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\title{A Fixedpoint Approach to Implementing\\ 
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  (Co)Inductive Definitions\thanks{J. Grundy and S. Thompson made detailed
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    comments; the referees were also helpful.  Research funded by
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    SERC grants GR/G53279, GR/H40570 and by the ESPRIT Project 6453
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    `Types'.}}
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\author{Lawrence C. Paulson\\{\tt lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk}}
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\institute{Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England}
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\date{\today} 
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\newcommand\pow{{\cal P}}
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%%%\let\pow=\wp
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\newcommand\cons{\hbox{\tt cons}}
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\def\succ{\hbox{\tt succ}}
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\newcommand\split{\hbox{\tt split}}
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\newcommand\domain{\hbox{\tt domain}}
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\newcommand\range{\hbox{\tt range}}
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\newcommand\field{\hbox{\tt field}}
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\newcommand\id{\hbox{\tt id}}
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\newcommand\nat{\hbox{\tt nat}}
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\newcommand\rank{\hbox{\tt rank}}
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\newcommand\Vrec{\hbox{\tt Vrec}}
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\newcommand\Inl{\hbox{\tt Inl}}
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\newcommand\Inr{\hbox{\tt Inr}}
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\newcommand\case{\hbox{\tt case}}
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\newcommand\lst{\hbox{\tt list}}
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\newcommand\Nil{\hbox{\tt Nil}}
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\newcommand\length{\hbox{\tt length}}
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\newcommand\acc{\hbox{\tt acc}}
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\newcommand\SC{\hbox{\tt SC}}
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\newcommand\CONST{\hbox{\tt CONST}}
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\newcommand\PROJ{\hbox{\tt PROJ}}
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\newcommand\term{\hbox{\tt term}}
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\begin{document}
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%CADE%\pagestyle{empty}
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%CADE%\begin{titlepage}
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\maketitle 
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\begin{abstract}
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  This paper presents a fixedpoint approach to inductive definitions.
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  Instead of using a syntactic test such as `strictly positive,' the
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  approach lets definitions involve any operators that have been proved
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  monotone.  It is conceptually simple, which has allowed the easy
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  implementation of mutual recursion and other conveniences.  It also
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  handles coinductive definitions: simply replace the least fixedpoint by a
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  greatest fixedpoint.  This represents the first automated support for
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  coinductive definitions.
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  The method has been implemented in Isabelle's formalization of ZF set
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  theory.  It should be applicable to any logic in which the Knaster-Tarski
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  Theorem can be proved.  Examples include lists of $n$ elements, the
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  accessible part of a relation and the set of primitive recursive
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  functions.  One example of a coinductive definition is bisimulations for
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  lazy lists.  \ifCADE\else Recursive datatypes are examined in detail, as
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  well as one example of a {\bf codatatype}: lazy lists.  The appendices
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  are simple user's manuals for this Isabelle/ZF package.\fi
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%CADE%\bigskip\centerline{Copyright \copyright{} \number\year{} by Lawrence C. Paulson}
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%CADE%\thispagestyle{empty} 
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%CADE%\end{titlepage}
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%CADE%\tableofcontents\cleardoublepage\pagestyle{headings}
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\section{Introduction}
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Several theorem provers provide commands for formalizing recursive data
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structures, like lists and trees.  Examples include Boyer and Moore's shell
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principle~\cite{bm79} and Melham's recursive type package for the HOL
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system~\cite{melham89}.  Such data structures are called {\bf datatypes}
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below, by analogy with {\tt datatype} definitions in Standard~ML\@.
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A datatype is but one example of an {\bf inductive definition}.  This
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specifies the least set closed under given rules~\cite{aczel77}.  The
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collection of theorems in a logic is inductively defined.  A structural
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operational semantics~\cite{hennessy90} is an inductive definition of a
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reduction or evaluation relation on programs.  A few theorem provers
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provide commands for formalizing inductive definitions; these include
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Coq~\cite{paulin92} and again the HOL system~\cite{camilleri92}.
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The dual notion is that of a {\bf coinductive definition}.  This specifies
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the greatest set closed under given rules.  Important examples include
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using bisimulation relations to formalize equivalence of
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processes~\cite{milner89} or lazy functional programs~\cite{abramsky90}.
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Other examples include lazy lists and other infinite data structures; these
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are called {\bf codatatypes} below.
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Not all inductive definitions are meaningful.  {\bf Monotone} inductive
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definitions are a large, well-behaved class.  Monotonicity can be enforced
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by syntactic conditions such as `strictly positive,' but this could lead to
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monotone definitions being rejected on the grounds of their syntactic form.
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More flexible is to formalize monotonicity within the logic and allow users
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to prove it.
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This paper describes a package based on a fixedpoint approach.  Least
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fixedpoints yield inductive definitions; greatest fixedpoints yield
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coinductive definitions.  The package has several advantages:
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\begin{itemize}
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\item It allows reference to any operators that have been proved monotone.
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  Thus it accepts all provably monotone inductive definitions, including
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  iterated definitions.
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\item It accepts a wide class of datatype definitions, though at present
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  restricted to finite branching.
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\item It handles coinductive and codatatype definitions.  Most of
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  the discussion below applies equally to inductive and coinductive
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  definitions, and most of the code is shared.  To my knowledge, this is
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  the only package supporting coinductive definitions.
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\item Definitions may be mutually recursive.
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\end{itemize}
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The package is implemented in Isabelle~\cite{isabelle-intro}, using ZF set
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theory \cite{paulson-set-I,paulson-set-II}.  However, the fixedpoint
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approach is independent of Isabelle.  The recursion equations are specified
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as introduction rules for the mutually recursive sets.  The package
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transforms these rules into a mapping over sets, and attempts to prove that
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the mapping is monotonic and well-typed.  If successful, the package
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makes fixedpoint definitions and proves the introduction, elimination and
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(co)induction rules.  The package consists of several Standard ML
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functors~\cite{paulson91}; it accepts its argument and returns its result
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as ML structures.\footnote{This use of ML modules is not essential; the
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  package could also be implemented as a function on records.}
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Most datatype packages equip the new datatype with some means of expressing
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recursive functions.  This is the main omission from my package.  Its
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fixedpoint operators define only recursive sets.  To define recursive
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functions, the Isabelle/ZF theory provides well-founded recursion and other
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logical tools~\cite{paulson-set-II}.
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{\bf Outline.} Section~2 introduces the least and greatest fixedpoint
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operators.  Section~3 discusses the form of introduction rules, mutual
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recursion and other points common to inductive and coinductive definitions.
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Section~4 discusses induction and coinduction rules separately.  Section~5
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presents several examples, including a coinductive definition.  Section~6
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describes datatype definitions.  Section~7 presents related work.
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Section~8 draws brief conclusions.  \ifCADE\else The appendices are simple
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user's manuals for this Isabelle/ZF package.\fi
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Most of the definitions and theorems shown below have been generated by the
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package.  I have renamed some variables to improve readability.
