Commit d650729f authored by Committed by Richard EisenbergBrowse files
Embrace -XTypeInType, add -XStarIsType
Summary: Implement the "Embrace Type :: Type" GHC proposal, .../ghc-proposals/blob/master/proposals/0020-no-type-in-type.rst GHC 8.0 included a major change to GHC's type system: the Type :: Type axiom. Though casual users were protected from this by hiding its features behind the -XTypeInType extension, all programs written in GHC 8+ have the axiom behind the scenes. In order to preserve backward compatibility, various legacy features were left unchanged. For example, with -XDataKinds but not -XTypeInType, GADTs could not be used in types. Now these restrictions are lifted and -XTypeInType becomes a redundant flag that will be eventually deprecated. * Incorporate the features currently in -XTypeInType into the -XPolyKinds and -XDataKinds extensions. * Introduce a new extension -XStarIsType to control how to parse * in code and whether to print it in error messages. Test Plan: Validate Reviewers: goldfire, hvr, bgamari, alanz, simonpj Reviewed By: goldfire, ...