1. 29 Jul, 2017 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Fix #14045 by omitting an unnecessary check · d1ef223c
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      Previously, we checked the number of patterns in a data instances
      for all data families whose kind did not end in a kind variable.
      But, of course, undersaturating instances can happen even without
      the kind ending in a kind variable. So I've omitted the arity check.
      Data families aren't as particular about their arity as type families
      are (because data families can be undersaturated). Still, this change
      degrades error messages when instances don't have the right arity;
      now, instead of reporting a simple mismatch in the number of patterns,
      GHC reports kind errors. The new errors are fully accurate, but perhaps
      not as easy to work with. Still, with the new flexibility of allowing
      data family instances with varying numbers of patterns, I don't see
      a better way.
      
      This commit also improves source fidelity in some error messages,
      requiring more changes than really are necessary. But without these
      changes, error messages around mismatched associated instance heads
      were poor.
      
      test cases: indexed-types/should_compile/T14045,
                  indexed-types/should_fail/T14045a
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