[isabelle-dev] NEWS: Thm.cterm_of and Thm.ctyp_of operate on local context

Peter Lammich lammich at in.tum.de
Thu Apr 2 09:41:38 CEST 2015

On Do, 2015-04-02 at 00:16 +0200, Makarius wrote:
> * The main operations to certify logical entities are Thm.ctyp_of and
> Thm.cterm_of with a local context; 

Does this mean that you added functionality concerning the local context
to the Isabelle kernel, which formerly did not know anything about local


> old-style global theory variants are
> available as Thm.global_ctyp_of and Thm.global_cterm_of.
> This refers to Isabelle/291934bac95e -- yet another step in the 
> localization project.
> There is a tiny semantic snag: both the local and global operations expand 
> abbreviations from the *global* background theory.  Mayne they should not 
> do anything like that at all, and leave changes to the types/terms to the 
> canonical "check" phases.  But that is another reform, another time.
> Hardly any values (thy: theory) should now show up in regular Isabelle/ML 
> tool implementations.  People who still think they don't understand proper 
> (ctxt: Proof.context) things, should practise more of the art of mental 
> abstraction -- and look at good examples in the Isabelle code base.
>  	Makarius
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