(** * Poly: Polymorphism and Higher-Order Functions *)
(** In this chapter we continue our development of basic
concepts of functional programming. The critical new ideas are
_polymorphism_ (abstracting functions over the types of the data
they manipulate) and _higher-order functions_ (treating functions
as data).
*)
Require Export Lists.
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(** * Polymorphism *)
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(** ** Polymorphic Lists *)
(** For the last couple of chapters, we've been working just
with lists of numbers. Obviously, interesting programs also need
to be able to manipulate lists with elements from other types --
lists of strings, lists of booleans, lists of lists, etc. We
_could_ just define a new inductive datatype for each of these,
for example... *)
Inductive boollist : Type :=
| bool_nil : boollist
| bool_cons : bool -> boollist -> boollist.
(** ... but this would quickly become tedious, partly because we
have to make up different constructor names for each datatype, but
mostly because we would also need to define new versions of all
our list manipulating functions ([length], [rev], etc.) for each
new datatype definition. *)
(** *** *)
(** To avoid all this repetition, Coq supports _polymorphic_
inductive type definitions. For example, here is a _polymorphic
list_ datatype. *)
Inductive list (X:Type) : Type :=
| nil : list X
| cons : X -> list X -> list X.
(** This is exactly like the definition of [natlist] from the
previous chapter, except that the [nat] argument to the [cons]
constructor has been replaced by an arbitrary type [X], a binding
for [X] has been added to the header, and the occurrences of
[natlist] in the types of the constructors have been replaced by
[list X]. (We can re-use the constructor names [nil] and [cons]
because the earlier definition of [natlist] was inside of a
[Module] definition that is now out of scope.) *)
(** What sort of thing is [list] itself? One good way to think
about it is that [list] is a _function_ from [Type]s to
[Inductive] definitions; or, to put it another way, [list] is a
function from [Type]s to [Type]s. For any particular type [X],
the type [list X] is an [Inductive]ly defined set of lists whose
elements are things of type [X]. *)
(** With this definition, when we use the constructors [nil] and
[cons] to build lists, we need to tell Coq the type of the
elements in the lists we are building -- that is, [nil] and [cons]
are now _polymorphic constructors_. Observe the types of these
constructors: *)
Check nil.
(* ===> nil : forall X : Type, list X *)
Check cons.
(* ===> cons : forall X : Type, X -> list X -> list X *)
(** The "[forall X]" in these types can be read as an additional
argument to the constructors that determines the expected types of
the arguments that follow. When [nil] and [cons] are used, these
arguments are supplied in the same way as the others. For
example, the list containing [2] and [1] is written like this: *)
Check (cons nat 2 (cons nat 1 (nil nat))).
(** (We've gone back to writing [nil] and [cons] explicitly here
because we haven't yet defined the [ [] ] and [::] notations for
the new version of lists. We'll do that in a bit.) *)
(** We can now go back and make polymorphic (or "generic")
versions of all the list-processing functions that we wrote
before. Here is [length], for example: *)
(** *** *)
Fixpoint length (X:Type) (l:list X) : nat :=
match l with
| nil => 0
| cons h t => S (length X t)
end.
(** Note that the uses of [nil] and [cons] in [match] patterns
do not require any type annotations: Coq already knows that the list
[l] contains elements of type [X], so there's no reason to include
[X] in the pattern. (More precisely, the type [X] is a parameter
of the whole definition of [list], not of the individual
constructors. We'll come back to this point later.)
As with [nil] and [cons], we can use [length] by applying it first
to a type and then to its list argument: *)
Example test_length1 :
length nat (cons nat 1 (cons nat 2 (nil nat))) = 2.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** To use our length with other kinds of lists, we simply
instantiate it with an appropriate type parameter: *)
Example test_length2 :
length bool (cons bool true (nil bool)) = 1.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** *** *)
(** Let's close this subsection by re-implementing a few other
standard list functions on our new polymorphic lists: *)
Fixpoint app (X : Type) (l1 l2 : list X)
: (list X) :=
match l1 with
| nil => l2
| cons h t => cons X h (app X t l2)
end.
