1. 30 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  2. 28 Jan, 2013 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Pure refactoring · f1fa6eb2
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Move tidyType and friends from TcType to TypeRep
        (It was always wrong to have it in TcType.)
      * Move mkCoAxBranch and friends from FamInst to Coercion
      * Move pprCoAxBranch and friends from FamInstEnv to Coercion
      No change in functionality, though there might be a little
      wibble in error message output, because I combined two different
      functions both called pprCoAxBranch!
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More refactoring of FamInst/FamInstEnv; finally fixes Trac #7524 · a98e51ec
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Quite a bit of tidying up here; the fix to #7524 is actually
      only a small part.
      * Be fully clear that the cab_tvs in a CoAxBranch are not
        fresh.  See Note [CoAxBranch type variables] in CoAxiom.
      * Use CoAxBranch to replace the ATDfeault type in Class.
        CoAxBranch is perfect here.  This change allowed me to
        delete quite a bit of boilerplate code, including the
        corresponding IfaceSynType.
      * Tidy up the construction of CoAxBranches, and when FamIntBranch is
        freshened.  The latter onw happens only in FamInst.newFamInst.
      * Tidy the tyvars of a CoAxBranch when we build them, done in
        FamInst.mkCoAxBranch.  See Note [Tidy axioms when we build them]
        in that module.  This is what fixes #7524.
      Much niceer now.
  3. 22 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  4. 23 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make {-# UNPACK #-} work for type/data family invocations · 1ee1cd41
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This fixes most of Trac #3990.  Consider
        data family D a
        data instance D Double = CD Int Int
        data T = T {-# UNPACK #-} !(D Double)
      Then we want the (D Double unpacked).
      To do this we need to construct a suitable coercion, and it's much
      safer to record that coercion in the interface file, lest the in-scope
      instances differ somehow.  That in turn means elaborating the HsBang
      type to include a coercion.
      To do that I moved HsBang from BasicTypes to DataCon, which caused
      quite a few minor knock-on changes.
      Interface-file format has changed!
      Still to do: need to do knot-tying to allow instances to take effect
      within the same module.
  5. 22 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Implement overlapping type family instances. · 8366792e
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      An ordered, overlapping type family instance is introduced by 'type
      where', followed by equations. See the new section in the user manual
      ( for details. The canonical example is Boolean equality at the
      type family Equals (a :: k) (b :: k) :: Bool
      type instance where
        Equals a a = True
        Equals a b = False
      A branched family instance, such as this one, checks its equations in
      and applies only the first the matches. As explained in the note
      checking within groups] in FamInstEnv.lhs, we must be careful not to
      say, (Equals Int b) to False, because b might later unify with Int.
      This commit includes all of the commits on the overlapping-tyfams
      branch. SPJ
      requested that I combine all my commits over the past several months
      into one
      monolithic commit. The following GHC repos are affected: ghc, testsuite,
      utils/haddock, libraries/template-haskell, and libraries/dph.
      Here are some details for the interested:
      - The definition of CoAxiom has been moved from TyCon.lhs to a
        new file CoAxiom.lhs. I made this decision because of the
        number of definitions necessary to support BranchList.
      - BranchList is a GADT whose type tracks whether it is a
        singleton list or not-necessarily-a-singleton-list. The reason
        I introduced this type is to increase static checking of places
        where GHC code assumes that a FamInst or CoAxiom is indeed a
        singleton. This assumption takes place roughly 10 times
        throughout the code. I was worried that a future change to GHC
        would invalidate the assumption, and GHC might subtly fail to
        do the right thing. By explicitly labeling CoAxioms and
        FamInsts as being Unbranched (singleton) or
        Branched (not-necessarily-singleton), we make this assumption
        explicit and checkable. Furthermore, to enforce the accuracy of
        this label, the list of branches of a CoAxiom or FamInst is
        stored using a BranchList, whose constructors constrain its
        type index appropriately.
      I think that the decision to use BranchList is probably the most
      controversial decision I made from a code design point of view.
      Although I provide conversions to/from ordinary lists, it is more
      efficient to use the brList... functions provided in CoAxiom than
      always to convert. The use of these functions does not wander far
      from the core CoAxiom/FamInst logic.
