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TH: support raw bytes literals (#14741)
GHC represents String literals as ByteString internally for efficiency reasons. However, until now it wasn't possible to efficiently create large string literals with TH (e.g. to embed a file in a binary, cf #14741): TH code had to unpack the bytes into a [Word8] that GHC then had to re-pack into a ByteString. This patch adds the possibility to efficiently create a "string" literal from raw bytes. We get the following compile times for different sizes of TH created literals: || Size || Before || After || Gain || || 30K || 2.307s || 2.299 || 0% || || 3M || 3.073s || 2.400s || 21% || || 30M || 8.517s || 3.390s || 60% || Ticket #14741 can be fixed if the original code uses this new TH feature.