We formally prove the undecidability of entailment in intuitionistic linear logic in Coq. We reduce the Post correspondence problem (PCP) via binary stack machines and Minsky machines to intuitionistic linear logic. The reductions rely on several technically involved formalisations, amongst them a binary stack machine simulator for PCP, a verified low-level compiler for instruction-based languages and a soundness proof for intuitionistic linear logic with respect to trivial phase semantics. We exploit the computability of all functions definable in constructive type theory and thus do not have to rely on a concrete model of computation, enabling the reduction proofs to focus on correctness properties.
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