1. 18 May, 2018 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Orient TyVar/TyVar equalities with deepest on the left · 2bbdd00c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #15009 showed that, for Given TyVar/TyVar equalities, we really
      want to orient them with the deepest-bound skolem on the left. As it
      happens, we also want to do the same for Wanteds, but for a different
      reason (more likely to be touchable).  Either way, deepest wins:
      see TcUnify Note [Deeper level on the left].
      This observation led me to some significant changes:
      * A SkolemTv already had a TcLevel, but the level wasn't really being
        used.   Now it is!
      * I updated added invariant (SkolInf) to TcType
        Note [TcLevel and untouchable type variables], documenting that
        the level number of all the ic_skols should be the same as the
        ic_tclvl of the implication
      * FlatSkolTvs and FlatMetaTvs previously had a dummy level-number of
        zero, which messed the scheme up.   Now they get a level number the
        same way as all other TcTyVars, instead of being a special case.
      * To make sure that FlatSkolTvs and FlatMetaTvs are untouchable (which
        was previously done via their magic zero level) isTouchableMetaTyVar
        just tests for those two cases.
      * TcUnify.swapOverTyVars is the crucial orientation function; see the
        new Note [TyVar/TyVar orientation].  I completely rewrote this function,
        and it's now much much easier to understand.
      I ended up doing some related refactoring, of course
      * I noticed that tcImplicitTKBndrsX and tcExplicitTKBndrsX were doing
        a lot of useless work in the case where there are no skolems; I
        added a fast-patch
      * Elminate the un-used tcExplicitTKBndrsSig; and thereby get rid of
        the higher-order parameter to tcExpliciTKBndrsX.
      * Replace TcHsType.emitTvImplication with TcUnify.checkTvConstraints,
        by analogy with TcUnify.checkConstraints.
      * Inline TcUnify.buildImplication into its only call-site in
      * TcS.buildImplication becomes TcS.CheckConstraintsTcS, with a
        simpler API
      * Now that we have NoEvBindsVar we have no need of termEvidenceAllowed;
        nuke the latter, adding Note [No evidence bindings] to TcEvidence.
  2. 16 May, 2018 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Fix #15039 by pretty-printing equalities more systematically · 99f8cc84
      Ryan Scott authored
      GHC previously had a handful of special cases for
      pretty-printing equalities in a more user-friendly manner, but they
      were far from comprehensive (see #15039 for an example of where this
      fell apart).
      This patch makes the pretty-printing of equalities much more
      systematic. I've adopted the approach laid out in
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/15039#comment:4, and updated
      `Note [Equality predicates in IfaceType]` accordingly. We are now
      more careful to respect the properties of the
      `-fprint-explicit-kinds` and `-fprint-equality-relations` flags,
      which led to some improvements in error message outputs.
      Along the way, I also tweaked the error-reporting machinery not to
      print out the type of a typed hole when the type is an unlifted
      equality, since it's kind (`TYPE ('TupleRep '[])`) was more
      confusing than anything.
      Test Plan: make test TEST="T15039a T15039b T15039c T15039d"
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, bgamari
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      Subscribers: rwbarton, thomie, carter
      GHC Trac Issues: #15039
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4696
  3. 15 May, 2018 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up error suppression · f49f90bb
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #15152 showed that when a flag turned an error into a warning, we
      were still (alas) suppressing subequent errors; includign their
      essential addTcEvBind.  That led (rightly) to a Lint error.
      This patch fixes it, and incidentally tidies up an ad-hoc special
      case of out-of-scope variables (see the old binding for
      'out_of_scope_killer' in 'tryReporters').
      No test, because the problem was only shown up when turning
      inaccessible code into a warning.
  4. 27 Apr, 2018 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make out-of-scope errors more prominent · 08003e7f
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Generally, when the type checker reports an error, more serious
      ones suppress less serious ones.
      A "variable out of scope" error is arguably the most serious of all,
      so this patch moves it to the front of the list instead of the end.
      This patch also fixes Trac #14149, which had
      -fdefer-out-of-scope-variables, but also had a solid type error.
      As things stood, the type error was not reported at all, and
      compilation "succeeded" with error code 0.  Yikes.
      Note that
      - "Hole errors" (including out of scope) are never suppressed.
