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    Interface file optimisation and removal of nameParent · b00b5bc0
    Simon Marlow authored
    This large commit combines several interrelated changes:
    
      - IfaceSyn now contains actual Names rather than the special
        IfaceExtName type.  The binary interface file contains
        a symbol table of Names, where each entry is a (package,
        ModuleName, OccName) triple.  Names in the IfaceSyn point
        to entries in the symbol table.
    
        This reduces the size of interface files, which should
        hopefully improve performance (not measured yet).
    
        The toIfaceXXX functions now do not need to pass around
        a function from Name -> IfaceExtName, which makes that
        code simpler.
    
      - Names now do not point directly to their parents, and the
        nameParent operation has gone away.  It turned out to be hard to
        keep this information consistent in practice, and the parent info
        was only valid in some Names.  Instead we made the following
        changes:
    
        * ImportAvails contains a new field 
              imp_parent :: NameEnv AvailInfo
          which gives the family info for any Name in scope, and
          is used by the renamer when renaming export lists, amongst
          other things.  This info is thrown away after renaming.
    
        * The mi_ver_fn field of ModIface now maps to
          (OccName,Version) instead of just Version, where the
          OccName is the parent name.  This mapping is used when
          constructing the usage info for dependent modules.
          There may be entries in mi_ver_fn for things that are not in
          scope, whereas imp_parent only deals with in-scope things.
    
        * The md_exports field of ModDetails now contains
          [AvailInfo] rather than NameSet.  This gives us
          family info for the exported names of a module.
    
    Also:
    
       - ifaceDeclSubBinders moved to IfaceSyn (seems like the
         right place for it).
    
       - heavily refactored renaming of import/export lists.
    
       - Unfortunately external core is now broken, as it relied on
         IfaceSyn.  It requires some attention.
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