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\chapter{Basic Isar Language Elements}\label{ch:pure-syntax}
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Subsequently, we introduce the main part of the basic Isar theory and proof
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commands as provided by Isabelle/Pure.  Chapter~\ref{ch:gen-tools} describes
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further Isar elements provided by generic tools and packages (such as the
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Simplifier) that are either part of Pure Isabelle or pre-loaded by most object
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logics.  Chapter~\ref{ch:hol-tools} refers to actual object-logic specific
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elements of Isabelle/HOL.
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\medskip
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Isar commands may be either \emph{proper} document constructors, or
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\emph{improper commands}.  Some proof methods and attributes introduced later
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are classified as improper as well.  Improper Isar language elements, which
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are subsequently marked by $^*$, are often helpful when developing proof
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documents, while their use is discouraged for the final outcome.  Typical
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examples are diagnostic commands that print terms or theorems according to the
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current context; other commands even emulate old-style tactical theorem
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proving, which facilitates porting of legacy proof scripts.
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\section{Theory commands}
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\subsection{Defining theories}\label{sec:begin-thy}
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\indexisarcmd{header}\indexisarcmd{theory}\indexisarcmd{end}\indexisarcmd{context}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{header} & : & \isarkeep{toplevel} \\
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  \isarcmd{theory} & : & \isartrans{\cdot}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{context}^* & : & \isartrans{\cdot}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{end} & : & \isartrans{theory}{\cdot} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Isabelle/Isar ``new-style'' theories are either defined via theory files or
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interactively.  Both theory-level specifications and proofs are handled
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uniformly --- occasionally definitional mechanisms even require some explicit
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proof as well.  In contrast, ``old-style'' Isabelle theories support batch
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processing only, with the proof scripts collected in separate ML files.
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The first actual command of any theory has to be $\THEORY$, starting a new
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theory based on the merge of existing ones.  Just preceding $\THEORY$, there
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may be an optional $\isarkeyword{header}$ declaration, which is relevant to
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document preparation only; it acts very much like a special pre-theory markup
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command (cf.\ \S\ref{sec:markup-thy} and \S\ref{sec:markup-thy}).  The theory
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context may be also changed by $\CONTEXT$ without creating a new theory.  In
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both cases, $\END$ concludes the theory development; it has to be the very
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last command in a theory file.
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\begin{rail}
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  'header' text
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  ;
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  'theory' name '=' (name + '+') filespecs? ':'
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  ;
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  'context' name
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  ;
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  'end'
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  ;;
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  filespecs: 'files' ((name | parname) +);
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{header}~text$] provides plain text markup just preceding
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  the formal begin of a theory.  In actual document preparation the
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  corresponding {\LaTeX} macro \verb,\isamarkupheader, may be redefined to
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  produce chapter or section headings.  See also \S\ref{sec:markup-thy} and
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  \S\ref{sec:markup-prf} for further markup commands.
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\item [$\THEORY~A = B@1 + \cdots + B@n\colon$] commences a new theory $A$
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  based on existing ones $B@1 + \cdots + B@n$.  Isabelle's theory loader
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  system ensures that any of the base theories are properly loaded (and fully
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  up-to-date when $\THEORY$ is executed interactively).  The optional
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  $\isarkeyword{files}$ specification declares additional dependencies on ML
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  files.  Unless put in parentheses, any file will be loaded immediately via
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  $\isarcmd{use}$ (see also \S\ref{sec:ML}).  The optional ML file
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  \texttt{$A$.ML} that may be associated with any theory should \emph{not} be
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  included in $\isarkeyword{files}$, though.
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\item [$\CONTEXT~B$] enters an existing theory context, basically in read-only
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  mode, so only a limited set of commands may be performed without destroying
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  the theory.  Just as for $\THEORY$, the theory loader ensures that $B$ is
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  loaded and up-to-date.
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\item [$\END$] concludes the current theory definition or context switch.
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Note that this command cannot be undone, but the whole theory definition has
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to be retracted.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Theory markup commands}\label{sec:markup-thy}
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\indexisarcmd{chapter}\indexisarcmd{section}\indexisarcmd{subsection}
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\indexisarcmd{subsubsection}\indexisarcmd{text}\indexisarcmd{text-raw}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{chapter} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{section} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{subsection} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{subsubsection} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{text} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{text_raw} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Apart from formal comments (see \S\ref{sec:comments}), markup commands provide
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a structured way to insert text into the document generated from a theory (see
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\cite{isabelle-sys} for more information on Isabelle's document preparation
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tools).
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\railalias{textraw}{text\_raw}
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\railterm{textraw}
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\begin{rail}
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  ('chapter' | 'section' | 'subsection' | 'subsubsection' | 'text' | textraw) text
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{chapter}$, $\isarkeyword{section}$,
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  $\isarkeyword{subsection}$, and $\isarkeyword{subsubsection}$] mark chapter
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  and section headings.