        (maybeReportHoleError vs maybeReportError in TcErorrs)
        They can just get drowned by the noise.
      - But with the new orientation, out of scope errors will suppress
        type errors.  That would be easy to change.
  5. 01 Apr, 2018 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Track type variable scope more carefully. · faec8d35
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      The main job of this commit is to track more accurately the scope
      of tyvars introduced by user-written foralls. For example, it would
      be to have something like this:
        forall a. Int -> (forall k (b :: k). Proxy '[a, b]) -> Bool
      In that type, a's kind must be k, but k isn't in scope. We had a
      terrible way of doing this before (not worth repeating or describing
      here, but see the old tcImplicitTKBndrs and friends), but now
      we have a principled approach: make an Implication when kind-checking
      a forall. Doing so then hooks into the existing machinery for
      preventing skolem-escape, performing floating, etc. This also means
      that we bump the TcLevel whenever going into a forall.
      The new behavior is done in TcHsType.scopeTyVars, but see also
      TcHsType.tc{Im,Ex}plicitTKBndrs, which have undergone significant
      rewriting. There are several Notes near there to guide you. Of
      particular interest there is that Implication constraints can now
      have skolems that are out of order; this situation is reported in
      A major consequence of this is a slightly tweaked process for type-
      checking type declarations. The new Note [Use SigTvs in kind-checking
      pass] in TcTyClsDecls lays it out.
      The error message for dependent/should_fail/TypeSkolEscape has become
      noticeably worse. However, this is because the code in TcErrors goes to
      some length to preserve pre-8.0 error messages for kind errors. It's time
      to rip off that plaster and get rid of much of the kind-error-specific
      error messages. I tried this, and doing so led to a lovely error message
      for TypeSkolEscape. So: I'm accepting the error message quality regression
      for now, but will open up a new ticket to fix it, along with a larger
      error-message improvement I've been pondering. This applies also to
      dependent/should_fail/{BadTelescope2,T14066,T14066e}, polykinds/T11142.
      Other minor changes:
       - isUnliftedTypeKind didn't look for tuples and sums. It does now.
       - check_type used check_arg_type on both sides of an AppTy. But the left
         side of an AppTy isn't an arg, and this was causing a bad error message.
         I've changed it to use check_type on the left-hand side.
       - Some refactoring around when we print (TYPE blah) in error messages.
         The changes decrease the times when we do so, to good effect.
         Of course, this is still all controlled by
      Fixes #14066 #14749
      Test cases: dependent/should_compile/{T14066a,T14749},
  6. 23 Mar, 2018 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Allow PartialTypeSignatures in standalone deriving contexts · affdea82
      Ryan Scott authored
      At its core, this patch is a simple tweak that allows a user
      to write:
      deriving instance _ => Eq (Foo a)
      Which is functionally equivalent to:
      data Foo a = ...
        deriving Eq
      But with the added flexibility that `StandaloneDeriving` gives you
      (namely, the ability to use it anywhere, not just in the same module
      that `Foo` was declared in). This fixes #13324, and should hopefully
      address a use case brought up in #10607.
      Currently, only the use of a single, extra-constraints wildcard is
      permitted in a standalone deriving declaration. Any other wildcard
      is rejected, so things like
      `deriving instance (Eq a, _) => Eq (Foo a)` are currently forbidden.
      There are quite a few knock-on changes brought on by this change:
      * The `HsSyn` type used to represent standalone-derived instances
        was previously `LHsSigType`, which isn't sufficient to hold
        wildcard types. This needed to be changed to `LHsSigWcType` as a
      * Previously, `DerivContext` was a simple type synonym for
        `Maybe ThetaType`, under the assumption that you'd only ever be in
        the `Nothing` case if you were in a `deriving` clause. After this
        patch, that assumption no longer holds true, as you can also be
        in this situation with standalone deriving when an
        extra-constraints wildcard is used.
        As a result, I changed `DerivContext` to be a proper datatype that
        reflects the new wrinkle that this patch adds, and plumbed this
        through the relevant parts of `TcDeriv` and friends.
      * Relatedly, the error-reporting machinery in `TcErrors` also assumed
        that if you have any unsolved constraints in a derived instance,
        then you should be able to fix it by switching over to standalone
        deriving. This was always sound advice before, but with this new
        feature, it's possible to have unsolved constraints even when
        you're standalone-deriving something!
