TLA +  Proofs

  • Denis Cousineau
  • Damien Doligez
  • Leslie Lamport
  • Stephan Merz
  • Daniel Ricketts
  • Hernán Vanzetto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7436)


TLA +  is a specification language based on standard set theory and temporal logic that has constructs for hierarchical proofs. We describe how to write TLA +  proofs and check them with TLAPS, the TLA +  Proof System. We use Peterson’s mutual exclusion algorithm as a simple example and show how TLAPS and the Toolbox (an IDE for TLA + ) help users to manage large, complex proofs.


Temporal Logic Proof System Mutual Exclusion Reachable State Proof Obligation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Cousineau
    • 1
  • Damien Doligez
    • 2
  • Leslie Lamport
    • 3
  • Stephan Merz
    • 4
  • Daniel Ricketts
    • 5
  • Hernán Vanzetto
    • 4
  1. 1.Inria - Université Paris SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.InriaParisFrance
  3. 3.Microsoft ResearchMountain ViewU.S.A.
  4. 4.Inria Nancy & LORIAVillers-lès-NancyFrance
  5. 5.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoU.S.A.

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