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4 Objects

Any GAP object which is IsCapCategoryObject can be added to a category and then becomes an object in this category. Any object can belong to one or no category. After a GAP object is added to the category, it knows which things can be computed in its category and to which category it belongs. It knows categorial properties and attributes, and the functions for existential quantifiers can be applied to the object.

4.1 Attributes for the Type of Objects

4.1-1 CapCategory
 ‣ CapCategory( a ) ( attribute )

Returns: a category

The argument is an object $$a$$. The output is the category $$\mathbf{C}$$ to which $$a$$ was added.

4.2 Equality for Objects

4.2-1 IsEqualForObjects
 ‣ IsEqualForObjects( a, b ) ( operation )

Returns: a boolean

The arguments are two objects $$a$$ and $$b$$. The output is true if $$a = b$$, otherwise the output is false.

 ‣ AddIsEqualForObjects( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsEqualForObjects. $$F: (a,b) \mapsto \mathtt{IsEqualForObjects}(a,b)$$.

4.3 Categorical Properties of Objects

 ‣ AddIsProjective( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsProjective. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsProjective}(a)$$.

 ‣ AddIsInjective( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsInjective. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsInjective}(a)$$.

 ‣ AddIsTerminal( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsTerminal. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsTerminal}(a)$$.

 ‣ AddIsInitial( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsInitial. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsInitial}(a)$$.

4.3-5 IsZeroForObjects
 ‣ IsZeroForObjects( a ) ( operation )

Returns: a boolean

The argument is an object $$a$$ of a category $$\mathbf{C}$$. The output is true if $$a$$ is isomorphic to the zero object of $$\mathbf{C}$$, otherwise the output is false.

 ‣ AddIsZeroForObjects( C, F ) ( operation )

Returns: nothing

The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsZeroForObjects. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsZeroForObjects}(a)$$.

4.4 Tool functions for caches

4.4-1 IsEqualForCacheForObjects
 ‣ IsEqualForCacheForObjects( phi, psi ) ( operation )

Returns: true or false

Compares two objects in the cache

 ‣ AddIsEqualForCacheForObjects( c, F ) ( operation )

Returns: northing

By default, CAP uses caches to store the values of Categorical operations. To get a value out of the cache, one needs to compare the input of a basic operation with its previous input. To compare objects in the category, IsEqualForCacheForObject is used. By default this is an alias for IsEqualForObjects, where fail is substituted by false. If you add a function, this function used instead. A function $$F: a,b \mapsto bool$$ is expected here. The output has to be true or false. Fail is not allowed in this context.

4.5 Well-Definedness of Objects

4.5-1 IsWellDefinedForObjects
 ‣ IsWellDefinedForObjects( a ) ( operation )

Returns: a boolean

The argument is an object $$a$$. The output is true if $$a$$ is well-defined, otherwise the output is false.

 ‣ AddIsWellDefinedForObjects( C, F ) ( operation )
The arguments are a category $$C$$ and a function $$F$$. This operations adds the given function $$F$$ to the category for the basic operation IsWellDefinedForObjects. $$F: a \mapsto \mathtt{IsWellDefinedForObjects}( a )$$.