Block Expressions

Blocks group one or more statements together into a logical unit. The existence of block statements is to some extent an artifact of the development team's familiarity to programming languages and unfamiliarity with traditional proof assistants. All block statements exist to create quantified proofs of properties in a style familiar to programmers.


Loops can prove very interesting properties of language.

A while loop can prove that a condition is terminal, subject to some computation.

let more(): Boolean;
while more() {
   //does this ever end?

For completeness' sake we have also built most traditional control-flow blocks.

for x:Prime in primes {
   //this is not unlike a forall statement
loop {
   //this is called a 1+ loop
} while( do_continue() )

If Conditionals

Where would we be without branching conditionals?

if a then b
else if c then d
else e

We also define pattern matching conditionals which unpack structured data.

if let Some(a) = b {
   a: Odd

Exhaustive Pattern Matching

For complex value unpacking we have match blocks.

match x {
   EnumBranch1(y) => { y: Prime; },
   EnumBranch2(z,w) => { z: Odd; w: Even; },

Grouping Blocks

If you just want to group some statements together, for this we have simple brace blocks.

   let x: Odd;
   a: Integer;
   b: Prime;
   x + a + b: Integer;