# Re: [isabelle] Stuck with Isabelle type instantiation

```Dear Wenda,

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In Enum.thy, unqualified access to the enum constant is disabled at the end. Therefore, your definition "enum = [a, b, c, d]" does not define the overloaded type class parameter, but introduces a new constant enum. This also holds for enum_ex and enum_all. Try it with qualified access:
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definition "enum_class.enum = [a, b, c, d]"

Best,
Andreas

On 14/03/13 21:35, W. Li wrote:
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```Hello,

Could anyone be kind enough to help me with a type instantiation problem?

I defined a simple data type 'kon_nodes' with four constructors (i.e.
'a', 'b', 'c' and 'd'), and I want to show that 'kon_nodes' is of class
'enum'. However, I cannot finish the instance proof. The code is as
follows: datatype kon_nodes = a|b|c|d instantiation kon_nodes :: enum
begin definition "enum =[a,b,c,d]" definition "enum_all P <-> P a ∧ P b
∧ P c ∧ P d" definition "enum_ex P <-> P a ∨ P b ∨ P c ∨ P d" instance
sorry end

Actually, there is a very similar proof in the theory of 'enum' in the
library. I copy and paste the exact code to my Isabelle 2013, but,
surprisingly, Isabelle does not accept the proof either. The proof from
the theory of 'enum' is as follows: datatype finite_4 = a⇣1 | a⇣2 | a⇣3
| a⇣4

notation (output) a⇣1  ("a⇣1")
notation (output) a⇣2  ("a⇣2")
notation (output) a⇣3  ("a⇣3")
notation (output) a⇣4  ("a⇣4")

lemma UNIV_finite_4:
"UNIV = {a⇣1, a⇣2, a⇣3, a⇣4}"
by (auto intro: finite_4.exhaust)

instantiation finite_4 :: enum
begin

definition
"enum = [a⇣1, a⇣2, a⇣3, a⇣4]"

definition
"enum_all P <-> P a⇣1 ∧ P a⇣2 ∧ P a⇣3 ∧ P a⇣4"

definition
"enum_ex P <-> P a⇣1 ∨ P a⇣2 ∨ P a⇣3 ∨ P a⇣4"

instance proof qed (simp_all only: enum_finite_4_def
enum_all_finite_4_def enum_ex_finite_4_def UNIV_finite_4, simp_all) end

I feel confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Wenda Li

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