Fixpoint snoc (X:Type) (l:list X) (v:X) : (list X) :=
match l with
| nil => cons X v (nil X)
| cons h t => cons X h (snoc X t v)
end.
Fixpoint rev (X:Type) (l:list X) : list X :=
match l with
| nil => nil X
| cons h t => snoc X (rev X t) h
end.
Example test_rev1 :
rev nat (cons nat 1 (cons nat 2 (nil nat)))
= (cons nat 2 (cons nat 1 (nil nat))).
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_rev2:
rev bool (nil bool) = nil bool.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Module MumbleBaz.
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (mumble_grumble) *)
(** Consider the following two inductively defined types. *)
Inductive mumble : Type :=
| a : mumble
| b : mumble -> nat -> mumble
| c : mumble.
Inductive grumble (X:Type) : Type :=
| d : mumble -> grumble X
| e : X -> grumble X.
(** Which of the following are well-typed elements of [grumble X] for
some type [X]?
- [d (b a 5)]
- [d mumble (b a 5)]
- [d bool (b a 5)]
- [e bool true]
- [e mumble (b c 0)]
- [e bool (b c 0)]
- [c]
(* FILL IN HERE *)
[] *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (baz_num_elts) *)
(** Consider the following inductive definition: *)
Inductive baz : Type :=
| x : baz -> baz
| y : baz -> bool -> baz.
(** How _many_ elements does the type [baz] have?
(* FILL IN HERE *)
[] *)
End MumbleBaz.
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(** *** Type Annotation Inference *)
(** Let's write the definition of [app] again, but this time we won't
specify the types of any of the arguments. Will Coq still accept
it? *)
Fixpoint app' X l1 l2 : list X :=
match l1 with
| nil => l2
| cons h t => cons X h (app' X t l2)
end.
(** Indeed it will. Let's see what type Coq has assigned to [app']: *)
Check app'.
(* ===> forall X : Type, list X -> list X -> list X *)
Check app.
(* ===> forall X : Type, list X -> list X -> list X *)
(** It has exactly the same type type as [app]. Coq was able to
use a process called _type inference_ to deduce what the types of
[X], [l1], and [l2] must be, based on how they are used. For
example, since [X] is used as an argument to [cons], it must be a
[Type], since [cons] expects a [Type] as its first argument;
matching [l1] with [nil] and [cons] means it must be a [list]; and
so on.
This powerful facility means we don't always have to write
explicit type annotations everywhere, although explicit type
annotations are still quite useful as documentation and sanity
checks. You should try to find a balance in your own code between
too many type annotations (so many that they clutter and distract)
and too few (which forces readers to perform type inference in
their heads in order to understand your code). *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** *** Type Argument Synthesis *)
(** Whenever we use a polymorphic function, we need to pass it
one or more types in addition to its other arguments. For
example, the recursive call in the body of the [length] function
above must pass along the type [X]. But just like providing
explicit type annotations everywhere, this is heavy and verbose.
Since the second argument to [length] is a list of [X]s, it seems
entirely obvious that the first argument can only be [X] -- why
should we have to write it explicitly?
Fortunately, Coq permits us to avoid this kind of redundancy. In
place of any type argument we can write the "implicit argument"
[_], which can be read as "Please figure out for yourself what
type belongs here." More precisely, when Coq encounters a [_], it
will attempt to _unify_ all locally available information -- the
type of the function being applied, the types of the other
arguments, and the type expected by the context in which the
application appears -- to determine what concrete type should
replace the [_].
This may sound similar to type annotation inference -- and,
indeed, the two procedures rely on the same underlying mechanisms.
Instead of simply omitting the types of some arguments to a
function, like
app' X l1 l2 : list X :=
we can also replace the types with [_], like
app' (X : _) (l1 l2 : _) : list X :=
which tells Coq to attempt to infer the missing information, just
as with argument synthesis.
