(** * Basics: Functional Programming in Coq *)
(*
[Admitted] is Coq's "escape hatch" that says accept this definition
without proof. We use it to mark the 'holes' in the development
that should be completed as part of your homework exercises. In
practice, [Admitted] is useful when you're incrementally developing
large proofs. *)
Definition admit {T: Type} : T. Admitted.
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(** * Introduction *)
(** The functional programming style brings programming closer to
simple, everyday mathematics: If a procedure or method has no side
effects, then pretty much all you need to understand about it is
how it maps inputs to outputs -- that is, you can think of it as
just a concrete method for computing a mathematical function.
This is one sense of the word "functional" in "functional
programming." The direct connection between programs and simple
mathematical objects supports both formal proofs of correctness
and sound informal reasoning about program behavior.
The other sense in which functional programming is "functional" is
that it emphasizes the use of functions (or methods) as
_first-class_ values -- i.e., values that can be passed as
arguments to other functions, returned as results, stored in data
structures, etc. The recognition that functions can be treated as
data in this way enables a host of useful and powerful idioms.
Other common features of functional languages include _algebraic
data types_ and _pattern matching_, which make it easy to construct
and manipulate rich data structures, and sophisticated
_polymorphic type systems_ that support abstraction and code
reuse. Coq shares all of these features.
The first half of this chapter introduces the most essential
elements of Coq's functional programming language. The second
half introduces some basic _tactics_ that can be used to prove
simple properties of Coq programs.
*)
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(** * Enumerated Types *)
(** One unusual aspect of Coq is that its set of built-in
features is _extremely_ small. For example, instead of providing
the usual palette of atomic data types (booleans, integers,
strings, etc.), Coq offers an extremely powerful mechanism for
defining new data types from scratch -- so powerful that all these
familiar types arise as instances.
Naturally, the Coq distribution comes with an extensive standard
library providing definitions of booleans, numbers, and many
common data structures like lists and hash tables. But there is
nothing magic or primitive about these library definitions: they
are ordinary user code. To illustrate this, we will explicitly
recapitulate all the definitions we need in this course, rather
than just getting them implicitly from the library.
To see how this mechanism works, let's start with a very simple
example. *)
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(** ** Days of the Week *)
(** The following declaration tells Coq that we are defining
a new set of data values -- a _type_. *)
Inductive day : Type :=
| monday : day
| tuesday : day
| wednesday : day
| thursday : day
| friday : day
| saturday : day
| sunday : day.
(** The type is called [day], and its members are [monday],
[tuesday], etc. The second and following lines of the definition
can be read "[monday] is a [day], [tuesday] is a [day], etc."
Having defined [day], we can write functions that operate on
days. *)
Definition next_weekday (d:day) : day :=
match d with
| monday => tuesday
| tuesday => wednesday
| wednesday => thursday
| thursday => friday
| friday => monday
| saturday => monday
| sunday => monday
end.
(** One thing to note is that the argument and return types of
this function are explicitly declared. Like most functional
programming languages, Coq can often figure out these types for
itself when they are not given explicitly -- i.e., it performs
some _type inference_ -- but we'll always include them to make
reading easier. *)
(** Having defined a function, we should check that it works on
some examples. There are actually three different ways to do this
in Coq.
First, we can use the command [Eval compute] to evaluate a
compound expression involving [next_weekday]. *)
Eval compute in (next_weekday friday).
(* ==> monday : day *)
Eval compute in (next_weekday (next_weekday saturday)).
(* ==> tuesday : day *)
(** If you have a computer handy, this would be an excellent
moment to fire up the Coq interpreter under your favorite IDE --
either CoqIde or Proof General -- and try this for yourself. Load
this file ([Basics.v]) from the book's accompanying Coq sources,
find the above example, submit it to Coq, and observe the
result. *)
(** The keyword [compute] tells Coq precisely how to
evaluate the expression we give it. For the moment, [compute] is
the only one we'll need; later on we'll see some alternatives that
are sometimes useful. *)
(** Second, we can record what we _expect_ the result to be in
the form of a Coq example: *)
Example test_next_weekday:
(next_weekday (next_weekday saturday)) = tuesday.
