Library Coq.Bool.Bvector

Bit vectors. Contribution by Jean Duprat (ENS Lyon).

Require Export Bool Sumbool.
Require Vector.
Export Vector.VectorNotations.
Require Import Minus.

Local Open Scope nat_scope.

We build bit vectors in the spirit of List.v. The size of the vector is a parameter which is too important to be accessible only via function "length". The first idea is to build a record with both the list and the length. Unfortunately, this a posteriori verification leads to numerous lemmas for handling lengths. The second idea is to use a dependent type in which the length is a building parameter. This leads to structural induction that are slightly more complex and in some cases we will use a proof-term as definition, since the type inference mechanism for pattern-matching is sometimes weaker that the one implemented for elimination tactiques.


A bit vector is a vector over booleans. Notice that the LEAST significant bit comes first (little-endian representation). We extract the least significant bit (head) and the rest of the vector (tail). We compute bitwise operation on vector: negation, and, or, xor. We compute size-preserving shifts: to the left (towards most significant bits, we hence use Vshiftout) and to the right (towards least significant bits, we use Vshiftin) by inserting a 'carry' bit (logical shift) or by repeating the most significant bit (arithmetical shift). NOTA BENE: all shift operations expect predecessor of size as parameter (they only work on non-empty vectors).

Definition Bvector := Vector.t bool.

Definition Bnil := @Vector.nil bool.

Definition Bcons := @Vector.cons bool.

Definition Bvect_true := Vector.const true.

Definition Bvect_false := Vector.const false.

Definition Blow := @Vector.hd bool.

Definition Bhigh := bool.

Definition Bsign := @Vector.last bool.

Definition Bneg := _ _ negb.

Definition BVand := @Vector.map2 _ _ _ andb.

Definition BVor := @Vector.map2 _ _ _ orb.

Definition BVxor := @Vector.map2 _ _ _ xorb.

Definition BshiftL (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) (carry:bool) :=
  Bcons carry n (Vector.shiftout bv).

Definition BshiftRl (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) (carry:bool) :=
  Bhigh (S n) (Vector.shiftin carry bv).

Definition BshiftRa (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) :=
  Bhigh (S n) (Vector.shiftrepeat bv).

Fixpoint BshiftL_iter (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) (p:nat) : Bvector (S n) :=
  match p with
    | O => bv
    | S p' => BshiftL n (BshiftL_iter n bv p') false

Fixpoint BshiftRl_iter (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) (p:nat) : Bvector (S n) :=
  match p with
    | O => bv
    | S p' => BshiftRl n (BshiftRl_iter n bv p') false

Fixpoint BshiftRa_iter (n:nat) (bv:Bvector (S n)) (p:nat) : Bvector (S n) :=
  match p with
    | O => bv
    | S p' => BshiftRa n (BshiftRa_iter n bv p')