ltl3dra 0.2.4, so the environment variable
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    SPOT_HOA_TOLERANT can be set to disable the diagnostic.

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  Python:

  - The 'spot.gen' package exports the functions from libspotgen.
    See https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/ipynb/gen.html for examples.

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  Bugs fixed:

  - When the remove_fin() function was called on some automaton with
    Inf-less acceptance involving at least one disjunction (e.g.,
    generalized co-Büchi), it would sometime output an automaton with
    transition-based acceptance but marked as state-based.

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  Backward-incompatible changes:

  - spot::acc_cond::mark_t::operator bool() has been marked as
    explicit.  The implicit converion to bool (and, via bool, to int)
    was a source of bugs.

  - spot::twa_graph::set_init_state(const state*) has been removed.
    It was never used.  You always want to use
    spot::twa_graph::set_init_state(unsigned) in practice.

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  - The previous implementation of spot::is_deterministic() has been
    renamed to spot::is_universal().  The new version of
    spot::is_deterministic() requires the automaton to be both
    universal and existential.  This should not make any difference in
    existing code unless you work with the recently added support for
    alternating automata.

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  - spot::acc_cond::mark_t::sets() now returns an internal iterable
    object instead of an std::vector<unsigned>.

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  - The color palette optionally used by print_dot() has been extended
    from 9 to 16 colors.  While the first 8 colors are similar, they
    are a bit more saturated now.

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  Deprecation notice:

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  - spot::decompose_strength() is deprecated, it has been renamed
    to spot::decompose_scc().

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  - spot::dtwa_complement() is deprecated.  Prefer the more generic
    spot::dualize() instead.

  - The spot::twa::prop_deterministic() methods have been renamed to
    spot::twa::prop_universal() for consistency with the change to
    is_deterministic() listed above.  We have kept
    spot::twa::prop_deterministic() as a deprecated synonym for
    spot::twa::prop_universal() to help backward compatibility.
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  - The spot::copy() function is deprecated.  Use
    spot::make_twa_graph() instead.

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New in spot 2.3.5 (2017-06-22)
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  Bugs fixed:

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  - We have fixed new cases where translating multiple formulas in a
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    single ltl2tgba run could produce automata different from those
    produced by individual runs.
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  - The print_dot() function had a couple of issues when printing
    alternating automata: in particular, when using flag 's' (display
    SCC) or 'y' (split universal destination by colors) universal
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  - Using --stats=%s or --stats=%s or --stats=%t could take an
    unnecessary long time on automata with many atomic propositions,
    due to a typo.  Furthermore, %s/%e/%t/%E/%T were printing
    a number of reachable states/edges/transitions, but %S was
    incorrectly counting all states even unreachable.

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  - Our verson of BuDDy had an incorrect optimization for the
    biimp operator.

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New in spot 2.3.4 (2017-05-11)
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  Bugs fixed:

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  - The transformation to state-based acceptance (spot::sbacc()) was
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    incorrect on automata where the empty acceptance mark is accepting.
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  - The --help output of randaut and ltl2tgba was showing an
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    unsupported %b stat.

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  - ltldo and ltlcross could leave temporary files behind when
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  - The LTL simplifcation rule that turns F(f)|q into F(f|q)
    when q is a subformula that is both eventual and universal
    was documented but not applied in some forgotten cases.

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  - Because of some caching inside of ltl2tgba, translating multiple
    formula in single ltl2tgba run could produce automata different
    from those produced by individual runs.

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New in spot 2.3.3 (2017-04-11)
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  Tools:

  - ltldo and ltlcross learned shorthands to talk to ltl2da, ltl2dpa,
    and ltl2ldba (from Owl) without needing to specify %f>%O.

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  - genltl learned --spec-patterns as an alias for --dac-patterns; it
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    also learned two new sets of LTL formulas under --hkrss-patterns
    (a.k.a. --liberouter-patterns) and --p-patterns
    (a.k.a. --beem-patterns).
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  Bugs fixed:
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  - In "lenient" mode the formula parser would fail to recover from a
    missing closing brace.
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  - The output of 'genltl --r-left=1 --r-right=1 --format=%F' had
    typos.
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  - 'ltl2tgba Fa | autfilt --complement' would incorrectly claim that
    the output is "terminal" because dtwa_complement() failed to reset
    that property.

