SubVerso - Verso's Library for Subprocesses

SubVerso is a support library that allows a Verso document to describe Lean code written in multiple versions of Lean. Verso itself may be tied to new Lean versions, because it makes use of new compiler features. This library will maintain broader compatibility with various Lean versions.

Versions and Compatibility

SubVerso's CI currently validates it on every Lean release since 4.3.0, along with whatever version or snapshot is currently targeted by Verso itself.

There should be no expectations of compatibility between different versions of SubVerso, however - the specifics of its data formats is an implementation detail, not a public API. Please use SubVerso itself to read and write the data.


Code Examples

Presently, SubVerso supports the extraction of highlighting information from code. There may be a many-to-many relationship between Lean modules and documents that describe them. In these cases, using SubVerso's examples library to indicate examples to be shown in the text can be useful.

This feature may also be useful for other applications that require careful presentation of Lean code.

To use this feature, first add a dependency on subverso to your Lakefile:

require subverso from git ""

Then, in the modules that contain code examples to be used in documentation, add the following to the imports list:

import SubVerso.Examples

and open the namespace within which the new (scoped) operators are defined:

open SubVerso.Examples

This library defines two new pieces of syntax. Wrapping a sequence of commands in %example NAME and %end causes their data to be saved under the key NAME. Any %ex{NAME2}{T} expressions within the command are additionally saved under the key NAME2, with the %ex annotation removed from the highlighted code.

For instance, if the module to be highlighted contains:

%example F
def f (n : Nat) : Nat := %ex{plus23}{$ex{N}{n} + 23}

#eval f 5

then three pieces of highlighted code are saved, named F (the whole block), plus23 (which contains n + 23), and N (which contains n).