Commit 1eba7121 authored by Robbert Krebbers's avatar Robbert Krebbers
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......@@ -216,6 +216,13 @@ End ectx_language.
Arguments ectx_lang : clear implicits.
Coercion ectx_lang : ectxLanguage >-> language.
(* This definition makes sure that the fields of the [language] record do not
refer to the projections of the [ectxLanguage] record but to the actual fields
of the [ectxLanguage] record. This is crucial for canonical structure search to
Note that this trick no longer works when we switch to canonical projections
because then the pattern match [let '...] will be desugared into projections. *)
Definition LanguageOfEctx (Λ : ectxLanguage) : language :=
let '@EctxLanguage E V C St of_val to_val empty comp fill head mix := Λ in
@Language E V St of_val to_val _
  • Even with canonical projections/primitive records, the Eval hnf in used by ssreflect should still work, right?

    Canonical Structure foo : fooT := Eval hnf in ...
  • No, it does not. We need more than just a head normal form, we need some the canonical projections to be turned into head normal form.

    If you do what you suggest you will get something like:

      language.val := ectx_language.val Λ;

    For the case of, say, heap_lang, you want ectx_language.val Λ to be turned into heap_lang.val.

    Edited by Robbert Krebbers
  • It was my understanding that ssreflect has exactly that issue as well... @janno?

  • Note that they explicitly give the value of the canonical projection. We do not want to do that in this case, since we have plenty of them (val, expr, state, ectx).

  • Ah, I see. So we'd need some more advanced ltac:(...) magic then.

  • Probably, if we want to make it work with primitive projections.

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