      BranchLists are motivated and explained in the note [Branched axioms] in
      - The CoAxiom type has changed significantly. You can see the new
        type in CoAxiom.lhs. It uses a CoAxBranch type to track
        branches of the CoAxiom. Correspondingly various functions
        producing and consuming CoAxioms had to change, including the
        binary layout of interface files.
      - To get branched axioms to work correctly, it is important to have a
        of type "apartness": two types are apart if they cannot unify, and no
        substitution of variables can ever get them to unify, even after type
        simplification. (This is different than the normal failure to unify
        of the type family bit.) This notion in encoded in tcApartTys, in
        Because apartness is finer-grained than unification, the tcUnifyTys
        calls tcApartTys.
      - CoreLinting axioms has been updated, both to reflect the new
        form of CoAxiom and to enforce the apartness rules of branch
        application. The formalization of the new rules is in
      - The FamInst type (in types/FamInstEnv.lhs) has changed
        significantly, paralleling the changes to CoAxiom. Of course,
        this forced minor changes in many files.
      - There are several new Notes in FamInstEnv.lhs, including one
        discussing confluent overlap and why we're not doing it.
      - lookupFamInstEnv, lookupFamInstEnvConflicts, and
        lookup_fam_inst_env' (the function that actually does the work)
        have all been more-or-less completely rewritten. There is a
        Note [lookup_fam_inst_env' implementation] describing the
        implementation. One of the changes that affects other files is
        to change the type of matches from a pair of (FamInst, [Type])
        to a new datatype (which now includes the index of the matching
        branch). This seemed a better design.
      - The TySynInstD constructor in Template Haskell was updated to
        use the new datatype TySynEqn. I also bumped the TH version
        number, requiring changes to DPH cabal files. (That's why the
        DPH repo has an overlapping-tyfams branch.)
      - As SPJ requested, I refactored some of the code in HsDecls:
       * splitting up TyDecl into SynDecl and DataDecl, correspondingly
         changing HsTyDefn to HsDataDefn (with only one constructor)
       * splitting FamInstD into TyFamInstD and DataFamInstD and
         splitting FamInstDecl into DataFamInstDecl and TyFamInstDecl
       * making the ClsInstD take a ClsInstDecl, for parallelism with
         InstDecl's other constructors
       * changing constructor TyFamily into FamDecl
       * creating a FamilyDecl type that stores the details for a family
         declaration; this is useful because FamilyDecls can appear in classes
         other decls cannot
       * restricting the associated types and associated type defaults for a
       * class
         to be the new, more restrictive types
       * splitting cid_fam_insts into cid_tyfam_insts and cid_datafam_insts,
         according to the new types
       * perhaps one or two more that I'm overlooking
      None of these changes has far-reaching implications.
      - The user manual, section, is updated to describe the new type
  6. 26 Nov, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Accurately report usage of newtype data constructors in FFI declarations · c8f4f509
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      See Note [Newtype constructor usage in foreign declarations] in TcForeign.
      It's quite non-trivial to say which newtype constructor are used in
      foreign import/export declarations, and I had to do a bit of refactoring
      to achieve it.  (Say hello to the X5 bus from Oxford to Cambridge.)
      It's a bit tiresome, with some more plumbing, but not hard.
      Trac #7048 triggered this change.
  7. 19 Oct, 2012 1 commit
  8. 18 Oct, 2012 1 commit
    • ian@well-typed.com's avatar
      Refactor the way dump flags are handled · d4a19643
      ian@well-typed.com authored
      We were being inconsistent about how we tested whether dump flags
      were enabled; in particular, sometimes we also checked the verbosity,
      and sometimes we didn't.
      This lead to oddities such as "ghc -v4" printing an "Asm code" section
      which didn't contain any code, and "-v4" enabled some parts of
      "-ddump-deriv" but not others.
      Now all the tests use dopt, which also takes the verbosity into account
      as appropriate.
  9. 16 Oct, 2012 1 commit
    • ian@well-typed.com's avatar
      Some alpha renaming · cd33eefd
      ian@well-typed.com authored
      Mostly d -> g (matching DynFlag -> GeneralFlag).
      Also renamed if* to when*, matching the Haskell if/when names
  10. 03 Oct, 2012 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      This big patch re-factors the way in which arrow-syntax is handled · ba56d20d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      All the work was done by Dan Winograd-Cort.
