# Hoare Logic rule for sequences

It is possible to define the abstract syntax and the semantics of a
little programming language with the following inductive definitions:

Section little_semantics.
Variables Var aExp bExp : Set.
Inductive inst : Set :=
| Skip : inst
| Assign : Var->aExp->inst
| Sequence : inst->inst->inst
| WhileDo : bExp->inst->inst.
Variables
(state : Set)
(update : state->Var->Z -> option state)
(evalA : state->aExp -> option Z)
(evalB : state->bExp -> option bool).
Inductive exec : state->inst->state->Prop :=
| execSkip : forall s:state, exec s Skip s
| execAssign :
forall (s s1:state)(v:Var)(n:Z)(a:aExp),
evalA s a = Some n -> update s v n = Some s1 ->
exec s (Assign v a) s1
| execSequence :
forall (s s1 s2:state)(i1 i2:inst),
exec s i1 s1 -> exec s1 i2 s2 ->
exec s (Sequence i1 i2) s2
| execWhileFalse :
forall (s:state)(i:inst)(e:bExp),
evalB s e = Some false -> exec s (WhileDo e i) s
| execWhileTrue :
forall (s s1 s2:state)(i:inst)(e:bExp),
evalB s e = Some true ->
exec s i s1 ->
exec s1 (WhileDo e i) s2 ->
exec s (WhileDo e i) s2.

The Hoare-logic rule for the while loop can abstractly be represented by
the following theorem, which we prove in the book.

Theorem HoareWhileRule :
forall (P:state->Prop)(b:bExp)(i:inst)(s s':state),
(forall s1 s2:state,
P s1 -> evalB s1 b = Some true -> exec s1 i s2 -> P s2)->
P s -> exec s (WhileDo b i) s' ->
P s' /\ evalB s' b = Some false.

Find and prove a similar rule for the sequence construct.

## Solution

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Pierre Castéran