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  1. 01 Oct, 2004 1 commit
  2. 30 Sep, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-09-30 10:35:15 by simonpj] · 23f40f0e
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	Add Generalised Algebraic Data Types
      	------------------------------------
      
      This rather big commit adds support for GADTs.  For example,
      
          data Term a where
       	  Lit :: Int -> Term Int
      	  App :: Term (a->b) -> Term a -> Term b
      	  If  :: Term Bool -> Term a -> Term a
      	  ..etc..
      
          eval :: Term a -> a
          eval (Lit i) = i
          eval (App a b) = eval a (eval b)
          eval (If p q r) | eval p    = eval q
          		    | otherwise = eval r
      
      
      Lots and lots of of related changes throughout the compiler to make
      this fit nicely.
      
      One important change, only loosely related to GADTs, is that skolem
      constants in the typechecker are genuinely immutable and constant, so
      we often get better error messages from the type checker.  See
      TcType.TcTyVarDetails.
      
      There's a new module types/Unify.lhs, which has purely-functional
      unification and matching for Type. This is used both in the typechecker
      (for type refinement of GADTs) and in Core Lint (also for type refinement).
      23f40f0e
  3. 30 Dec, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-12-30 16:29:17 by simonpj] · f714e6b6
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------
              Re-do kind inference (again)
      	----------------------------
      
         [WARNING: interface file binary representation has
         (as usual) changed slightly; recompile your libraries!]
      
      Inspired by the lambda-cube, for some time GHC has used
      	type Kind = Type
      That is, kinds were represented by the same data type as types.
      
      But GHC also supports unboxed types and unboxed tuples, and these
      complicate the kind system by requiring a sub-kind relationship.
      Notably, an unboxed tuple is acceptable as the *result* of a
      function but not as an *argument*.  So we have the following setup:
      
      		 ?
      		/ \
      	       /   \
      	      ??   (#)
      	     /  \
                  *   #
      
      where	*    [LiftedTypeKind]   means a lifted type
      	#    [UnliftedTypeKind] means an unlifted type
      	(#)  [UbxTupleKind]     means unboxed tuple
      	??   [ArgTypeKind]      is the lub of *,#
      	?    [OpenTypeKind]	means any type at all
      
      In particular:
      
        error :: forall a:?. String -> a
        (->)  :: ?? -> ? -> *
        (\(x::t) -> ...)	Here t::?? (i.e. not unboxed tuple)
      
      All this has beome rather difficult to accommodate with Kind=Type, so this
      commit splits the two.
      
        * Kind is a distinct type, defined in types/Kind.lhs
      
        * IfaceType.IfaceKind disappears: we just re-use Kind.Kind
      
        * TcUnify.unifyKind is a distinct unifier for kinds
      
        * TyCon no longer needs KindCon and SuperKindCon variants
      
        * TcUnify.zapExpectedType takes an expected Kind now, so that
          in TcPat.tcMonoPatBndr we can express that the bound variable
          must have an argTypeKind (??).
      
      The big change is really that kind inference is much more systematic and
      well behaved.  In particular, a kind variable can unify only with a
      "simple kind", which is built from * and (->).  This deals neatly
      with awkward questions about how we can combine sub-kinding with type
      inference.
      
      Lots of small consequential changes, especially to the kind-checking
      plumbing in TcTyClsDecls.  (We played a bit fast and loose before, and
      now we have to be more honest, in particular about how kind inference
      works for type synonyms.  They can have kinds like (* -> #), so
      
      This cures two long-standing SourceForge bugs
      
      * 753777 (tcfail115.hs), which used erroneously to pass,
        but crashed in the code generator
            type T a = Int -> (# Int, Int #)
            f :: T a -> T a
            f t = \x -> case t x of r -> r
      
      * 753780 (tc167.hs), which used erroneously to fail
            f :: (->) Int# Int#
      
      
      Still, the result is not entirely satisfactory.  In particular
      
      * The error message from tcfail115 is pretty obscure
      
      * SourceForge bug 807249 (Instance match failure on openTypeKind)
        is not fixed.  Alas.
      f714e6b6
  4. 10 Dec, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-12-10 14:15:16 by simonmar] · 55042138
      simonmar authored
      Add accurate source location annotations to HsSyn
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      Every syntactic entity in HsSyn is now annotated with a SrcSpan, which
      details the exact beginning and end points of that entity in the
      original source file.  All honest compilers should do this, and it was
      about time GHC did the right thing.
      