      The main thing is that arrow comamnds now have their own
      data type HsCmd (defined in HsExpr).  Previously it was
      punned with the HsExpr type, which was jolly confusing,
      and made it hard to do anything arrow-specific.
      To make this work, we now parameterise
        * MatchGroup
        * Match
        * GRHSs, GRHS
        * StmtLR and friends
      over the "body", that is the kind of thing they
      enclose.  This "body" parameter can be instantiated to
      either LHsExpr or LHsCmd respectively.
      Everything else is really a knock-on effect; there should
      be no change (yet!) in behaviour.  But it should be a sounder
      basis for fixing bugs.
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
  11. 02 Oct, 2012 1 commit
  12. 18 Sep, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make a start towards eta-rules and injective families · 58470fb7
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Make Any into a type family (which it should always have been)
        This is to support the future introduction of eta rules for
        product types (see email on ghc-users title "PolyKind issue"
        early Sept 2012)
      * Add the *internal* data type support for
          (a) closed type families [so that you can't give
              type instance for 'Any']
          (b) injective type families [because Any is really
        This amounts to two boolean flags on the SynFamilyTyCon
        constructor of TyCon.SynTyConRhs.
      There is some knock-on effect, but all of a routine nature.
      It remains to offer source syntax for either closed or
      injective families.
  13. 29 Aug, 2012 1 commit
  14. 11 Jul, 2012 1 commit
  15. 10 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More changes to kind inference for type and class declarations · 3fe3ef50
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      These should fix #7024 and #7022, among others.
      The main difficulty was that we were getting occ-name clashes
      between kind and type variables in TyCons, when spat into an
      interface file. The new scheme is to tidy TyCons during the
      conversoin into IfaceSyn, rather than trying to generate them
      pre-tidied, which was the already-unsatisfactory previous plan.
      There is the usual wave of refactorig as well.
  16. 25 Jun, 2012 2 commits
  17. 22 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  18. 08 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • dimitris's avatar
      Significant refactoring of TcSimplify, in particular simplifyInfer and · 3891a056
      dimitris authored
      simplifyTop, code beautification etc. Important things:
      (a) New top-level defaulting plan, gotten rid of the SimplContext field.
          See Note [Top-level Defaulting Plan]
      (b) Serious bug fix in the floatEqualities mechanism
          See Note [Extra TcS Untouchables],[Float Equalities out of Implications]
      The changes are mostly confined in TcSimplify but there is a
      simplification wave affecting other modules as well.
  19. 07 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Support polymorphic kind recursion · c9117200
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This is (I hope) the last major patch for kind polymorphism.
      The big new feature is polymorphic kind recursion when you
      supply a complete kind signature for a type constructor.
      (I've documented it in the user manual too.)
      This fixes Trac #6137, #6093, #6049.
      The patch also makes type/data families less polymorphic by default.
         data family T a
      now defaults to T :: * -> *
      If you want T :: forall k. k -> *, use
         data family T (a :: k)
      This defaulting to * is done whenever there is a
      "complete, user-specified kind signature", something that is
      carefully defined in the user manual.
  20. 15 May, 2012 1 commit
  21. 11 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor LHsTyVarBndrs to fix Trac #6081 · fc8959ac
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This is really a small change, but it touches a lot of files quite
      significantly. The real goal is to put the implicitly-bound kind
      variables of a data/class decl in the right place, namely on the
      LHsTyVarBndrs type, which now looks like
        data LHsTyVarBndrs name
          = HsQTvs { hsq_kvs :: [Name]
                   , hsq_tvs :: [LHsTyVarBndr name]
      This little change made the type checker neater in a number of
      ways, but it was fiddly to push through the changes.
  22. 27 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  23. 25 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  24. 24 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  25. 13 Apr, 2012 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Revert "Added ':runmonad' command to GHCi" · e0e99f99
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Two problems, for now at any rate
        a) Breaks the build with lots of errors like
              No instance for (Show (IO ())) arising from a use of `print'
        b) Discussion of the approache hasn't converged yet
           (Simon M had a number of suggestions)
      This reverts commit eecd7c98.