(** This declaration does two things: it makes an
assertion (that the second weekday after [saturday] is [tuesday]),
and it gives the assertion a name that can be used to refer to it
later. *)
(** Having made the assertion, we can also ask Coq to verify it,
like this: *)
Proof. simpl. reflexivity. Qed.
(** The details are not important for now (we'll come back to
them in a bit), but essentially this can be read as "The assertion
we've just made can be proved by observing that both sides of the
equality evaluate to the same thing, after some simplification." *)
(** Third, we can ask Coq to _extract_, from our [Definition], a
program in some other, more conventional, programming
language (OCaml, Scheme, or Haskell) with a high-performance
compiler. This facility is very interesting, since it gives us a
way to construct _fully certified_ programs in mainstream
languages. Indeed, this is one of the main uses for which Coq was
developed. We'll come back to this topic in later chapters. More
information can also be found in the Coq'Art book by Bertot and
Casteran, as well as the Coq reference manual. *)
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(** ** Booleans *)
(** In a similar way, we can define the standard type [bool] of
booleans, with members [true] and [false]. *)
Inductive bool : Type :=
| true : bool
| false : bool.
(** Although we are rolling our own booleans here for the sake
of building up everything from scratch, Coq does, of course,
provide a default implementation of the booleans in its standard
library, together with a multitude of useful functions and
lemmas. (Take a look at [Coq.Init.Datatypes] in the Coq library
documentation if you're interested.) Whenever possible, we'll
name our own definitions and theorems so that they exactly
coincide with the ones in the standard library. *)
(** Functions over booleans can be defined in the same way as
above: *)
Definition negb (b:bool) : bool :=
match b with
| true => false
| false => true
end.
Definition andb (b1:bool) (b2:bool) : bool :=
match b1 with
| true => b2
| false => false
end.
Definition orb (b1:bool) (b2:bool) : bool :=
match b1 with
| true => true
| false => b2
end.
(** The last two illustrate the syntax for multi-argument
function definitions. *)
(** The following four "unit tests" constitute a complete
specification -- a truth table -- for the [orb] function: *)
Example test_orb1: (orb true false) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_orb2: (orb false false) = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_orb3: (orb false true) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_orb4: (orb true true) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** (Note that we've dropped the [simpl] in the proofs. It's not
actually needed because [reflexivity] automatically performs
simplification.) *)
(** _A note on notation_: In .v files, we use square brackets to
delimit fragments of Coq code within comments; this convention,
also used by the [coqdoc] documentation tool, keeps them visually
separate from the surrounding text. In the html version of the
files, these pieces of text appear in a [different font]. *)
(** The values [Admitted] and [admit] can be used to fill
a hole in an incomplete definition or proof. We'll use them in the
following exercises. In general, your job in the exercises is
to replace [admit] or [Admitted] with real definitions or proofs. *)
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (nandb) *)
(** Complete the definition of the following function, then make
sure that the [Example] assertions below can each be verified by
Coq. *)
(** This function should return [true] if either or both of
its inputs are [false]. *)
Definition nandb (b1:bool) (b2:bool) : bool :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
(** Remove "[Admitted.]" and fill in each proof with
"[Proof. reflexivity. Qed.]" *)
Example test_nandb1: (nandb true false) = true.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_nandb2: (nandb false false) = true.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_nandb3: (nandb false true) = true.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_nandb4: (nandb true true) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (andb3) *)
(** Do the same for the [andb3] function below. This function should
return [true] when all of its inputs are [true], and [false]
otherwise. *)
Definition andb3 (b1:bool) (b2:bool) (b3:bool) : bool :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_andb31: (andb3 true true true) = true.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_andb32: (andb3 false true true) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_andb33: (andb3 true false true) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_andb34: (andb3 true true false) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
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(** ** Function Types *)
(** The [Check] command causes Coq to print the type of an
expression. For example, the type of [negb true] is [bool]. *)
Check true.
