MATCH_GOALSUB_RENAME_TAC : term quotation -> tactic

- STRUCTURE
- SYNOPSIS
- Renames a goal in accordance with a pattern matched against a subterm of the goal.
- DESCRIPTION
- A call to MATCH_GOALSUB_RENAME_TAC pat attempts to find a match for the pattern pat in the current goal (using gen_find_term to find a sub-term of the goal that matches). If a match is found, the goal is adjusted so that the variables occurring in the pattern now also appear in the goal. This may rename variables in the goal, or even cause larger sub-terms to be replaced by variables (as with SPEC_TAC). Underscores may be used in pat to indicate “don’t care” bindings, where no renaming or instantiation will take place.
- FAILURE
- Fails if there is no sub-term of the goal that matches the pattern. Fails if the instantiation changes a pattern variable that already exists in the goal.
- EXAMPLE
- If the goal isthen applying Q.MATCH_GOALSUB_RENAME_TAC `y + c` will match the pattern y + c against the various subterms within the goal. The first obvious match, with z + 1 will be rejected because the variable y is free in the goal, and is treated as if it were a local constant. Because of this, y + a is the matching sub-term, and after renaming the goal becomes
?- !x. x * 2 < y * (z + 1) * (y + a)

?- !x. x * 2 < y * (z + 1) * (y + c)

- SEEALSO

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