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\section{Fixedpoint operators}
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In set theory, the least and greatest fixedpoint operators are defined as
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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   \lfp(D,h)  & \equiv & \inter\{X\sbs D. h(X)\sbs X\} \\
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Let $D$ be a set.  Say that $h$ is {\bf bounded by}~$D$ if $h(D)\sbs D$, and
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{\bf monotone below~$D$} if
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bounded by~$D$ and monotone then both operators yield fixedpoints:
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   \lfp(D,h)  & = & h(\lfp(D,h)) \\
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These equations are instances of the Knaster-Tarski Theorem, which states
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that every monotonic function over a complete lattice has a
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fixedpoint~\cite{davey&priestley}.  It is obvious from their definitions
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that  $\lfp$ must be the least fixedpoint, and $\gfp$ the greatest.
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This fixedpoint theory is simple.  The Knaster-Tarski Theorem is easy to
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prove.  Showing monotonicity of~$h$ is trivial, in typical cases.  We must
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also exhibit a bounding set~$D$ for~$h$.  Frequently this is trivial, as
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when a set of `theorems' is (co)inductively defined over some previously
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existing set of `formulae.'  Isabelle/ZF provides a suitable bounding set
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for finitely branching (co)datatype definitions; see~\S\ref{univ-sec}
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below.  Bounding sets are also called {\bf domains}.
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The powerset operator is monotone, but by Cantor's Theorem there is no
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set~$A$ such that $A=\pow(A)$.  We cannot put $A=\lfp(D,\pow)$ because
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there is no suitable domain~$D$.  But \S\ref{acc-sec} demonstrates
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that~$\pow$ is still useful in inductive definitions.
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\section{Elements of an inductive or coinductive definition}\label{basic-sec}
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Consider a (co)inductive definition of the sets $R_1$, \ldots,~$R_n$, in
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mutual recursion.  They will be constructed from domains $D_1$,
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\ldots,~$D_n$, respectively.  The construction yields not $R_i\sbs D_i$ but
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$R_i\sbs D_1+\cdots+D_n$, where $R_i$ is contained in the image of~$D_i$
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under an injection.  Reasons for this are discussed
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elsewhere~\cite[\S4.5]{paulson-set-II}.
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The definition may involve arbitrary parameters $\vec{p}=p_1$,
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\ldots,~$p_k$.  Each recursive set then has the form $R_i(\vec{p})$.  The
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parameters must be identical every time they occur within a definition.  This
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would appear to be a serious restriction compared with other systems such as
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Coq~\cite{paulin92}.  For instance, we cannot define the lists of
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$n$ elements as the set $\listn(A,n)$ using rules where the parameter~$n$
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varies.  Section~\ref{listn-sec} describes how to express this set using the
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To avoid clutter below, the recursive sets are shown as simply $R_i$
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instead of $R_i(\vec{p})$.
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\subsection{The form of the introduction rules}\label{intro-sec}
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The body of the definition consists of the desired introduction rules,
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specified as strings.  The conclusion of each rule must have the form $t\in
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R_i$, where $t$ is any term.  Premises typically have the same form, but
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they can have the more general form $t\in M(R_i)$ or express arbitrary
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side-conditions.
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The premise $t\in M(R_i)$ is permitted if $M$ is a monotonic operator on
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The user must supply the package with monotonicity rules for all such premises.
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The ability to introduce new monotone operators makes the approach
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flexible.  A suitable choice of~$M$ and~$t$ can express a lot.  The
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powerset operator $\pow$ is monotone, and the premise $t\in\pow(R)$
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expresses $t\sbs R$; see \S\ref{acc-sec} for an example.  The `list of'
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operator is monotone, as is easily proved by induction.  The premise
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$t\in\lst(R)$ avoids having to encode the effect of~$\lst(R)$ using mutual
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recursion; see \S\ref{primrec-sec} and also my earlier
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paper~\cite[\S4.4]{paulson-set-II}.
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Introduction rules may also contain {\bf side-conditions}.  These are
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premises consisting of arbitrary formulae not mentioning the recursive
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sets. Side-conditions typically involve type-checking.  One example is the
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premise $a\in A$ in the following rule from the definition of lists:
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\[ \infer{\Cons(a,l)\in\lst(A)}{a\in A & l\in\lst(A)} \]
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\subsection{The fixedpoint definitions}
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The package translates the list of desired introduction rules into a fixedpoint
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definition.  Consider, as a running example, the finite set operator
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$\Fin(A)$: the set of all finite subsets of~$A$.  It can be
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defined as the least set closed under the rules
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\[  \emptyset\in\Fin(A)  \qquad 
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    \infer{\{a\}\un b\in\Fin(A)}{a\in A & b\in\Fin(A)} 
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The domain in a (co)inductive definition must be some existing set closed
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under the rules.  A suitable domain for $\Fin(A)$ is $\pow(A)$, the set of all
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subsets of~$A$.  The package generates the definition
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \Fin(A) & \equiv &  \lfp(\pow(A), \;
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      \lambda X. \{z\in\pow(A). & z=\emptyset \disj{} \\
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                  &(\exists a\,b. z=\{a\}\un b\conj a\in A\conj b\in X)\})
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obvious.  A coinductive definition is similar but uses $\gfp$ instead
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of~$\lfp$.
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The package must prove that the fixedpoint operator is applied to a
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monotonic function.  If the introduction rules have the form described
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above, and if the package is supplied a monotonicity theorem for every
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$t\in M(R_i)$ premise, then this proof is trivial.\footnote{Due to the
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  presence of logical connectives in the fixedpoint's body, the
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  connectives $\conj$, $\disj$ and $\exists$ preserve monotonicity with respect
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  to the partial ordering on unary predicates given by $P\sqsubseteq Q$ if and
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The package returns its result as an ML structure, which consists of named
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components; we may regard it as a record.  The result structure contains
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the definitions of the recursive sets as a theorem list called {\tt defs}.
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It also contains, as the theorem {\tt unfold}, a fixedpoint equation such
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  \Fin(A) & = &
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     \{z\in\pow(A). & z=\emptyset \disj{} \\
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             &(\exists a\,b. z=\{a\}\un b\conj a\in A\conj b\in \Fin(A))\}
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$\Fin(A)\sbs\pow(A)$.
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\subsection{Mutual recursion} \label{mutual-sec}
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\ldots,~$n$.  The package uses the injections of the
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binary disjoint sum, typically $\Inl$ and~$\Inr$, to express injections
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$h_{1n}$, \ldots, $h_{nn}$ for the $n$-ary disjoint sum $D_1+\cdots+D_n$.
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operator $\Part$ to support mutual recursion.  The set $\Part(A,h)$
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   \Part(A,h)  & \equiv & \{x\in A. \exists z. x=h(z)\}.
