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Topic: Usage of simplifier

view this post on Zulip AHan (Nov 02 2018 at 08:02):

Although having read the simplifier in the tutorial: Theorem Proving in Lean and the The Lean Reference Manual
I'm still not quite understand when to use simplifier and why or why can't simp succeed in some cases,

Take a self-defined prime field for an example, when I'm trying to prove the well-definedness of the addition of the field,. Since in the line 60 and 61, it's kind of redundant, I'm thinking of using simplifier to simplify the code. Anyway I couldn't succeed...

view this post on Zulip Johan Commelin (Nov 02 2018 at 08:17):

@AHan This is not answering your question, but why do you include % p in your definition of addition. If would just use of_int (m + n). It will make a lot of proofs that come afterwards a lot easier.

view this post on Zulip AHan (Nov 02 2018 at 08:27):

oh yeah! You're right!
I didn't notice this since I defined the addition before the equivalence....

view this post on Zulip AHan (Nov 02 2018 at 08:31):

@Johan Commelin It did simplify a lot ! Totally get rid of the redundant part that I mentioned! (Though still confuse about the usage of simplifier) Thank you very much!!

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