# Questions tagged [calculus-of-inductive-constructions]

Calculus of (co)Inductive Constructions is a pure type system (Coquand, Huet) equipped with addition types: arbitrary (co)inductive types implementing general (co)inductive schemes; universes as a cumulative hierarchy of predicative types of types; and an impredicative type of propositions.

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### Universe inconsistency errors when using ZF model in Coq

I am trying to use a formal logic system I recently implemented in Coq to study ZF set theory. In order to do this, I need to define a type representing the domain in question, and then prove that ...
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### Why inductive types (or variants) are so rigid in terms of the set of constructors

An inductive type definition normally carries a set of constructors C, but I am not so sure why the set of constructors C is always once-for-all statically defined. For instance: ...
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### Can you help me lay out the different variations of CoC and their generalizations?

I am learning the typed lambda-calculus and looking into the Calculus of Constructions. It was going well until I was slapped in the face with variations, and now I'm confused about the layout of all ...
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### Calculus of (inductive) Constructions: Do inductive definitions increase proof strength?

Question Is CiC stronger than CoC, in terms of proof strength? Context To illustrate the kind of confusion I am in, and what I'd like to learn from the answer, here is part of my inner monologue: If I ...
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### How to prove in Lean that sums are distributive?

Assume we are given three types in Lean. constants A B C : Type There is a canonical map of the following form. ...
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### What should be cited for "the Calculus of inductive Constructions"?

The history of dependent data types spans decades and is a bit confusing. I have seen some implausible claims about which documents present what. I would like to get it right for my own work without ...
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Timany and Sozeau's Predicative Calculus of Cumulative Inductive Constructions (pCuIC) [1] adds extra cumulativity to the inductive types of (Lee and Werner's [2], I think?) pCIC. But what does the &...
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### Proof-theoretic comparison table?

I read this CSTheory SE post, which suggests that it is often not clear what variant of MLTT or CIC is being referred to. But I would like to know the proof-theoretic strengths of the various ...
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### Is unguarded fixpoint reduction consistent?

In Coq, there are two restrictions on fixpoints to retain normalization: Recursive calls can only be done on structurally smaller arguments, enforced by a guard condition during type checking; and ...
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### How does Metamath Zero handle CIC as in Lean or Coq?

Metamath Zero (MM0) is a proof assistant developed by Mario Carneiro. It has a metalogic very similar to the metalogic of MetaMath, but it also borrows design choices from Lean (and maybe other ...
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