An Internal Language for Categories Enriched over Generalised Metric Spaces [article]

Fredrik Dahlqvist, Renato Neves
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Programs with a continuous state space or that interact with physical processes often require notions of equivalence going beyond the standard binary setting in which equivalence either holds or does not hold. In this paper we explore the idea of equivalence taking values in a quantale V, which covers the cases of (in)equations and (ultra)metric equations among others. Our main result is the introduction of a V-equational deductive system for linear λ-calculus together with a proof that it is
more » ... und and complete (in fact, an internal language) for a class of enriched autonomous categories. In the case of inequations, we get an internal language for autonomous categories enriched over partial orders. In the case of (ultra)metric equations, we get an internal language for autonomous categories enriched over (ultra)metric spaces. We use our results to obtain examples of inequational and metric equational systems for higher-order programs that contain real-time and probabilistic behaviour
arXiv:2105.08473v2 fatcat:zhdydzm27rhdfmxvfnzsqlohty