        To rectify this, I tweaked some constructors of `CtOrigin` a bit
        to reflect this new subtlety.
      This requires updating the Haddock submodule. See my fork at
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, bgamari
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      Subscribers: goldfire, rwbarton, thomie, mpickering, carter
      GHC Trac Issues: #13324
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4383
  7. 18 Feb, 2018 1 commit
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Add valid refinement substitution suggestions for typed holes · 918c0b39
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      This adds valid refinement substitution suggestions for typed holes and
      documentation thereof.
      Inspired by Agda's refinement facilities, this extends the typed holes
      feature to be able to search for valid refinement substitutions, which
      are substitutions that have one or more holes in them.
      When the flag `-frefinement-level-substitutions=n` where `n > 0` is
      passed, we also look for valid refinement substitutions, i.e.
      substitutions that are valid, but adds more holes. Consider the
        f :: [Integer] -> Integer
        f = _
      Here the valid substitutions suggested will be (with the new
      `-funclutter-valid-substitutions` flag for less verbosity set):
        Valid substitutions include
          f :: [Integer] -> Integer
          product :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                    Foldable t => forall a. Num a => t a -> a
          sum :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                Foldable t => forall a. Num a => t a -> a
          maximum :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                    Foldable t => forall a. Ord a => t a -> a
          minimum :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                    Foldable t => forall a. Ord a => t a -> a
          head :: forall a. [a] -> a
          (Some substitutions suppressed; use -fmax-valid-substitutions=N or
      When the `-frefinement-level-substitutions=1` flag is given, we
      additionally compute and report valid refinement substitutions:
        Valid refinement substitutions include
          foldl1 _ :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                      Foldable t => forall a. (a -> a -> a) -> t a -> a
          foldr1 _ :: forall (t :: * -> *).
                      Foldable t => forall a. (a -> a -> a) -> t a -> a
          head _ :: forall a. [a] -> a
          last _ :: forall a. [a] -> a
          error _ :: forall (a :: TYPE r).
                      GHC.Stack.Types.HasCallStack => [Char] -> a
          errorWithoutStackTrace _ :: forall (a :: TYPE r). [Char] -> a
          (Some refinement substitutions suppressed; use
      -fmax-refinement-substitutions=N or -fno-max-refinement-substitutions)
      Which are substitutions with holes in them. This allows e.g. beginners
      to discover the fold functions and similar.
      We find these refinement suggestions by considering substitutions that
      don't fit the type of the hole, but ones that would fit if given an
      additional argument. We do this by creating a new type variable with
      newOpenFlexiTyVarTy (e.g. `t_a1/m[tau:1]`), and then considering
      substitutions of the type `t_a1/m[tau:1] -> v` where `v` is the type of
      the hole. Since the simplifier is free to unify this new type variable
      with any type (and it is cloned before each check to avoid
      side-effects), we can now discover any identifiers that would fit if
      given another identifier of a suitable type. This is then generalized
      so that we can consider any number of additional arguments by setting
      the `-frefinement-level-substitutions` flag to any number, and then
      considering substitutions like e.g. `foldl _ _` with two additional
      This can e.g. help beginners discover the `fold` functions.
      This could also help more advanced users figure out which morphisms
      they can use when arrow chasing.
      Then you could write `m = _ . m2 . m3` where `m2` and `m3` are some
      morphisms, and not only get exact fits, but also help in finding
      morphisms that might get you a little bit closer to where you want to
      go in the diagram.
      Reviewers: bgamari
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: rwbarton, thomie, carter
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4357
  8. 08 Feb, 2018 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix isDroppableCt (Trac #14763) · 6edafe3b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      When finishing up an implication constraint, it's a bit tricky to
      decide which Derived constraints to retain (for error reporting) and
      which to discard.  I got this wrong in commit
         (Remove wc_insol from WantedConstraints)
      The particular problem in Trac #14763 was that we were reporting as an
      error a fundep-generated constraint
        (ex ~ T)
      where 'ex' is an existentially-bound variable in a pattern match.
      But this isn't really an error at all.
