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Implement the -XUnliftedNewtypes extension.
GHC Proposal: 0013-unlifted-newtypes.rst Discussion: https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/98 Issues: #15219, #1311, #13595, #15883 Implementation Details: Note [Implementation of UnliftedNewtypes] Note [Unifying data family kinds] Note [Compulsory newtype unfolding] This patch introduces the -XUnliftedNewtypes extension. When this extension is enabled, GHC drops the restriction that the field in a newtype must be of kind (TYPE 'LiftedRep). This allows types like Int# and ByteArray# to be used in a newtype. Additionally, coerce is made levity-polymorphic so that it can be used with newtypes over unlifted types. The bulk of the changes are in TcTyClsDecls.hs. With -XUnliftedNewtypes, getInitialKind is more liberal, introducing a unification variable to return the kind (TYPE r0) rather than just returning (TYPE 'LiftedRep). When kind-checking a data constructor with kcConDecl, we attempt to unify the kind of a newtype with the kind of its field's type. When typechecking a data declaration with tcTyClDecl, we again perform a unification. See the implementation note for more on this. Co-authored-by: Richard Eisenberg <email@example.com>
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