Determine if the language is $R$

Consider the following language:

$$L = \{ \langle M \rangle \ |\ M \text { is a TM that decides the halting problem} \}$$

determine whether or not the language is in $R$.

Now, from my understanding an $\langle M \rangle \in L$ doesn't necessarily returns the right answer but rather halts for every $\langle P, x \rangle$ where $p$ is a program (=TM) and $x$ is an input for the program.

I am guessing the language isn't decidable and can be showed as such by some reduction, but couldn't think of something useful.

• Hint: what do you know of the halting problem? May 31 '15 at 15:26
• There's is no a TM that halts for every $\langle p,x\rangle$. At first I thought that $L = \emptyset$ but, consider a TM that always returns TRUE. Isn't this TM in $L$? May 31 '15 at 15:30
• @Elimination does a TM that always returns TRUE decide the halting problem? May 31 '15 at 15:33
• A TM in L needs to decide the halting problem, not just decide something. Thus, a TM that always returns TRUE is not in L, and you're right - $L=\emptyset$. May 31 '15 at 15:36
• Semantic Capulets against computability Montague. An old story. Everything you want to know about Computer Science is in Romeo and Juliet. :) - - - We just get what the students get, for a good part. And students do get a lot of unpalatable stuff. May 31 '15 at 20:04

The language $L$ is decidable.
$L$ is in fact empty! It contains all the machines that decide the halting problem. But, the halting problem is undecidable => there are no machines that decide it.