(* ===> true : bool *)
Check (negb true).
(* ===> negb true : bool *)
(** Functions like [negb] itself are also data values, just like
[true] and [false]. Their types are called _function types_, and
they are written with arrows. *)
Check negb.
(* ===> negb : bool -> bool *)
(** The type of [negb], written [bool -> bool] and pronounced
"[bool] arrow [bool]," can be read, "Given an input of type
[bool], this function produces an output of type [bool]."
Similarly, the type of [andb], written [bool -> bool -> bool], can
be read, "Given two inputs, both of type [bool], this function
produces an output of type [bool]." *)
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(** ** Numbers *)
(** _Technical digression_: Coq provides a fairly sophisticated
_module system_, to aid in organizing large developments. In this
course we won't need most of its features, but one is useful: If
we enclose a collection of declarations between [Module X] and
[End X] markers, then, in the remainder of the file after the
[End], these definitions will be referred to by names like [X.foo]
instead of just [foo]. Here, we use this feature to introduce the
definition of the type [nat] in an inner module so that it does
not shadow the one from the standard library. *)
Module Playground1.
(** The types we have defined so far are examples of "enumerated
types": their definitions explicitly enumerate a finite set of
elements. A more interesting way of defining a type is to give a
collection of "inductive rules" describing its elements. For
example, we can define the natural numbers as follows: *)
Inductive nat : Type :=
| O : nat
| S : nat -> nat.
(** The clauses of this definition can be read:
- [O] is a natural number (note that this is the letter "[O]," not
the numeral "[0]").
- [S] is a "constructor" that takes a natural number and yields
another one -- that is, if [n] is a natural number, then [S n]
is too.
Let's look at this in a little more detail.
Every inductively defined set ([day], [nat], [bool], etc.) is
actually a set of _expressions_. The definition of [nat] says how
expressions in the set [nat] can be constructed:
- the expression [O] belongs to the set [nat];
- if [n] is an expression belonging to the set [nat], then [S n]
is also an expression belonging to the set [nat]; and
- expressions formed in these two ways are the only ones belonging
to the set [nat].
The same rules apply for our definitions of [day] and [bool]. The
annotations we used for their constructors are analogous to the
one for the [O] constructor, and indicate that each of those
constructors doesn't take any arguments. *)
(** These three conditions are the precise force of the
[Inductive] declaration. They imply that the expression [O], the
expression [S O], the expression [S (S O)], the expression
[S (S (S O))], and so on all belong to the set [nat], while other
expressions like [true], [andb true false], and [S (S false)] do
not.
We can write simple functions that pattern match on natural
numbers just as we did above -- for example, the predecessor
function: *)
Definition pred (n : nat) : nat :=
match n with
| O => O
| S n' => n'
end.
(** The second branch can be read: "if [n] has the form [S n']
for some [n'], then return [n']." *)
End Playground1.
Definition minustwo (n : nat) : nat :=
match n with
| O => O
| S O => O
| S (S n') => n'
end.
(** Because natural numbers are such a pervasive form of data,
Coq provides a tiny bit of built-in magic for parsing and printing
them: ordinary arabic numerals can be used as an alternative to
the "unary" notation defined by the constructors [S] and [O]. Coq
prints numbers in arabic form by default: *)
Check (S (S (S (S O)))).
Eval compute in (minustwo 4).
(** The constructor [S] has the type [nat -> nat], just like the
functions [minustwo] and [pred]: *)
Check S.
Check pred.
Check minustwo.
