Major Section: EVENTS
Example: (mutual-recursion (defun evenlp (x) (if (consp x) (oddlp (cdr x)) t)) (defun oddlp (x) (if (consp x) (evenlp (cdr x)) nil)))When mutually recursive functions are introduced it is necessary to do the termination analysis on the entire clique of definitions. Each
General Form: (mutual-recursion def1 ... defn) where each defi is a DEFUN form.
defunform specifies its own measure, either with the
xarg(see xargs) or by default to
acl2-count. When a function in the clique calls a function in the clique, the measure of the callee's actuals must be smaller than the measure of the caller's formals -- just as in the case of a simply recursive function. But with mutual recursion, the callee's actuals are measured as specified by the callee's
defunwhile the caller's formals are measured as specified by the caller's
defun. These two measures may be different but must be comparable in the sense that
e0-ord-<decreases through calls.
guard analysis must also be done for all of the functions at
the same time. If any one of the
defuns specifies the
xarg to be
nil, then guard verification is
omitted for all of the functions.
Technical Note: Each
defi above must be of the form
(defun ...). In
particular, it is not permitted for a
defi to be a form that will
macroexpand into a
defun form. This is because
itself a macro, and since macroexpansion occurs from the outside in,
at the time
(mutual-recursion def1 ... defk) is expanded the
have not yet been. But
mutual-recursion must decompose the
We therefore insist that they be explicitly presented as
Suppose you have defined your own
defun-like macro and wish to use
it in a
mutual-recursion expression. Well, you can't. (!) But you
can define your own version of
mutual-recursion that allows your
defun-like form. Here is an example. Suppose you define
(defmacro my-defun (&rest args) (my-defun-fn args))where
my-defun-fntakes the arguments of the
my-defunform and produces from them a
defunform. As noted above, you are not allowed to write
(mutual-recursion (my-defun ...) ...). But you can define the macro
(my-mutual-recursion (my-defun ...) ... (my-defun ...))expands into
(mutual-recursion (defun ...) ... (defun ...))by applying
my-defun-fnto each of the arguments of
(defun my-mutual-recursion-fn (lst) (declare (xargs :guard (alistp lst)))
; Each element of lst must be a consp (whose car, we assume, is always ; MY-DEFUN). We apply my-defun-fn to the arguments of each element and ; collect the resulting list of DEFUNs.
(cond ((atom lst) nil) (t (cons (my-defun-fn (cdr (car lst))) (my-mutual-recursion-fn (cdr lst))))))
(defmacro my-mutual-recursion (&rest lst)
; Each element of lst must be a consp (whose car, we assume, is always ; MY-DEFUN). We obtain the DEFUN corresponding to each and list them ; all inside a MUTUAL-RECURSION form.
(declare (xargs :guard (alistp lst))) (cons 'mutual-recursion (my-mutual-recursion-fn lst))).