Using implicit arguments, the [length] function can be written
like this: *)
Fixpoint length' (X:Type) (l:list X) : nat :=
match l with
| nil => 0
| cons h t => S (length' _ t)
end.
(** In this instance, we don't save much by writing [_] instead of
[X]. But in many cases the difference can be significant. For
example, suppose we want to write down a list containing the
numbers [1], [2], and [3]. Instead of writing this... *)
Definition list123 :=
cons nat 1 (cons nat 2 (cons nat 3 (nil nat))).
(** ...we can use argument synthesis to write this: *)
Definition list123' := cons _ 1 (cons _ 2 (cons _ 3 (nil _))).
(* ###################################################### *)
(** *** Implicit Arguments *)
(** If fact, we can go further. To avoid having to sprinkle [_]'s
throughout our programs, we can tell Coq _always_ to infer the
type argument(s) of a given function. The [Arguments] directive
specifies the name of the function or constructor, and then lists
its argument names, with curly braces around any arguments to be
treated as implicit.
*)
Arguments nil {X}.
Arguments cons {X} _ _. (* use underscore for argument position that has no name *)
Arguments length {X} l.
Arguments app {X} l1 l2.
Arguments rev {X} l.
Arguments snoc {X} l v.
(* note: no _ arguments required... *)
Definition list123'' := cons 1 (cons 2 (cons 3 nil)).
Check (length list123'').
(** *** *)
(** Alternatively, we can declare an argument to be implicit while
defining the function itself, by surrounding the argument in curly
braces. For example: *)
Fixpoint length'' {X:Type} (l:list X) : nat :=
match l with
| nil => 0
| cons h t => S (length'' t)
end.
(** (Note that we didn't even have to provide a type argument to
the recursive call to [length'']; indeed, it is invalid to provide
one.) We will use this style whenever possible, although we will
continue to use use explicit [Argument] declarations for
[Inductive] constructors. *)
(** *** *)
(** One small problem with declaring arguments [Implicit] is
that, occasionally, Coq does not have enough local information to
determine a type argument; in such cases, we need to tell Coq that
we want to give the argument explicitly this time, even though
we've globally declared it to be [Implicit]. For example, suppose we
write this: *)
(* Definition mynil := nil. *)
(** If we uncomment this definition, Coq will give us an error,
because it doesn't know what type argument to supply to [nil]. We
can help it by providing an explicit type declaration (so that Coq
has more information available when it gets to the "application"
of [nil]): *)
Definition mynil : list nat := nil.
(** Alternatively, we can force the implicit arguments to be explicit by
prefixing the function name with [@]. *)
Check @nil.
Definition mynil' := @nil nat.
(** *** *)
(** Using argument synthesis and implicit arguments, we can
define convenient notation for lists, as before. Since we have
made the constructor type arguments implicit, Coq will know to
automatically infer these when we use the notations. *)
Notation "x :: y" := (cons x y)
(at level 60, right associativity).
Notation "[ ]" := nil.
Notation "[ x ; .. ; y ]" := (cons x .. (cons y []) ..).
Notation "x ++ y" := (app x y)
(at level 60, right associativity).
(** Now lists can be written just the way we'd hope: *)
Definition list123''' := [1; 2; 3].
Check ([3 + 4] ++ nil).
(* ###################################################### *)
(** *** Exercises: Polymorphic Lists *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars, optional (poly_exercises) *)
(** Here are a few simple exercises, just like ones in the [Lists]
chapter, for practice with polymorphism. Fill in the definitions
and complete the proofs below. *)
Fixpoint repeat {X : Type} (n : X) (count : nat) : list X :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_repeat1:
repeat true 2 = cons true (cons true nil).
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Theorem nil_app : forall X:Type, forall l:list X,
app [] l = l.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Theorem rev_snoc : forall X : Type,
forall v : X,
forall s : list X,
rev (snoc s v) = v :: (rev s).
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Theorem rev_involutive : forall X : Type, forall l : list X,
rev (rev l) = l.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Theorem snoc_with_append : forall X : Type,
forall l1 l2 : list X,
forall v : X,
snoc (l1 ++ l2) v = l1 ++ (snoc l2 v).