(** These are all things that can be applied to a number to yield a
number. However, there is a fundamental difference: functions
like [pred] and [minustwo] come with _computation rules_ -- e.g.,
the definition of [pred] says that [pred 2] can be simplified to
[1] -- while the definition of [S] has no such behavior attached.
Although it is like a function in the sense that it can be applied
to an argument, it does not _do_ anything at all! *)
(** For most function definitions over numbers, pure pattern
matching is not enough: we also need recursion. For example, to
check that a number [n] is even, we may need to recursively check
whether [n-2] is even. To write such functions, we use the
keyword [Fixpoint]. *)
Fixpoint evenb (n:nat) : bool :=
match n with
| O => true
| S O => false
| S (S n') => evenb n'
end.
(** We can define [oddb] by a similar [Fixpoint] declaration, but here
is a simpler definition that will be a bit easier to work with: *)
Definition oddb (n:nat) : bool := negb (evenb n).
Example test_oddb1: (oddb (S O)) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_oddb2: (oddb (S (S (S (S O))))) = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** Naturally, we can also define multi-argument functions by
recursion. (Once again, we use a module to avoid polluting the
namespace.) *)
Module Playground2.
Fixpoint plus (n : nat) (m : nat) : nat :=
match n with
| O => m
| S n' => S (plus n' m)
end.
(** Adding three to two now gives us five, as we'd expect. *)
Eval compute in (plus (S (S (S O))) (S (S O))).
(** The simplification that Coq performs to reach this conclusion can
be visualized as follows: *)
(* [plus (S (S (S O))) (S (S O))]
==> [S (plus (S (S O)) (S (S O)))] by the second clause of the [match]
==> [S (S (plus (S O) (S (S O))))] by the second clause of the [match]
==> [S (S (S (plus O (S (S O)))))] by the second clause of the [match]
==> [S (S (S (S (S O))))] by the first clause of the [match]
*)
(** As a notational convenience, if two or more arguments have
the same type, they can be written together. In the following
definition, [(n m : nat)] means just the same as if we had written
[(n : nat) (m : nat)]. *)
Fixpoint mult (n m : nat) : nat :=
match n with
| O => O
| S n' => plus m (mult n' m)
end.
Example test_mult1: (mult 3 3) = 9.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** You can match two expressions at once by putting a comma
between them: *)
Fixpoint minus (n m:nat) : nat :=
match n, m with
| O , _ => O
| S _ , O => n
| S n', S m' => minus n' m'
end.
(** The _ in the first line is a _wildcard pattern_. Writing _ in a
pattern is the same as writing some variable that doesn't get used
on the right-hand side. This avoids the need to invent a bogus
variable name. *)
End Playground2.
Fixpoint exp (base power : nat) : nat :=
match power with
| O => S O
| S p => mult base (exp base p)
end.
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (factorial) *)
(** Recall the standard factorial function:
<<
factorial(0) = 1
factorial(n) = n * factorial(n-1) (if n>0)
>>
Translate this into Coq. *)
Fixpoint factorial (n:nat) : nat :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_factorial1: (factorial 3) = 6.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_factorial2: (factorial 5) = (mult 10 12).
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** We can make numerical expressions a little easier to read and
write by introducing "notations" for addition, multiplication, and
subtraction. *)
Notation "x + y" := (plus x y)
(at level 50, left associativity)
: nat_scope.
Notation "x - y" := (minus x y)
(at level 50, left associativity)
: nat_scope.
Notation "x * y" := (mult x y)
(at level 40, left associativity)
: nat_scope.
Check ((0 + 1) + 1).