      The most obvious benefit is that we now have much more accurate error
      messages; when running GHC inside emacs for example, the cursor will
      jump to the exact location of an error, not just a line somewhere
      nearby.  We haven't put a huge amount of effort into making sure all
      the error messages are accurate yet, so there could be some tweaking
      still needed, although the majority of messages I've seen have been
      spot-on.
      
      Error messages now contain a column number in addition to the line
      number, eg.
      
         read001.hs:25:10: Variable not in scope: `+#'
      
      To get the full text span info, use the new option -ferror-spans.  eg.
      
         read001.hs:25:10-11: Variable not in scope: `+#'
      
      I'm not sure whether we should do this by default.  Emacs won't
      understand the new error format, for one thing.
      
      In a more elaborate editor setting (eg. Visual Studio), we can arrange
      to actually highlight the subexpression containing an error.  Eventually
      this information will be used so we can find elements in the abstract
      syntax corresponding to text locations, for performing high-level editor
      functions (eg. "tell me the type of this expression I just highlighted").
      
      Performance of the compiler doesn't seem to be adversely affected.
      Parsing is still quicker than in 6.0.1, for example.
      
      Implementation:
      
      This was an excrutiatingly painful change to make: both Simon P.J. and
      myself have been working on it for the last three weeks or so.  The
      basic changes are:
      
       - a new datatype SrcSpan, which represents a beginning and end position
         in a source file.
      
       - To reduce the pain as much as possible, we also defined:
      
            data Located e = L SrcSpan e
      
       - Every datatype in HsSyn has an equivalent Located version.  eg.
      
            type LHsExpr id = Located (HsExpr id)
      
         and pretty much everywhere we used to use HsExpr we now use
         LHsExpr.  Believe me, we thought about this long and hard, and
         all the other options were worse :-)
      
      
      Additional changes/cleanups we made at the same time:
      
        - The abstract syntax for bindings is now less arcane.  MonoBinds
          and HsBinds with their built-in list constructors have gone away,
          replaced by HsBindGroup and HsBind (see HsSyn/HsBinds.lhs).
      
        - The various HsSyn type synonyms have now gone away (eg. RdrNameHsExpr,
          RenamedHsExpr, and TypecheckedHsExpr are now HsExpr RdrName,
          HsExpr Name, and HsExpr Id respectively).
      
        - Utilities over HsSyn are now collected in a new module HsUtils.
          More stuff still needs to be moved in here.
      
        - MachChar now has a real Char instead of an Int.  All GHC versions that
          can compile GHC now support 32-bit Chars, so this was a simplification.
      55042138
  5. 21 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-21 12:54:17 by simonpj] · 1bade0c9
      simonpj authored
      1. A tiresome change to HsType, to keep a record of whether or not
         the HsForAll was originally explicitly-quantified.  This is
         solely so that the type checker can print out messages that
         show the source code the programmer wrote.  Tiresome but
         easy.
      
      2. Improve reporting of kind errors.
      1bade0c9
  6. 09 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-09 11:58:39 by simonpj] · 98688c6e
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------
      		GHC heart/lung transplant
      		-------------------------
      
      This major commit changes the way that GHC deals with importing
      types and functions defined in other modules, during renaming and
      typechecking.  On the way I've changed or cleaned up numerous other
      things, including many that I probably fail to mention here.
      
      Major benefit: GHC should suck in many fewer interface files when
      compiling (esp with -O).  (You can see this with -ddump-rn-stats.)
      
      It's also some 1500 lines of code shorter than before.
      