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\item [$\TEXT$] specifies paragraphs of plain text, including references to
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  formal entities.\footnote{The latter feature is not yet supported.
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    Nevertheless, any source text of the form
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    ``\texttt{\at\ttlbrace$\dots$\ttrbrace}'' should be considered as reserved
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    for future use.}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{text_raw}$] inserts {\LaTeX} source into the output,
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  without additional markup.  Thus the full range of document manipulations
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  becomes available.  A typical application would be to emit
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  \verb,\begin{comment}, and \verb,\end{comment}, commands to exclude certain
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  parts from the final document.\footnote{This requires the \texttt{comment}
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    package to be included in {\LaTeX}.}
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\end{descr}
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Any markup command (except $\isarkeyword{text_raw}$) corresponds to a {\LaTeX}
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macro with the name prefixed by \verb,\isamarkup, (e.g.\ 
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\verb,\isamarkupchapter, for $\isarkeyword{chapter}$). The \railqtoken{text}
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argument is passed to that macro unchanged, i.e.\ further {\LaTeX} commands
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may be included here as well.
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\medskip Additional markup commands are available for proofs (see
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\S\ref{sec:markup-prf}).  Also note that the $\isarkeyword{header}$
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declaration (see \S\ref{sec:begin-thy}) admits to insert document markup
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elements just preceding the actual theory definition.
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\subsection{Type classes and sorts}\label{sec:classes}
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\indexisarcmd{classes}\indexisarcmd{classrel}\indexisarcmd{defaultsort}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{classes} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{classrel} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{defaultsort} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\begin{rail}
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  'classes' (classdecl comment? +)
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  ;
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  'classrel' nameref '<' nameref comment?
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  ;
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  'defaultsort' sort comment?
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{classes}~c<\vec c$] declares class $c$ to be a subclass
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  of existing classes $\vec c$.  Cyclic class structures are ruled out.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{classrel}~c@1<c@2$] states a subclass relation between
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  existing classes $c@1$ and $c@2$.  This is done axiomatically!  The
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  $\isarkeyword{instance}$ command (see \S\ref{sec:axclass}) provides a way to
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  introduce proven class relations.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{defaultsort}~s$] makes sort $s$ the new default sort for
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  any type variables given without sort constraints.  Usually, the default
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  sort would be only changed when defining new logics.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Primitive types and type abbreviations}\label{sec:types-pure}
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\indexisarcmd{typedecl}\indexisarcmd{types}\indexisarcmd{nonterminals}\indexisarcmd{arities}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{types} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{typedecl} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{nonterminals} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{arities} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\begin{rail}
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  'types' (typespec '=' type infix? comment? +)
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  ;
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  'typedecl' typespec infix? comment?
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  ;
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  'nonterminals' (name +) comment?
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  ;
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  'arities' (nameref '::' arity comment? +)
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\TYPES~(\vec\alpha)t = \tau$] introduces \emph{type synonym}
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  $(\vec\alpha)t$ for existing type $\tau$.  Unlike actual type definitions,
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  as are available in Isabelle/HOL for example, type synonyms are just purely
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  syntactic abbreviations without any logical significance.  Internally, type
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  synonyms are fully expanded.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{typedecl}~(\vec\alpha)t$] declares a new type constructor
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  $t$, intended as an actual logical type.  Note that object-logics such as
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  Isabelle/HOL override $\isarkeyword{typedecl}$ by their own version.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{nonterminals}~\vec c$] declares $0$-ary type constructors
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  $\vec c$ to act as purely syntactic types, i.e.\ nonterminal symbols of
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  Isabelle's inner syntax of terms or types.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{arities}~t::(\vec s)s$] augments Isabelle's order-sorted
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  signature of types by new type constructor arities.  This is done
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  axiomatically!  The $\isarkeyword{instance}$ command (see
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  \S\ref{sec:axclass}) provides a way to introduce proven type arities.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Constants and simple definitions}\label{sec:consts}
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\indexisarcmd{consts}\indexisarcmd{defs}\indexisarcmd{constdefs}\indexoutertoken{constdecl}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{consts} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{defs} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{constdefs} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\begin{rail}
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  'consts' (constdecl +)
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  ;
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  'defs' (axmdecl prop comment? +)
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  ;
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  'constdefs' (constdecl prop comment? +)
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  ;
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  constdecl: name '::' type mixfix? comment?
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\CONSTS~c::\sigma$] declares constant $c$ to have any instance of type
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  scheme $\sigma$.  The optional mixfix annotations may attach concrete syntax
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  to the constants declared.
