Co-Inductive Types in Coq: An Experiment with the Alternating Bit Protocol
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We describe an experience concerning the implementation and use of co-inductive types in the proof editor Coq. Co-inductive types are recursive types which, opposite to inductive ones, may be inhabited by infinite objects. In order to illustrate their use in Coq, we describe an axiomatisation of a calculus of broadcasting systems where recursive processes are represented using infinite objects. This calculus is used for developing a verification proof of the alternating bit protocol.