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Such a constant is also called a constructor. Examples of primitive constants are N, succ and 0; they can be introduced by the following declarations: A defined constant is defined in terms of other objects. , en), then we get an expression which is a definiendum, that is, an expression which computes in one step to its definiens (which is a well-typed object). A defined constant can be either explicitly or implicitly defined. We declare an explicitly defined constant c by giving it as an abbreviation of an object a in a type A: For instance, we can make the following explicit definitions: The last example is the monomorphic identity function which, when applied to an arbitrary set A, yields the identity function on A.

The Mathematical Language AUTOMATH, its usage and some of its extensions. In M. Laudet, D. Lacombe, L. Nolin, and M. Schutzenberger, editors, Symposium on Automatic Demonstration, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 125, pages 29-61, Springer-Verlag, 1970. [de Bruijn, 1980] N. G. de Bruijn. A survey of the project AUTOMATH. In J. P. Seldin and J. R. Hindley, editors, To H. B. Curry: Essays on Combinatory Logic, Lambda Calculus, and Formalism, pages 589-606, Academic Press, 1980. 36 B. Nordstrom, K. Petersson and J.

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