type_of_pretype : pretype -> hol_type
Converts a pretype to a type.
HOL Light uses ``pretypes'' and ``preterms'' as intermediate structures for
parsing and typechecking, which are later converted to types and terms. A call
type_of_pretype pty attempts to convert pretype pty into a HOL type.
- FAILURE CONDITIONS
Fails if some type constants used in the pretype have not been defined, or if
the arities are wrong.
Only users seeking to change HOL's parser and typechecker quite radically need
to use this function.
- SEE ALSO
pretype_of_type, retypecheck, term_of_preterm.