      This patch fixes the problem. Indeed, since I had to understand
      this rather tricky code, I took the opportunity to clean it up
      and document better.  See
        isDroppableCt :: Ct -> Bool
      and Note [Dropping derived constraints]
      I also removed wl_deriv altogether from the WorkList data type.  It
      was there in the hope of gaining efficiency by not even processing
      lots of derived constraints, but it has turned out that most derived
      constraints (notably equalities) must be processed anyway; see
      Note [Prioritise equalities] in TcSMonad.
      The two are coupled because to decide which constraints to put in
      wl_deriv I was using another variant of isDroppableCt.  Now it's much
      simpler -- and perhaps even more efficient too.
  9. 26 Jan, 2018 2 commits
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Sort valid substitutions for typed holes by "relevance" · cbdea959
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      This is an initial attempt at tackling the issue of how to order the
      suggestions provided by the valid substitutions checker, by sorting
      them by creating a graph of how they subsume each other. We'd like to
      order them in such a manner that the most "relevant" suggestions are
      displayed first, so that the suggestion that the user might be looking
      for is displayed before more far-fetched suggestions (and thus also
      displayed when they'd otherwise be cut-off by the
      `-fmax-valid-substitutions` limit). The previous ordering was based on
      the order in which the elements appear in the list of imports, which I
      believe is less correlated with relevance than this ordering.
      A drawback of this approach is that, since we now want to sort the
      elements, we can no longer "bail out early" when we've hit the
      `-fmax-valid-substitutions` limit.
      Reviewers: bgamari, dfeuer
      Reviewed By: dfeuer
      Subscribers: dfeuer, rwbarton, thomie, carter
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4326
    • Joachim Breitner's avatar
      Turn EvTerm (almost) into CoreExpr (#14691) · 0e022e56
      Joachim Breitner authored
      Ideally, I'd like to do
          type EvTerm = CoreExpr
      and the type checker builds the evidence terms as it goes. This failed,
      becuase the evidence for `Typeable` refers to local identifiers that are
      added *after* the typechecker solves constraints. Therefore, `EvTerm`
      stays a data type with two constructors: `EvExpr` for `CoreExpr`
      evidence, and `EvTypeable` for the others.
      Delted `Note [Memoising typeOf]`, its reference (and presumably
      relevance) was removed in 8fa4bf9a.
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4341
  10. 18 Jan, 2018 1 commit
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Inform hole substitutions of typeclass constraints (fixes #14273). · 1e14fd3e
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      This implements SPJ's suggestion on the ticket (#14273). We find the
      relevant constraints (ones that whose free unification variables are all
      mentioned in the type of the hole), and then clone the free unification
      variables of the hole and the relevant constraints. We then add a
      subsumption constraints and run the simplifier, and then check whether
      all the constraints were solved.
      Reviewers: bgamari
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: RyanGlScott, rwbarton, thomie, carter
      GHC Trac Issues: #14273
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4315
  11. 03 Jan, 2018 1 commit
  12. 21 Dec, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor coercion holes · a492af06
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In fixing Trac #14584 I found that it would be /much/ more
      convenient if a "hole" in a coercion (much like a unification
      variable in a type) acutally had a CoVar associated with it
      rather than just a Unique.  Then I can ask what the free variables
      of a coercion is, and get a set of CoVars including those
      as-yet-un-filled in holes.
      Once that is done, it makes no sense to stuff coercion holes
      inside UnivCo.  They were there before so we could know the
      kind and role of a "hole" coercion, but once there is a CoVar
      we can get that info from the CoVar.  So I removed HoleProv
      from UnivCoProvenance and added HoleCo to Coercion.
      In summary:
      * Add HoleCo to Coercion and remove HoleProv from UnivCoProvanance
      * Similarly in IfaceCoercion
      * Make CoercionHole have a CoVar in it, not a Unique
      * Make tyCoVarsOfCo return the free coercion-hole variables
        as well as the ordinary free CoVars.  Similarly, remember
        to zonk the CoVar in a CoercionHole
      We could go further, and remove CoercionHole as a distinct type
      altogther, just collapsing it into HoleCo.  But I have not done
      that yet.
  13. 19 Dec, 2017 1 commit
  14. 08 Nov, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Minimise provided dictionaries in pattern synonyms · 2c2f3cea
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #14394 showed that it's possible to get redundant
      constraints in the inferred provided constraints of a pattern
      synonym.  This patch removes the redundancy with mkMinimalBySCs.
