1. 14 Aug, 2001 2 commits
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      [project @ 2001-08-14 15:37:55 by simonpj] · 2b09da89
      simonpj authored
      Wibbles to the checking-types commit
      2b09da89
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      [project @ 2001-08-14 06:35:56 by simonpj] · 2767767f
      simonpj authored
      1. Arrange that w/w records unfoldings
         And that the simplifier preserves them
      
      2. Greatly improve structure of checking user types in the typechecker
         Main changes:
      	TcMType.checkValidType checks for a valid type
      	TcMonoType.tcHsSigType uses checkValidType
      	Type and class decls use TcMonoType.tcHsType (which does not
      		check for validity) inside the knot in TcTyClsDecls,
      		and then runs TcTyDecls.checkValidTyCon
      		or TcClassDcl.checkValidClass to check for validity
      		once the knot is tied
      2767767f
  2. 25 Jun, 2001 2 commits
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      [project @ 2001-06-25 14:36:04 by simonpj] · a5ded1f8
      simonpj authored
      Import wibbles
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      [project @ 2001-06-25 08:09:57 by simonpj] · d069cec2
      simonpj authored
      ----------------
      	Squash newtypes
      	----------------
      
      This commit squashes newtypes and their coerces, from the typechecker
      onwards.  The original idea was that the coerces would not get in the
      way of optimising transformations, but despite much effort they continue
      to do so.   There's no very good reason to retain newtype information
      beyond the typechecker, so now we don't.
      
      Main points:
      
      * The post-typechecker suite of Type-manipulating functions is in
      types/Type.lhs, as before.   But now there's a new suite in types/TcType.lhs.
      The difference is that in the former, newtype are transparent, while in
      the latter they are opaque.  The typechecker should only import TcType,
      not Type.
      
      * The operations in TcType are all non-monadic, and most of them start with
      "tc" (e.g. tcSplitTyConApp).  All the monadic operations (used exclusively
      by the typechecker) are in a new module, typecheck/TcMType.lhs
      
      * I've grouped newtypes with predicate types, thus:
      	data Type = TyVarTy Tyvar | ....
      		  | SourceTy SourceType
      
      	data SourceType = NType TyCon [Type]
      			| ClassP Class [Type]
      			| IParam Type
      
      [SourceType was called PredType.]  This is a little wierd in some ways,
      because NTypes can't occur in qualified types.   However, the idea is that
      a SourceType is a type that is opaque to the type checker, but transparent
      to the rest of the compiler, and newtypes fit that as do implicit parameters
      and dictionaries.
      
      * Recursive newtypes still retain their coreces, exactly as before. If
      they were transparent we'd get a recursive type, and that would make
      various bits of the compiler diverge (e.g. things which do type comparison).
      
      * I've removed types/Unify.lhs (non-monadic type unifier and matcher),
      merging it into TcType.
      
      Ditto typecheck/TcUnify.lhs (monadic unifier), merging it into TcMType.
      d069cec2
  3. 22 May, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-05-22 13:43:14 by simonpj] · f16228e4
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      -------------------------------------------
      	Towards generalising 'foreign' declarations
      	-------------------------------------------
      
      This is a first step towards generalising 'foreign' declarations to
      handle langauges other than C.  Quite a lot of files are touched,
      but nothing has really changed.  Everything should work exactly as
      before.
      
      	But please be on your guard for ccall-related bugs.
      
      Main things
      
      Basic data types: ForeignCall.lhs
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Remove absCSyn/CallConv.lhs
      
      * Add prelude/ForeignCall.lhs.  This defines the ForeignCall
        type and its variants
      
      * Define ForeignCall.Safety to say whether a call is unsafe
        or not (was just a boolean).  Lots of consequential chuffing.
      
      * Remove all CCall stuff from PrimOp, and put it in ForeignCall
      
      
      Take CCallOp out of the PrimOp type (where it was always a glitch)
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Add IdInfo.FCallId variant to the type IdInfo.GlobalIdDetails,
      	along with predicates Id.isFCallId, Id.isFCallId_maybe
      
      * Add StgSyn.StgOp, to sum PrimOp with FCallOp, because it
        *is* useful to sum them together in Stg and AbsC land.  If
        nothing else, it minimises changes.
      