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\item [$\DEFS~name: eqn$] introduces $eqn$ as a definitional axiom for some
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  existing constant.  See \cite[\S6]{isabelle-ref} for more details on the
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  form of equations admitted as constant definitions.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{constdefs}~c::\sigma~eqn$] combines declarations and
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  definitions of constants, using canonical name $c_def$ for the definitional
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  axiom.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Syntax and translations}\label{sec:syn-trans}
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\indexisarcmd{syntax}\indexisarcmd{translations}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{syntax} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{translations} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\begin{rail}
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  'syntax' ('(' name 'output'? ')')? (constdecl +)
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  ;
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  'translations' (transpat ('==' | '=>' | '<=') transpat comment? +)
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  ;
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  transpat: ('(' nameref ')')? string
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{syntax}~(mode)~decls$] is similar to $\CONSTS~decls$,
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  except that the actual logical signature extension is omitted.  Thus the
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  context free grammar of Isabelle's inner syntax may be augmented in
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  arbitrary ways, independently of the logic.  The $mode$ argument refers to
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  the print mode that the grammar rules belong; unless there is the
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  \texttt{output} flag given, all productions are added both to the input and
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  output grammar.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{translations}~rules$] specifies syntactic translation
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  rules (i.e.\ \emph{macros}): parse~/ print rules (\texttt{==}), parse rules
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  (\texttt{=>}), or print rules (\texttt{<=}).  Translation patterns may be
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  prefixed by the syntactic category to be used for parsing; the default is
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  \texttt{logic}.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Axioms and theorems}
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\indexisarcmd{axioms}\indexisarcmd{theorems}\indexisarcmd{lemmas}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{axioms} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{theorems} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{lemmas} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\begin{rail}
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  'axioms' (axmdecl prop comment? +)
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  ;
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  ('theorems' | 'lemmas') thmdef? thmrefs
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{axioms}~a: \phi$] introduces arbitrary statements as
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  axioms of the meta-logic.  In fact, axioms are ``axiomatic theorems'', and
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  may be referred later just as any other theorem.
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  Axioms are usually only introduced when declaring new logical systems.
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  Everyday work is typically done the hard way, with proper definitions and
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  actual theorems.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{theorems}~a = \vec b$] stores lists of existing theorems.
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  Typical applications would also involve attributes, to augment the
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  Simplifier context, for example.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{lemmas}$] is similar to $\isarkeyword{theorems}$, but
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  tags the results as ``lemma''.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Name spaces}
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\indexisarcmd{global}\indexisarcmd{local}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{global} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{local} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Isabelle organizes any kind of name declarations (of types, constants,
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theorems etc.)  by hierarchically structured name spaces.  Normally the user
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never has to control the behavior of name space entry by hand, yet the
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following commands provide some way to do so.
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{global}$ and $\isarkeyword{local}$] change the current
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  name declaration mode.  Initially, theories start in $\isarkeyword{local}$
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  mode, causing all names to be automatically qualified by the theory name.
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  Changing this to $\isarkeyword{global}$ causes all names to be declared
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  without the theory prefix, until $\isarkeyword{local}$ is declared again.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Incorporating ML code}\label{sec:ML}
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\indexisarcmd{use}\indexisarcmd{ML}\indexisarcmd{ML-setup}\indexisarcmd{setup}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{use} & : & \isartrans{\cdot}{\cdot} \\
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  \isarcmd{ML} & : & \isartrans{\cdot}{\cdot} \\
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  \isarcmd{ML_setup} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{setup} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\railalias{MLsetup}{ML\_setup}
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\railterm{MLsetup}
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\begin{rail}
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  'use' name
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  ;
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  ('ML' | MLsetup | 'setup') text
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  ;
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{use}~file$] reads and executes ML commands from $file$.
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  The current theory context (if present) is passed down to the ML session,
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  but may not be modified.  Furthermore, the file name is checked with the
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  $\isarkeyword{files}$ dependency declaration given in the theory header (see
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  also \S\ref{sec:begin-thy}).
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\item [$\isarkeyword{ML}~text$] executes ML commands from $text$.  The theory
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  context is passed in the same way as for $\isarkeyword{use}$.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{ML_setup}~text$] executes ML commands from $text$.  The
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  theory context is passed down to the ML session, and fetched back
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  afterwards.  Thus $text$ may actually change the theory as a side effect.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{setup}~text$] changes the current theory context by
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  applying $text$, which refers to an ML expression of type $(theory \to
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  theory)~list$.  The $\isarkeyword{setup}$ command is the canonical way to
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  initialize object-logic specific tools and packages written in ML.
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\end{descr}
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%\subsection{Syntax translation functions}
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%\indexisarcmd{parse-ast-translation}\indexisarcmd{parse-translation}
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%\indexisarcmd{print-translation}\indexisarcmd{typed-print-translation}
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%\indexisarcmd{print-ast-translation}\indexisarcmd{token-translation}
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%\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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%  \isarcmd{parse_ast_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%  \isarcmd{parse_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%  \isarcmd{print_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%  \isarcmd{typed_print_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%  \isarcmd{print_ast_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%  \isarcmd{token_translation} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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%\end{matharray}
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%Syntax translation functions written in ML admit almost arbitrary
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%manipulations of Isabelle's inner syntax.  Any of the above commands have a
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%single \railqtoken{text} argument that refers to an ML expression of
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%appropriate type.  See \cite[\S8]{isabelle-ref} for more information on syntax
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%transformations.