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Polymorphic Pairs *)
(** Following the same pattern, the type definition we gave in
the last chapter for pairs of numbers can be generalized to
_polymorphic pairs_ (or _products_): *)
Inductive prod (X Y : Type) : Type :=
pair : X -> Y -> prod X Y.
Arguments pair {X} {Y} _ _.
(** As with lists, we make the type arguments implicit and define the
familiar concrete notation. *)
Notation "( x , y )" := (pair x y).
(** We can also use the [Notation] mechanism to define the standard
notation for pair _types_: *)
Notation "X * Y" := (prod X Y) : type_scope.
(** (The annotation [: type_scope] tells Coq that this abbreviation
should be used when parsing types. This avoids a clash with the
multiplication symbol.) *)
(** *** *)
(** A note of caution: it is easy at first to get [(x,y)] and
[X*Y] confused. Remember that [(x,y)] is a _value_ built from two
other values; [X*Y] is a _type_ built from two other types. If
[x] has type [X] and [y] has type [Y], then [(x,y)] has type
[X*Y]. *)
(** The first and second projection functions now look pretty
much as they would in any functional programming language. *)
Definition fst {X Y : Type} (p : X * Y) : X :=
match p with (x,y) => x end.
Definition snd {X Y : Type} (p : X * Y) : Y :=
match p with (x,y) => y end.
(** The following function takes two lists and combines them
into a list of pairs. In many functional programming languages,
it is called [zip]. We call it [combine] for consistency with
Coq's standard library. *)
(** Note that the pair notation can be used both in expressions and in
patterns... *)
Fixpoint combine {X Y : Type} (lx : list X) (ly : list Y)
: list (X*Y) :=
match (lx,ly) with
| ([],_) => []
| (_,[]) => []
| (x::tx, y::ty) => (x,y) :: (combine tx ty)
end.
(** **** Exercise: 1 star, optional (combine_checks) *)
(** Try answering the following questions on paper and
checking your answers in coq:
- What is the type of [combine] (i.e., what does [Check
@combine] print?)
- What does
Eval compute in (combine [1;2] [false;false;true;true]).
print? []
*)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (split) *)
(** The function [split] is the right inverse of combine: it takes a
list of pairs and returns a pair of lists. In many functional
programing languages, this function is called [unzip].
Uncomment the material below and fill in the definition of
[split]. Make sure it passes the given unit tests. *)
Fixpoint split
{X Y : Type} (l : list (X*Y))
: (list X) * (list Y) :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_split:
split [(1,false);(2,false)] = ([1;2],[false;false]).
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Polymorphic Options *)
(** One last polymorphic type for now: _polymorphic options_.
The type declaration generalizes the one for [natoption] in the
previous chapter: *)
Inductive option (X:Type) : Type :=
| Some : X -> option X
| None : option X.
Arguments Some {X} _.
Arguments None {X}.
(** *** *)
(** We can now rewrite the [index] function so that it works
with any type of lists. *)
Fixpoint index {X : Type} (n : nat)
(l : list X) : option X :=
match l with
| [] => None
| a :: l' => if beq_nat n O then Some a else index (pred n) l'
end.
Example test_index1 : index 0 [4;5;6;7] = Some 4.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_index2 : index 1 [[1];[2]] = Some [2].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_index3 : index 2 [true] = None.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** **** Exercise: 1 star, optional (hd_opt_poly) *)
(** Complete the definition of a polymorphic version of the
[hd_opt] function from the last chapter. Be sure that it
passes the unit tests below. *)
Definition hd_opt {X : Type} (l : list X) : option X :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
(** Once again, to force the implicit arguments to be explicit,
we can use [@] before the name of the function. *)
Check @hd_opt.
Example test_hd_opt1 : hd_opt [1;2] = Some 1.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_hd_opt2 : hd_opt [[1];[2]] = Some [1].