      
      Also generally rename "CCall" stuff to "FCall" where it's generic
      to all foreign calls.
      f16228e4
  4. 21 May, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-05-21 09:19:14 by simonpj] · c7e7bc25
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------
      	Improve pattern type-signatures
      	-------------------------------
      
      The main effect of this commit is to implement the idea (originally
      Marcin's suggestion) that type variables in pattern type signatures
      are simply names for types; they don't have to name a type that is
      itself a type variable.
      
      For example
      
      	f :: Int -> Int
      	f (x::a) = let  y::a
      			y = x
      		   in x+y
      
      is fine.  Here 'a' is a name for the type 'Int', and does not have
      to be universally quantified.
      
      
      I also took the opportunity to modularise the implementation of
      pattern type-checking, mainly in TcMatches.  As a result pattern type
      signatures should work in do-notation (which they didn't before).
      
      ToDo: update documentation
      c7e7bc25
  5. 08 Mar, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-03-08 12:07:38 by simonpj] · 51a571c0
      simonpj authored
      --------------------
      	A major hygiene pass
      	--------------------
      
      1. The main change here is to
      
      	Move what was the "IdFlavour" out of IdInfo,
      	and into the varDetails field of a Var
      
         It was a mess before, because the flavour was a permanent attribute
         of an Id, whereas the rest of the IdInfo was ephemeral.  It's
         all much tidier now.
      
         Main places to look:
      
      	   Var.lhs	Defn of VarDetails
      	   IdInfo.lhs	Defn of GlobalIdDetails
      
         The main remaining infelicity is that SpecPragmaIds are right down
         in Var.lhs, which seems unduly built-in for such an ephemeral thing.
         But that is no worse than before.
      
      
      2. Tidy up the HscMain story a little.  Move mkModDetails from MkIface
         into CoreTidy (where it belongs more nicely)
      
         This was partly forced by (1) above, because I didn't want to make
         DictFun Ids into a separate kind of Id (which is how it was before).
         Not having them separate means we have to keep a list of them right
         through, rather than pull them out of the bindings at the end.
      
      3. Add NameEnv as a separate module (to join NameSet).
      
      4. Remove unnecessary {-# SOURCE #-} imports from FieldLabel.
      51a571c0
  6. 01 Mar, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-03-01 15:06:52 by simonpj] · f4ed011b
      simonpj authored
      Improve rule matching even more
      
      Manuel discovered that given
      
        {-# RULES "fst over sndSnd" forall v. fst (sndSnd v) = fst v #-}
      
        sndSnd :: (a, (b, c)) -> (a, c)
        sndSnd (x, (y, z)) = (x, z)
      
      the rule gets a type, which is too specialised, namely
      
        {-## __R "fst over sndSnd" __forall {@ a1 v :: (a1, ((), ()))}
      	   fst @ a1 @ () (sndSnd @ a1 @ () @ () v) = fst @ a1 @ ((), ()) v ;
      
      This was because TcRules wasn't quantifying over enough type variables.
      
      This commit fixes the problem.
      The test is in tests/simplCore/should_run/simplrun002
      f4ed011b
  7. 27 Feb, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-02-27 11:50:05 by simonpj] · 82f63df9
      simonpj authored
      Temporary fix for a nasty black hole
      
      The problem is that the type checker has a big knot for "unf_env".
      This means that we can't look at unfoldings inside the loop, which
      is fair enough.  But setting an unfolding in the IdInfo is strict
      in the unfolding, so we can't look at the IdInfo either.
      
      But isLocalId looks at the IdInfo, and it was being used in an
      assert in TcHsSyn, and in setting the in_scope_vars in TcIfaceSig.
      