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\subsection{Oracles}
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\indexisarcmd{oracle}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{oracle} & : & \isartrans{theory}{theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Oracles provide an interface to external reasoning systems, without giving up
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control completely --- each theorem carries a derivation object recording any
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oracle invocation.  See \cite[\S6]{isabelle-ref} for more information.
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\begin{rail}
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  'oracle' name '=' text comment?
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  ;
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{oracle}~name=text$] declares oracle $name$ to be ML
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  function $text$, which has to be of type $Sign\mathord.sg \times
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  Object\mathord.T \to term$.
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\section{Proof commands}
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Proof commands perform transitions of Isar/VM machine configurations, which
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are block-structured, consisting of a stack of nodes with three main
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components: logical proof context, current facts, and open goals.  Isar/VM
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transitions are \emph{typed} according to the following three three different
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modes of operation:
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$proof(prove)$] means that a new goal has just been stated that is now
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  to be \emph{proven}; the next command may refine it by some proof method
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  (read: tactic), and enter a sub-proof to establish the actual result.
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\item [$proof(state)$] is like an internal theory mode: the context may be
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  augmented by \emph{stating} additional assumptions, intermediate results
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  etc.
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\item [$proof(chain)$] is intermediate between $proof(state)$ and
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  $proof(prove)$: existing facts (i.e.\ the contents of the special ``$this$''
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  register) have been just picked up in order to be used when refining the
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  goal claimed next.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Proof markup commands}\label{sec:markup-prf}
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\indexisarcmd{sect}\indexisarcmd{subsect}\indexisarcmd{subsubsect}
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\indexisarcmd{txt}\indexisarcmd{txt-raw}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{sect} & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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  \isarcmd{subsect} & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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  \isarcmd{subsubsect} & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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  \isarcmd{txt} & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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  \isarcmd{txt_raw} & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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\end{matharray}
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These markup commands for proof mode closely correspond to the ones of theory
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mode (see \S\ref{sec:markup-thy}).  Note that $\isarkeyword{txt_raw}$ is
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special in the same way as $\isarkeyword{text_raw}$.
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\railalias{txtraw}{txt\_raw}
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\railterm{txtraw}
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\begin{rail}
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  ('sect' | 'subsect' | 'subsubsect' | 'txt' | txtraw) text
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\subsection{Proof context}\label{sec:proof-context}
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\indexisarcmd{fix}\indexisarcmd{assume}\indexisarcmd{presume}\indexisarcmd{def}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{fix} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarcmd{assume} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarcmd{presume} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarcmd{def} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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\end{matharray}
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The logical proof context consists of fixed variables and assumptions.  The
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former closely correspond to Skolem constants, or meta-level universal
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quantification as provided by the Isabelle/Pure logical framework.
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Introducing some \emph{arbitrary, but fixed} variable via $\FIX x$ results in
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a local value that may be used in the subsequent proof as any other variable
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or constant.  Furthermore, any result $\edrv \phi[x]$ exported from the
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context will be universally closed wrt.\ $x$ at the outermost level: $\edrv
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\All x \phi$ (this is expressed using Isabelle's meta-variables).
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Similarly, introducing some assumption $\chi$ has two effects.  On the one
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hand, a local theorem is created that may be used as a fact in subsequent
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proof steps.  On the other hand, any result $\chi \drv \phi$ exported from the
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context becomes conditional wrt.\ the assumption: $\edrv \chi \Imp \phi$.
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Thus, solving an enclosing goal using such a result would basically introduce
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a new subgoal stemming from the assumption.  How this situation is handled
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depends on the actual version of assumption command used: while $\ASSUMENAME$
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insists on solving the subgoal by unification with some premise of the goal,
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$\PRESUMENAME$ leaves the subgoal unchanged in order to be proved later by the
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user.
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Local definitions, introduced by $\DEF{}{x \equiv t}$, are achieved by
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combining $\FIX x$ with another version of assumption that causes any
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hypothetical equation $x \equiv t$ to be eliminated by the reflexivity rule.
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Thus, exporting some result $x \equiv t \drv \phi[x]$ yields $\edrv \phi[t]$.
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\begin{rail}
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  'fix' (vars + 'and') comment?
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  ;
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  ('assume' | 'presume') (assm comment? + 'and')
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  ;
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  'def' thmdecl? \\ var '==' term termpat? comment?
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  ;
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  var: name ('::' type)?
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  ;
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  vars: (name+) ('::' type)?
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  ;
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  assm: thmdecl? (prop proppat? +)
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  ;
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\FIX{x}$] introduces a local \emph{arbitrary, but fixed} variable $x$.
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\item [$\ASSUME{a}{\Phi}$ and $\PRESUME{a}{\Phi}$] introduce local theorems
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  $\Phi$ by assumption.  Subsequent results applied to an enclosing goal
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  (e.g.\ by $\SHOWNAME$) are handled as follows: $\ASSUMENAME$ expects to be
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  able to unify with existing premises in the goal, while $\PRESUMENAME$
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  leaves $\Phi$ as new subgoals.
