examples/vstte10_queens: strong updates
1. Strong region updates can only work with direct assignments, e.g. r.contents <- something_completely_different but not with functions such as (:=) : ref 'a -> 'a -> unit Why3 requires 'a to be instantiated with one concrete type, not with a bunch of types that differ in their regions. 2. Strong region updates will restrict the updated regions to their covers. However, in the current implementation, Why3 does not know if the region corresponding to the field "contents" is the only cover for 'a in the type [ref 'a] or if there is a way to retrieve 'a from [ref 'a] without going through "contents". Therefore, to ensure soundness, a strong update of r.contents will forbid to use r itself. A solution consists in writing an adhoc "reference" type, where the mutable contents (O.t in this case) is explicitly given in the type definition. Then the strong update of the field containing O.t will preserve the covering "reference". This problem is fixed in the "new system", where mutable types carry information about the access paths of the type variables. There, "r.contents <- something_different" preserves r.