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** * Functions as Data *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Higher-Order Functions *)
(** Like many other modern programming languages -- including
all _functional languages_ (ML, Haskell, Scheme, etc.) -- Coq
treats functions as first-class citizens, allowing functions to be
passed as arguments to other functions, returned as results,
stored in data structures, etc.
Functions that manipulate other functions are often called
_higher-order_ functions. Here's a simple one: *)
Definition doit3times {X:Type} (f:X->X) (n:X) : X :=
f (f (f n)).
(** The argument [f] here is itself a function (from [X] to
[X]); the body of [doit3times] applies [f] three times to some
value [n]. *)
Check @doit3times.
(* ===> doit3times : forall X : Type, (X -> X) -> X -> X *)
Example test_doit3times: doit3times minustwo 9 = 3.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_doit3times': doit3times negb true = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Partial Application *)
(** In fact, the multiple-argument functions we have already
seen are also examples of passing functions as data. To see why,
recall the type of [plus]. *)
Check plus.
(* ==> nat -> nat -> nat *)
(** Each [->] in this expression is actually a _binary_ operator
on types. (This is the same as saying that Coq primitively
supports only one-argument functions -- do you see why?) This
operator is _right-associative_, so the type of [plus] is really a
shorthand for [nat -> (nat -> nat)] -- i.e., it can be read as
saying that "[plus] is a one-argument function that takes a [nat]
and returns a one-argument function that takes another [nat] and
returns a [nat]." In the examples above, we have always applied
[plus] to both of its arguments at once, but if we like we can
supply just the first. This is called _partial application_. *)
Definition plus3 := plus 3.
Check plus3.
Example test_plus3 : plus3 4 = 7.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_plus3' : doit3times plus3 0 = 9.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_plus3'' : doit3times (plus 3) 0 = 9.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Digression: Currying *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars, advanced (currying) *)
(** In Coq, a function [f : A -> B -> C] really has the type [A
-> (B -> C)]. That is, if you give [f] a value of type [A], it
will give you function [f' : B -> C]. If you then give [f'] a
value of type [B], it will return a value of type [C]. This
allows for partial application, as in [plus3]. Processing a list
of arguments with functions that return functions is called
_currying_, in honor of the logician Haskell Curry.
Conversely, we can reinterpret the type [A -> B -> C] as [(A *
B) -> C]. This is called _uncurrying_. With an uncurried binary
function, both arguments must be given at once as a pair; there is
no partial application. *)
(** We can define currying as follows: *)
Definition prod_curry {X Y Z : Type}
(f : X * Y -> Z) (x : X) (y : Y) : Z := f (x, y).
(** As an exercise, define its inverse, [prod_uncurry]. Then prove
the theorems below to show that the two are inverses. *)
Definition prod_uncurry {X Y Z : Type}
(f : X -> Y -> Z) (p : X * Y) : Z :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
(** (Thought exercise: before running these commands, can you
calculate the types of [prod_curry] and [prod_uncurry]?) *)
Check @prod_curry.
Check @prod_uncurry.
Theorem uncurry_curry : forall (X Y Z : Type) (f : X -> Y -> Z) x y,
prod_curry (prod_uncurry f) x y = f x y.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Theorem curry_uncurry : forall (X Y Z : Type)
(f : (X * Y) -> Z) (p : X * Y),
prod_uncurry (prod_curry f) p = f p.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Filter *)
(** Here is a useful higher-order function, which takes a list
of [X]s and a _predicate_ on [X] (a function from [X] to [bool])
and "filters" the list, returning a new list containing just those
elements for which the predicate returns [true]. *)
Fixpoint filter {X:Type} (test: X->bool) (l:list X)
: (list X) :=
match l with
| [] => []
| h :: t => if test h then h :: (filter test t)
else filter test t
end.
(** For example, if we apply [filter] to the predicate [evenb]
and a list of numbers [l], it returns a list containing just the
even members of [l]. *)
Example test_filter1: filter evenb [1;2;3;4] = [2;4].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** *** *)
Definition length_is_1 {X : Type} (l : list X) : bool :=
beq_nat (length l) 1.