      **	So expect bugs!  I can do a 3-stage bootstrap, and run
      **	the test suite, but you may be doing stuff I havn't tested.
      ** 	Don't update if you are relying on a working HEAD.
      
      
      In particular, (a) External Core and (b) GHCi are very little tested.
      
      	But please, please DO test this version!
      
      
      	------------------------
      		Big things
      	------------------------
      
      Interface files, version control, and importing declarations
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * There is a totally new data type for stuff that lives in interface files:
      	Original names			IfaceType.IfaceExtName
      	Types				IfaceType.IfaceType
      	Declarations (type,class,id)	IfaceSyn.IfaceDecl
      	Unfoldings			IfaceSyn.IfaceExpr
        (Previously we used HsSyn for type/class decls, and UfExpr for unfoldings.)
        The new data types are in iface/IfaceType and iface/IfaceSyn.  They are
        all instances of Binary, so they can be written into interface files.
        Previous engronkulation concering the binary instance of RdrName has
        gone away -- RdrName is not an instance of Binary any more.  Nor does
        Binary.lhs need to know about the ``current module'' which it used to,
        which made it specialised to GHC.
      
        A good feature of this is that the type checker for source code doesn't
        need to worry about the possibility that we might be typechecking interface
        file stuff.  Nor does it need to do renaming; we can typecheck direct from
        IfaceSyn, saving a whole pass (module TcIface)
      
      * Stuff from interface files is sucked in *lazily*, rather than being eagerly
        sucked in by the renamer. Instead, we use unsafeInterleaveIO to capture
        a thunk for the unfolding of an imported function (say).  If that unfolding
        is every pulled on, TcIface will scramble over the unfolding, which may
        in turn pull in the interface files of things mentioned in the unfolding.
      
        The External Package State is held in a mutable variable so that it
        can be side-effected by this lazy-sucking-in process (which may happen
        way later, e.g. when the simplifier runs).   In effect, the EPS is a kind
        of lazy memo table, filled in as we suck things in.  Or you could think
        of it as a global symbol table, populated on demand.
      
      * This lazy sucking is very cool, but it can lead to truly awful bugs. The
        intent is that updates to the symbol table happen atomically, but very bad
        things happen if you read the variable for the table, and then force a
        thunk which updates the table.  Updates can get lost that way. I regret
        this subtlety.
      
        One example of the way it showed up is that the top level of TidyPgm
        (which updates the global name cache) to be much more disciplined about
        those updates, since TidyPgm may itself force thunks which allocate new
        names.
      
      * Version numbering in interface files has changed completely, fixing
        one major bug with ghc --make.  Previously, the version of A.f changed
        only if A.f's type and unfolding was textually different.  That missed
        changes to things that A.f's unfolding mentions; which was fixed by
        eagerly sucking in all of those things, and listing them in the module's
        usage list.  But that didn't work with --make, because they might have
        been already sucked in.
      
        Now, A.f's version changes if anything reachable from A.f (via interface
        files) changes.  A module with unchanged source code needs recompiling
        only if the versions of any of its free variables changes. [This isn't
        quite right for dictionary functions and rules, which aren't mentioned
        explicitly in the source.  There are extensive comments in module MkIface,
        where all version-handling stuff is done.]
      
      * We don't need equality on HsDecls any more (because they aren't used in
        interface files).  Instead we have a specialised equality for IfaceSyn
        (eqIfDecl etc), which uses IfaceEq instead of Bool as its result type.
        See notes in IfaceSyn.
      
      * The horrid bit of the renamer that tried to predict what instance decls
        would be needed has gone entirely.  Instead, the type checker simply
        sucks in whatever instance decls it needs, when it needs them.  Easy!
      
        Similarly, no need for 'implicitModuleFVs' and 'implicitTemplateHaskellFVs'
        etc.  Hooray!
      
      
      Types and type checking
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Kind-checking of types is far far tidier (new module TcHsTypes replaces
        the badly-named TcMonoType).  Strangely, this was one of my
        original goals, because the kind check for types is the Right Place to
        do type splicing, but it just didn't fit there before.
      