      To do this I had to generalise the type of mkMinimalBySCs slightly.
      And, to reduce confusing reversal, I made it stable: it now returns
      its result in the same order as its input.  That led to a raft of
      error message wibbles, mostly for the better.
  15. 19 Oct, 2017 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Fix #14369 by making injectivity warnings finer-grained · 8846a7fd
      Ryan Scott authored
      Previously, GHC would always raise the possibility that a
      type family might not be injective in certain error messages, even if
      that type family actually //was// injective. Fix this by actually
      checking for a type family's lack of injectivity before emitting
      such an error message.
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin, bgamari, simonpj
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      Subscribers: simonpj, rwbarton, thomie
      GHC Trac Issues: #14369
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D4106
  16. 11 Oct, 2017 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Remove wc_insol from WantedConstraints · f20cf982
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch is a pure refactoring, which I've wanted to do for
      some time.  The main payload is
      * Remove the wc_insol field from WantedConstraints;
        instead put all the insolubles in wc_simple
      * Remove inert_insols from InertCans
        Instead put all the insolubles in inert_irreds
      * Add a cc_insol flag to CIrredCan, to record that
        the constraint is definitely insoluble
      * Quite a bit of code gets slightly simpler
      * Fewer concepts to keep separate
      * Insolubles don't happen at all in production code that is
        just being recompiled, so previously there was a lot of
        moving-about of empty sets
      A couple of error messages acutally improved.
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Typos in comments only · ab1a7583
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
  17. 25 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve type-error reporting · 1b476ab5
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch does two things:
      * When reporting a hole, we now include its kind if the
        kind is not just '*'.  This addresses Trac #14265
      * When reporting things like "'a' is a rigid type varaible
        bound by ...", this patch arranges to group the type variables
        together, so we don't repeat the "bound by..." stuff endlessly
  18. 21 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Also show types that subsume a hole as valid substitutions for that hole. · 1c920832
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      This builds on the previous "Valid substitutions include..." functionality,
      but add subsumption checking as well, so that the suggested valid substitutions
      show not only exact matches, but also identifiers that fit the hole by virtue of
      subsuming the type of the hole (i.e. being more general than the type of the
      Building on the previous example, in the given program
      ps :: String -> IO ()
      ps = putStrLn
      ps2 :: a -> IO ()
      ps2 _ = putStrLn "hello, world"
      main :: IO ()
      main = _ "hello, world"
      The results would be something like
          • Found hole: _ :: [Char] -> IO ()
          • In the expression: _
            In the expression: _ "hello, world"
            In an equation for ‘main’: main = _ "hello, world"
          • Relevant bindings include main :: IO () (bound at t1.hs:8:1)
            Valid substitutions include
              ps :: String -> IO () (defined at t1.hs:2:1)
              ps2 :: forall a. a -> IO () (defined at t1.hs:5:1)
              putStrLn :: String -> IO ()
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘System.IO’))
              fail :: forall (m :: * -> *). Monad m => forall a. String -> m a
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘GHC.Base’))
              mempty :: forall a. Monoid a => a
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘GHC.Base’))
              print :: forall a. Show a => a -> IO ()
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘System.IO’))
              (Some substitutions suppressed;
               use -fmax-valid-substitutions=N or -fno-max-valid-substitutions)
      Signed-off-by: Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatarMatthías Páll Gissurarson <mpg@mpg.is>
      Modified according to suggestions from Simon PJ
      Accept tests that match the expectations, still a few to look better at
      Swithced to using tcLookup, after sit down with SPJ at ICFP. Implications are WIP.
      Now works with polymorphism and constraints!
      We still need to merge the latest master, before we can make a patch.
      Wrap the type of the hole, instead of implication shenanigans,
      As per SPJs suggestion, this is simpler and feels closer to
      what we actually want to do.
