Questions tagged [unification]

Unification is a technique used in the implementation of proof assistants for purposes including solving of metavariables and resolution of type classes.

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Can we bring unification results under cofibrations outside?

Say we have an elaborator which supports metavariables and solve them on flex-rigid cases (with the obvious occurrence checking and scope checking). If we do such unification under a cofibration, do ...
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What are Generic Arguments in Coq and how are they structured in their OCaml code?

I was trying to figure out why it seems that in a Coq generic argument there seems to be 3 arguments to the constructor GenArg when according to me there should ...
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SSReflect tuple constructor: why not use phantom?

I was reading the mathcomp book learning about canonical structures and following along with the mathcomp source to compare how things were done in practice. Specifically I was looking at sections 6....
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Tactic unification vs evarconv in Coq

I gather, from practical experience and Zulip hearsay, that Coq has two unification algorithms, known as “tactic unification” and “evarconv”. However, I can't find any documentation on these from a ...
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