Example test_filter2:
filter length_is_1
[ [1; 2]; [3]; [4]; [5;6;7]; []; [8] ]
= [ [3]; [4]; [8] ].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** *** *)
(** We can use [filter] to give a concise version of the
[countoddmembers] function from the [Lists] chapter. *)
Definition countoddmembers' (l:list nat) : nat :=
length (filter oddb l).
Example test_countoddmembers'1: countoddmembers' [1;0;3;1;4;5] = 4.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_countoddmembers'2: countoddmembers' [0;2;4] = 0.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example test_countoddmembers'3: countoddmembers' nil = 0.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Anonymous Functions *)
(** It is a little annoying to be forced to define the function
[length_is_1] and give it a name just to be able to pass it as an
argument to [filter], since we will probably never use it again.
Moreover, this is not an isolated example. When using
higher-order functions, we often want to pass as arguments
"one-off" functions that we will never use again; having to give
each of these functions a name would be tedious.
Fortunately, there is a better way. It is also possible to
construct a function "on the fly" without declaring it at the top
level or giving it a name; this is analogous to the notation we've
been using for writing down constant lists, natural numbers, and
so on. *)
Example test_anon_fun':
doit3times (fun n => n * n) 2 = 256.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** Here is the motivating example from before, rewritten to use
an anonymous function. *)
Example test_filter2':
filter (fun l => beq_nat (length l) 1)
[ [1; 2]; [3]; [4]; [5;6;7]; []; [8] ]
= [ [3]; [4]; [8] ].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (filter_even_gt7) *)
(** Use [filter] (instead of [Fixpoint]) to write a Coq function
[filter_even_gt7] that takes a list of natural numbers as input
and returns a list of just those that are even and greater than
7. *)
Definition filter_even_gt7 (l : list nat) : list nat :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_filter_even_gt7_1 :
filter_even_gt7 [1;2;6;9;10;3;12;8] = [10;12;8].
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_filter_even_gt7_2 :
filter_even_gt7 [5;2;6;19;129] = [].
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 3 stars (partition) *)
(** Use [filter] to write a Coq function [partition]:
partition : forall X : Type,
(X -> bool) -> list X -> list X * list X
Given a set [X], a test function of type [X -> bool] and a [list
X], [partition] should return a pair of lists. The first member of
the pair is the sublist of the original list containing the
elements that satisfy the test, and the second is the sublist
containing those that fail the test. The order of elements in the
two sublists should be the same as their order in the original
list.
*)
Definition partition {X : Type} (test : X -> bool) (l : list X)
: list X * list X :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_partition1: partition oddb [1;2;3;4;5] = ([1;3;5], [2;4]).
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
Example test_partition2: partition (fun x => false) [5;9;0] = ([], [5;9;0]).
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Map *)
(** Another handy higher-order function is called [map]. *)
Fixpoint map {X Y:Type} (f:X->Y) (l:list X)
: (list Y) :=
match l with
| [] => []
| h :: t => (f h) :: (map f t)
end.
(** *** *)
(** It takes a function [f] and a list [ l = [n1, n2, n3, ...] ]
and returns the list [ [f n1, f n2, f n3,...] ], where [f] has
been applied to each element of [l] in turn. For example: *)
Example test_map1: map (plus 3) [2;0;2] = [5;3;5].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** The element types of the input and output lists need not be
the same ([map] takes _two_ type arguments, [X] and [Y]). This
version of [map] can thus be applied to a list of numbers and a
function from numbers to booleans to yield a list of booleans: *)
Example test_map2: map oddb [2;1;2;5] = [false;true;false;true].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** It can even be applied to a list of numbers and
a function from numbers to _lists_ of booleans to
yield a list of lists of booleans: *)
Example test_map3:
map (fun n => [evenb n;oddb n]) [2;1;2;5]
= [[true;false];[false;true];[true;false];[false;true]].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** ** Map for options *)
(** **** Exercise: 3 stars (map_rev) *)
(** Show that [map] and [rev] commute. You may need to define an
auxiliary lemma. *)
Theorem map_rev : forall (X Y : Type) (f : X -> Y) (l : list X),
map f (rev l) = rev (map f l).