      I think the right solution is to take the "flavour" out of IdInfo,
      and put it into VarDetails, but I've done a quick fix for now.
      (Remove the assert, and use a different way in TcIfaceSig.)
      82f63df9
  8. 25 Jan, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-01-25 17:54:24 by simonpj] · 4e342297
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	   Mainly FunDeps (23 Jan 01)
      	------------------------------------
      
      This commit re-engineers the handling of functional dependencies.
      A functional dependency is no longer an Inst; instead, the necessary
      dependencies are snaffled out of their Class when necessary.
      
      As part of this exercise I found that I had to re-work how to do generalisation
      in a binding group.  There is rather exhaustive documentation on the new Plan
      at the top of TcSimplify.
      
      	******************
      	WARNING: I have compiled all the libraries with this new compiler
      		 and all looks well, but I have not run many programs.
      		 Things may break.  Let me know if so.
      	******************
      
      The main changes are these:
      
      1.  typecheck/TcBinds and TcSimplify have a lot of changes due to the
          new generalisation and context reduction story.  There are extensive
          comments at the start of TcSimplify
      
      2.  typecheck/TcImprove is removed altogether.  Instead, improvement is
          interleaved with context reduction (until a fixpoint is reached).
          All this is done in TcSimplify.
      
      3.  types/FunDeps has new exports
      	* 'improve' does improvement, returning a list of equations
      	* 'grow' and 'oclose' close a list of type variables wrt a set of
      	  PredTypes, but in slightly different ways.  Comments in file.
      
      4.  I improved the way in which we check that main::IO t.  It's tidier now.
      
      In addition
      
      *   typecheck/TcMatches:
      	a) Tidy up, introducing a common function tcCheckExistentialPat
      
      	b) Improve the typechecking of parallel list comprehensions,
      	   which wasn't quite right before.  (see comments with tcStmts)
      
      	WARNING: (b) is untested!  Jeff, you might want to check.
      
      *   Numerous other incidental changes in the typechecker
      
      *   Manuel found that rules don't fire well when you have partial applications
          from overloading.  For example, we may get
      
      	f a (d::Ord a) = let m_g = g a d
      			 in
      			 \y :: a -> ...(m_g (h y))...
      
          The 'method' m_g doesn't get inlined because (g a d) might be a redex.
          Yet a rule that looks like
      		g a d (h y) = ...
          won't fire because that doesn't show up.  One way out would be to make
          the rule matcher a bit less paranoid about duplicating work, but instead
          I've added a flag
      			-fno-method-sharing
          which controls whether we generate things like m_g in the first place.
          It's not clear that they are a win in the first place.
      
          The flag is actually consulted in Inst.tcInstId
      4e342297
  9. 03 Jan, 2001 1 commit
  10. 20 Nov, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-11-20 14:48:52 by simonpj] · c271b647
      simonpj authored
      When renaming, typechecking an expression from the user
      interface, we may suck in declarations from interface
      files (e.g. the Prelude).  This commit takes account of that.
      
      To do so, I did some significant restructuring in TcModule,
      with consequential changes and tidy ups elsewhere in the type
      checker.  I think there should be fewer lines in total than before.
      c271b647
  11. 30 Oct, 2000 1 commit
  12. 25 Oct, 2000 2 commits
  13. 24 Oct, 2000 1 commit
  14. 23 Oct, 2000 1 commit
  15. 12 Oct, 2000 1 commit
  16. 03 Oct, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-10-03 08:43:00 by simonpj] · 710e2074
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------
      	Adding generics		SLPJ Oct 2000
      	--------------------------------------
      
      This big commit adds Hinze/PJ-style generic class definitions, based
      on work by Andrei Serjantov.  For example:
      
        class Bin a where
          toBin   :: a -> [Int]
          fromBin :: [Int] -> (a, [Int])
      
          toBin {| Unit |}    Unit	  = []
          toBin {| a :+: b |} (Inl x)   = 0 : toBin x
          toBin {| a :+: b |} (Inr y)   = 1 : toBin y
          toBin {| a :*: b |} (x :*: y) = toBin x ++ toBin y
      
      
          fromBin {| Unit |}    bs      = (Unit, bs)
          fromBin {| a :+: b |} (0:bs)  = (Inl x, bs')    where (x,bs') = fromBin bs
          fromBin {| a :+: b |} (1:bs)  = (Inr y, bs')    where (y,bs') = fromBin bs
          fromBin {| a :*: b |} bs  	  = (x :*: y, bs'') where (x,bs' ) = fromBin bs
      							  (y,bs'') = fromBin bs'
      
      Now we can say simply
      
        instance Bin a => Bin [a]
      
      and the compiler will derive the appropriate code automatically.
      
