Fixed-Length Vectors

Lars Hupel 📧

August 14, 2023

This is a development version of this entry. It might change over time and is not stable. Please refer to release versions for citations.


This theory introduces a type constructor for lists with known length, also known as "vectors". Those vectors are indexed with a numeral type that represent their length. This can be employed to avoid carrying around length constraints on lists. Instead, those constraints are discharged by the type checker. As compared to the vectors defined in the distribution, this definition can easily work with unit vectors. We exploit the fact that the cardinality of an infinite type is defined to be 0: thus any infinite length index type represents a unit vector. Furthermore, we set up automation and BNF support.


BSD License


Session Fixed_Length_Vector