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (flat_map) *)
(** The function [map] maps a [list X] to a [list Y] using a function
of type [X -> Y]. We can define a similar function, [flat_map],
which maps a [list X] to a [list Y] using a function [f] of type
[X -> list Y]. Your definition should work by 'flattening' the
results of [f], like so:
flat_map (fun n => [n;n+1;n+2]) [1;5;10]
= [1; 2; 3; 5; 6; 7; 10; 11; 12].
*)
Fixpoint flat_map {X Y:Type} (f:X -> list Y) (l:list X)
: (list Y) :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
Example test_flat_map1:
flat_map (fun n => [n;n;n]) [1;5;4]
= [1; 1; 1; 5; 5; 5; 4; 4; 4].
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** Lists are not the only inductive type that we can write a
[map] function for. Here is the definition of [map] for the
[option] type: *)
Definition option_map {X Y : Type} (f : X -> Y) (xo : option X)
: option Y :=
match xo with
| None => None
| Some x => Some (f x)
end.
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars, optional (implicit_args) *)
(** The definitions and uses of [filter] and [map] use implicit
arguments in many places. Replace the curly braces around the
implicit arguments with parentheses, and then fill in explicit
type parameters where necessary and use Coq to check that you've
done so correctly. (This exercise is not to be turned in; it is
probably easiest to do it on a _copy_ of this file that you can
throw away afterwards.) [] *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Fold *)
(** An even more powerful higher-order function is called
[fold]. This function is the inspiration for the "[reduce]"
operation that lies at the heart of Google's map/reduce
distributed programming framework. *)
Fixpoint fold {X Y:Type} (f: X->Y->Y) (l:list X) (b:Y) : Y :=
match l with
| nil => b
| h :: t => f h (fold f t b)
end.
(** *** *)
(** Intuitively, the behavior of the [fold] operation is to
insert a given binary operator [f] between every pair of elements
in a given list. For example, [ fold plus [1;2;3;4] ] intuitively
means [1+2+3+4]. To make this precise, we also need a "starting
element" that serves as the initial second input to [f]. So, for
example,
fold plus [1;2;3;4] 0
yields
1 + (2 + (3 + (4 + 0))).
Here are some more examples:
*)
Check (fold andb).
(* ===> fold andb : list bool -> bool -> bool *)
Example fold_example1 : fold mult [1;2;3;4] 1 = 24.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example fold_example2 : fold andb [true;true;false;true] true = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example fold_example3 : fold app [[1];[];[2;3];[4]] [] = [1;2;3;4].
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** **** Exercise: 1 star, advanced (fold_types_different) *)
(** Observe that the type of [fold] is parameterized by _two_ type
variables, [X] and [Y], and the parameter [f] is a binary operator
that takes an [X] and a [Y] and returns a [Y]. Can you think of a
situation where it would be useful for [X] and [Y] to be
different? *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** ** Functions For Constructing Functions *)
(** Most of the higher-order functions we have talked about so
far take functions as _arguments_. Now let's look at some
examples involving _returning_ functions as the results of other
functions.
To begin, here is a function that takes a value [x] (drawn from
some type [X]) and returns a function from [nat] to [X] that
yields [x] whenever it is called, ignoring its [nat] argument. *)
Definition constfun {X: Type} (x: X) : nat->X :=
fun (k:nat) => x.
Definition ftrue := constfun true.
Example constfun_example1 : ftrue 0 = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example constfun_example2 : (constfun 5) 99 = 5.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** *** *)
(** Similarly, but a bit more interestingly, here is a function
that takes a function [f] from numbers to some type [X], a number
[k], and a value [x], and constructs a function that behaves
exactly like [f] except that, when called with the argument [k],
it returns [x]. *)
Definition override {X: Type} (f: nat->X) (k:nat) (x:X) : nat->X:=
fun (k':nat) => if beq_nat k k' then x else f k'.