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  Several lists of assumptions may be given (separated by
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  $\isarkeyword{and}$); the resulting list of current facts consists of all of
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  these concatenated.
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\item [$\DEF{a}{x \equiv t}$] introduces a local (non-polymorphic) definition.
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  In results exported from the context, $x$ is replaced by $t$.  Basically,
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  $\DEF{}{x \equiv t}$ abbreviates $\FIX{x}~\ASSUME{}{x \equiv t}$, with the
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  resulting hypothetical equation solved by reflexivity.
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  The default name for the definitional equation is $x_def$.
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\end{descr}
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The special name $prems$\indexisarthm{prems} refers to all assumptions of the
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current context as a list of theorems.
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\subsection{Facts and forward chaining}
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\indexisarcmd{note}\indexisarcmd{then}\indexisarcmd{from}\indexisarcmd{with}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{note} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarcmd{then} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(chain)} \\
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  \isarcmd{from} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(chain)} \\
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  \isarcmd{with} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(chain)} \\
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\end{matharray}
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New facts are established either by assumption or proof of local statements.
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Any fact will usually be involved in further proofs, either as explicit
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arguments of proof methods or when forward chaining towards the next goal via
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$\THEN$ (and variants).  Note that the special theorem name
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$this$\indexisarthm{this} refers to the most recently established facts.
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\begin{rail}
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  'note' thmdef? thmrefs comment?
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  ;
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  'then' comment?
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  ;
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  ('from' | 'with') thmrefs comment?
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\NOTE{a}{\vec b}$] recalls existing facts $\vec b$, binding the result
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  as $a$.  Note that attributes may be involved as well, both on the left and
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  right hand sides.
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\item [$\THEN$] indicates forward chaining by the current facts in order to
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  establish the goal to be claimed next.  The initial proof method invoked to
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  refine that will be offered the facts to do ``anything appropriate'' (cf.\ 
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  also \S\ref{sec:proof-steps}).  For example, method $rule$ (see
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  \S\ref{sec:pure-meth}) would typically do an elimination rather than an
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  introduction.  Automatic methods usually insert the facts into the goal
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  state before operation.
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\item [$\FROM{\vec b}$] abbreviates $\NOTE{}{\vec b}~\THEN$; thus $\THEN$ is
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  equivalent to $\FROM{this}$.
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\item [$\WITH{\vec b}$] abbreviates $\FROM{\vec b~facts}$; thus the forward
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  chaining is from earlier facts together with the current ones.
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\end{descr}
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Basic proof methods (such as $rule$, see \S\ref{sec:pure-meth}) expect
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multiple facts to be given in their proper order, corresponding to a prefix of
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the premises of the rule involved.  Note that positions may be easily skipped
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using a form like $\FROM{\text{\texttt{_}}~a~b}$, for example.  This involves
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the trivial rule $\PROP\psi \Imp \PROP\psi$, which is bound in Isabelle/Pure
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as ``\texttt{_}'' (underscore).\indexisarthm{_@\texttt{_}}
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\subsection{Goal statements}
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\indexisarcmd{theorem}\indexisarcmd{lemma}
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\indexisarcmd{have}\indexisarcmd{show}\indexisarcmd{hence}\indexisarcmd{thus}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{theorem} & : & \isartrans{theory}{proof(prove)} \\
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  \isarcmd{lemma} & : & \isartrans{theory}{proof(prove)} \\
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  \isarcmd{have} & : & \isartrans{proof(state) ~|~ proof(chain)}{proof(prove)} \\
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  \isarcmd{show} & : & \isartrans{proof(state) ~|~ proof(chain)}{proof(prove)} \\
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  \isarcmd{hence} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(prove)} \\
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  \isarcmd{thus} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(prove)} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Proof mode is entered from theory mode by initial goal commands $\THEOREMNAME$
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and $\LEMMANAME$.  New local goals may be claimed within proof mode as well.
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Four variants are available, indicating whether the result is meant to solve
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some pending goal or whether forward chaining is employed.
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\begin{rail}
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  ('theorem' | 'lemma') goal
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  ;
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  ('have' | 'show' | 'hence' | 'thus') goal
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  ;
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  goal: thmdecl? proppat comment?
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\THEOREM{a}{\phi}$] enters proof mode with $\phi$ as main goal,
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  eventually resulting in some theorem $\turn \phi$ put back into the theory.
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\item [$\LEMMA{a}{\phi}$] is similar to $\THEOREMNAME$, but tags the result as
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  ``lemma''.
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\item [$\HAVE{a}{\phi}$] claims a local goal, eventually resulting in a
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  theorem with the current assumption context as hypotheses.
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\item [$\SHOW{a}{\phi}$] is similar to $\HAVE{a}{\phi}$, but solves some
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  pending goal with the result \emph{exported} into the corresponding context
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  (cf.\ \S\ref{sec:proof-context}).
