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Definitional Functoriality for Dependent (Sub)Types


Dependently-typed proof assistant rely crucially on a definitional equality, identifying the types and terms that are automatically undistinguishable for the underlying type theory. This paper extends type theory with definitional functor laws, two equations satisfied propositionally by a large class of container-like type con- structors F: Type → Type, equipped with a mapF : (A → B) → F A → F B, such as lists or trees. Promot- ing these equations to definitional ones strengthen the theory, enabling slicker proofs and more automation for functorial type constructors. This extension is then used to justify modularly a structural form of coercive subtyping, propagating subtyping through type formers. We show that the resulting notion of coercive sub- typing, thanks to the extra definitional equations, is equivalent to a natural and implicit form of subsumptive subtyping. The key result of decidability of type-checking in a dependent type system with functor laws for lists has been entirely mechanized in Coq
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hal-04160858 , version 1 (20-07-2023)
hal-04160858 , version 2 (23-10-2023)




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Théo Laurent, Meven Lennon-Bertrand, Kenji Maillard. Definitional Functoriality for Dependent (Sub)Types. 2023. ⟨hal-04160858v1⟩


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