Zulip Chat Archive

Stream: maths

Topic: over and under categories

view this post on Zulip Johan Commelin (Dec 17 2018 at 03:49):

Over and under categories show up all over the place (notably covers and structure maps can use over categories, and algebras can use under categories). I've written the definitions and a bunch of simp lemmas in https://github.com/leanprover-community/mathlib/blob/over_under/category_theory/comma.lean#L195
Now I would like to prove some facts about limits/colimits in these categories. What would be the right file in mathlib to put these?

view this post on Zulip Reid Barton (Dec 17 2018 at 04:33):

I guess the current "convention" would be a new file category_theory.limits.<something>

view this post on Zulip Johan Commelin (Dec 17 2018 at 05:49):

Ok, I'll do that. So that would probably be category_theory.limits.over.

view this post on Zulip Chris Hughes (Dec 17 2018 at 08:03):


view this post on Zulip Johan Commelin (Dec 18 2018 at 19:42):

It seems I'm pushing the limits of the category library again.
I'm trying to prove an equivalence of two categories: https://github.com/leanprover-community/mathlib/blob/over_under/category_theory/comma.lean#L238
This is completely math-trivial: If I take Y in the category over X, then over Y is equivalent to over (Y.left). There is almost no content... just composing some arrows. Still I'm running into deterministic timeouts and such. Is this just stuff that should wait?

view this post on Zulip Reid Barton (Dec 18 2018 at 20:06):

I think you should write out the components of the natural isomorphisms anyways

view this post on Zulip Patrick Massot (Dec 18 2018 at 21:58):

Does it mean that Scott's magic auto-param are failing here?

view this post on Zulip Johan Commelin (Dec 19 2018 at 04:20):

Partly, yes. Maybe that would be fixed once back and rewrite_search are part of mathlib. But another problem is that the code is just terribly slow. At some point I close a goal by exact foobar and this takes several seconds. I guess that is just exhibiting that we are stacking lots of stuff on top of each other. (In particular the pp.all output is usually not much fun to look at.)

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