*To*: Tobias Nipkow <nipkow at in.tum.de>*Subject*: Re: [isabelle] ML "set simp_trace": Congruence Rule question*From*: George Karabotsos <g_karab at cs.concordia.ca>*Date*: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 06:18:20 -0500*Cc*: isabelle-users at cl.cam.ac.uk*In-reply-to*: <475FBAFB.8000808@in.tum.de>*References*: <475ECBC1.7050200@cs.concordia.ca> <475FBAFB.8000808@in.tum.de>*User-agent*: Thunderbird 2.0.0.9 (Windows/20071031)

Hi Tobias,

George Tobias Nipkow wrote:

The premise A = A == ?c is the instantiated premise of the congruencerule?b == ?c ==> if ?b then ?x else ?y == if ?c then ?x else ?yThis rule is used to limit simplification of if-then-else to theif-part, in this case A=A. Once that has become True, the if-then-elsecollapses and its then-part can be simplified.Tobias George Karabotsos wrote:Hello, I am examining the simplifier's trace for the following lemma: lemma "(if A=A then AV else if AA=BB then BV else CV) = AV" by simpThere is a part of the trace I do not understand - specifically I amtalking about the following part:[1]Applying congruence rule: A = A == ?c ==> if A = A then AV else if AA = BB then BV else CV == if ?c then AV else if AA = BB then BV else CV trace_simp_depth_limit exceeded! Where did the A =A == ?c rule came from? TIA, George

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