      		(About 9k lines of diffs.  Ha!)
      
      
      Generic related things
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      * basicTypes/BasicTypes: The EP type (embedding-projection pairs)
      
      * types/TyCon:
      	An extra field in an algebraic tycon (genInfo)
      
      * types/Class, and hsSyn/HsBinds:
      	Each class op (or ClassOpSig) carries information about whether
      	it  	a) has no default method
      		b) has a polymorphic default method
      		c) has a generic default method
      	There's a new data type for this: Class.DefMeth
      
      * types/Generics:
      	A new module containing good chunk of the generic-related code
      	It has a .hi-boot file (alas).
      
      * typecheck/TcInstDcls, typecheck/TcClassDcl:
      	Most of the rest of the generics-related code
      
      * hsSyn/HsTypes:
      	New infix type form to allow types of the form
      		data a :+: b = Inl a | Inr b
      
      * parser/Parser.y, Lex.lhs, rename/ParseIface.y:
      	Deal with the new syntax
      
      * prelude/TysPrim, TysWiredIn:
      	Need to generate generic stuff for the wired-in TyCons
      
      * rename/RnSource RnBinds:
      	A rather gruesome hack to deal with scoping of type variables
      	from a generic patterns.  Details commented in the ClassDecl
      	case of RnSource.rnDecl.
      
      	Of course, there are many minor renamer consequences of the
      	other changes above.
      
      * lib/std/PrelBase.lhs
      	Data type declarations for Unit, :+:, :*:
      
      
      Slightly unrelated housekeeping
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * hsSyn/HsDecls:
      	ClassDecls now carry the Names for their implied declarations
      	(superclass selectors, tycon, etc) in a list, rather than
      	laid out one by one.  This simplifies code between the parser
      	and the type checker.
      
      * prelude/PrelNames, TysWiredIn:
      	All the RdrNames are now together in PrelNames.
      
      * utils/ListSetOps:
      	Add finite mappings based on equality and association lists (Assoc a b)
      	Move stuff from List.lhs that is related
      710e2074
  17. 22 Sep, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-09-22 15:56:12 by simonpj] · 1bba522f
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      --------------------------------------------------
      	Tidying up HsLit, and making it possible to define
      		your own numeric library
      
      		Simon PJ 22 Sept 00
      	--------------------------------------------------
      
      ** NOTE: I did these changes on the aeroplane.  They should compile,
      	 and the Prelude still compiles OK, but it's entirely 
      	 possible that I've broken something
      
      The original reason for this many-file but rather shallow
      commit is that it's impossible in Haskell to write your own
      numeric library.  Why?  Because when you say '1' you get 
      (Prelude.fromInteger 1), regardless of what you hide from the
      Prelude, or import from other libraries you have written.  So the
      idea is to extend the -fno-implicit-prelude flag so that 
      in addition to no importing the Prelude, you can rebind 
      	fromInteger	-- Applied to literal constants
      	fromRational	-- Ditto
      	negate		-- Invoked by the syntax (-x)
      	the (-) used when desugaring n+k patterns
      
      After toying with other designs, I eventually settled on a simple,
      crude one: rather than adding a new flag, I just extended the
      semantics of -fno-implicit-prelude so that uses of fromInteger,
      fromRational and negate are all bound to "whatever is in scope" 
      rather than "the fixed Prelude functions".  So if you say
      
      	{-# OPTIONS -fno-implicit-prelude #-}
      	module M where
       	import MyPrelude( fromInteger )
      
      	x = 3
      
      the literal 3 will use whatever (unqualified) "fromInteger" is in scope,
      in this case the one gotten from MyPrelude.
      