      * There's a new representation for newtypes in TypeRep.lhs.  Previously
        they were represented using "SourceTypes" which was a funny compromise.
        Now they have their own constructor in the Type datatype.  SourceType
        has turned back into PredType, which is what it used to be.
      
      * Instance decl overlap checking done lazily.  Consider
      	instance C Int b
      	instance C a Int
        These were rejected before as overlapping, because when seeking
        (C Int Int) one couldn't tell which to use.  But there's no problem when
        seeking (C Bool Int); it can only be the second.
      
        So instead of checking for overlap when adding a new instance declaration,
        we check for overlap when looking up an Inst.  If we find more than one
        matching instance, we see if any of the candidates dominates the others
        (in the sense of being a substitution instance of all the others);
        and only if not do we report an error.
      
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     Medium things
      	------------------------
      
      * The TcRn monad is generalised a bit further.  It's now based on utils/IOEnv.lhs,
        the IO monad with an environment.  The desugarer uses the monad too,
        so that anything it needs can get faulted in nicely.
      
      * Reduce the number of wired-in things; in particular Word and Integer
        are no longer wired in.  The latter required HsLit.HsInteger to get a
        Type argument.  The 'derivable type classes' data types (:+:, :*: etc)
        are not wired in any more either (see stuff about derivable type classes
        below).
      
      * The PersistentComilerState is now held in a mutable variable
        in the HscEnv.  Previously (a) it was passed to and then returned by
        many top-level functions, which was painful; (b) it was invariably
        accompanied by the HscEnv.  This change tidies up top-level plumbing
        without changing anything important.
      
      * Derivable type classes are treated much more like 'deriving' clauses.
        Previously, the Ids for the to/from functions lived inside the TyCon,
        but now the TyCon simply records their existence (with a simple boolean).
        Anyone who wants to use them must look them up in the environment.
      
        This in turn makes it easy to generate the to/from functions (done
        in types/Generics) using HsSyn (like TcGenDeriv for ordinary derivings)
        instead of CoreSyn, which in turn means that (a) we don't have to figure
        out all the type arguments etc; and (b) it'll be type-checked for us.
        Generally, the task of generating the code has become easier, which is
        good for Manuel, who wants to make it more sophisticated.
      
      * A Name now says what its "parent" is. For example, the parent of a data
        constructor is its type constructor; the parent of a class op is its
        class.  This relationship corresponds exactly to the Avail data type;
        there may be other places we can exploit it.  (I made the change so that
        version comparison in interface files would be a bit easier; but in
        fact it tided up other things here and there (see calls to
        Name.nameParent).  For example, the declaration pool, of declararations
        read from interface files, but not yet used, is now keyed only by the 'main'
        name of the declaration, not the subordinate names.
      
      * New types OccEnv and OccSet, with the usual operations.
        OccNames can be efficiently compared, because they have uniques, thanks
        to the hashing implementation of FastStrings.
      
      * The GlobalRdrEnv is now keyed by OccName rather than RdrName.  Not only
        does this halve the size of the env (because we don't need both qualified
        and unqualified versions in the env), but it's also more efficient because
        we can use a UniqFM instead of a FiniteMap.
      
        Consequential changes to Provenance, which has moved to RdrName.
      
      * External Core remains a bit of a hack, as it was before, done with a mixture
        of HsDecls (so that recursiveness and argument variance is still inferred),
        and IfaceExprs (for value declarations).  It's not thoroughly tested.
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     Minor things
      	------------------------
      
      * DataCon fields dcWorkId, dcWrapId combined into a single field
        dcIds, that is explicit about whether the data con is a newtype or not.
        MkId.mkDataConWorkId and mkDataConWrapId are similarly combined into
        MkId.mkDataConIds
      
      * Choosing the boxing strategy is done for *source* type decls only, and
        hence is now in TcTyDecls, not DataCon.
      