(** For example, we can apply [override] twice to obtain a
function from numbers to booleans that returns [false] on [1] and
[3] and returns [true] on all other arguments. *)
Definition fmostlytrue := override (override ftrue 1 false) 3 false.
(** *** *)
Example override_example1 : fmostlytrue 0 = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example override_example2 : fmostlytrue 1 = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example override_example3 : fmostlytrue 2 = true.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
Example override_example4 : fmostlytrue 3 = false.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** *** *)
(** **** Exercise: 1 star (override_example) *)
(** Before starting to work on the following proof, make sure you
understand exactly what the theorem is saying and can paraphrase
it in your own words. The proof itself is straightforward. *)
Theorem override_example : forall (b:bool),
(override (constfun b) 3 true) 2 = b.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** We'll use function overriding heavily in parts of the rest of the
course, and we will end up needing to know quite a bit about its
properties. To prove these properties, though, we need to know
about a few more of Coq's tactics; developing these is the main
topic of the next chapter. For now, though, let's introduce just
one very useful tactic that will also help us with proving
properties of some of the other functions we have introduced in
this chapter. *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(* ###################################################### *)
(** * The [unfold] Tactic *)
(** Sometimes, a proof will get stuck because Coq doesn't
automatically expand a function call into its definition. (This
is a feature, not a bug: if Coq automatically expanded everything
possible, our proof goals would quickly become enormous -- hard to
read and slow for Coq to manipulate!) *)
Theorem unfold_example_bad : forall m n,
3 + n = m ->
plus3 n + 1 = m + 1.
Proof.
intros m n H.
(* At this point, we'd like to do [rewrite -> H], since
[plus3 n] is definitionally equal to [3 + n]. However,
Coq doesn't automatically expand [plus3 n] to its
definition. *)
Abort.
(** The [unfold] tactic can be used to explicitly replace a
defined name by the right-hand side of its definition. *)
Theorem unfold_example : forall m n,
3 + n = m ->
plus3 n + 1 = m + 1.
Proof.
intros m n H.
unfold plus3.
rewrite -> H.
reflexivity. Qed.
(** Now we can prove a first property of [override]: If we
override a function at some argument [k] and then look up [k], we
get back the overridden value. *)
Theorem override_eq : forall {X:Type} x k (f:nat->X),
(override f k x) k = x.
Proof.
intros X x k f.
unfold override.
rewrite <- beq_nat_refl.
reflexivity. Qed.
(** This proof was straightforward, but note that it requires
[unfold] to expand the definition of [override]. *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (override_neq) *)
Theorem override_neq : forall (X:Type) x1 x2 k1 k2 (f : nat->X),
f k1 = x1 ->
beq_nat k2 k1 = false ->
(override f k2 x2) k1 = x1.
Proof.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** As the inverse of [unfold], Coq also provides a tactic
[fold], which can be used to "unexpand" a definition. It is used
much less often. *)
(* ##################################################### *)
(** * Additional Exercises *)
(** **** Exercise: 2 stars (fold_length) *)
(** Many common functions on lists can be implemented in terms of
[fold]. For example, here is an alternative definition of [length]: *)
Definition fold_length {X : Type} (l : list X) : nat :=
fold (fun _ n => S n) l 0.
Example test_fold_length1 : fold_length [4;7;0] = 3.
Proof. reflexivity. Qed.
(** Prove the correctness of [fold_length]. *)
Theorem fold_length_correct : forall X (l : list X),
fold_length l = length l.
(* FILL IN HERE *) Admitted.
(** [] *)
(** **** Exercise: 3 stars (fold_map) *)
(** We can also define [map] in terms of [fold]. Finish [fold_map]
below. *)
Definition fold_map {X Y:Type} (f : X -> Y) (l : list X) : list Y :=
(* FILL IN HERE *) admit.
(** Write down a theorem in Coq stating that [fold_map] is correct,
and prove it. *)
(* FILL IN HERE *)
(** [] *)
(* $Date: 2013-09-26 13:40:26 -0500 (Thu, 26 Sep 2013) $ *)