Commit 40fa237e authored by Committed by Ben Gamari
Linear types (#15981)
This is the first step towards implementation of the linear types proposal (https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/111). It features * A language extension -XLinearTypes * Syntax for linear functions in the surface language * Linearity checking in Core Lint, enabled with -dlinear-core-lint * Core-to-core passes are mostly compatible with linearity * Fields in a data type can be linear or unrestricted; linear fields have multiplicity-polymorphic constructors. If -XLinearTypes is disabled, the GADT syntax defaults to linear fields The following items are not yet supported: * a # m -> b syntax (only prefix FUN is supported for now) * Full multiplicity inference (multiplicities are really only checked) * Decent linearity error messages * Linear let, where, and case expressions in the surface language (each of these currently introduce the unrestricted variant) * Multiplicity-parametric fields * Syntax for annotating lambda-bound or let-bound with a multiplicity * Syntax for non-linear/multiple-field-multiplicity records * Linear projections for records with a single linear field * Linear pattern synonyms * Multiplicity coercions (test LinearPolyType) A high-level description can be found at https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/LinearTypes/Implementation Following the link above you will find a description of the changes made to Core. This commit has been authored by * Richard Eisenberg * Krzysztof Gogolewski * Matthew Pickering * Arnaud Spiwack With contributions from: * Mark Barbone * Alexander Vershilov Updates haddock submodule.
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