[Haskell-cafe] What does it mean to derive "equations of restricted from" in Haskell?

Daryoush Mehrtash dmehrtash at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 10:19:01 CEST 2013

In John Hughes's "The Design of Pretty printing  library" paper,  he says:

"The implementations which we are trying to derive consist of equations of
> a restricted form. We will derive implementations by proving their
> constituent equations from the specification. By itself this is no
> guarantee that the implemented functions satisfy the specification because
> we might not have proved enough equation But if we also check that the
> derived definitions are terminating and exhaustive then this property is
> guaranteed"

What does "restricted form" mean?

What is the meaning and significance of "definitions are terminating and


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