      * WiredIn names are distinguished by their n_sort field, not by their location,
        which was rather strange
      
      * Define Maybes.mapCatMaybes :: (a -> Maybe b) -> [a] -> [b]
        and use it here and there
      
      * Much better pretty-printing of interface files (--show-iface)
      
      Many, many other small things.
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     File changes
      	------------------------
      * New iface/ subdirectory
      * Much of RnEnv has moved to iface/IfaceEnv
      * MkIface and BinIface have moved from main/ to iface/
      * types/Variance has been absorbed into typecheck/TcTyDecls
      * RnHiFiles and RnIfaces have vanished entirely.  Their
        work is done by iface/LoadIface
      * hsSyn/HsCore has gone, replaced by iface/IfaceSyn
      * typecheck/TcIfaceSig has gone, replaced by iface/TcIface
      * typecheck/TcMonoType has been renamed to typecheck/TcHsType
      * basicTypes/Var.hi-boot and basicTypes/Generics.hi-boot have gone altogether
      98688c6e
  7. 19 Aug, 2003 1 commit
    • krc's avatar
      [project @ 2003-08-19 22:04:54 by krc] · a465e8bd
      krc authored
      Added correct parsing of external calls. External calls are assumed to be
      static C calls, but this assumption should always hold since compiling to
      External Core will fail for programs that contain any other kind of
      external call.
      
      Added correct parsing of the null-pointer literal (0::GHCziPrim.Addrzh) --
      this caused an "unknown integer literal type" error before.
      a465e8bd
  8. 11 Jul, 2003 1 commit
  9. 23 Jun, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-06-23 10:35:15 by simonpj] · d28ba8c8
      simonpj authored
      -------------------
      	Dealing with 'main'
      	-------------------
      
      1.  In GHC 6.0, a module with no "module Main ... where" header
          elicited an error "main is not in scope" if 'main' is not defined.  We
          don't want this behaviour in GHCi.  This happened because the parser
          expanded the (absent) header to "module Main( main ) where", and the
          'main' in the export list isn't.
      
      Solution: elaborate HsModule to record whether the 'module ..." header was
      given explicitly by the user or not.
      
      
      2.  Add a -main-is flag, and document it, so that you can have a 'main' function
      that is not Main.main.  Summary of changes
      
      * The -main-is flag nominates what the main function is to be (see the documentation).
      	No -main-is flag 	says that the main function is Main.main
      	-main-is Foo.baz	says that the main function is Foo.baz
      	-main-is Foo		says that the main function is Foo.main
      	-main-is baz		says that the main function is Main.baz
      
        Let's say  you say -main-is Foo.baz
      
      * TcRnDriver injects the extra definition
      	$Mian.main :: IO t
      	$Main.main = baz
        in the module Foo.   Note the naming, which is a bit different than before;
        previously the extra defn was for Main.$main.  The RTS invokes zdMain_main_closure.
      
      * CodeGen injects an extra initialisation block into module Foo, thus
      	stginit_zdMain {
      		stginit_Foo
      	}
        That ensures that the RTS can initialise stginit_zdMain.
      d28ba8c8
  10. 11 Mar, 2003 1 commit
  11. 12 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-12 15:01:31 by simonpj] · 42b63073
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------------
        Big upheaval to the way that constructors are named
      	-------------------------------------
      
      This commit enshrines the new story for constructor names.  We could never
      really get External Core to work nicely before, but now it does.
      
      The story is laid out in detail in the Commentary
      	ghc/docs/comm/the-beast/data-types.html
      so I will not repeat it here.
      
      	[Manuel: the commentary isn't being updated, apparently.]
      
      However, the net effect is that in Core and in External Core, contructors look
      like constructors, and the way things are printed is all consistent.
      
      It is a fairly pervasive change (which is why it has been so long postponed),
      but I hope the question is now finally closed.
      
      All the libraries compile etc, and I've run many tests, but doubtless there will
      be some dark corners.
      42b63073
  12. 11 Dec, 2002 1 commit
  13. 10 Dec, 2002 1 commit
  14. 13 Sep, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-13 15:02:25 by simonpj] · 9af77fa4
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------
      	Make Template Haskell into the HEAD
      	--------------------------------------
      
      This massive commit transfers to the HEAD all the stuff that
      Simon and Tim have been doing on Template Haskell.  The
      meta-haskell-branch is no more!
      