(** (The [level], [associativity], and [nat_scope] annotations
control how these notations are treated by Coq's parser. The
details are not important, but interested readers can refer to the
"More on Notation" subsection in the "Advanced Material" section at
the end of this chapter.) *)
(** Note that these do not change the definitions we've already
made: they are simply instructions to the Coq parser to accept [x
+ y] in place of [plus x y] and, conversely, to the Coq
pretty-printer to display [plus x y] as [x + y]. *)
(** When we say that Coq comes with nothing built-in, we really
mean it: even equality testing for numbers is a user-defined
operation! *)
(** The [beq_nat] function tests [nat]ural numbers for [eq]uality,
yielding a [b]oolean. Note the use of nested [match]es (we could
also have used a simultaneous match, as we did in [minus].) *)
Fixpoint beq_nat (n m : nat) : bool :=
match n with
| O => match m with
| O => true
| S m' => false
end
| S n' => match m with
| O => false
| S m' => beq_nat n' m'
end
end.
(** Similarly, the [ble_nat] function tests [nat]ural numbers for
[l]ess-or-[e]qual, yielding a [b]oolean. *)
Fixpoint ble_nat (n m : nat) : bool :=
match n with
| O => true
| S n' =>
match m with
| O => false
| S m' => ble_nat n' m'
end
end.
Example test_ble_nat1: (ble_nat 2 2) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_ble_nat2: (ble_nat 2 4) = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_ble_nat3: (ble_nat 4 2) = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (blt_nat) *)
(** The [blt_nat] function tests [nat]ural numbers for [l]ess-[t]han,
yielding a [b]oolean. Instead of making up a new [Fixpoint] for
this one, define it in terms of a previously defined function. *)
Definition blt_nat (n m : nat) : bool :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_blt_nat1: (blt_nat 2 2) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_blt_nat2: (blt_nat 2 4) = true.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_blt_nat3: (blt_nat 4 2) = false.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
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(** * Proof by Simplification *)
(** Now that we've defined a few datatypes and functions, let's
turn to the question of how to state and prove properties of their
behavior. Actually, in a sense, we've already started doing this:
each [Example] in the previous sections makes a precise claim
about the behavior of some function on some particular inputs.
The proofs of these claims were always the same: use [reflexivity]
to check that both sides of the [=] simplify to identical values.
(By the way, it will be useful later to know that
[reflexivity] actually does somewhat more simplification than [simpl]
does -- for example, it tries "unfolding" defined terms, replacing them with
their right-hand sides. The reason for this difference is that,
when reflexivity succeeds, the whole goal is finished and we don't
need to look at whatever expanded expressions [reflexivity] has
found; by contrast, [simpl] is used in situations where we may
have to read and understand the new goal, so we would not want it
blindly expanding definitions.)
The same sort of "proof by simplification" can be used to prove
more interesting properties as well. For example, the fact that
[0] is a "neutral element" for [+] on the left can be proved
just by observing that [0 + n] reduces to [n] no matter what
[n] is, a fact that can be read directly off the definition of [plus].*)
Theorem plus_O_n : forall n : nat, 0 + n = n.
Proof.
intros n. reflexivity. Qed.
(** (_Note_: You may notice that the above statement looks
different in the original source file and the final html output. In Coq
files, we write the [forall] universal quantifier using the
"_forall_" reserved identifier. This gets printed as an
upside-down "A", the familiar symbol used in logic.) *)
(** The form of this theorem and proof are almost exactly the
same as the examples above; there are just a few differences.
First, we've used the keyword [Theorem] instead of
[Example]. Indeed, the difference is purely a matter of
style; the keywords [Example] and [Theorem] (and a few others,
including [Lemma], [Fact], and [Remark]) mean exactly the same
thing to Coq.
Secondly, we've added the quantifier [forall n:nat], so that our
theorem talks about _all_ natural numbers [n]. In order to prove
theorems of this form, we need to to be able to reason by
_assuming_ the existence of an arbitrary natural number [n]. This
is achieved in the proof by [intros n], which moves the quantifier
from the goal to a "context" of current assumptions. In effect, we
start the proof by saying "OK, suppose [n] is some arbitrary number."
