|Description: Extend wff definition to
include class equality.
For a general discussion of the theory of classes, see
(The purpose of introducing here, and not in set
where it belongs, is to allow us to express i.e. "prove" the
predicate calculus in terms of the wceq 1642
of set theory, so that we
don't "overload" the connective with two syntax definitions. This
is done to prevent ambiguity that would complicate some Metamath
parsers. For example, some parsers - although not the Metamath program
- stumble on the fact that the in could be the of
either weq 1643 or wceq 1642, although mathematically it makes no
The class variables and are
introduced temporarily for the
purpose of this definition but otherwise not used in predicate calculus.
See df-cleq 2346 for more information on the set theory usage