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Agda is a proof assistant based on MLTT with a countable hierarchy of explicitly polymorphic universes, very powerful inductive-inductive types? and inductive-recursive types, and a flexible pattern-matching? syntax. For a formulation of HoTT inAgda see the github repository https://github.com/HoTT/HoTT-Agda
Agda’s default pattern-matching rules are incompatible with the Agda‘s default pattern-matching rules are incompatible with the univalence axiom; they allow one to prove axiom K?. However, there is a flag which restricts them so that they are guaranteed to be expressible in terms of the induction principle without using K. Current versions of Agda use a syntactic check for this, which contains errors, but it has been shown that a modification of the the algorithm yields a correct restriction.
Consider using the latest version of agda. Some older versions of agda are known to have bugs when handling absurd patterns.
You should always use –without-K to compile agda source code. This is because axiom K? is incompatible with univalence axiom. An easy way to ensure this is to use the compiler pragma {-# OPTIONS --without-K #-}
at the top of your agda source file.
Agda does not support higher inductive types (yet). However, by carefully hiding the constructors of the type and exposing only the induction principle for the type one can simulate it. See the blog entry titled “Running circles around in your proof assistant” for the exact details on how this can be achieved in agda.
Homotopy type theory has already been formalized in agda. You can contribute to it. However, if you want to independently formalizing HoTT in agda, you need to be careful about certain issues with pattern matching.
Consider using the latest version of agda. Some older versions of agda are known to have bugs when handling absurd patterns.
You should always use --without-K
to compile agda source code. This is because axiom K? is incompatible with univalence axiom. An easy way to ensure this is to use the compiler pragma {-# OPTIONS --without-K #-}
at the top of your agda source file.
Agda does not support higher inductive types (HIT) yet. However, by carefully hiding the constructors of the type and exposing only the induction principle for the type one can simulate it.
Some relevant reading material:
The main idea is explained in “Running circles around in your proof assistant”.
The HoTT-Agda respository has a detailed README on how they deal with HITs in agda