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\item [$\HENCENAME$] abbreviates $\THEN~\HAVENAME$, i.e.\ claims a local goal
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  to be proven by forward chaining the current facts.  Note that $\HENCENAME$
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  is also equivalent to $\FROM{this}~\HAVENAME$.
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\item [$\THUSNAME$] abbreviates $\THEN~\SHOWNAME$.  Note that $\THUSNAME$ is
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  also equivalent to $\FROM{this}~\SHOWNAME$.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Initial and terminal proof steps}\label{sec:proof-steps}
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\indexisarcmd{proof}\indexisarcmd{qed}\indexisarcmd{by}
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\indexisarcmd{.}\indexisarcmd{..}\indexisarcmd{sorry}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{proof} & : & \isartrans{proof(prove)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarcmd{qed} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state) ~|~ theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{by} & : & \isartrans{proof(prove)}{proof(state) ~|~ theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{.\,.} & : & \isartrans{proof(prove)}{proof(state) ~|~ theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{.} & : & \isartrans{proof(prove)}{proof(state) ~|~ theory} \\
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  \isarcmd{sorry} & : & \isartrans{proof(prove)}{proof(state) ~|~ theory} \\
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\end{matharray}
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Arbitrary goal refinement via tactics is considered harmful.  Consequently the
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Isar framework admits proof methods to be invoked in two places only.
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\begin{enumerate}
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\item An \emph{initial} refinement step $\PROOF{m@1}$ reduces a newly stated
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  goal to a number of sub-goals that are to be solved later.  Facts are passed
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  to $m@1$ for forward chaining, if so indicated by $proof(chain)$ mode.
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\item A \emph{terminal} conclusion step $\QED{m@2}$ is intended to solve
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  remaining goals.  No facts are passed to $m@2$.
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\end{enumerate}
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The only other proper way to affect pending goals is by $\SHOWNAME$ (or
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$\THUSNAME$), which involves an explicit statement of what is to be solved.
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\medskip
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Also note that initial proof methods should either solve the goal completely,
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or constitute some well-understood reduction to new sub-goals.  Arbitrary
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automatic proof tools that are prone leave a large number of badly structured
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sub-goals are no help in continuing the proof document in any intelligible
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way.
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%FIXME
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%A more appropriate technique would be to $\SHOWNAME$ some non-trivial
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%reduction as an explicit rule, which is solved completely by some automated
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%method, and then applied to some pending goal.
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\medskip
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Unless given explicitly by the user, the default initial method is
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``$default$'', which is usually set up to apply a single standard elimination
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or introduction rule according to the topmost symbol involved.  There is no
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separate default terminal method.  In any case, any goals left after that are
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solved by assumption as the very last step.
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\begin{rail}
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  'proof' interest? meth? comment?
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  ;
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  'qed' meth? comment?
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  ;
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  'by' meth meth? comment?
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  ;
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  ('.' | '..' | 'sorry') comment?
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  ;
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  meth: method interest?
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\PROOF{m@1}$] refines the goal by proof method $m@1$; facts for
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  forward chaining are passed if so indicated by $proof(chain)$ mode.
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\item [$\QED{m@2}$] refines any remaining goals by proof method $m@2$ and
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  concludes the sub-proof by assumption.  If the goal had been $\SHOWNAME$ (or
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  $\THUSNAME$), some pending sub-goal is solved as well by the rule resulting
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  from the result \emph{exported} into the enclosing goal context.  Thus
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  $\QEDNAME$ may fail for two reasons: either $m@2$ fails, or the resulting
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  rule does not fit to any pending goal\footnote{This includes any additional
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    ``strong'' assumptions as introduced by $\ASSUMENAME$.} of the enclosing
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  context.  Debugging such a situation might involve temporarily changing
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  $\SHOWNAME$ into $\HAVENAME$, or weakening the local context by replacing
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  some occurrences of $\ASSUMENAME$ by $\PRESUMENAME$.
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\item [$\BYY{m@1}{m@2}$] is a \emph{terminal proof}\index{proof!terminal}; it
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  abbreviates $\PROOF{m@1}~\QED{m@2}$, with backtracking across both methods,
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  though.  Debugging an unsuccessful $\BYY{m@1}{m@2}$ commands might be done
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  by expanding its definition; in many cases $\PROOF{m@1}$ is already
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  sufficient to see what is going wrong.
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\item [``$\DDOT$''] is a \emph{default proof}\index{proof!default}; it
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  abbreviates $\BY{default}$.
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\item [``$\DOT$''] is a \emph{trivial proof}\index{proof!trivial}; it
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  abbreviates $\BY{this}$.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{sorry}$] is a \emph{fake proof}\index{proof!fake};
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  provided that the \texttt{quick_and_dirty} flag is enabled,
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  $\isarkeyword{sorry}$ pretends to solve the goal without further ado.  Of
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  course, the result is a fake theorem only, involving some oracle in its
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  internal derivation object (this is indicated as ``$[!]$'' in the printed
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  result).  The main application of $\isarkeyword{sorry}$ is to support
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  experimentation and top-down proof development.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Improper proof steps}
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The following commands emulate unstructured tactic scripts to some extent.
