Re: [isabelle] Things identified via `rewrites` not treated as identical
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On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 6:56 PM mailing-list anonymous
<mailing.list.anonymous at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Wolfgang Jeltsch,
> > Apparently, the problem has more to do with rewriting in general than
> > with rewriting introduced by `rewrites` clauses. I understand that
> > defining `(⊖)` as an abbreviation via `x ⊖ y ≡ x ⊕ ((⊖) y)` doesn’t play
> > well with using a partial application of it in the rewrite rule `(⊖) 𝟬
> > = neg`. While `(⊖) 𝟬` looks like an innocent partial application, it i
> > s in fact `λy. 𝟬 ⊕ ((⊖) y)`, and thus the rewrite rule doesn’t match i
> > n places where `(⊖)` is fully applied, because full applications of
> > abbreviations don’t use `λ`.
> Thank you for your reply. Indeed, my initial intention was to write a
> reply with the fully expanded abbreviations (initially, in writing the
> reply I analysed the structure of the terms in ML and used
> Conv.rewrs_conv instead of the attribute ‘unfolded'). However, I
> thought that the structure of the terms would be apparent anyway,
> because there was only one abbreviation left to expand.
> Unfortunately, I have not studied, specifically, the HRS algorithms
> (apparently) used for rewriting in lambda calculus/Isabelle.
> Therefore, I did not wish to speculate any further as to why `λy. 𝟬 ⊕
> ((⊖) y)` is not suitable as the lhs of a rule. In any case, the answer
> by Andreas Lochbihler provides a more complete explanation.
> Thank you
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