[isabelle-dev] position of Hilbert_Choice in the HOL theory hierarchy

Tobias Nipkow nipkow at in.tum.de
Fri Sep 14 15:29:34 CEST 2007

I would appreciate having at least metis early on. I have recently 
wasted some time trying to figure out the details of a 
sledgehammer/metis proof in order to add it to List.


Lawrence Paulson schrieb:
> Florian has suggested making sledgehammer available earlier in the  
> construction of Main, before PreList at least. This could be useful  
> to developers. However, it requires Hilbert_Choice, which must also  
> be introduced earlier. We previously put some effort into making  
> virtually all of HOL independent of the axiom of choice, so this  
> would be a reversal. However, I don't know of anybody who has  
> actually taken advantage of the AC-free part; in particular, I don't  
> think that the use of nominal methods requires this any more. Can  
> anybody comment?
> Larry
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