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While these are anathema for writing proper Isar proof documents, they might
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come in handy for interactive exploration and debugging.
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\indexisarcmd{apply}\indexisarcmd{then-apply}\indexisarcmd{back}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{apply}^* & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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   741
  \isarcmd{then_apply}^* & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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  \isarcmd{back}^* & : & \isartrans{proof}{proof} \\
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\end{matharray}
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\railalias{thenapply}{then\_apply}
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\railterm{thenapply}
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\begin{rail}
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  'apply' method
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  ;
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  thenapply method
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  ;
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  'back'
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{apply}~(m)$] applies proof method $m$ in the plain old
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  tactic sense.  Facts for forward chaining are reset.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{then_apply}~(m)$] is similar to $\isarkeyword{apply}$,
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  but keeps the goal's facts.
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\item [$\isarkeyword{back}$] does back-tracking over the result sequence of
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  the latest proof command.\footnote{Unlike the ML function \texttt{back}
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   764
    \cite{isabelle-ref}, the Isar command does not search upwards for further
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    branch points.} Basically, any proof command may return multiple results.
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\end{descr}
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\subsection{Term abbreviations}\label{sec:term-abbrev}
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\indexisarcmd{let}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{let} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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  \isarkeyword{is} & : & syntax \\
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\end{matharray}
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Abbreviations may be either bound by explicit $\LET{p \equiv t}$ statements,
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or by annotating assumptions or goal statements with a list of patterns
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$\ISS{p@1\;\dots}{p@n}$.  In both cases, higher-order matching is invoked to
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bind extra-logical term variables, which may be either named schematic
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variables of the form $\Var{x}$, or nameless dummies ``\texttt{_}''
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(underscore).\indexisarvar{_@\texttt{_}} Note that in the $\LETNAME$ form the
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patterns occur on the left-hand side, while the $\ISNAME$ patterns are in
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   784
postfix position.
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   785
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   786
Term abbreviations are quite different from actual local definitions as
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   787
introduced via $\DEFNAME$ (see \S\ref{sec:proof-context}).  The latter are
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visible within the logic as actual equations, while abbreviations disappear
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   789
during the input process just after type checking.
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\begin{rail}
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  'let' ((term + 'as') '=' term comment? + 'and')
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  ;  
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   794
\end{rail}
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The syntax of $\ISNAME$ patterns follows \railnonterm{termpat} or
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\railnonterm{proppat} (see \S\ref{sec:term-pats}).
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\LET{\vec p = \vec t}$] binds any text variables in patters $\vec p$
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   801
  by simultaneous higher-order matching against terms $\vec t$.
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   802
\item [$\IS{\vec p}$] resembles $\LETNAME$, but matches $\vec p$ against the
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   803
  preceding statement.  Also note that $\ISNAME$ is not a separate command,
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   804
  but part of others (such as $\ASSUMENAME$, $\HAVENAME$ etc.).
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   805
\end{descr}
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   806
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A few \emph{automatic} term abbreviations\index{term abbreviations} for goals
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   808
and facts are available as well.  For any open goal,
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$\Var{thesis_prop}$\indexisarvar{thesis-prop} refers to the full proposition
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   810
(which may be a rule), $\Var{thesis_concl}$\indexisarvar{thesis-concl} to its
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   811
(atomic) conclusion, and $\Var{thesis}$\indexisarvar{thesis} to its
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object-logical statement.  The latter two abstract over any meta-level
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   813
parameters.
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   815
Fact statements resulting from assumptions or finished goals are bound as
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   816
$\Var{this_prop}$\indexisarvar{this-prop},
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$\Var{this_concl}$\indexisarvar{this-concl}, and
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$\Var{this}$\indexisarvar{this}, similar to $\Var{thesis}$ above.  In case
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   819
$\Var{this}$ refers to an object-logic statement that is an application
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   820
$f(t)$, then $t$ is bound to the special text variable
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   821
``$\dots$''\indexisarvar{\dots} (three dots).  The canonical application of
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the latter are calculational proofs (see \S\ref{sec:calculation}).
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   823
wenzelm@7315
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   825
\subsection{Block structure}
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   826
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   827
\indexisarcmd{next}\indexisarcmd{\{\{}\indexisarcmd{\}\}}
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   828
\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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   829
  \isarcmd{next} & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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   830
  \BG & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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   831
  \EN & : & \isartrans{proof(state)}{proof(state)} \\
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   832
\end{matharray}
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   833
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   834
While Isar is inherently block-structured, opening and closing blocks is
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   835
mostly handled rather casually, with little explicit user-intervention.  Any
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   836
local goal statement automatically opens \emph{two} blocks, which are closed
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   837
again when concluding the sub-proof (by $\QEDNAME$ etc.).  Sections of
wenzelm@7895
   838
different context within a sub-proof may be switched via $\isarkeyword{next}$,
wenzelm@7895
   839
which is just a single block-close followed by block-open again.  Thus the
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   840
effect of $\isarkeyword{next}$ to reset the local proof context. There is no
wenzelm@7987
   841
goal focus involved here!
