Monad Normalisation

Joshua Schneider, Manuel Eberl and Andreas Lochbihler

5 May 2017

Abstract

The usual monad laws can directly be used as rewrite rules for Isabelle’s simplifier to normalise monadic HOL terms and decide equivalences. In a commutative monad, however, the commutativity law is a higher-order permutative rewrite rule that makes the simplifier loop. This AFP entry implements a simproc that normalises monadic expressions in commutative monads using ordered rewriting. The simproc can also permute computations across control operators like if and case.
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