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$n>1$, the package makes $n+1$ definitions.  The first defines a set $R$ using
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a fixedpoint operator. The remaining $n$ definitions have the form
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  R_i & \equiv & \Part(R,h_{in}), \qquad i=1,\ldots, n.
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It follows that $R=R_1\un\cdots\un R_n$, where the $R_i$ are pairwise disjoint.
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\subsection{Proving the introduction rules}
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The user supplies the package with the desired form of the introduction
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rules.  Once it has derived the theorem {\tt unfold}, it attempts
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to prove those rules.  From the user's point of view, this is the
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$D_1+\cdots+D_n$ of the combined set $R_1\un\cdots\un R_n$ is
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closed under all the introduction rules.  This essentially involves replacing
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each~$R_i$ by $D_1+\cdots+D_n$ in each of the introduction rules and
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attempting to prove the result.
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in the rules, the package must prove
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Such proofs can be regarded as type-checking the definition.  The user
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supplies the package with type-checking rules to apply.  Usually these are
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general purpose rules from the ZF theory.  They could however be rules
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specifically proved for a particular inductive definition; sometimes this is
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the easiest way to get the definition through!
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The result structure contains the introduction rules as the theorem list {\tt
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The elimination rule, called {\tt elim}, performs case analysis.  There is one
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case for each introduction rule.  The elimination rule
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\[ \infer{Q}{x\in\Fin(A) & \infer*{Q}{[x=\emptyset]}
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The subscripted variables $a$ and~$b$ above the third premise are
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eigenvariables, subject to the usual `not free in \ldots' proviso.
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of {\tt unfold}.
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the case analysis rule.  It works for datatypes and for inductive
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definitions involving datatypes, such as an inductively defined relation
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between lists.  It instantiates {\tt elim} with a user-supplied term then
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simplifies the cases using freeness of the underlying datatype.  The
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simplified rules perform `rule inversion' on the inductive definition.
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Section~\S\ref{mkcases} presents an example.
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\section{Induction and coinduction rules}
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rule for mutual recursion and inductively defined relations.  For a
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coinductive definition, the package returns a basic coinduction rule.
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\subsection{The basic induction rule}\label{basic-ind-sec}
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The basic rule, called {\tt induct}, is appropriate in most situations.
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eigenvariables in the $\Fin(A)$ rule below are $a$ and $b$, but not~$A$.
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\item If the introduction rule has a premise $t\in R_i$, then the minor
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premise discharges the assumption $t\in R_i$ and the induction
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hypothesis~$P(t)$.  If the introduction rule has a premise $t\in M(R_i)$
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The induction rule for $\Fin(A)$ resembles the elimination rule shown above,
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\[ \infer{P(x)}{x\in\Fin(A) & P(\emptyset)
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b$.  The Isabelle/ZF theory defines the {\bf rank} of a
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set~\cite[\S3.4]{paulson-set-II}, which supports well-founded induction and
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recursion over datatypes.  The package proves a rule for mutual induction
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and inductive relations.
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The mutual induction rule is called {\tt
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\item Instead of a single predicate~$P$, it uses $n$ predicates $P_1$,
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\item There is no major premise such as $x\in R_i$.  Instead, the conclusion
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relations.  It eliminates the need to express properties of $z_1$,
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refinements such as those for the induction rules.  (Experience may suggest
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refinements later.)  Consider the codatatype of lazy lists as an example.  For
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greatest fixedpoint satisfying the rules
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sum and product for representing infinite data structures
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products.
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           {[z\in X]_z}}
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%       l\in X\un\llist(A) \bigr)
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any time.  The result structure is declared with the name~{\tt Fin}; we can
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rule as {\tt Fin.induct} and so forth.  There are plans to integrate the
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package better into Isabelle so that users can place inductive definitions
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\subsection{Lists of $n$ elements}\label{listn-sec}
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This has become a standard example of an inductive definition.  Following
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$\listn(A,n)$, for lists of length~$n$, as an $n$-indexed family of sets.
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\[ \hbox{\tt Niln}\in\listn(A,0)  \qquad
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         {n\in\nat & a\in A & l\in\listn(A,n)}
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structure ListN = Inductive_Fun
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 (val thy        = ListFn.thy addconsts [(["listn"],"i=>i")]
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  val rec_doms   = [("listn", "nat*list(A)")]
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         "[| a: A;  <n,l>: listn(A) |] ==> <succ(n), Cons(a,l)>: listn(A)"]
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  val monos      = []
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  val con_defs   = []
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  val type_intrs = nat_typechecks @ List.intrs @ [SigmaI]
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\caption{Defining lists of $n$ elements} \label{listn-fig}
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varying parameters.  Here, we use the existing datatype definition of
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$\lst(A)$, with constructors $\Nil$ and~$\Cons$.  Then incorporate the
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parameter~$n$ into the inductive set itself, defining $\listn(A)$ as a
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relation.  It consists of pairs $\pair{n,l}$ such that $n\in\nat$
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and~$l\in\lst(A)$ and $l$ has length~$n$.  In fact, $\listn(A)$ is the
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converse of the length function on~$\lst(A)$.  The Isabelle/ZF introduction
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rules are
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\[ \pair{0,\Nil}\in\listn(A)  \qquad
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         {a\in A & \pair{n,l}\in\listn(A)}
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Figure~\ref{listn-fig} presents the ML invocation.  A theory of lists,
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for 0, $\succ$, $\Nil$ and $\Cons$.  Because $\listn(A)$ is a set of pairs,
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type-checking also requires introduction and elimination rules to express
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both directions of the equivalence $\pair{a,b}\in A\times B \bimp a\in A
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\conj b\in B$. 
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             \infer*{P(\pair{\succ(n),\Cons(a,l)})}
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unary property of pairs,~$P(\pair{n,l})$.  The alternative rule, {\tt
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ListN.mutual\_induct}, uses a binary property instead:
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\[ \infer{\forall n\,l. \pair{n,l}\in\listn(A) \imp P(n,l)}
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         {P(0,\Nil) &
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\[ \forall l\in\lst(A). \pair{\length(l),\, l}\in\listn(A) \]
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$n$-element list.  
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$n$ elements' really is a list and is subject to list operators such
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as append (concatenation).  For example, a trivial induction on
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\subsection{A demonstration of rule inversion}\label{mkcases}
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The elimination rule, {\tt ListN.elim}, is cumbersome:
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\[ \infer{Q}{x\in\listn(A) & 
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          \infer*{Q}
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             {\left[\begin{array}{l}
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               a\in A \\
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The ML function {\tt ListN.mk\_cases} generates simplified instances of
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this rule.  It works by freeness reasoning on the list constructors:
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$\Cons(a,l)$ is injective in its two arguments and differs from~$\Nil$.  If
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$x$ is $\pair{i,\Nil}$ or $\pair{i,\Cons(a,l)}$ then {\tt ListN.mk\_cases}
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\[ \infer{Q}{\pair{i, \Cons(a,l)}\in\listn(A) & 
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          \infer*{Q}
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             {\left[\begin{array}{l}
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and~$\succ$.  So if $x$ is $\pair{0,l}$ or $\pair{\succ(i),l}$, then {\tt
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ListN.mk\_cases} can similarly deduce the corresponding form of~$l$. 