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  - spot::twa_graph::purge_unreachable_states() was misbehaving on
    alternating automata.

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  - In bench/stutter/ the .cc files were not compiling due to warnings
    being caught as errors.
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  - The code in charge of detecting DBA-type Rabin automata is
    actually written to handle a slightly larger class of acceptance
    conditions (e.g., Fin(0)|(Fin(1)&Inf(2))), however it failed to
    correctly detect DBA-typeness in some of these non-Rabin
    acceptance.

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New in spot 2.3.2 (2017-03-15)
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  Tools:

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  - In tools that output automata, the number of atomic propositions
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    can be output using --stats=%x (output automaton) or --stats=%X
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    (input automaton).  Additional options can be passed to list
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    atomic propositions instead of counting them.  Tools that output
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    formulas also support --format=%x for this purpose.
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  - The bdd_to_formula(), and to_generalized_buchi() functions can now
    be called in Python.
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  Documentation:

  - https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/tut11.html is a new page describing
    how to build monitors in Shell, Python, or C++.

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  Bugs fixed:

  - The tests using LTSmin's patched version of divine would fail
    if the current (non-patched) version of divine was installed.

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  - Because of a typo, the output of --stats='...%P...' was correct
    only if %p was used as well.

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  - genltl was never meant to have (randomly attributed) short
    options for --postive and --negative.

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  - a typo in the code for transformating transition-based acceptance
    to state-based acceptance could cause a superfluous initial state
    to be output in some cases (the result was still correct).

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  - 'ltl2tgba --any -C -M ...' would not complete automata.

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  - While not incorrect, the HOA properties output by 'ltl2tgba -M'
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    could be 'inherently-weak' or 'terminal', while 'ltl2tgba -M -D'
    would always report 'weak' automata.  Both variants now report the
    most precise between 'weak' or 'terminal'.

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  - spot::twa_graph::set_univ_init_state() could not be called with
    an initializer list.

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  - The Python wrappers for spot::twa_graph::state_from_number and
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    spot::twa_graph::state_acc_sets were broken in 2.3.

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  - Instantiating an emptiness check on an automaton with unsupported
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    acceptance condition should throw an exception.  This used to be
    just an assertion, disabled in release builds; the difference
    matters for the Python bindings.

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  Deprecation notice:
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  - Using --format=%a to print the number of atomic propositions in
    ltlfilt, genltl, and randltl still works, but it is not documented
    anymore and should be replaced by the newly-introduced --format=%x
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    for consistency with tools producing automata, where %a means
    something else.
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New in spot 2.3.1 (2017-02-20)
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  Tools:

  - ltldo learnt to act like a portfolio: --smallest and --greatest
    will select the best output automaton for each formula translated.
    See https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/ltldo.html#portfolio for examples.

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  - The colors used in the output of ltlcross have been adjusted to
    work better with white backgrounds and black backgrounds.

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  - The option (y) has been added to --dot. It splits the universal
    edges with the same targets but different colors.

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  - genltl learnt three new families for formulas: --kr-n2=RANGE,
    --kr-nlogn=RANGE, and --kr-n=RANGE.  These formulas, from
    Kupferman & Rosenberg [MoChArt'10] are recognizable by
    deterministic Büchi automata with at least 2^2^n states.

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  Library:

  - spot::twa_run::as_twa() has an option to preserve state names.

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  - the method spot::twa::is_alternating(), introduced in Spot 2.3 was
    badly named and has been deprecated.  Use the negation of the new
    spot::twa::is_existential() instead.

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  Bugs fixed:

  - spot::otf_product() was incorrectly registering atomic
    propositions.

  - spot::ltsmin_model::kripke() forgot to register the "dead"
    proposition.
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  - The spot::acc_word type (used to construct acceptance condition)
    was using some non-standard anonymous struct.  It is unlikely that
    this type was actually used outside Spot, but if you do use it,
    spot::acc_word::op and spot::acc_word::type had to be renamed as
    spot::acc_word::sub.op and spot::acc_word::sub.type.

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  - alternation_removal() was not always reporting the unsupported
    non-weak automata.

