# Nominal 2

21 February 2013

### Abstract

Dealing with binders, renaming of bound variables, capture-avoiding substitution, etc., is very often a major problem in formal proofs, especially in proofs by structural and rule induction. Nominal Isabelle is designed to make such proofs easy to formalise: it provides an infrastructure for declaring nominal datatypes (that is alpha-equivalence classes) and for defining functions over them by structural recursion. It also provides induction principles that have Barendregt’s variable convention already built in.

This entry can be used as a more advanced replacement for HOL/Nominal in the Isabelle distribution.