      
      On the way, though, I studied how HsLit worked, and did a substantial tidy
      up, deleting quite a lot of code along the way.  In particular.
      
      * HsBasic.lhs is renamed HsLit.lhs.  It defines the HsLit type.
      
      * There are now two HsLit types, both defined in HsLit.
      	HsLit for non-overloaded literals (like 'x')
      	HsOverLit for overloaded literals (like 1 and 2.3)
      
      * HsOverLit completely replaces Inst.OverloadedLit, which disappears.
        An HsExpr can now be an HsOverLit as well as an HsLit.
      
      * HsOverLit carries the Name of the fromInteger/fromRational operation,
        so that the renamer can help with looking up the unqualified name 
        when -fno-implicit-prelude is on.  Ditto the HsExpr for negation.
        It's all very tidy now.
      
      * RdrHsSyn contains the stuff that handles -fno-implicit-prelude
        (see esp RdrHsSyn.prelQual).  RdrHsSyn also contains all the "smart constructors"
        used by the parser when building HsSyn.  See for example RdrHsSyn.mkNegApp
        (previously the renamer (!) did the business of turning (- 3#) into -3#).
      
      * I tidied up the handling of "special ids" in the parser.  There's much
        less duplication now.
      
      * Move Sven's Horner stuff to the desugarer, where it belongs.  
        There's now a nice function DsUtils.mkIntegerLit which brings together
        related code from no fewer than three separate places into one single
        place.  Nice!
      
      * A nice tidy-up in MatchLit.partitionEqnsByLit became possible.
      
      * Desugaring of HsLits is now much tidier (DsExpr.dsLit)
      
      * Some stuff to do with RdrNames is moved from ParseUtil.lhs to RdrHsSyn.lhs,
        which is where it really belongs.
      
      * I also removed 
      	many unnecessary imports from modules 
      	quite a bit of dead code
        in divers places
      1bba522f
  18. 14 Jul, 2000 2 commits
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      [project @ 2000-07-14 13:37:53 by simonpj] · 71352675
      simonpj authored
      Wibbles in the new kind-checking stuff
      71352675
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      [project @ 2000-07-14 08:17:36 by simonpj] · 77a8c0db
      simonpj authored
      This commit completely re-does the kind-inference mechanism.
      Previously it was inter-wound with type inference, but that was
      always hard to understand, and it finally broke when we started
      checking for ambiguity when type-checking a type signature (details
      irrelevant).
      
      So now kind inference is more clearly separated, so that it never
      takes place at the same time as type inference.  The biggest change
      is in TcTyClsDecls, which does the kind inference for a group of
      type and class declarations.  It now contains comments to explain
      how it all works.
      
      There are also comments in TypeRep which describes the slightly
      tricky way in which we deal with the fact that kind 'type' (written
      '*') actually has 'boxed type' and 'unboxed type' as sub-kinds.
      The whole thing is a bit of a hack, because we don't really have 
      sub-kinding, but it's less of a hack than before.
      
      A lot of general tidying up happened at the same time.
      In particular, I removed some dead code here and there
      77a8c0db
  19. 25 May, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-05-25 12:41:14 by simonpj] · 495ef8bd
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      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      		Apr/May 2000
      		~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      This is a pretty big commit!  It adds stuff I've been working on
      over the last month or so.  DO NOT MERGE IT WITH 4.07!
      
      Interface file formats have changed a little; you'll need
      to make clean before remaking.
      
      						Simon PJ
      
      Recompilation checking
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Substantial improvement in recompilation checking.  The version management
      is now entirely internal to GHC.  ghc-iface.lprl is dead!
      
      The trick is to generate the new interface file in two steps:
        - first convert Types etc to HsTypes etc, and thereby
      	build a new ParsedIface
        - then compare against the parsed (but not renamed) version of the old
      	interface file
      Doing this meant adding code to convert *to* HsSyn things, and to
      compare HsSyn things for equality.  That is the main tedious bit.
      
      Another improvement is that we now track version info for
      fixities and rules, which was missing before.
      