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   842
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For slightly more advanced applications, there are explicit block parentheses
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   844
as well.  These typically achieve a stronger forward style of reasoning.
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   845
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   846
\begin{descr}
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   847
\item [$\isarkeyword{next}$] switches to a fresh block within a sub-proof,
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   848
  resetting the local context to the initial one.
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   849
\item [$\isarkeyword{\{\{}$ and $\isarkeyword{\}\}}$] explicitly open and
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   850
  close blocks.  Any current facts pass through ``$\isarkeyword{\{\{}$''
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  unchanged, while ``$\isarkeyword{\}\}}$'' causes any result to be
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   852
  \emph{exported} into the enclosing context.  Thus fixed variables are
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   853
  generalized, assumptions discharged, and local definitions unfolded (cf.\ 
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   854
  \S\ref{sec:proof-context}).  There is no difference of $\ASSUMENAME$ and
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   855
  $\PRESUMENAME$ in this mode of forward reasoning --- in contrast to plain
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   856
  backward reasoning with the result exported at $\SHOWNAME$ time.
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   857
\end{descr}
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   859
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   860
\section{Other commands}
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   861
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   862
\subsection{Diagnostics}
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   863
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\indexisarcmd{thm}\indexisarcmd{term}\indexisarcmd{prop}\indexisarcmd{typ}
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   865
\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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   866
  \isarcmd{thm} & : & \isarkeep{theory~|~proof} \\
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   867
  \isarcmd{term} & : & \isarkeep{theory~|~proof} \\
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   868
  \isarcmd{prop} & : & \isarkeep{theory~|~proof} \\
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   869
  \isarcmd{typ} & : & \isarkeep{theory~|~proof} \\
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   870
\end{matharray}
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   871
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   872
These commands are not part of the actual Isabelle/Isar syntax, but assist
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interactive development.  Also note that $undo$ does not apply here, since the
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   874
theory or proof configuration is not changed.
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   875
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\begin{rail}
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  'thm' thmrefs
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  ;
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  'term' term
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  ;
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  'prop' prop
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  ;
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  'typ' type
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  ;
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\end{rail}
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\begin{descr}
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\item [$\isarkeyword{thm}~thms$] retrieves lists of theorems from the current
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  theory or proof context.  Note that any attributes included in the theorem
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   890
  specifications are applied to a temporary context derived from the current
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   891
  theory or proof; the result is discarded, i.e.\ attributes involved in
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   892
  $thms$ do not have any permanent effect.
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   893
\item [$\isarkeyword{term}~t$, $\isarkeyword{prop}~\phi$] read, type-check and
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   894
  print terms or propositions according to the current theory or proof
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   895
  context; the inferred type of $t$ is output as well.  Note that these
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   896
  commands are also useful in inspecting the current environment of term
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   897
  abbreviations.
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   898
\item [$\isarkeyword{typ}~\tau$] reads and prints types of the meta-logic
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   899
  according to the current theory or proof context.
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   900
\end{descr}
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   901
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   902
wenzelm@7134
   903
\subsection{System operations}
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   904
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   905
\indexisarcmd{cd}\indexisarcmd{pwd}\indexisarcmd{use-thy}\indexisarcmd{use-thy-only}
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   906
\indexisarcmd{update-thy}\indexisarcmd{update-thy-only}
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\begin{matharray}{rcl}
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  \isarcmd{cd} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   909
  \isarcmd{pwd} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   910
  \isarcmd{use_thy} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   911
  \isarcmd{use_thy_only} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   912
  \isarcmd{update_thy} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   913
  \isarcmd{update_thy_only} & : & \isarkeep{\cdot} \\
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   914
\end{matharray}
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   916
\begin{descr}
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   917
\item [$\isarkeyword{cd}~name$] changes the current directory of the Isabelle
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   918
  process.
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   919
\item [$\isarkeyword{pwd}~$] prints the current working directory.
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   920
\item [$\isarkeyword{use_thy}$, $\isarkeyword{use_thy_only}$,
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   921
  $\isarkeyword{update_thy}$, $\isarkeyword{update_thy_only}$] load some
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   922
  theory given as $name$ argument.  These commands are basically the same as
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   923
  the corresponding ML functions\footnote{The ML versions also change the
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   924
    implicit theory context to that of the theory loaded.}  (see also
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   925
  \cite[\S1,\S6]{isabelle-ref}).  Note that both the ML and Isar versions may
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   926
  load new- and old-style theories alike.
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   927
\end{descr}
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   928
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   929
These system commands are scarcely used when working with the Proof~General
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   930
interface, since loading of theories is done fully transparently.
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   931
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%%% TeX-master: "isar-ref"
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