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instance from the definition of lists, namely {\tt List.mk\_cases}, can
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evaluation relations.  Then rule inversion yields case analysis on possible
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evaluations.  For example, the Isabelle/ZF theory includes a short proof
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of the diamond property for parallel contraction on combinators.
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\subsection{A coinductive definition: bisimulations on lazy lists}
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This example anticipates the definition of the codatatype $\llist(A)$, which
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consists of finite and infinite lists over~$A$.  Its constructors are $\LNil$
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$\LCons$, satisfying the introduction rules shown in~\S\ref{coind-sec}.  
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solutions to $\LCons(a,l)=l$.
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principle for proving equalities.  This is done by showing that the equality
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relation on lazy lists is the greatest fixedpoint of some monotonic
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operation.  The usual approach~\cite{pitts94} is to define some notion of 
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bisimulation for lazy lists, define equivalence to be the greatest
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bisimulation, and finally to prove that two lazy lists are equivalent if and
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only if they are equal.  The coinduction rule for equivalence then yields a
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coinduction principle for equalities.
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R^+$, where $R^+$ is the relation
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          {a\in A & \pair{l,l'}\in \lleq(A)}
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structure LList_Eq = CoInductive_Fun
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 (val thy = LList.thy addconsts [(["lleq"],"i=>i")]
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  val rec_doms   = [("lleq", "llist(A) * llist(A)")]
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  val sintrs     = 
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        "[| a:A; <l,l'>: lleq(A) |] ==> <LCons(a,l),LCons(a,l')>: lleq(A)"]
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  val monos      = []
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  val con_defs   = []
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  val type_intrs = LList.intrs @ [SigmaI]
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${X\sbs\llist(A)\times\llist(A)}$ and
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\[ \infer*{z=\pair{\LNil,\LNil}\disj \bigl(\exists a\,l\,l'.\,
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      z=\pair{\LCons(a,l),\LCons(a,l')} \conj 
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      a\in A \conj\pair{l,l'}\in X\un\lleq(A) \bigr)
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%     \begin{array}[t]{@{}l}
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%       z=\pair{\LCons(a,l),\LCons(a,l')} \conj a\in A \conj{}\\
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%       \pair{l,l'}\in X\un\lleq(A) \bigr)
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%     \end{array}  
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    }{[z\in X]_z}
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\]
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\subsection{The accessible part of a relation}\label{acc-sec}
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Let $\prec$ be a binary relation on~$D$; in short, $(\prec)\sbs D\times D$.
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$\acc(\prec)$, is essentially that subset of~$D$ for which $\prec$ admits
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no infinite decreasing chains~\cite{aczel77}.  Formally, $\acc(\prec)$ is
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inductively defined to be the least set that contains $a$ if it contains
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all $\prec$-predecessors of~$a$, for $a\in D$.  Thus we need an
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introduction rule of the form 
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the structure of introduction rules for HOL's inductive definition
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package~\cite{camilleri92}.  It is also unacceptable to Isabelle package
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(\S\ref{intro-sec}), but fortunately can be transformed into the acceptable
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form $t\in M(R)$.
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$t\sbs R$.  This in turn is equivalent to $\forall y\in t. y\in R$.  To
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express $\forall y.y\prec a\imp y\in\acc(\prec)$ we need only find a
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term~$t$ such that $y\in t$ if and only if $y\prec a$.  A suitable $t$ is
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the inverse image of~$\{a\}$ under~$\prec$.
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The ML invocation below follows this approach.  Here $r$ is~$\prec$ and
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$\field(r)$ refers to~$D$, the domain of $\acc(r)$.  (The field of a
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relation is the union of its domain and range.)  Finally
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\begin{ttbox}
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structure Acc = Inductive_Fun
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 (val thy        = WF.thy addconsts [(["acc"],"i=>i")]
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  val rec_doms   = [("acc", "field(r)")]
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  val sintrs     = ["[| r-``\{a\}:\,Pow(acc(r)); a:\,field(r) |] ==> a:\,acc(r)"]
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  val monos      = [Pow_mono]
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  val con_defs   = []
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  val type_intrs = []
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  val type_elims = []);
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\end{ttbox}
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The Isabelle theory proceeds to prove facts about $\acc(\prec)$.  For
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instance, $\prec$ is well-founded if and only if its field is contained in
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$\acc(\prec)$.  
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induction rule, {\tt Acc.induct}:
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\[ \infer{P(x)}{x\in\acc(r) &
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     \infer*{P(a)}{[r^{-}``\{a\}\in\pow(\{z\in\acc(r).P(z)\}) & 
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                   a\in\field(r)]_a}}
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\]
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The strange induction hypothesis is equivalent to
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$\forall y. \pair{y,a}\in r\imp y\in\acc(r)\conj P(y)$.
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Therefore the rule expresses well-founded induction on the accessible part
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of~$\prec$.
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The use of inverse image is not essential.  The Isabelle package can accept
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introduction rules with arbitrary premises of the form $\forall
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\vec{y}.P(\vec{y})\imp f(\vec{y})\in R$.  The premise can be expressed
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provided $f(\vec{y})\in D$ for all $\vec{y}$ such that~$P(\vec{y})$.  The
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\subsection{The primitive recursive functions}\label{primrec-sec}
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The primitive recursive functions are traditionally defined inductively, as
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a subset of the functions over the natural numbers.  One difficulty is that
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functions of all arities are taken together, but this is easily
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circumvented by regarding them as functions on lists.  Another difficulty,
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the notion of composition, is less easily circumvented.
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Here is a more precise definition.  Letting $\vec{x}$ abbreviate
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$x_0,\ldots,x_{n-1}$, we can write lists such as $[\vec{x}]$,
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$[y+1,\vec{x}]$, etc.  A function is {\bf primitive recursive} if it
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belongs to the least set of functions in $\lst(\nat)\to\nat$ containing
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\begin{itemize}
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\item The {\bf successor} function $\SC$, such that $\SC[y,\vec{x}]=y+1$.
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\item All {\bf constant} functions $\CONST(k)$, such that
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\item All {\bf projection} functions $\PROJ(i)$, such that
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\item All {\bf compositions} $\COMP(g,[f_0,\ldots,f_{m-1}])$, 
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such that
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \COMP(g,[f_0,\ldots,f_{m-1}])[\vec{x}] & = & 
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  g[f_0[\vec{x}],\ldots,f_{m-1}[\vec{x}]].
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\end{eqnarray*} 
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\item All {\bf recursions} $\PREC(f,g)$, where $f$ and $g$ are primitive
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  recursive, such that
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \PREC(f,g)[0,\vec{x}] & = & f[\vec{x}] \\
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  \PREC(f,g)[y+1,\vec{x}] & = & g[\PREC(f,g)[y,\vec{x}],\, y,\, \vec{x}].
