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ACL2 is a programming language for system specification and verification. The main purpose of this language is to help developers mathematically prove properties about their systems. ACL2, short for "A Computational Logic for Applicative Common Lisp," is rooted in the LISP family of languages and supports the use of higher-order functions, lambda expressions, macros, and symbolic computation. It provides a theorem prover that can verify if properties hold true by reasoning from fundamental axioms. By using induction proofs or other formal methods within ACL2's logical framework, developers can gain confidence that their software systems are free of certain kinds of bugs or security vulnerabilities before implementation begins or after changes are made.

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