# Documentation

Mathlib.Tactic.Lift

# lift tactic #

This file defines the lift tactic, allowing the user to lift elements from one type to another under a specified condition.

## Tags #

lift, tactic

class CanLift (α : Sort u_1) (β : Sort u_2) (coe : outParam (βα)) (cond : outParam (αProp)) :
• prf : ∀ (x : α), cond xy, coe y = x

An element of α that satisfies cond belongs to the range of coe.

A class specifying that you can lift elements from α to β assuming cond is true. Used by the tactic lift.

Instances
instance Pi.canLift (ι : Sort u_1) (α : ιSort u_2) (β : ιSort u_3) (coe : (i : ι) → β iα i) (P : (i : ι) → α iProp) [∀ (i : ι), CanLift (α i) (β i) (coe i) (P i)] :
CanLift ((i : ι) → α i) ((i : ι) → β i) (fun f i => coe i (f i)) fun f => (i : ι) → P i (f i)

Enable automatic handling of pi types in CanLift.

theorem Subtype.exists_pi_extension {ι : Sort u_1} {α : ιSort u_2} [ne : ∀ (i : ι), Nonempty (α i)] {p : ιProp} (f : (i : ) → α i.val) :
g, (fun i => g i.val) = f
instance PiSubtype.canLift (ι : Sort u_1) (α : ιSort u_2) [∀ (i : ι), Nonempty (α i)] (p : ιProp) :
CanLift ((i : ) → α i.val) ((i : ι) → α i) (fun f i => f i.val) fun x => True
instance PiSubtype.canLift' (ι : Sort u_1) (α : Sort u_2) [] (p : ιProp) :
CanLift (α) (ια) (fun f i => f i.val) fun x => True
instance Subtype.canLift {α : Sort u_1} (p : αProp) :
CanLift α { x // p x } Subtype.val p

Lift an expression to another type.

• Usage: 'lift' expr 'to' expr ('using' expr)? ('with' id (id id?)?)?.
• If n : ℤ and hn : n ≥ 0 then the tactic lift n to ℕ using hn creates a new constant of type ℕ, also named n and replaces all occurrences of the old variable (n : ℤ) with ↑n (where n in the new variable). It will remove n and hn from the context.
• So for example the tactic lift n to ℕ using hn transforms the goal n : ℤ, hn : n ≥ 0, h : P n ⊢ n = 3 to n : ℕ, h : P ↑n ⊢ ↑n = 3 (here P is some term of type ℤ → Prop).
• The argument using hn is optional, the tactic lift n to ℕ does the same, but also creates a new subgoal that n ≥ 0 (where n is the old variable). This subgoal will be placed at the top of the goal list.
• So for example the tactic lift n to ℕ transforms the goal n : ℤ, h : P n ⊢ n = 3 to two goals n : ℤ, h : P n ⊢ n ≥ 0 and n : ℕ, h : P ↑n ⊢ ↑n = 3.
• You can also use lift n to ℕ using e where e is any expression of type n ≥ 0.
• Use lift n to ℕ with k to specify the name of the new variable.
• Use lift n to ℕ with k hk to also specify the name of the equality ↑k = n. In this case, n will remain in the context. You can use rfl for the name of hk to substitute n away (i.e. the default behavior).
• You can also use lift e to ℕ with k hk where e is any expression of type ℤ. In this case, the hk will always stay in the context, but it will be used to rewrite e in all hypotheses and the target.
• So for example the tactic lift n + 3 to ℕ using hn with k hk transforms the goal n : ℤ, hn : n + 3 ≥ 0, h : P (n + 3) ⊢ n + 3 = 2 * n to the goal n : ℤ, k : ℕ, hk : ↑k = n + 3, h : P ↑k ⊢ ↑k = 2 * n.
• The tactic lift n to ℕ using h will remove h from the context. If you want to keep it, specify it again as the third argument to with, like this: lift n to ℕ using h with n rfl h.
• More generally, this can lift an expression from α to β assuming that there is an instance of CanLift α β. In this case the proof obligation is specified by CanLift.prf.
• Given an instance CanLift β γ, it can also lift α → β to α → γ; more generally, given β : Π a : α, Type*, γ : Π a : α, Type*, and [Π a : α, CanLift (β a) (γ a)], it automatically generates an instance CanLift (Π a, β a) (Π a, γ a).

lift is in some sense dual to the zify tactic. lift (z : ℤ) to ℕ will change the type of an integer z (in the supertype) to ℕ (the subtype), given a proof that z ≥ 0; propositions concerning z will still be over ℤ. zify changes propositions about ℕ (the subtype) to propositions about ℤ (the supertype), without changing the type of any variable.

Instances For
def Mathlib.Tactic.Lift.getInst (old_tp : Lean.Expr) (new_tp : Lean.Expr) :

Generate instance for the lift tactic.

Instances For
def Mathlib.Tactic.Lift.main (e : Lean.TSyntax term) (t : Lean.TSyntax term) (hUsing : Option (Lean.TSyntax term)) (newVarName : Option (Lean.TSyntax ident)) (newEqName : Option (Lean.TSyntax ident)) (keepUsing : Bool) :

Main function for the lift` tactic.

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