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Composition is awkward because it combines not two functions, as is usual,
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but $m+1$ functions.  In her proof that Ackermann's function is not
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primitive recursive, Nora Szasz was unable to formalize this definition
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directly~\cite{szasz93}.  So she generalized primitive recursion to
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tuple-valued functions.  This modified the inductive definition such that
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each operation on primitive recursive functions combined just two functions.
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\begin{figure}
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structure Primrec = Inductive_Fun
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 (val thy        = Primrec0.thy
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  val rec_doms   = [("primrec", "list(nat)->nat")]
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  val sintrs     = 
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        ["SC : primrec",
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         "k: nat ==> CONST(k) : primrec",
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         "i: nat ==> PROJ(i) : primrec",
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         "[| g: primrec; fs: list(primrec) |] ==> COMP(g,fs): primrec",
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         "[| f: primrec; g: primrec |] ==> PREC(f,g): primrec"]
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  val monos      = [list_mono]
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  val con_defs   = [SC_def,CONST_def,PROJ_def,COMP_def,PREC_def]
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  val type_intrs = pr0_typechecks
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  val type_elims = []);
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\hrule
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\caption{Inductive definition of the primitive recursive functions} 
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\label{primrec-fig}
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\end{figure}
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\def\fs{{\it fs}} 
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Szasz was using ALF, but Coq and HOL would also have problems accepting
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this definition.  Isabelle's package accepts it easily since
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$[f_0,\ldots,f_{m-1}]$ is a list of primitive recursive functions and
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$\lst$ is monotonic.  There are five introduction rules, one for each of
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the five forms of primitive recursive function.  Let us examine the one for
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$\COMP$: 
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\[ \infer{\COMP(g,\fs)\in\primrec}{g\in\primrec & \fs\in\lst(\primrec)} \]
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The induction rule for $\primrec$ has one case for each introduction rule.
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Due to the use of $\lst$ as a monotone operator, the composition case has
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an unusual induction hypothesis:
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 \[ \infer*{P(\COMP(g,\fs))}
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          {[g\in\primrec & \fs\in\lst(\{z\in\primrec.P(z)\})]_{\fs,g}} \]
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satisfying the induction formula.  Proving the $\COMP$ case typically requires
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structural induction on lists, yielding two subcases: either $\fs=\Nil$ or
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else $\fs=\Cons(f,\fs')$, where $f\in\primrec$, $P(f)$, and $\fs'$ is
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another list of primitive recursive functions satisfying~$P$.
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Figure~\ref{primrec-fig} presents the ML invocation.  Theory {\tt
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  Primrec0.thy} defines the constants $\SC$, $\CONST$, etc.  These are not
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constructors of a new datatype, but functions over lists of numbers.  Their
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definitions, which are omitted, consist of routine list programming.  In
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Isabelle/ZF, the primitive recursive functions are defined as a subset of
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the function set $\lst(\nat)\to\nat$.
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The Isabelle theory goes on to formalize Ackermann's function and prove
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that it is not primitive recursive, using the induction rule {\tt
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  Primrec.induct}.  The proof follows Szasz's excellent account.
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\section{Datatypes and codatatypes}\label{data-sec}
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defined constructors and a case analysis operator.  The package proves that
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the case operator inverts the constructors and can prove freeness theorems
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\subsection{Constructors and their domain}\label{univ-sec}
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definition selects a subset of an existing set; a (co)datatype definition
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creates a new set.  But the package reduces the latter to the former.  A
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set having strong closure properties must serve as the domain of the
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(co)inductive definition.  Constructing this set requires some theoretical
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effort, which must be done anyway to show that (co)datatypes exist.  It is
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not obvious that standard set theory is suitable for defining codatatypes.
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Isabelle/ZF defines the standard notion of Cartesian product $A\times B$,
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containing ordered pairs $\pair{a,b}$.  Now the $m$-tuple
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$\pair{x_1,\ldots,x_m}$ is the empty set~$\emptyset$ if $m=0$, simply
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$x_1$ if $m=1$ and $\pair{x_1,\pair{x_2,\ldots,x_m}}$ if $m\geq2$.
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$\Inl(a)\equiv\pair{0,a}$ and $\Inr(b)\equiv\pair{1,b}$.
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$h(\pair{x_1,\ldots,x_m})$, where $h$ is composed of $\Inl$ and~$\Inr$.
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the outer form~$h_{in}$, where $h_{in}$ is the injection described
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in~\S\ref{mutual-sec}.  Further nested injections ensure that the
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$b\in\univ(A)$.  In a typical datatype definition with set parameters
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$A_1$, \ldots, $A_k$, a suitable domain for all the recursive sets is
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$\univ(A_1\un\cdots\un A_k)$.  This solves the problem for
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datatypes~\cite[\S4.2]{paulson-set-II}.
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The standard pairs and injections can only yield well-founded
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constructions.  This eases the (manual!) definition of recursive functions
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over datatypes.  But they are unsuitable for codatatypes, which typically
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contain non-well-founded objects.
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pair, written~$\pair{a;b}$.  It also defines the corresponding variant
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notion of Cartesian product $A\otimes B$, variant injections $\QInl(a)$
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and~$\QInr(b)$ and variant disjoint sum $A\oplus B$.  Finally it defines
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the set $\quniv(A)$, which contains~$A$ and furthermore contains
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$\pair{a;b}$, $\QInl(a)$ and $\QInr(b)$ for $a$, $b\in\quniv(A)$.  In a
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typical codatatype definition with set parameters $A_1$, \ldots, $A_k$, a
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suitable domain is $\quniv(A_1\un\cdots\un A_k)$.  This approach using
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standard ZF set theory~\cite{paulson-final} is an alternative to adopting
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Aczel's Anti-Foundation Axiom~\cite{aczel88}.
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\subsection{The case analysis operator}
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The (co)datatype package automatically defines a case analysis operator,
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called {\tt$R$\_case}.  A mutually recursive definition still has only one
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operator, whose name combines those of the recursive sets: it is called
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{\tt$R_1$\_\ldots\_$R_n$\_case}.  The case operator is analogous to those
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for products and sums.
