Commit 0b5eede9 authored by Vladislav Zavialov's avatar Vladislav Zavialov
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Standalone kind signatures (#16794)

Implements GHC Proposal #54: .../ghc-proposals/blob/master/proposals/0054-kind-signatures.rst

With this patch, a type constructor can now be given an explicit
standalone kind signature:

  {-# LANGUAGE StandaloneKindSignatures #-}
  type Functor :: (Type -> Type) -> Constraint
  class Functor f where
    fmap :: (a -> b) -> f a -> f b

This is a replacement for CUSKs (complete user-specified
kind signatures), which are now scheduled for deprecation.

User-facing changes
-------------------

* A new extension flag has been added, -XStandaloneKindSignatures, which
  implies -XNoCUSKs.

* There is a new syntactic construct, a standalone kind signature:

    type <name> :: <kind>

  Declarations of data types, classes, data families, type families, and
  type synonyms may be accompanied by a standalone kind signature.

* A standalone kind signature enables polymorphic recursion in types,
  just like a function type signature enables polymorphic recursion in
  terms. This o...
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