      WARNING: make sure that you
      
        * Update your links if you are using link trees.
          Some modules have been added, some have gone away.
      
        * Do 'make clean' in all library trees.
          The interface file format has changed, and you can
          get strange panics (sadly) if GHC tries to read old interface files:
          e.g.  ghc-5.05: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version 5.05):
      	  Binary.get(TyClDecl): ForeignType
      
        * You need to recompile the rts too; Linker.c has changed
      
      
      However the libraries are almost unaltered; just a tiny change in
      Base, and to the exports in Prelude.
      
      
      NOTE: so far as TH itself is concerned, expression splices work
      fine, but declaration splices are not complete.
      
      
      		---------------
      		The main change
      		---------------
      
      The main structural change: renaming and typechecking have to be
      interleaved, because we can't rename stuff after a declaration splice
      until after we've typechecked the stuff before (and the splice
      itself).
      
      * Combine the renamer and typecheker monads into one
      	(TcRnMonad, TcRnTypes)
        These two replace TcMonad and RnMonad
      
      * Give them a single 'driver' (TcRnDriver).  This driver
        replaces TcModule.lhs and Rename.lhs
      
      * The haskell-src library package has a module
      	Language/Haskell/THSyntax
        which defines the Haskell data type seen by the TH programmer.
      
      * New modules:
      	hsSyn/Convert.hs 	converts THSyntax -> HsSyn
      	deSugar/DsMeta.hs 	converts HsSyn -> THSyntax
      
      * New module typecheck/TcSplice type-checks Template Haskell splices.
      
      		-------------
      		Linking stuff
      		-------------
      
      * ByteCodeLink has been split into
      	ByteCodeLink	(which links)
      	ByteCodeAsm	(which assembles)
      
      * New module ghci/ObjLink is the object-code linker.
      
      * compMan/CmLink is removed entirely (was out of place)
        Ditto CmTypes (which was tiny)
      
      * Linker.c initialises the linker when it is first used (no need to call
        initLinker any more).  Template Haskell makes it harder to know when
        and whether to initialise the linker.
      
      
      	-------------------------------------
      	Gathering the LIE in the type checker
      	-------------------------------------
      
      * Instead of explicitly gathering constraints in the LIE
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM (TypecheckedExpr, LIE)
        we now dump the constraints into a mutable varabiable carried
        by the monad, so we get
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM TypecheckedExpr
      
        Much less clutter in the code, and more efficient too.
        (Originally suggested by Mark Shields.)
      
      
      		-----------------
      		Remove "SysNames"
      		-----------------
      
      Because the renamer and the type checker were entirely separate,
      we had to carry some rather tiresome implicit binders (or "SysNames")
      along inside some of the HsDecl data structures.  They were both
      tiresome and fragile.
      
      Now that the typechecker and renamer are more intimately coupled,
      we can eliminate SysNames (well, mostly... default methods still
      carry something similar).
      
      		-------------
      		Clean up HsPat
      		-------------
      
      One big clean up is this: instead of having two HsPat types (InPat and
      OutPat), they are now combined into one.  This is more consistent with
      the way that HsExpr etc is handled; there are some 'Out' constructors
      for the type checker output.
      
      So:
      	HsPat.InPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	HsPat.OutPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	No 'pat' type parameter in HsExpr, HsBinds, etc
      
      	Constructor patterns are nicer now: they use
      		HsPat.HsConDetails
      	for the three cases of constructor patterns:
      		prefix, infix, and record-bindings
      
      	The *same* data type HsConDetails is used in the type
      	declaration of the data type (HsDecls.TyData)
      
      Lots of associated clean-up operations here and there.  Less code.
      Everything is wonderful.
      9af77fa4
  15. 27 May, 2002 1 commit
  16. 21 May, 2002 1 commit
  17. 29 Apr, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-04-29 14:03:38 by simonmar] · b085ee40
      simonmar authored
      FastString cleanup, stage 1.
      
