Reflecting the Open-Ended Computation System of Constructive Type Theory
Logic Algebra and Computation (NATO ASI Series)
The computation system of constructive type theory is open-ended so that theorems about computation will hold for a broad class of extensions to the system. We show that despite this openness it is possible to completely reflect the computation system into itself in a clear way by adding simple primitive concepts that anticipate the reflection. This work provides a method to modify the built-in evaluator and to treat the issues of intensionality and computational complexity in programming logics and provides a basis for reflecting the deductive apparatus of type theory.
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