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Fix one reported grammatical error and make my own final pass over Chapter 1
author Adam Chlipala Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:45:00 -0500 1fd4109f7b31 21079e42b773
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215 eval (times k e) = k * eval e. 215 eval (times k e) = k * eval e.
216 induction e; crush. 216 induction e; crush.
217 Qed. 217 Qed.
218 (* end thide *) 218 (* end thide *)
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220 (** This style is motivated by a hard truth: one person's manual proof script is almost always mostly inscrutable to most everyone else. I claim that step-by-step formal proofs are a poor way of conveying information. Thus, we had might as well cut out the steps and automate as much as possible. 220 (** This style is motivated by a hard truth: one person's manual proof script is almost always mostly inscrutable to most everyone else. I claim that step-by-step formal proofs are a poor way of conveying information. Thus, we might as well cut out the steps and automate as much as possible.
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222 What about the illustrative value of proofs? Most informal proofs are read to convey the big ideas of proofs. How can reading [induction e; crush] convey any big ideas? My position is that any ideas that standard automation can find are not very big after all, and the _real_ big ideas should be expressed through lemmas that are added as hints. 222 What about the illustrative value of proofs? Most informal proofs are read to convey the big ideas of proofs. How can reading [induction e; crush] convey any big ideas? My position is that any ideas that standard automation can find are not very big after all, and the _real_ big ideas should be expressed through lemmas that are added as hints.
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224 An example should help illustrate what I mean. Consider this function, which rewrites an expression using associativity of addition and multiplication. *) 224 An example should help illustrate what I mean. Consider this function, which rewrites an expression using associativity of addition and multiplication. *)
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