## A few constructions on constructors (2005)

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Mcbride05afew,

author = {Conor Mcbride and Healfdene Goguen and James Mckinna},

title = {A few constructions on constructors},

booktitle = {Types for Proofs and Programs},

year = {2005},

pages = {30},

publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

Abstract. We present four constructions for standard equipment which can be generated for every inductive datatype: case analysis, structural recursion, no confusion, acyclicity. Our constructions follow a two-level approach—they require less work than the standard techniques which inspired them [11, 8]. Moreover, given a suitably heterogeneous notion of equality, they extend without difficulty to inductive families of datatypes. These constructions are vital components of the translation from dependently typed programs in pattern matching style [7] to the equivalent programs expressed in terms of induction principles [21] and as such play a crucial behind-the-scenes rôle in Epigram [25]. 1

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Citation Context ...ections of inductive types, indexed by a given telescope, Θ data Θ Fam Θ where · · · ∆ · · · Ψ i v i Ψ i : Fam �r i con ∆ v 1 . . . v n : Fam �s Telescopes. We use Greek capitals to denote telescopes =-=[9]-=-—sequences of declarations x 1 : X 1; . . . x n : X n where later types may depend on earlier variables. We shall freely write iterated binders over telescopes λΘ ⇒T , and we shall also · · · · · ·sus... |