      
      Interface file reading
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Make interface files reading more robust.
        * If the old interface file is unreadable, don't fail. [bug fix]
      
        * If the old interface file mentions interfaces
          that are unreadable, don't fail. [bug fix]
      
        * When we can't find the interface file,
          print the directories we are looking in.  [feature]
      
      
      Type signatures
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        * New flag -ddump-types to print type signatures
      
      
      Type pruning
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      When importing
      	data T = T1 A | T2 B | T3 C
      it seems excessive to import the types A, B, C as well, unless
      the constructors T1, T2 etc are used.  A,B,C might be more types,
      and importing them may mean reading more interfaces, and so on.
       So the idea is that the renamer will just import the decl
      	data T
      unless one of the constructors is used.  This turns out to be quite
      easy to implement.  The downside is that we must make sure the
      constructors are always available if they are really needed, so
      I regard this as an experimental feature.
      
      
      Elimininate ThinAir names
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Eliminate ThinAir.lhs and all its works.  It was always a hack, and now
      the desugarer carries around an environment I think we can nuke ThinAir
      altogether.
      
      As part of this, I had to move all the Prelude RdrName defns from PrelInfo
      to PrelMods --- so I renamed PrelMods as PrelNames.
      
      I also had to move the builtinRules so that they are injected by the renamer
      (rather than appearing out of the blue in SimplCore).  This is if anything simpler.
      
      Miscellaneous
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Tidy up the data types involved in Rules
      
      * Eliminate RnEnv.better_provenance; use Name.hasBetterProv instead
      
      * Add Unique.hasKey :: Uniquable a => a -> Unique -> Bool
        It's useful in a lot of places
      
      * Fix a bug in interface file parsing for __U[!]
      495ef8bd
  20. 27 Mar, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-03-27 13:23:49 by simonpj] · 8ddfc3c1
      simonpj authored
      Improve the error messages given when a definition isn't polymorphic enough.
      In paticular, for this program:
      
          let v = runST (newSTRef True)
          in
          runST (readSTRef v)
      
      we get the message
      
          Inferred type is less polymorphic than expected
      	Quantified type variable `s' escapes
      	It is reachable from the type variable(s) `a'
      	  which are free in the signature
          Signature type:     forall s. ST s a
          Type to generalise: ST s (STRef s Bool)
          When checking an expression type signature
          In the first argument of `runST', namely `(newSTRef True)'
          In the right-hand side of a pattern binding: runST (newSTRef True)
      8ddfc3c1
  21. 24 Mar, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-03-24 17:49:29 by simonpj] · 6c872fff
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      a) Small wibbles to do with inlining and floating
      
      b) Implement Ralf's request, so that one can write
      
      	type F = forall a. a -> a
      
      	f :: Int -> F
      	f = ...
      
         The for-alls inside F are hoisted out to the top of
         the type signature for f.  This applies uniformly to
         all user-written types
      6c872fff
  22. 23 Mar, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-03-23 17:45:17 by simonpj] · 111cee3f
      simonpj authored
      This utterly gigantic commit is what I've been up to in background
      mode in the last couple of months.  Originally the main goal
      was to get rid of Con (staturated constant applications)
      in the CoreExpr type, but one thing led to another, and I kept
      postponing actually committing.   Sorry.
      
      	Simon, 23 March 2000
      
      
      I've tested it pretty thoroughly, but doubtless things will break.
      
      Here are the highlights
      
      * Con is gone; the CoreExpr type is simpler
      * NoRepLits have gone
      * Better usage info in interface files => less recompilation
      * Result type signatures work
      * CCall primop is tidied up
      * Constant folding now done by Rules
      * Lots of hackery in the simplifier
      * Improvements in CPR and strictness analysis
      
      Many bug fixes including
      
      * Sergey's DoCon compiles OK; no loop in the strictness analyser
      * Volker Wysk's programs don't crash the CPR analyser
      
      I have not done much on measuring compilation times and binary sizes;
      they could have got worse.  I think performance has got significantly
      better, though, in most cases.
      
