[isabelle-dev] (Re-)introducing set as a type constructor rather than as mere abbreviation
Brian Huffman
brianh at cs.pdx.edu
Mon Aug 22 17:06:11 CEST 2011
On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM, Lawrence Paulson <lp15 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I've come across something strange in the file isabelle/afp/devel/thys/DataRefinementIBP/Diagram.thy and was wondering if anybody could think of an explanation.
>
> A proof works only if I insert before it the following:
>
> instance "set" :: (type) complete_boolean_algebra
> proof
> qed (auto simp add: INF_def SUP_def Inf_set_def Sup_set_def Inf_bool_def Sup_bool_def)
>
> this is strange because this exact text already appears in the file Complete_Lattice.thy (I refer to Florian's version of HOL), which is imported by Main, which is indirectly imported by Diagram. And just in case I was mistaken on this last point, I modified Diagram to import Main explicitly, just to be sure. This instance declaration is still necessary.
>
> I just don't get this. I thought that an instance declaration lasted for ever.
DataRefinementIBP/Preliminaries.thy contains the following line:
class complete_boolean_algebra = distributive_complete_lattice + boolean_algebra
So your instance proof above is for class
Preliminaries.complete_boolean_algebra, while the instance in
Complete_Lattice.thy is for the separate
Complete_Lattice.complete_boolean_algebra class.
- Brian
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