      Updated tests with the new implementation
      Remove debugging trace and update documentation
      Reviewers: austin, bgamari
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: RyanGlScott, rwbarton, thomie
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3930
  19. 19 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Herbert Valerio Riedel's avatar
      compiler: introduce custom "GhcPrelude" Prelude · f63bc730
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      This switches the compiler/ component to get compiled with
      -XNoImplicitPrelude and a `import GhcPrelude` is inserted in all
      This is motivated by the upcoming "Prelude" re-export of
      `Semigroup((<>))` which would cause lots of name clashes in every
      modulewhich imports also `Outputable`
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, bgamari, alanz, simonmar
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: goldfire, rwbarton, thomie, mpickering, bgamari
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3989
  20. 14 Sep, 2017 2 commits
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Fix #13909 by tweaking an error message. · 89c8d4d2
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      GHC was complaining about numbers of arguments when the real
      problem is impredicativity.
      test case: typecheck/should_fail/T13909
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidying could cause ill-kinded types · 8bf865d3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I found (Trac #14175) that the tidying we do when reporting
      type error messages could cause a well-kinded type to become
      ill-kinded. Reason: we initialised the tidy-env with a
      completely un-zonked TidyEnv accumulated in the TcLclEnv
      as we come across lexical type-varialbe bindings.
      Solution: zonk them.
      But I ended up refactoring a bit:
      * Get rid of tcl_tidy :: TidyEnv altogether
      * Instead use tcl_bndrs :: TcBinderStack
        This used to contain only Ids, but now I've added those
        lexically scoped TyVars too.
      * Change names:
           TcIdBinderStack -> TcBinderStack
           TcIdBinder      -> TcBinder
           extendTcIdBndrs -> extendTcBinderStack
      * Now tcInitTidyEnv can grab those TyVars from the
        tcl_bndrs, zonk, and tidy them.
      The only annoyance is that I had to add TcEnv.hs-boot, to
      break the recursion between the zonking code and the
      TrRnMonad functions like addErrTc that call tcInitTidyEnv.
      Tiresome, but in fact that file existed already.
  21. 09 Sep, 2017 1 commit
  22. 12 Aug, 2017 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Use NonEmpty lists to represent lists of duplicate elements · 7d699782
      Ryan Scott authored
      Three functions in `ListSetOps` which compute duplicate elements
      represent lists of duplicates of `[a]`. This is a really bad way to go about
      things, because these lists are guaranteed to always have at least one element
      (the "representative" of the duplicates), and several places in the GHC API
      call `head` (a partial function) on these lists of duplicates to retrieve the
      This changes the representation of duplicates to `NonEmpty` lists instead,
      which allow for many partial uses of `head` to be made total.
      Fixes #13823.
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: bgamari, austin, goldfire
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: goldfire, rwbarton, thomie
      GHC Trac Issues: #13823
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3823
  23. 01 Aug, 2017 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Drop GHC 7.10 compatibility · c13720c8
      Ryan Scott authored
      GHC 8.2.1 is out, so now GHC's support window only extends back to GHC
      8.0. This means we can delete gobs of code that was only used for GHC
      7.10 support. Hooray!
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: hvr, bgamari, austin, goldfire, simonmar
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      Subscribers: Phyx, rwbarton, thomie
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3781
  24. 27 Jul, 2017 3 commits
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Track visibility in TypeEqOrigin · fb752133
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      A type equality error can arise from a mismatch between
      *invisible* arguments just as easily as from visible arguments.
      But we should really prefer printing out errors from visible
      arguments over invisible ones. Suppose we have a mismatch between
      `Proxy Int` and `Proxy Maybe`. Would you rather get an error
      between `Int` and `Maybe`? Or between `*` and `* -> *`? I thought
      so, too.
      There is a fair amount of plumbing with this one, but I think
      it's worth it.
      This commit introduces a performance regression in test
      perf/compiler/T5631. The cause of the regression is not the
      new visibility stuff, directly: it's due to a change from
      zipWithM to zipWith3M in TcUnify. To my surprise, zipWithM
      is nicely optimized (it fuses away), but zipWith3M is not.
      There are other examples of functions that could be made faster,
      so I've posted a separate ticket, #14037, to track these
      improvements. For now, I've accepted the small (6.6%) regression.
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Fix #13819 by refactoring TypeEqOrigin.uo_thing · c2417b87
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      The uo_thing field of TypeEqOrigin is used to track the
      "thing" (either term or type) that has the type (kind) stored
      in the TypeEqOrigin fields. Previously, this was sometimes a
      proper Core Type, which needed zonking and tidying. Now, it
      is only HsSyn: much simpler, and the error messages now use
      the user-written syntax.