      
      Removing the Con form of Core expressions
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      The big thing is that
      
        For every constructor C there are now *two* Ids:
      
      	C is the constructor's *wrapper*. It evaluates and unboxes arguments
      	before calling $wC.  It has a perfectly ordinary top-level defn
      	in the module defining the data type.
      
      	$wC is the constructor's *worker*.  It is like a primop that simply
      	allocates and builds the constructor value.  Its arguments are the
      	actual representation arguments of the constructor.
      	Its type may be different to C, because:
      		- useless dict args are dropped
      		- strict args may be flattened
      
        For every primop P there is *one* Id, its (curried) Id
      
        Neither contructor worker Id nor the primop Id have a defminition anywhere.
        Instead they are saturated during the core-to-STG pass, and the code generator
        generates code for them directly. The STG language still has saturated
        primops and constructor applications.
      
      * The Const type disappears, along with Const.lhs.  The literal part
        of Const.lhs reappears as Literal.lhs.  Much tidying up in here,
        to bring all the range checking into this one module.
      
      * I got rid of NoRep literals entirely.  They just seem to be too much trouble.
      
      * Because Con's don't exist any more, the funny C { args } syntax
        disappears from inteface files.
      
      
      Parsing
      ~~~~~~~
      * Result type signatures now work
      	f :: Int -> Int = \x -> x
      	-- The Int->Int is the type of f
      
      	g x y :: Int = x+y
      	-- The Int is the type of the result of (g x y)
      
      
      Recompilation checking and make
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * The .hi file for a modules is not touched if it doesn't change.  (It used to
        be touched regardless, forcing a chain of recompilations.)  The penalty for this
        is that we record exported things just as if they were mentioned in the body of
        the module.  And the penalty for that is that we may recompile a module when
        the only things that have changed are the things it is passing on without using.
        But it seems like a good trade.
      
      * -recomp is on by default
      
      Foreign declarations
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * If you say
      	foreign export zoo :: Int -> IO Int
        then you get a C produre called 'zoo', not 'zzoo' as before.
        I've also added a check that complains if you export (or import) a C
        procedure whose name isn't legal C.
      
      
      Code generation and labels
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Now that constructor workers and wrappers have distinct names, there's
        no need to have a Foo_static_closure and a Foo_closure for constructor Foo.
        I nuked the entire StaticClosure story.  This has effects in some of
        the RTS headers (i.e. s/static_closure/closure/g)
      
      
      Rules, constant folding
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Constant folding becomes just another rewrite rule, attached to the Id for the
        PrimOp.   To achieve this, there's a new form of Rule, a BuiltinRule (see CoreSyn.lhs).
        The prelude rules are in prelude/PrelRules.lhs, while simplCore/ConFold.lhs has gone.
      
      * Appending of constant strings now works, using fold/build fusion, plus
        the rewrite rule
      	unpack "foo" c (unpack "baz" c n)  =  unpack "foobaz" c n
        Implemented in PrelRules.lhs
      
      * The CCall primop is tidied up quite a bit.  There is now a data type CCall,
        defined in PrimOp, that packages up the info needed for a particular CCall.
        There is a new Id for each new ccall, with an big "occurrence name"
      	{__ccall "foo" gc Int# -> Int#}
        In interface files, this is parsed as a single Id, which is what it is, really.
      
      Miscellaneous
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * There were numerous places where the host compiler's
        minInt/maxInt was being used as the target machine's minInt/maxInt.
        I nuked all of these; everything is localised to inIntRange and inWordRange,
        in Literal.lhs
      
      * Desugaring record updates was broken: it didn't generate correct matches when
        used withe records with fancy unboxing etc.  It now uses matchWrapper.
      
      * Significant tidying up in codeGen/SMRep.lhs
      
      * Add __word, __word64, __int64 terminals to signal the obvious types
        in interface files.  Add the ability to print word values in hex into
        C code.
      
      * PrimOp.lhs is no longer part of a loop.  Remove PrimOp.hi-boot*
      
      
      Types
      ~~~~~
      * isProductTyCon no longer returns False for recursive products, nor
        for unboxed products; you have to test for these separately.
        There's no reason not to do CPR for recursive product types, for example.
        Ditto splitProductType_maybe.
      