The keywords [intros], [simpl], and [reflexivity] are examples of
_tactics_. A tactic is a command that is used between [Proof] and
[Qed] to tell Coq how it should check the correctness of some
claim we are making. We will see several more tactics in the rest
of this lecture, and yet more in future lectures. *)
(** We could try to prove a similar theorem about [plus] *)
Theorem plus_n_O : forall n, n + 0 = n.
(** However, unlike the previous proof, [simpl] doesn't do anything in
this case *)
Proof.
simpl. (* Doesn't do anything! *)
Abort.
(** (Can you explain why this happens? Step through both proofs with
Coq and notice how the goal and context change.) *)
Theorem plus_1_l : forall n:nat, 1 + n = S n.
Proof.
intros n. reflexivity. Qed.
Theorem mult_0_l : forall n:nat, 0 * n = 0.
Proof.
intros n. reflexivity. Qed.
(** The [_l] suffix in the names of these theorems is
pronounced "on the left." *)
(* ###################################################################### *)
(** * Proof by Rewriting *)
(** Here is a slightly more interesting theorem: *)
Theorem plus_id_example : forall n m:nat,
n = m ->
n + n = m + m.
(** Instead of making a completely universal claim about all numbers
[n] and [m], this theorem talks about a more specialized property
that only holds when [n = m]. The arrow symbol is pronounced
"implies."
As before, we need to be able to reason by assuming the existence
of some numbers [n] and [m]. We also need to assume the hypothesis
[n = m]. The [intros] tactic will serve to move all three of these
from the goal into assumptions in the current context.
Since [n] and [m] are arbitrary numbers, we can't just use
simplification to prove this theorem. Instead, we prove it by
observing that, if we are assuming [n = m], then we can replace
[n] with [m] in the goal statement and obtain an equality with the
same expression on both sides. The tactic that tells Coq to
perform this replacement is called [rewrite]. *)
Proof.
intros n m. (* move both quantifiers into the context *)
intros H. (* move the hypothesis into the context *)
rewrite -> H. (* Rewrite the goal using the hypothesis *)
reflexivity. Qed.
(** The first line of the proof moves the universally quantified
variables [n] and [m] into the context. The second moves the
hypothesis [n = m] into the context and gives it the (arbitrary)
name [H]. The third tells Coq to rewrite the current goal ([n + n
= m + m]) by replacing the left side of the equality hypothesis
[H] with the right side.
(The arrow symbol in the [rewrite] has nothing to do with
implication: it tells Coq to apply the rewrite from left to right.
To rewrite from right to left, you can use [rewrite <-]. Try
making this change in the above proof and see what difference it
makes in Coq's behavior.) *)
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (plus_id_exercise) *)
(** Remove "[Admitted.]" and fill in the proof. *)
Theorem plus_id_exercise : forall n m o : nat,
n = m -> m = o -> n + m = m + o.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** As we've seen in earlier examples, the [Admitted] command
tells Coq that we want to skip trying to prove this theorem and
just accept it as a given. This can be useful for developing
longer proofs, since we can state subsidiary facts that we believe
will be useful for making some larger argument, use [Admitted] to
accept them on faith for the moment, and continue thinking about
the larger argument until we are sure it makes sense; then we can
go back and fill in the proofs we skipped. Be careful, though:
every time you say [Admitted] (or [admit]) you are leaving a door
open for total nonsense to enter Coq's nice, rigorous, formally
checked world! *)
(** We can also use the [rewrite] tactic with a previously proved
theorem instead of a hypothesis from the context. *)
Theorem mult_0_plus : forall n m : nat,
(0 + n) * m = n * m.
Proof.
intros n m.
rewrite -> plus_O_n.
reflexivity. Qed.
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (mult_S_1) *)
Theorem mult_S_1 : forall n m : nat,
m = S n ->
m * (1 + n) = m * m.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################################### *)
(** * Proof by Case Analysis *)
(** Of course, not everything can be proved by simple
calculation: In general, unknown, hypothetical values (arbitrary
numbers, booleans, lists, etc.) can block the calculation.