      But this aspect of uo_thing didn't cause #13819; it was the
      sibling field uo_arity that did. uo_arity stored the number
      of arguments of uo_thing, useful when reporting something
      like "should have written 2 fewer arguments". We wouldn't want
      to say that if the thing didn't have two arguments. However,
      in practice, GHC was getting this wrong, and this message
      didn't seem all that helpful. Furthermore, the calculation
      of the number of arguments is what caused #13819 to fall over.
      This patch just removes uo_arity. In my opinion, the change
      to error messages is a nudge in the right direction.
      Test case: typecheck/should_fail/T13819
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Improve error messages around kind mismatches. · 8e15e3d3
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      Previously, when canonicalizing (or unifying, in uType) a
      heterogeneous equality, we emitted a kind equality and used the
      resulting coercion to cast one side of the heterogeneous equality.
      While sound, this led to terrible error messages. (See the bugs
      listed below.) The problem is that using the coercion built from
      the emitted kind equality is a bit like a wanted rewriting a wanted.
      The solution is to keep heterogeneous equalities as irreducible.
      See Note [Equalities with incompatible kinds] in TcCanonical.
      This commit also removes a highly suspicious switch to FM_SubstOnly
      when flattening in the kinds of a type variable. I have no idea
      why this was there, other than as a holdover from pre-TypeInType.
      I've not left a Note because there is simply no reason I can conceive
      of that the FM_SubstOnly should be there.
      One challenge with this patch is that the emitted derived equalities
      might get emitted several times: when a heterogeneous equality is
      in an implication and then gets floated out from the implication,
      the Derived is present both in and out of the implication. This
      causes a duplicate error message. (Test case:
      typecheck/should_fail/T7368) Solution: track the provenance of
      Derived constraints and refuse to float out a constraint that has
      an insoluble Derived.
      Lastly, this labels one test (dependent/should_fail/RAE_T32a)
      as expect_broken, because the problem is really #12919. The
      different handling of constraints in this patch exposes the error.
      This fixes bugs #11198, #12373, #13530, and #13610.
      test cases:
  25. 07 Jun, 2017 1 commit
  26. 02 Jun, 2017 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Use lengthIs and friends in more places · a786b136
      Ryan Scott authored
      While investigating #12545, I discovered several places in the code
      that performed length-checks like so:
      length ts == 4
      This is not ideal, since the length of `ts` could be much longer than 4,
      and we'd be doing way more work than necessary! There are already a slew
      of helper functions in `Util` such as `lengthIs` that are designed to do
      this efficiently, so I found every place where they ought to be used and
      did just that. I also defined a couple more utility functions for list
      length that were common patterns (e.g., `ltLength`).
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, goldfire, bgamari, simonmar
      Reviewed By: bgamari, simonmar
      Subscribers: goldfire, rwbarton, thomie
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3622
  27. 26 May, 2017 3 commits
    • Gabor Greif's avatar
      Typos in comments [ci skip] · 19c4203f
      Gabor Greif authored
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Some tidying up of type pretty-printing · ad14efd5
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Triggered by the changes in #13677, I ended up doing a bit of
      refactoring in type pretty-printing.
      * We were using TyOpPrec and FunPrec rather inconsitently, so
        I made it consisent.
      * That exposed the fact that we were a bit undecided about whether
        to print
           a + b -> c + d   vs   (a+b) -> (c+d)
        and similarly
           a ~ [b] => blah  vs   (a ~ [b]) => blah
        I decided to make TyOpPrec and FunPrec compare equal
        (in BasicTypes), so (->) is treated as equal precedence with
        other type operators, so you get the unambiguous forms above,
        even though they have more parens.
        We could readily reverse this decision.
        See Note [Type operator precedence] in BasicTypes
      * I fixed a bug in pretty-printing of HsType where some
        parens were omitted by mistake.
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-engineer Given flatten-skolems · 8dc6d645
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The big change here is to fix an outright bug in flattening of Givens,
      albeit one that is very hard to exhibit.  Suppose we have the constraint
          forall a. (a ~ F b) => ..., (forall c. ....(F b)...) ...
