Commit c1efdcc4 authored by Committed by Ben Gamari
Overload the static form to reduce verbosity.
Static pointers are rarely used naked: most often they are defined at the base of a Closure, as defined in e.g. the distributed-closure and distributed-static packages. So a typical usage pattern is: distributeMap (closure (static (\x -> x * 2))) which is more verbose than it needs to be. Ideally we'd just have to write distributeMap (static (\x -> x * 2)) and let the static pointer be lifted to a Closure implicitly. i.e. what we want is to overload static literals, just like we already overload list literals and string literals. This is achieved by introducing the IsStatic type class and changing the typing rule for static forms slightly: static (e :: t) :: IsStatic p => p t Test Plan: ./validate Reviewers: austin, hvr, bgamari Reviewed By: bgamari Subscribers: simonpj, mboes, thomie Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1923 GHC Trac Issues: #11585
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