      The FastString type is no longer a mixture of hashed strings and
      literal strings, it contains hashed strings only with O(1) comparison
      (except for UnicodeStr, but that will also go away in due course).  To
      create a literal instance of FastString, use FSLIT("..").
      
      By far the most common use of the old literal version of FastString
      was in the pattern
      
      	  ptext SLIT("...")
      
      this combination still works, although it doesn't go via FastString
      any more.  The next stage will be to remove the need to use this
      special combination at all, using a RULE.
      
      To convert a FastString into an SDoc, now use 'ftext' instead of
      'ptext'.
      
      I've also removed all the FAST_STRING related macros from HsVersions.h
      except for SLIT and FSLIT, just use the relevant functions from
      FastString instead.
      b085ee40
  18. 11 Apr, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-04-11 12:03:29 by simonpj] · a7b95beb
      simonpj authored
      -------------------
      	Mainly derived Read
      	-------------------
      
      This commit is a tangle of several things that somehow got wound up
      together, I'm afraid.
      
      
      The main course
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Replace the derived-Read machinery with Koen's cunning new parser
      combinator library.   The result should be
      	* much smaller code sizes from derived Read
      	* faster execution of derived Read
      
      WARNING: I have not thoroughly tested this stuff; I'd be glad if you did!
      	 All the hard work is done, but there may be a few nits.
      
      The Read class gets two new methods, not exposed
      in the H98 inteface of course:
        class Read a where
          readsPrec    :: Int -> ReadS a
          readList     :: ReadS [a]
          readPrec     :: ReadPrec a		-- NEW
          readListPrec :: ReadPrec [a]	-- NEW
      
      There are the following new libraries:
      
        Text.ParserCombinators.ReadP		Koens combinator parser
        Text.ParserCombinators.ReadPrec	Ditto, but with precedences
      
        Text.Read.Lex				An emasculated lexical analyser
      					that provides the functionality
      					of H98 'lex'
      
      TcGenDeriv is changed to generate code that uses the new libraries.
      The built-in instances of Read (List, Maybe, tuples, etc) use the new
      libraries.
      
      
      Other stuff
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      1. Some fixes the the plumbing of external-core generation. Sigbjorn
      did most of the work earlier, but this commit completes the renaming and
      typechecking plumbing.
      
      2. Runtime error-generation functions, such as GHC.Err.recSelErr,
      GHC.Err.recUpdErr, etc, now take an Addr#, pointing to a UTF8-encoded
      C string, instead of a Haskell string.  This makes the *calls* to these
      functions easier to generate, and smaller too, which is a good thing.
      
      In particular, it means that MkId.mkRecordSelectorId doesn't need to
      be passed "unpackCStringId", which was GRUESOME; and that in turn means
      that tcTypeAndClassDecls doesn't need to be passed unf_env, which is
      a very worthwhile cleanup.   Win/win situation.
      
      3.  GHC now faithfully translates do-notation using ">>" for statements
      with no binding, just as the report says.  While I was there I tidied
      up HsDo to take a list of Ids instead of 3 (but now 4) separate Ids.
      Saves a bit of code here and there.  Also introduced Inst.newMethodFromName
      to package a common idiom.
      a7b95beb
  19. 05 Apr, 2002 1 commit
    • sof's avatar
      [project @ 2002-04-05 15:18:25 by sof] · acc784b5
      sof authored
      Cleaned up the way the External Core front-end was
      integrated with the rest of the compiler;
      guided by detailed and helpful feedback from Simon PJ.
      
      Input files ending in ".hcr" are now assumed to contain
      external core -- still working on getting the renamer
      to slurp in interface files (implicitly) referred to
      in the Core source.
      acc784b5
  20. 29 Mar, 2002 1 commit
    • sof's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-29 21:39:36 by sof] · 76293b14
      sof authored
      Front end for External Core.
      
      Initial go at implementing a Core front end
      (enabled via -fcore); work in progress (renamer
      is currently not willing to slurp in & resolve
      imports.)
      76293b14