      Simplification
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * New -fno-case-of-case flag for the simplifier.  We use this in the first run
        of the simplifier, where it helps to stop messing up expressions that
        the (subsequent) full laziness pass would otherwise find float out.
        It's much more effective than previous half-baked hacks in inlining.
      
        Actually, it turned out that there were three places in Simplify.lhs that
        needed to know use this flag.
      
      * Make the float-in pass push duplicatable bindings into the branches of
        a case expression, in the hope that we never have to allocate them.
        (see FloatIn.sepBindsByDropPoint)
      
      * Arrange that top-level bottoming Ids get a NOINLINE pragma
        This reduced gratuitous inlining of error messages.
        But arrange that such things still get w/w'd.
      
      * Arrange that a strict argument position is regarded as an 'interesting'
        context, so that if we see
      	foldr k z (g x)
        then we'll be inclined to inline g; this can expose a build.
      
      * There was a missing case in CoreUtils.exprEtaExpandArity that meant
        we were missing some obvious cases for eta expansion
        Also improve the code when handling applications.
      
      * Make record selectors (identifiable by their IdFlavour) into "cheap" operations.
      	  [The change is a 2-liner in CoreUtils.exprIsCheap]
        This means that record selection may be inlined into function bodies, which
        greatly improves the arities of overloaded functions.
      
      * Make a cleaner job of inlining "lone variables".  There was some distributed
        cunning, but I've centralised it all now in SimplUtils.analyseCont, which
        analyses the context of a call to decide whether it is "interesting".
      
      * Don't specialise very small functions in Specialise.specDefn
        It's better to inline it.  Rather like the worker/wrapper case.
      
      * Be just a little more aggressive when floating out of let rhss.
        See comments with Simplify.wantToExpose
        A small change with an occasional big effect.
      
      * Make the inline-size computation think that
      	case x of I# x -> ...
        is *free*.
      
      
      CPR analysis
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Fix what was essentially a bug in CPR analysis.  Consider
      
      	letrec f x = let g y = let ... in f e1
      		     in
      		     if ... then (a,b) else g x
      
        g has the CPR property if f does; so when generating the final annotated
        RHS for f, we must use an envt in which f is bound to its final abstract
        value.  This wasn't happening.  Instead, f was given the CPR tag but g
        wasn't; but of course the w/w pass gives rotten results in that case!!
        (Because f's CPR-ness relied on g's.)
      
        On they way I tidied up the code in CprAnalyse.  It's quite a bit shorter.
      
        The fact that some data constructors return a constructed product shows
        up in their CPR info (MkId.mkDataConId) not in CprAnalyse.lhs
      
      
      
      Strictness analysis and worker/wrapper
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * BIG THING: pass in the demand to StrictAnal.saExpr.  This affects situations
        like
      	f (let x = e1 in (x,x))
        where f turns out to have strictness u(SS), say.  In this case we can
        mark x as demanded, and use a case expression for it.
      
        The situation before is that we didn't "know" that there is the u(SS)
        demand on the argument, so we simply computed that the body of the let
        expression is lazy in x, and marked x as lazily-demanded.  Then even after
        f was w/w'd we got
      
      	let x = e1 in case (x,x) of (a,b) -> $wf a b
      
        and hence
      
      	let x = e1 in $wf a b
      
        I found a much more complicated situation in spectral/sphere/Main.shade,
        which improved quite a bit with this change.
      
      * Moved the StrictnessInfo type from IdInfo to Demand.  It's the logical
        place for it, and helps avoid module loops
      
      * Do worker/wrapper for coerces even if the arity is zero.  Thus:
      	stdout = coerce Handle (..blurg..)
        ==>
      	wibble = (...blurg...)
      	stdout = coerce Handle wibble
        This is good because I found places where we were saying
      	case coerce t stdout of { MVar a ->
      	...
      	case coerce t stdout of { MVar b ->
      	...
        and the redundant case wasn't getting eliminated because of the coerce.
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