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-- The Agda standard library
--
-- An abstraction of various forms of recursion/induction
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- The idea underlying Induction.* comes from Epigram 1, see Section 4
-- of "The view from the left" by McBride and McKinna.
-- Note: The types in this module can perhaps be easier to understand
-- if they are normalised. Note also that Agda can do the
-- normalisation for you.
module Induction where
open import Level
open import Relation.Unary
-- A RecStruct describes the allowed structure of recursion. The
-- examples in Induction.Nat should explain what this is all about.
RecStruct : ∀ {a} → Set a → (ℓ₁ ℓ₂ : Level) → Set _
RecStruct A ℓ₁ ℓ₂ = Pred A ℓ₁ → Pred A ℓ₂
-- A recursor builder constructs an instance of a recursion structure
-- for a given input.
RecursorBuilder : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂} {A : Set a} → RecStruct A ℓ₁ ℓ₂ → Set _
RecursorBuilder Rec = ∀ P → Rec P ⊆′ P → Universal (Rec P)
-- A recursor can be used to actually compute/prove something useful.
Recursor : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂} {A : Set a} → RecStruct A ℓ₁ ℓ₂ → Set _
Recursor Rec = ∀ P → Rec P ⊆′ P → Universal P
-- And recursors can be constructed from recursor builders.
build : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂} {A : Set a} {Rec : RecStruct A ℓ₁ ℓ₂} →
RecursorBuilder Rec →
Recursor Rec
build builder P f x = f x (builder P f x)
-- We can repeat the exercise above for subsets of the type we are
-- recursing over.
SubsetRecursorBuilder : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂ ℓ₃} {A : Set a} →
Pred A ℓ₁ → RecStruct A ℓ₂ ℓ₃ → Set _
SubsetRecursorBuilder Q Rec = ∀ P → Rec P ⊆′ P → Q ⊆′ Rec P
SubsetRecursor : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂ ℓ₃} {A : Set a} →
Pred A ℓ₁ → RecStruct A ℓ₂ ℓ₃ → Set _
SubsetRecursor Q Rec = ∀ P → Rec P ⊆′ P → Q ⊆′ P
subsetBuild : ∀ {a ℓ₁ ℓ₂ ℓ₃}
{A : Set a} {Q : Pred A ℓ₁} {Rec : RecStruct A ℓ₂ ℓ₃} →
SubsetRecursorBuilder Q Rec →
SubsetRecursor Q Rec
subsetBuild builder P f x q = f x (builder P f x q)