[project @ 2001-06-25 08:09:57 by simonpj]
---------------- Squash newtypes ---------------- This commit squashes newtypes and their coerces, from the typechecker onwards. The original idea was that the coerces would not get in the way of optimising transformations, but despite much effort they continue to do so. There's no very good reason to retain newtype information beyond the typechecker, so now we don't. Main points: * The post-typechecker suite of Type-manipulating functions is in types/Type.lhs, as before. But now there's a new suite in types/TcType.lhs. The difference is that in the former, newtype are transparent, while in the latter they are opaque. The typechecker should only import TcType, not Type. * The operations in TcType are all non-monadic, and most of them start with "tc" (e.g. tcSplitTyConApp). All the monadic operations (used exclusively by the typechecker) are in a new module, typecheck/TcMType.lhs * I've grouped newtypes with predicate types, thus: data Type = TyVarTy Tyvar | .... | SourceTy SourceType data SourceType = NType TyCon [Type] | ClassP Class [Type] | IParam Type [SourceType was called PredType.] This is a little wierd in some ways, because NTypes can't occur in qualified types. However, the idea is that a SourceType is a type that is opaque to the type checker, but transparent to the rest of the compiler, and newtypes fit that as do implicit parameters and dictionaries. * Recursive newtypes still retain their coreces, exactly as before. If they were transparent we'd get a recursive type, and that would make various bits of the compiler diverge (e.g. things which do type comparison). * I've removed types/Unify.lhs (non-monadic type unifier and matcher), merging it into TcType. Ditto typecheck/TcUnify.lhs (monadic unifier), merging it into TcMType.
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