# Re: [isabelle] Locale import

```Hi Clemens,

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probably my example was too reduced to convey my problem, so I try again with a (hopefully better) example.
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Suppose we have two locales A and B that are independent of each other:

locale A =
fixes f :: "'a => 'b"
assumes ...
begin
definition foo where "foo = ... f ..."
lemma bar: "P foo" sorry -- "P is some property"
end

locale B =
fixes g :: "'c => 'a => 'b"
assumes ...

```
Now, I want to combine both A and B in a new locale C such that A's parameter f is instantiated with B's parameter g applied to any value.
```
locale C = B +
assumes A: "A (g c)"
and Q: "Q g c (A.foo (g c))" -- "Q is some predicate"
sublocale C < A "g c" for c by(rule A)

In context C, the sublocale introduces an abbreviation foo for
"%c. A.foo (g c)"
and the inherited lemma bar from locale A is now
"P (foo c)" where c is a free variable.

This is what I want to achieve. Two things are unsatisfactory here:
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1. I mention a locale predicate as an assumption of a locale instead of properly importing it. The first step after the locale declaration is to
```change the locale graph to include this import.

```
2. The assumption Q in locale C involves a constant defined in A. Since I do not know how to add A to the import list, I must resort to the global constant A.foo. In my real case, A (and B) have a lot more fixed parameters and writing all of them makes the assumptions hard to read.
```
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I hope that this illustrates better what I am trying to achieve: In locale C, I want to use everything from locale A with f instantiated by "g c", where I can use a different c each time.
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Is there a better way to achieve something like this?
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I do not want to change locale A because I need to interpret it elsewhere with parameters that only take one argument.
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```
Possibly you want to redeclare syntax for definitions that was disabled since inherited through a non-identical morphism (cf. Section 6 of the tutorial, immediately before Section 6.1 starts.)
No, this has nothing to do with syntax declarations for constants, but with the abbreviations introduced by the locales.
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Best regards,
Andreas

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