       - we'll flatten the (F) b to a fsk, say  (F b ~ fsk1)
       - we'll rewrite the (F b) inside the inner implication to 'fsk1'
       - when we leave the outer constraint we are suppose to unflatten;
         but that fsk1 will still be there
       - if we re-simplify the entire outer implication, we'll re-flatten
         the Given (F b) to, say, (F b ~ fsk2)
      Now we have two fsks standing for the same thing, and that is very
      Solution: make fsks behave more like fmvs:
       - A flatten-skolem is now a MetaTyVar, whose MetaInfo is FlatSkolTv
       - We "fill in" that meta-tyvar when leaving the implication
       - The old FlatSkol form of TcTyVarDetails is gone completely
       - We track the flatten-skolems for the current implication in
         a new field of InertSet, inert_fsks.
      See Note [The flattening story] in TcFlatten.
      In doing this I found various other things to fix:
      * I removed the zonkSimples from TcFlatten.unflattenWanteds; it wasn't
        needed.   But I added one in TcSimplify.floatEqualities, which does
        the zonk precisely when it is needed.
      * Trac #13674 showed up a case where we had
           - an insoluble Given,   e.g.  a ~ [a]
           - the same insoluble Wanted   a ~ [a]
        We don't use the Given to rewwrite the Wanted (obviously), but
        we therefore ended up reporting
            Can't deduce (a ~ [a]) from (a ~ [a])
        which is silly.
        Conclusion: when reporting errors, make the occurs check "win"
        See Note [Occurs check wins] in TcErrors
  28. 13 Apr, 2017 1 commit
  29. 12 Apr, 2017 1 commit
  30. 06 Apr, 2017 1 commit
  31. 31 Mar, 2017 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Clean up coreView/tcView. · 6575f4b6
      Ben Gamari authored
      In Core, Constraint should be considered fully equal to
      TYPE LiftedRep, in all ways. Accordingly, coreView should
      unwrap Constraint to become TYPE LiftedRep. Of course, this
      would be a disaster in the type checker.
      So, where previously we used coreView in both the type checker
      and in Core, we now have coreView and tcView, which differ only
      in their treatment of Constraint.
      Historical note: once upon a past, we had tcView distinct from
      coreView. Back then, it was because newtypes were unwrapped in
      Core but not in the type checker. The distinction is back, but
      for a different reason than before.
      This had a few knock-on effects:
       * The Typeable solver must explicitly handle Constraint to ensure
         that we produce the correct evidence.
       * TypeMap now respects the Constraint/Type distinction
      Finished by: bgamari
      Test Plan: ./validate
      Reviewers: simonpj, austin, bgamari
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      Subscribers: rwbarton, thomie
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3316
  32. 30 Mar, 2017 1 commit
  33. 29 Mar, 2017 1 commit
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Show valid substitutions for typed holes · 26c95f46
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      The idea is to implement a mechanism similar to PureScript, where they
      suggest which identifiers in scope would fit the given hole. In
      PureScript, they use subsumption (which is what we would like here as
      well). For subsumption, we would have to check each type in scope
      whether the hole is a subtype of the given type, but that would require
      `tcSubType` and constraint satisfiability checking. Currently,
      `TcSimplify` uses a lot of functions from `TcErrors`, so that would
      require more of a rewrite, I will hold on with that for now, and submit
      the more simpler type equality version.
      As an example, consider
      ps :: String -> IO ()
      ps = putStrLn
      ps2 :: a -> IO ()
      ps2 _ = putStrLn "hello, world"
      main :: IO ()
      main = _ "hello, world"
      The results would be something like
          • Found hole: _ :: [Char] -> IO ()
          • In the expression: _
            In a stmt of a 'do' block: _ "hello, world"
            In the expression:
              do _ "hello, world"
          • Relevant bindings include
              main :: IO () (bound at test.hs:13:1)
              ps :: String -> IO () (bound at test.hs:7:1)
              ps2 :: forall a. a  -> IO () (bound at test.hs:10:1)
            Valid substitutions include
              putStrLn :: String
                          -> IO () (imported from ‘Prelude’ at
                                    (and originally defined in
              putStr :: String
                        -> IO () (imported from ‘Prelude’ at
                                  (and originally defined in ‘System.IO’))
      We'd like here for ps2 to be suggested as well, but for that we require
      Reviewers: austin, bgamari, dfeuer, mpickering
      Reviewed By: dfeuer, mpickering
      Subscribers: mpickering, Wizek, dfeuer, rwbarton, thomie
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3361