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Datatype definitions employ standard products and sums, whose operators are
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$\split$ and $\case$ and satisfy the equations
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \split(f,\pair{x,y})  & = &  f(x,y) \\
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  \case(f,g,\Inl(x))    & = &  f(x)   \\
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  \case(f,g,\Inr(y))    & = &  g(y)
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\end{eqnarray*}
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its case operator takes $k+1$ arguments and satisfies an equation for each
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constructor:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  R\hbox{\_case}(f_1,\ldots,f_k, {\tt Con}_i(\vec{x})) & = & f_i(\vec{x}),
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    \qquad i = 1, \ldots, k
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\end{eqnarray*}
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The case operator's definition takes advantage of Isabelle's representation
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of syntax in the typed $\lambda$-calculus; it could readily be adapted to a
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theorem prover for higher-order logic.  If $f$ and~$g$ have meta-type
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$i\To i$ then so do $\split(f)$ and
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$\case(f,g)$.  This works because $\split$ and $\case$ operate on their last
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argument.  They are easily combined to make complex case analysis
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operators.  Here are two examples:
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\begin{itemize}
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\item $\split(\lambda x.\split(f(x)))$ performs case analysis for
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$A\times (B\times C)$, as is easily verified:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \split(\lambda x.\split(f(x)), \pair{a,b,c}) 
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    & = & (\lambda x.\split(f(x))(a,\pair{b,c}) \\
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    & = & \split(f(a), \pair{b,c}) \\
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    & = & f(a,b,c)
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\end{eqnarray*}
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\item $\case(f,\case(g,h))$ performs case analysis for $A+(B+C)$; let us
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verify one of the three equations:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \case(f,\case(g,h), \Inr(\Inl(b))) 
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    & = & \case(g,h,\Inl(b)) \\
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    & = & g(b)
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\end{eqnarray*}
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\end{itemize}
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case operators using those for the variant products and sums, namely
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$\qsplit$ and~$\qcase$.
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\medskip
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\ifCADE The package has processed all the datatypes discussed in
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my earlier paper~\cite{paulson-set-II} and the codatatype of lazy lists.
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Space limitations preclude discussing these examples here, but they are
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distributed with Isabelle.  \typeout{****Omitting datatype examples from
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  CADE version!} \else
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To see how constructors and the case analysis operator are defined, let us
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examine some examples.  These include lists and trees/forests, which I have
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discussed extensively in another paper~\cite{paulson-set-II}.
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\begin{figure}
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\begin{ttbox} 
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structure List = Datatype_Fun
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 (val thy        = Univ.thy
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  val rec_specs  = [("list", "univ(A)",
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                      [(["Nil"],    "i"), 
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                       (["Cons"],   "[i,i]=>i")])]
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  val rec_styp   = "i=>i"
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  val ext        = None
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  val sintrs     = ["Nil : list(A)",
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                    "[| a: A;  l: list(A) |] ==> Cons(a,l) : list(A)"]
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  val monos      = []
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  val type_intrs = datatype_intrs
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\hrule
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\caption{Defining the datatype of lists} \label{list-fig}
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structure LList = CoDatatype_Fun
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 (val thy        = QUniv.thy
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  val rec_specs  = [("llist", "quniv(A)",
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                      [(["LNil"],   "i"), 
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                       (["LCons"],  "[i,i]=>i")])]
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  val rec_styp   = "i=>i"
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  val ext        = None
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  val sintrs     = ["LNil : llist(A)",
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                    "[| a: A;  l: llist(A) |] ==> LCons(a,l) : llist(A)"]
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  val monos      = []
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\subsection{Example: lists and lazy lists}
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Figures \ref{list-fig} and~\ref{llist-fig} present the ML definitions of
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adding an element to a list.  Each takes a parameter, defining the set of
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\item $\llist(A)$ specifies domain $\quniv(A)$ and parent theory {\tt
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\[ \infer{P(x)}{x\in\lst(A) & P(\Nil)
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injections have greater rank than their components.  An immediate consequence,
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which justifies structural recursion on lists \cite[\S4.3]{paulson-set-II},
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is
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\[ \rank(l) < \rank(\Cons(a,l)). \]
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Since $\llist(A)$ is a codatatype, it has no induction rule.  Instead it has
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the coinduction rule shown in \S\ref{coind-sec}.  Since variant pairs and
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injections are monotonic and need not have greater rank than their
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components, fixedpoint operators can create cyclic constructions.  For
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example, the definition
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \lconst(a) & \equiv & \lfp(\univ(a), \lambda l. \LCons(a,l))
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\end{eqnarray*}
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yields $\lconst(a) = \LCons(a,\lconst(a))$.
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\medskip
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It may be instructive to examine the definitions of the constructors and
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case operator for $\lst(A)$.  The definitions for $\llist(A)$ are similar.
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The list constructors are defined as follows:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \Nil       & = & \Inl(\emptyset) \\
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  \Cons(a,l) & = & \Inr(\pair{a,l})
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\end{eqnarray*}
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The operator $\lstcase$ performs case analysis on these two alternatives:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \lstcase(c,h) & \equiv & \case(\lambda u.c, \split(h)) 
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\end{eqnarray*}
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Let us verify the two equations:
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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    \lstcase(c, h, \Nil) & = & 
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       \case(\lambda u.c, \split(h), \Inl(\emptyset)) \\
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     & = & (\lambda u.c)(\emptyset) \\
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     & = & c\\[1ex]
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    \lstcase(c, h, \Cons(x,y)) & = & 
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       \case(\lambda u.c, \split(h), \Inr(\pair{x,y})) \\
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     & = & \split(h, \pair{x,y}) \\
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     & = & h(x,y)
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\end{eqnarray*} 
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\begin{figure}
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\begin{ttbox}
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structure TF = Datatype_Fun
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 (val thy        = Univ.thy
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  val rec_specs  = [("tree", "univ(A)",
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                       [(["Tcons"],  "[i,i]=>i")]),
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                    ("forest", "univ(A)",
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                       [(["Fnil"],   "i"),
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                        (["Fcons"],  "[i,i]=>i")])]
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  val rec_styp   = "i=>i"
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  val ext        = None
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  val sintrs     = 
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        ["[| a:A;  f: forest(A) |] ==> Tcons(a,f) : tree(A)",
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         "Fnil : forest(A)",
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         "[| t: tree(A);  f: forest(A) |] ==> Fcons(t,f) : forest(A)"]
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  val monos      = []
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  val type_intrs = datatype_intrs
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  val type_elims = datatype_elims);
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\end{ttbox}
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\hrule
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\caption{Defining the datatype of trees and forests} \label{tf-fig}
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\end{figure}
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\subsection{Example: mutual recursion}
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In mutually recursive trees and forests~\cite[\S4.5]{paulson-set-II}, trees
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have the one constructor $\Tcons$, while forests have the two constructors
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$\Fnil$ and~$\Fcons$.  Figure~\ref{tf-fig} presents the ML
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definition.  It has much in common with that of $\lst(A)$, including its
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use of $\univ(A)$ for the domain and {\tt Univ.thy} for the parent theory.
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The three introduction rules define the mutual recursion.  The
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distinguishing feature of this example is its two induction rules.
