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Simplify treatment of heterogeneous equality
Previously, if we had a [W] (a :: k1) ~ (rhs :: k2), we would spit out a [D] k1 ~ k2 and part the W as irreducible, hoping for a unification. But we needn't do this. Instead, we now spit out a [W] co :: k2 ~ k1 and then use co to cast the rhs of the original Wanted. This means that we retain the connection between the spat-out constraint and the original. The problem with this new approach is that we cannot use the casted equality for substitution; it's too like wanteds-rewriting- wanteds. So, we forbid CTyEqCans that mention coercion holes. All the details are in Note [Equalities with incompatible kinds] in TcCanonical. There are a few knock-on effects, documented where they occur. While debugging an error in this patch, Simon and I ran into infelicities in how patterns and matches are printed; we made small improvements. This patch includes mitigations for #17828, which causes spurious pattern-match warnings. When #17828 is fixed, these lines should be removed.