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  - a long-standing typo in the configure code checking for Python
    caused any user-defined CPPFLAGS to be ignored while building
    Spot.

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  - The display of clusters with universal edges was confused, because the
    intermediate node was not in the cluster even if one of the target was
    in the same one.

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New in spot 2.3 (2017-01-19)
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  Build:

  * While Spot only relies on C++11 features, the configure script
    learned --enable-c++14 to compile in C++14 mode.  This allows us
    check that nothing breaks when we will switch to C++14.

  * Spot is now distributed with PicoSAT 965, and uses it for
    SAT-based minimization of automata without relying on temporary
    files.  It is still possible to use an external SAT solver by
    setting the SPOT_SATSOLVER environment variable.

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  * The development Debian packages for Spot now install static
    libraries as well.

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  * We now install configuration files for users of pkg-config.

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  * ltlcross supports translators that output alternating automata in
    the HOA format.  Cross-comparison checks will only work with weak
    alternating automata (not necessarily *very* weak), but "ltlcross
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    --no-check --product=0 --csv=..." will work with any alternating
    automaton if you just want satistics.
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  * autfilt can read alternating automata.  This is still experimental
    (see below). Some of the algorithms proposed by autfilt will
    refuse to work because they have not yet been updated to work with
    alternating automata, but in any case they should display a
    diagnostic: if you see a crash, please report it.

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  * autfilt has three new filters: --is-very-weak, --is-alternating,
    and --is-semi-deterministic.

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  * the --check option of autfilt/ltl2tgba/ltldo/dstar2tgba can now
    take "semi-determinism" as argument.
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  * 'autfilt --sat-minimize' and 'ltl2tgba -x sat-minimize' have
    undergone some backward incompatible changes.  They use binary
    search by default, and support different options than they used
    too.  See spot-x(7) for details.  The defaults are those that were
    best for the benchmark in bench/dtgbasat/.
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    belonging to these two classes of the temporal hierarchy.  Unlike
    --syntactic-recurrence and --syntactic-persistence, the new checks
    are automata-based and will also match pathological formulas.
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  * ltldo and ltlcross learned a --relabel option to force the
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    useful with ltldo, as it allows calling a tool that restricts the
    atomic propositions it supports, and the output automaton will
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    explicit automata than the former one.  The old version has been
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    - twa_graph objects can now represent alternating automata.  Use
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      to create universal edges an initial states; and use
      twa_graph::univ_dests() to iterate over the universal
      destinations of an edge.

    - the automaton parser will now read alternating automata in the
      HOA format.  The HOA and dot printers can output them.

    - the file twaalgos/alternation.hh contains a few algorithms
      specific to alternating automata:
      + remove_alternation() will transform *weak* alternating automata
        into TGBA.
      + the class outedge_combiner can be used to perform "and" and "or"
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    - postprocessor will call remove_alternation() right away, so
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      Note that although prostprocessor optimize the resulting
      automata, it still has no simplification algorithms that work
      at the alternating automaton level.

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    - See https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/tut23.html
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  * twa objects have two new properties, very-weak and
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  * twa::prop_set has a new attribute used in twa::prop_copy() and
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    to forbid the use of some states.  This is done either by adding
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    competition will be generated.  This requires the use of an exteral
    SAT solver, setup with "SPOT_SATSOLVER".  See spot-x(7).
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  * spot.show_mp_hierarchy() can be used to display the membership of
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  * The on-line translator will now display the temporal hierarchy
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  * The minimize_wdba() function was not correctly minimizing automata
    with useless SCCs.  This was not an issue for the LTL translation
    (where useless SCCs are always removed first), but it was an issue
    when deciding if a formula was safety or guarantee.  As a
    consequence, some tricky safety or guarantee properties were only
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    input (%s) it would not automatically relabel any unsupported
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  * If the system has an installed libltdl library, use it instead of
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  * scc_filter() had a left-over print statement that would print
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    transitions going into rejecting SCCs.  The whole point of
    being a terminal automaton is that reaching an accepting
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  * The HOA parser incorrectly read "Acceptance: 1 Bar(0)" as a valid
    way to specify "Acceptance: 1 Fin(0)" because it assumed that
    everything that was not Inf was Fin.  These errors are now
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    spot/misc/mspool.hh, spot/twaalgos/emptiness_stats.hh) were not
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    continue running even after the script had timeout'ed.