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The basic induction rule is called {\tt TF.induct}:
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\[ \infer{P(x)}{x\in\TF(A) & 
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     \infer*{P(\Tcons(a,f))}
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        {\left[\begin{array}{l} a\in A \\ 
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                                f\in\forest(A) \\ P(f)
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               \end{array}
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         \right]_{a,f}}
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     & P(\Fnil)
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     & \infer*{P(\Fcons(t,f))}
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        {\left[\begin{array}{l} t\in\tree(A)   \\ P(t) \\
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                                f\in\forest(A) \\ P(f)
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                \end{array}
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         \right]_{t,f}} }
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\] 
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This rule establishes a single predicate for $\TF(A)$, the union of the
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recursive sets.  
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Although such reasoning is sometimes useful
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\cite[\S4.5]{paulson-set-II}, a proper mutual induction rule should establish
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separate predicates for $\tree(A)$ and $\forest(A)$.   The package calls this
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rule {\tt TF.mutual\_induct}.  Observe the usage of $P$ and $Q$ in the
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induction hypotheses:
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\[ \infer{(\forall z. z\in\tree(A)\imp P(z)) \conj
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  1150
          (\forall z. z\in\forest(A)\imp Q(z))}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1151
     {\infer*{P(\Tcons(a,f))}
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parents:
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  1152
        {\left[\begin{array}{l} a\in A \\ 
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                                f\in\forest(A) \\ Q(f)
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               \end{array}
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         \right]_{a,f}}
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     & Q(\Fnil)
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     & \infer*{Q(\Fcons(t,f))}
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        {\left[\begin{array}{l} t\in\tree(A)   \\ P(t) \\
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                                f\in\forest(A) \\ Q(f)
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                \end{array}
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  1161
         \right]_{t,f}} }
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parents:
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  1162
\] 
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  1163
As mentioned above, the package does not define a structural recursion
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  1164
operator.  I have described elsewhere how this is done
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  1165
\cite[\S4.5]{paulson-set-II}.
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  1166
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  1167
Both forest constructors have the form $\Inr(\cdots)$,
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  1168
while the tree constructor has the form $\Inl(\cdots)$.  This pattern would
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  1169
hold regardless of how many tree or forest constructors there were.
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  1170
\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \Tcons(a,l)  & = & \Inl(\pair{a,l}) \\
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  1172
  \Fnil        & = & \Inr(\Inl(\emptyset)) \\
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  1173
  \Fcons(a,l)  & = & \Inr(\Inr(\pair{a,l}))
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diff changeset
  1174
\end{eqnarray*} 
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diff changeset
  1175
There is only one case operator; it works on the union of the trees and
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  1176
forests:
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diff changeset
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  1178
  {\tt tree\_forest\_case}(f,c,g) & \equiv & 
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parents:
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  1179
    \case(\split(f),\, \case(\lambda u.c, \split(g)))
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diff changeset
  1180
\end{eqnarray*}
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diff changeset
  1181
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  1182
\begin{figure}
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  1183
\begin{ttbox}
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structure Data = Datatype_Fun
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 (val thy        = Univ.thy
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  1186
  val rec_specs  = [("data", "univ(A Un B)",
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                       [(["Con0"],   "i"),
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                        (["Con1"],   "i=>i"),
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                        (["Con2"],   "[i,i]=>i"),
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  1190
                        (["Con3"],   "[i,i,i]=>i")])]
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  val rec_styp   = "[i,i]=>i"
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  1192
  val ext        = None
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  1193
  val sintrs     = 
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        ["Con0 : data(A,B)",
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  1195
         "[| a: A |] ==> Con1(a) : data(A,B)",
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  1196
         "[| a: A; b: B |] ==> Con2(a,b) : data(A,B)",
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         "[| a: A; b: B;  d: data(A,B) |] ==> Con3(a,b,d) : data(A,B)"]
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  1198
  val monos      = []
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  1199
  val type_intrs = datatype_intrs
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  val type_elims = datatype_elims);
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\end{ttbox}
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\hrule
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diff changeset
  1203
\caption{Defining the four-constructor sample datatype} \label{data-fig}
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  1204
\end{figure}
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diff changeset
  1205
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  1206
\subsection{A four-constructor datatype}
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  1207
Finally let us consider a fairly general datatype.  It has four
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constructors $\Con_0$, \ldots, $\Con_3$, with the
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corresponding arities.  Figure~\ref{data-fig} presents the ML definition. 
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diff changeset
  1210
Because this datatype has two set parameters, $A$ and~$B$, it specifies
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$\univ(A\un B)$ as its domain.  The structural induction rule has four
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diff changeset
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minor premises, one per constructor:
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diff changeset
  1213
\[ \infer{P(x)}{x\in\data(A,B) & 
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parents:
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  1214
    P(\Con_0) &
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parents:
diff changeset
  1215
    \infer*{P(\Con_1(a))}{[a\in A]_a} &
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parents:
diff changeset
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    \infer*{P(\Con_2(a,b))}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1217
      {\left[\begin{array}{l} a\in A \\ b\in B \end{array}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1218
       \right]_{a,b}} &
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parents:
diff changeset
  1219
    \infer*{P(\Con_3(a,b,d))}
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diff changeset
  1220
      {\left[\begin{array}{l} a\in A \\ b\in B \\
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parents:
diff changeset
  1221
                              d\in\data(A,B) \\ P(d)
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diff changeset
  1222
              \end{array}
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diff changeset
  1223
       \right]_{a,b,d}} }
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parents:
diff changeset
  1224
\] 
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parents:
diff changeset
  1225
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  1226
The constructor definitions are
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diff changeset
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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diff changeset
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  \Con_0         & = & \Inl(\Inl(\emptyset)) \\
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  \Con_1(a)      & = & \Inl(\Inr(a)) \\
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parents:
diff changeset
  1230
  \Con_2(a,b)    & = & \Inr(\Inl(\pair{a,b})) \\
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diff changeset
  1231
  \Con_3(a,b,c)  & = & \Inr(\Inr(\pair{a,b,c})).
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parents:
diff changeset
  1232
\end{eqnarray*} 
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parents:
diff changeset
  1233
The case operator is
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parents:
diff changeset
  1234
\begin{eqnarray*}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1235
  {\tt data\_case}(f_0,f_1,f_2,f_3) & \equiv & 
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lcp
parents:
diff changeset
  1236
    \case(\begin{array}[t]{@{}l}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1237
          \case(\lambda u.f_0,\; f_1),\, \\
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parents:
diff changeset
  1238
          \case(\split(f_2),\; \split(\lambda v.\split(f_3(v)))) )
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parents:
diff changeset
  1239
   \end{array} 
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parents:
diff changeset
  1240
\end{eqnarray*}
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parents:
diff changeset
  1241
This may look cryptic, but the case equations are trivial to verify.
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parents:
diff changeset
  1242
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parents:
diff changeset
  1243
In the constructor definitions, the injections are balanced.  A more naive
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parents:
diff changeset
  1244
approach is to define $\Con_3(a,b,c)$ as
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parents:
diff changeset
  1245
$\Inr(\Inr(\Inr(\pair{a,b,c})))$; instead, each constructor has two
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parents:
diff changeset
  1246
injections.  The difference here is small.  But the ZF examples include a
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equations.  The theorem list contains logical equivalences such as
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\begin{eqnarray*}
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  \Con_0=c      & \bimp &  c=\Inl(\Inl(\emptyset))     \\
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                & \vdots &                             \\
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steps.  It has the unfortunate side-effect of unfolding definitions of
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constructors in contexts such as $\exists x.\Con_1(a)=x$, where they should
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restores the defined constants.
