Refactor the simplifier's treatment of case expressions
(NB: this patch could conceivably require some bits of the following SpecConstr patch to compile cleanly. It's conceptually independent, but I'm not 100% certain that I've included all the necessary bits here.) This patch cleans up the simplifier's handling of various otimisations for case expressions, notably - case elimination (discarding the case altogether) - merging identical alternatives - discarding impossible alternative - merging nested cases Previously this was partly handled before, and partly after, simplifying the case alternatives. The trouble with that is that the dead-ness information on the case binders gets munged during simplification, and that turned out to mean that case elmination essentially never happened -- stupid. Now I've moved it all to before simplifying the alterntives. In fact this reduces the amount of code, I think, and it's certainly tidier. I don't think there is any loss.
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