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  * The bdd_noderesize() function, as modified in 2.2, would always
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  * ltlfilt has a new option --from-ltlf to help reducing LTLf (i.e.,
    LTL over finite words) model checking to LTL model checking.  This
    is based on a transformation by De Giacomo & Vardi (IJCAI'13).

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  * "ltldo --stats=%R", which used to display the serial number of the
    formula processed, was renamed to "ltldo --stats=%#" to free %R
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    cpu-time (as opposed to wall-time) using --stats=%R.  User or
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    adding additional %[LETTER]R options.  The difference between %r
    (wall-clock time) and %R (CPU time) can also be used to detect
    unreliable measurements.  See
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    of a single self-loop without resorting to remove_fin() for complex
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  * remove_fin() has been improved to better deal with automata with
    "unclean" acceptance, i.e., acceptance sets that are declared but
    not used.  In particular, this helps scc_info to be more efficient
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  * Simulation-based reductions now implement just bisimulation-based
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    of the unicity table can now be vectorized by GCC, and all calls
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      aut->intersects(other)
      aut->intersecting_run(other)
      aut->intersecting_word(other)
    currently these are just convenient wrappers around
      !otf_product(aut, other)->is_empty()
      otf_product(aut, other)->accepting_run()->project(aut)
      otf_product(aut, other)->accepting_word()
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    with any Fin-acceptance removal performed before the product.
    However the plan is to implement these more efficiently in the
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      genltl --go-theta=12 | ltl2tgba --low --any
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    close a file descriptor twice when reading from a pipe, and this
    led to crashes of the 0MQ library used by Jupyter, killing the
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    automata tagged as weak and deterministic.

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  * calling set_acceptance() several times on an automaton could
    result in unexpected behaviors, because set_acceptance(0,...)
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  * genltl learned 5 new families of formulas
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    information about the ambiguity or strength of the automata by
    default.   Computing those can be costly and not needed by
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  * New LTL simplification rule:

    - GF(f & q) = G(F(f) & q) if q is
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    output of ltlfilt is buffered: the buffer had to fill up before
    being flushed.  The issue did not manifest when the input is
    standard input, because of the C++ feature that reading std::cin
    should flush std::cout; however it was well visible when reading
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  * Fix python errors on Darwin when using methods from the spot module
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    with the --format and --output options.  A typical use-case is to
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    ltlgrind) now have a more homogeneous handling of the default
    input.

    - If no formula/automaton have been specified, and the standard
    input is a not a tty, then the default is to read that. This is a
    change for ltl2tgba and ltl2tgta.  In particular, it simplifies

        genltl --dac | ltl2tgba -F- | autfilt ...

    into

        genltl --dac | ltl2tgba | autfilt ...

    - If standard input is a tty and no other input has been
    specified, then an error message is printed.  This is a change for
    autfilt, dstar2tgba, ltlcross, ltldo, ltlfilt, ltlgrind, that used
    to expect the user to type formula or automata at the terminal,
    confusing people.

    - All tools now accept - as a shorthand for -F-, to force reading
    input from the standard input (regardless of whether it is a tty
    or not).  This is a change for ltl2tgba, ltl2tgta, ltlcross, and
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    formula should be written in some given syntax after rewriting
    some operators away.  For instance the defaults arguments passed
    to ltl2dstar have been changed from
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    away.  As a consequence running
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    'b U (a & b)' instead.  The operators that can be listed between
    brackets are the same as those of ltlfilt --unabbreviate option.