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\section{Related work}\label{related}
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new axioms.  Little would be left of Boyer and Moore's logic~\cite{bm79} if
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their shell principle were removed.  With ALF the situation is more
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complex; earlier versions of Martin-L\"of's type theory could (using
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wellordering types) express datatype definitions, but the version
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underlying ALF requires new rules for each definition~\cite{dybjer91}.
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With Coq the situation is subtler still; its underlying Calculus of
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Constructions can express inductive definitions~\cite{huet88}, but cannot
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quite handle datatype definitions~\cite{paulin92}.  It seems that
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researchers tried hard to circumvent these problems before finally
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extending the Calculus with rule schemes for strictly positive operators.
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Higher-order logic can express inductive definitions through quantification
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over unary predicates.  The following formula expresses that~$i$ belongs to the
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least set containing~0 and closed under~$\succ$:
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\[ \forall P. P(0)\conj (\forall x.P(x)\imp P(\succ(x))) \imp P(i) \] 
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This technique can be used to prove the Knaster-Tarski Theorem, but it is
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little used in the HOL system.  Melham~\cite{melham89} clearly describes
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the development.  The natural numbers are defined as shown above, but lists
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are defined as functions over the natural numbers.  Unlabelled
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trees are defined using G\"odel numbering; a labelled tree consists of an
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unlabelled tree paired with a list of labels.  Melham's datatype package
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expresses the user's datatypes in terms of labelled trees.  It has been
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highly successful, but a fixedpoint approach would have yielded greater
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functionality with less effort.
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Melham's inductive definition package~\cite{camilleri92} uses
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quantification over predicates, which is implicitly a fixedpoint approach.
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Instead of formalizing the notion of monotone function, it requires
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definitions to consist of finitary rules, a syntactic form that excludes
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many monotone inductive definitions.
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package for Edinburgh LCF~\cite{milner-ind}.  Brian Monahan extended this
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package considerably~\cite{monahan84}, as did I in unpublished
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work.\footnote{The datatype package described in my LCF
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  book~\cite{paulson87} does {\it not\/} make definitions, but merely
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  asserts axioms.  I justified this shortcut on grounds of efficiency:
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  existing packages took tens of minutes to run.  Such an explanation would
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  not do today.}
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LCF is a first-order logic of domain theory; the relevant fixedpoint
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theorem is not Knaster-Tarski but concerns fixedpoints of continuous
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functions over domains.  LCF is too weak to express recursive predicates.
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on the Knaster-Tarski Theorem.
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inductive definitions.  A growing number of theorem provers implement one
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of these~\cite{IMPS,saaltink-fme}.  The easiest sort of inductive
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definition package to write is one that asserts new axioms, not one that
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makes definitions and proves theorems about them.  But asserting axioms
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could introduce unsoundness.
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The fixedpoint approach makes it fairly easy to implement a package for
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(co)inductive definitions that does not assert axioms.  It is efficient: it
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processes most definitions in seconds and even a 60-constructor datatype
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requires only two minutes.  It is also simple: the package consists of
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under 1100 lines (35K bytes) of Standard ML code.  The first working
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In set theory, care is required to ensure that the inductive definition
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yields a set (rather than a proper class).  This problem is inherent to set
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theory, whether or not the Knaster-Tarski Theorem is employed.  We must
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exhibit a bounding set (called a domain above).  For inductive definitions,
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this is often trivial.  For datatype definitions, I have had to formalize
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much set theory.  I intend to formalize cardinal arithmetic and the
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$\aleph$-sequence to handle datatype definitions that have infinite
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branching.  The need for such efforts is not a drawback of the fixedpoint
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any logic that has some notion of set and the Knaster-Tarski Theorem.  I
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intend to use the Isabelle/ZF package as the basis for a higher-order logic
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one, using Isabelle/HOL\@.  The necessary theory is already
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mechanized~\cite{paulson-coind}.  HOL represents sets by unary predicates;
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\bibliographystyle{springer}
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%%%%%\doendnotes
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\ifCADE\typeout{****Omitting appendices from CADE version!}
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\appendix
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\section{Inductive and coinductive definitions: users guide}
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inductive and coinductive definitions, respectively.  This section describes
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\subsection{The result structure}
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\begin{description}
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\item[\tt thy] is the new theory containing the recursive sets.
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\item[\tt mk\_cases] is a function to create simplified instances of {\tt
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\end{description}
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For an inductive definition, the result structure contains two induction rules,
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Figure~\ref{def-result-fig} summarizes the two result signatures,
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\begin{figure}
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\begin{ttbox}
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val thy          : theory
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val defs         : thm list
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val bnd_mono     : thm
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val unfold       : thm
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val dom_subset   : thm
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val intrs        : thm list
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val elim         : thm
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val mk_cases     : thm list -> string -> thm
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{\it(Inductive definitions only)} 
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val induct       : thm
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val mutual_induct: thm
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{\it(Coinductive definitions only)}
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val coinduct    : thm
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end
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\end{ttbox}
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\hrule
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\caption{The result of a (co)inductive definition} \label{def-result-fig}
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\medskip
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\begin{ttbox}
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sig  
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val thy          : theory
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val rec_doms     : (string*string) list
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val sintrs       : string list
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val monos        : thm list
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val con_defs     : thm list
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val type_intrs   : thm list
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val type_elims   : thm list
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end
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\end{ttbox}
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\hrule
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\caption{The argument of a (co)inductive definition} \label{def-arg-fig}
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\end{figure}
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\subsection{The argument structure}
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structure (Figure~\ref{def-arg-fig}).  Its components are as follows:
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\begin{description}
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\item[\tt thy] is the definition's parent theory, which {\it must\/}
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declare constants for the recursive sets.
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\item[\tt rec\_doms] is a list of pairs, associating the name of each recursive
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set with its domain.
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\item[\tt sintrs] specifies the desired introduction rules as strings.
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\item[\tt monos] consists of monotonicity theorems for each operator applied
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\item[\tt con\_defs] contains definitions of constants appearing in the
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introduction rules.  The (co)datatype package supplies the constructors'
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recursive functions example (\S\ref{primrec-sec}).
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\item[\tt type\_intrs] consists of introduction rules for type-checking the
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  definition, as discussed in~\S\ref{basic-sec}.  They are applied using
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  depth-first search; you can trace the proof by setting
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  \verb|trace_DEPTH_FIRST := true|.
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\item[\tt type\_elims] consists of elimination rules for type-checking the
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definition.  They are presumed to be `safe' and are applied as much as