For example, if we try to prove the following fact using the
[simpl] tactic as above, we get stuck. *)
Theorem plus_1_neq_0_firsttry : forall n : nat,
beq_nat (n + 1) 0 = false.
Proof.
intros n.
simpl. (* does nothing! *)
Abort.
(** The reason for this is that the definitions of both
[beq_nat] and [+] begin by performing a [match] on their first
argument. But here, the first argument to [+] is the unknown
number [n] and the argument to [beq_nat] is the compound
expression [n + 1]; neither can be simplified.
What we need is to be able to consider the possible forms of [n]
separately. If [n] is [O], then we can calculate the final result
of [beq_nat (n + 1) 0] and check that it is, indeed, [false].
And if [n = S n'] for some [n'], then, although we don't know
exactly what number [n + 1] yields, we can calculate that, at
least, it will begin with one [S], and this is enough to calculate
that, again, [beq_nat (n + 1) 0] will yield [false].
The tactic that tells Coq to consider, separately, the cases where
[n = O] and where [n = S n'] is called [destruct]. *)
Theorem plus_1_neq_0 : forall n : nat,
beq_nat (n + 1) 0 = false.
Proof.
intros n. destruct n as [| n'].
reflexivity.
reflexivity. Qed.
(** The [destruct] generates _two_ subgoals, which we must then
prove, separately, in order to get Coq to accept the theorem as
proved. (No special command is needed for moving from one subgoal
to the other. When the first subgoal has been proved, it just
disappears and we are left with the other "in focus.") In this
proof, each of the subgoals is easily proved by a single use of
[reflexivity].
The annotation "[as [| n']]" is called an _intro pattern_. It
tells Coq what variable names to introduce in each subgoal. In
general, what goes between the square brackets is a _list_ of
lists of names, separated by [|]. Here, the first component is
empty, since the [O] constructor is nullary (it doesn't carry any
data). The second component gives a single name, [n'], since [S]
is a unary constructor.
The [destruct] tactic can be used with any inductively defined
datatype. For example, we use it here to prove that boolean
negation is involutive -- i.e., that negation is its own
inverse. *)
Theorem negb_involutive : forall b : bool,
negb (negb b) = b.
Proof.
intros b. destruct b.
reflexivity.
reflexivity. Qed.
(** Note that the [destruct] here has no [as] clause because
none of the subcases of the [destruct] need to bind any variables,
so there is no need to specify any names. (We could also have
written [as [|]], or [as []].) In fact, we can omit the [as]
clause from _any_ [destruct] and Coq will fill in variable names
automatically. Although this is convenient, it is arguably bad
style, since Coq often makes confusing choices of names when left
to its own devices. *)
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (zero_nbeq_plus_1) *)
Theorem zero_nbeq_plus_1 : forall n : nat,
beq_nat 0 (n + 1) = false.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################################### *)
(** * More Exercises *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (boolean_functions) *)
(** Use the tactics you have learned so far to prove the following
theorem about boolean functions. *)
Theorem identity_fn_applied_twice :
forall (f : bool -> bool),
(forall (x : bool), f x = x) ->
forall (b : bool), f (f b) = b.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** Now state and prove a theorem [negation_fn_applied_twice] similar
to the previous one but where the second hypothesis says that the
function [f] has the property that [f x = negb x].*)
(* FILL IN HERE *)
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (andb_eq_orb) *)
(** Prove the following theorem. (You may want to first prove a
subsidiary lemma or two. Alternatively, remember that you do
not have to introduce all hypotheses at the same time.) *)
Theorem andb_eq_orb :
forall (b c : bool),
(andb b c = orb b c) ->
b = c.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 3 stars (binary) *)
(** Consider a different, more efficient representation of natural
numbers using a binary rather than unary system. That is, instead
of saying that each natural number is either zero or the successor
of a natural number, we can say that each binary number is either
- zero,
- twice a binary number, or
- one more than twice a binary number.