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    randaut) learned to recognize double-quoted fields and double the
    double-quotes output inbetween as expected from RFC4180-compliant
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    "spot.highlight.edges:" and "spot.highlight.states:" headers if
    version 1.1 of the HOA format is selected.  The automaton parser
    was secretly able of reading that since 1.99.8, but that is now
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    (using SCCs, pulling accepting marks common to all outgoing edges,
    and pushing acceptance marks common to all incoming edges) to
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    project a run found in a product onto one of the original operand.
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    twa::accepting_run() and twa::accepting_word().  They compute
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    what their names suggest.  Note that twa::accepting_run(), unlike
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    automata for which no corresponding formula is known.  This
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    spot::fair_kripke::state_acceptance_mark() for consistency.  This
    is backward incompatible, but we are not aware of any actual use
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    So "{:[i]s}".format(f) is the same as
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  * A new example page shows how to test the equivalence of
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  * When ltlcross found a bug using a product of complemented
    automata, the error message would report "Comp(Ni)*Comp(Pj)" as
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  * The degen-lcache=1 option of the degeneralization algorithm (which
    is a default option) did not behave exactly as documented: instead
    of reusing the first level ever created for a state where the
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    This caused some posterior simulation-based reductions to be less
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  * The generalized testing automata displayed by the online
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    if a&p0 is relabeled to p0&p1).  This could cause ltldo and the
    online translator to report errors.
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  Documentation:

  * We now have a citing page at https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/citing.html
    providing a list of references about Spot.
  * The Python examples have been augmented with the two examples
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  * Fix compilation error observed with Clang++ 3.7.1 and GCC 6.1.1
    headers.
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  * Add missing documentation for the option string passed to
    spot::make_emptiness_check_instantiator().

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  * The tgba_determinize() function is now accessible in Python.

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    the simplifications of (--small/--deterministic) have
    been performed.
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    for automata read from never claim or as LBTT.
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    of transitions based on the number of atomic propositions
    actually *used* by the automaton instead of using the number
    of AP declared.
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    been registered, not only those that are used in the automaton.
    (Note that it will also throw an exception if the automaton uses
    an unregistered AP; this is how some of the above bugs were
    found.)
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  * For Small or Deterministic preference, the postprocessor
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    used in labels.   Simplification of exclusive properties
    and remove_ap::strip() will do similarly.
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    reorganization of 1.99.7.
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  * ltlfilt now also support the --accept-word=WORD and
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  * The output of spot.atomic_prop_collect() is printable and
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  * The concepts page (https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/concepts.html) now
    includes a highlevel description of the architecture, and some
    notes aboute automata properties.

  * More Doxygen documentation for spot::formula and spot::digraph.
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    --reject-word=WORD for filtering automata that accept or reject
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  * The parse_word() function can be used to parse a lasso-shaped
    word and build a twa_word.  The twa_word::as_automaton()
    method can be used to create an automaton out of that.
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    emptiness_check_instantiator::max_acceptance_conditions() renamed
    to emptiness_check_instantiator::min_sets() and
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  * The page https://spot.lrde.epita.fr/upgrade2.html should help
    people migrating old C++ code written for Spot 1.2.x, and update
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  * spot/twaalgos/gtec/gtec.hh was incorrectly installed as
  spot/tgbaalgos/gtec/gtec.hh.
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  * The shared libraries should now compile again on Darwin.
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  * ltl2tgba now also support the --generic option (already supported
    by ltldo and autfilt) to lift any restriction on the acceptance
    condition produced.  This option now has a short version: -G.

  * ltl2tgba and autfilt have learnt how to determinize automata.
    For this to work, --generic acceptance should be enabled (this
    is the default for autfilt, but not for ltl2tgba).

    "ltl2tgba -G -D" will now always outpout a deterministic automaton.
    It can be an automaton with transition-based parity acceptance in
    case Spot could not find a deterministic automaton with (maybe
    generalized) Büchi acceptance.

    "ltl2tgba -D" is unchanged (the --tgba acceptance is the default),
    and will output a deterministic automaton with (generalized) Büchi
    acceptance only if one could be found.  Otherwise a
    non-deterministic automaton is output, but this does NOT mean that
    no deterministic Büchi automaton exist for this formula.  It only
    means Spot could not find it.

    "autfilt -D" will determinize any automaton, because --generic
    acceptance is the default for autfilt.

    "autfilt -D --tgba" will behave like "ltl2tgba -D", i.e., it may
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    complement non-deterministic automata via determinization.  This
    option is not enabled by default as it can potentially be slow and
    generate large automata.  When --determinize is given, option
    --product=0 is implied, since the tests based on products with
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  * ltl2tgba and ltldo now support %< and %> in the string passed
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