Zulip Chat Archive

Stream: general

Topic: Continuity lemmas and @[continuity]

Eric Wieser (Oct 28 2022 at 22:18):

What's the recommendation for use of @[continuity] in light of the "continuity lemma statement" library note? Which of docs#real.continuous_sqrt and docs#continuous.sqrt should be tagged with @[continuity]?

Eric Wieser (Oct 28 2022 at 22:20):

Some other examples:

traditional library note
docs#real.continuous_exp (attribute) docs#continuous.exp (no attribute)
docs#real.continuous_cos (attribute) docs#continuous.cos (doesn't exist)
docs#has_continuous_neg.continuous_neg (no attribute) docs#continuous.neg (attribute)

Eric Wieser (Oct 28 2022 at 22:24):

Judging by the implementation of continuity it seems like it is able to handle the "traditional" version that is hard to use with apply

Eric Wieser (Oct 28 2022 at 22:28):

run_cmd do
  x  attribute.get_instances `continuity,
  let (x1, x2) := x.partition (λ x, (`continuous).is_prefix_of x),
  tactic.trace x1.length,
  tactic.trace x2.length

suggests we have equal numbers in each category

Eric Wieser (Oct 31 2022 at 14:10):

@Floris van Doorn, I seem to remember you wrote the library note; do you have any opinions here?

Floris van Doorn (Oct 31 2022 at 23:05):

The library note is meant to describe the correct design for human use. I don't know the inner details of the continuity tactic to know what is most convenient for it. If both of them work, I expect it doesn't matter that much for unary functions. For binary or n-ary functions I expect that we want the @[continuity] attribute on the lemmas that follow the library note, since this is the case where the elaborator will get confused if you don't follow the library note.

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