(a) First, write an inductive definition of the type [bin]
corresponding to this description of binary numbers.
(Hint: Recall that the definition of [nat] from class,
Inductive nat : Type :=
| O : nat
| S : nat -> nat.
says nothing about what [O] and [S] "mean." It just says "[O] is
in the set called [nat], and if [n] is in the set then so is [S
n]." The interpretation of [O] as zero and [S] as successor/plus
one comes from the way that we _use_ [nat] values, by writing
functions to do things with them, proving things about them, and
so on. Your definition of [bin] should be correspondingly simple;
it is the functions you will write next that will give it
mathematical meaning.)
(b) Next, write an increment function [incr] for binary numbers,
and a function [bin_to_nat] to convert binary numbers to unary numbers.
(c) Write five unit tests [test_bin_incr1], [test_bin_incr2], etc.
for your increment and binary-to-unary functions. Notice that
incrementing a binary number and then converting it to unary
should yield the same result as first converting it to unary and
then incrementing.
*)
(* FILL IN HERE *)
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################################### *)
(** * More on Notation (Advanced) *)
(** In general, sections marked Advanced are not needed to follow the
rest of the book, except possibly other Advanced sections. On a
first reading, you might want to skim these sections so that you
know what's there for future reference. *)
Notation "x + y" := (plus x y)
(at level 50, left associativity)
: nat_scope.
Notation "x * y" := (mult x y)
(at level 40, left associativity)
: nat_scope.
(** For each notation-symbol in Coq we can specify its _precedence level_
and its _associativity_. The precedence level n can be specified by the
keywords [at level n] and it is helpful to disambiguate
expressions containing different symbols. The associativity is helpful
to disambiguate expressions containing more occurrences of the same
symbol. For example, the parameters specified above for [+] and [*]
say that the expression [1+2*3*4] is a shorthand for the expression
[(1+((2*3)*4))]. Coq uses precedence levels from 0 to 100, and
_left_, _right_, or _no_ associativity.
Each notation-symbol in Coq is also active in a _notation scope_.
Coq tries to guess what scope you mean, so when you write [S(O*O)]
it guesses [nat_scope], but when you write the cartesian
product (tuple) type [bool*bool] it guesses [type_scope].
Occasionally you have to help it out with percent-notation by
writing [(x*y)%nat], and sometimes in Coq's feedback to you it
will use [%nat] to indicate what scope a notation is in.
Notation scopes also apply to numeral notation (3,4,5, etc.), so you
may sometimes see [0%nat] which means [O], or [0%Z] which means the
Integer zero.
*)
(** * [Fixpoint] and Structural Recursion (Advanced) *)
Fixpoint plus' (n : nat) (m : nat) : nat :=
match n with
| O => m
| S n' => S (plus' n' m)
end.
(** When Coq checks this definition, it notes that [plus'] is
"decreasing on 1st argument." What this means is that we are
performing a _structural recursion_ over the argument [n] -- i.e.,
that we make recursive calls only on strictly smaller values of
[n]. This implies that all calls to [plus'] will eventually
terminate. Coq demands that some argument of _every_ [Fixpoint]
definition is "decreasing".
This requirement is a fundamental feature of Coq's design: In
particular, it guarantees that every function that can be defined
in Coq will terminate on all inputs. However, because Coq's
"decreasing analysis" is not very sophisticated, it is sometimes
necessary to write functions in slightly unnatural ways. *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars, optional (decreasing) *)
(** To get a concrete sense of this, find a way to write a sensible
[Fixpoint] definition (of a simple function on numbers, say) that
_does_ terminate on all inputs, but that Coq will reject because
of this restriction. *)
(* FILL IN HERE *)
(** [] *)
(** $Date: 2014-12-31 15:31:47 -0500 (Wed, 31 Dec 2014) $ *)