    • dterei's avatar
      Added ':runmonad' command to GHCi · eecd7c98
      dterei authored
      This command allows you to lift user stmts in GHCi into an IO monad
      that implements the GHC.GHCi.GHCiSandboxIO type class. This allows for
      easy sandboxing of GHCi using :runmonad and Safe Haskell.
      Longer term it would be nice to allow a more general model for the Monad
      than GHCiSandboxIO but delaying this for the moment.
  26. 04 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  27. 09 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • parcs's avatar
      Don't defer type errors when evaluating a GHCi expression · 301a718b
      parcs authored
      It is unhelpful here because the expression will get evaluated right
      away anyway, thus emitting a redundant warning followed by an equivalent
      runtime exception. If the expression were an ill-typed pure expression,
      _three_ equivalent type errors would get emitted (due to the two-phase
      typechecking done in 'Plan C')
  28. 02 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Hurrah! This major commit adds support for scoped kind variables, · 3bf54e78
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      which (finally) fills out the functionality of polymorphic kinds.
      It also fixes numerous bugs.
      Main changes are:
      Renaming stuff
      * New type in HsTypes:
           data HsBndrSig sig = HsBSig sig [Name]
        which is used for type signatures in patterns, and kind signatures
        in types.  So when you say
             f (x :: [a]) = x ++ x
             data T (f :: k -> *) (x :: *) = MkT (f x)
        the signatures in both cases are a HsBndrSig.
      * The [Name] in HsBndrSig records the variables bound by the
        pattern, that is 'a' in the first example, 'k' in the second,
        and nothing in the third.  The renamer initialises the field.
      * As a result I was able to get rid of
           RnHsSyn.extractHsTyNames :: LHsType Name -> NameSet
        and its friends altogether.  Deleted the entire module!
        This led to some knock-on refactoring; in particular the
        type renamer now returns the free variables just like the
        term renamer.
      Kind-checking types: mainly TcHsType
      A major change is that instead of kind-checking types in two
      passes, we now do one. Under the old scheme, the first pass did
      kind-checking and (hackily) annotated the HsType with the
      inferred kinds; and the second pass desugared the HsType to a
      Type.  But now that we have kind variables inside types, the
      first pass (TcHsType.tc_hs_type) can go straight to Type, and
      zonking will squeeze out any kind unification variables later.
      This is much nicer, but it was much more fiddly than I had expected.
      The nastiest corner is this: it's very important that tc_hs_type
      uses lazy constructors to build the returned type. See
      Note [Zonking inside the knot] in TcHsType.
      Type-checking type and class declarations: mainly TcTyClsDecls
      I did tons of refactoring in TcTyClsDecls.  Simpler and nicer now.
      Typechecking bindings: mainly TcBinds
      I rejigged (yet again) the handling of type signatures in TcBinds.
      It's a bit simpler now.  The main change is that tcTySigs goes
      right through to a TcSigInfo in one step; previously it was split
      into two, part here and part later.
      Unsafe coercions
      Usually equality coercions have exactly the same kind on both
      sides.  But we do allow an *unsafe* coercion between Int# and Bool,
      say, used in
          case error Bool "flah" of { True -> 3#; False -> 0# }
          (error Bool "flah") |> unsafeCoerce Bool Int#
      So what is the instantiation of (~#) here?
         unsafeCoerce Bool Int# :: (~#) ??? Bool Int#
      I'm using OpenKind here for now, but it's un-satisfying that
      the lhs and rhs of the ~ don't have precisely the same kind.
      More minor
      * HsDecl.TySynonym has its free variables attached, which makes
        the cycle computation in TcTyDecls.mkSynEdges easier.
      * Fixed a nasty reversed-comparison bug in FamInstEnv:
        @@ -490,7 +490,7 @@ lookup_fam_inst_env' match_fun one_sided ie fam tys
           n_tys = length tys
           extra_tys = drop arity tys
           (match_tys, add_extra_tys)
      -       | arity > n_tys = (take arity tys, \res_tys -> res_tys ++ extra_tys)
      +       | arity < n_tys = (take arity tys, \res_tys -> res_tys ++ extra_tys)
              | otherwise     = (tys,            \res_tys -> res_tys)
  29. 10 Feb, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Complete fix of #5820 · 15ec8835
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      There are two related changes in here
      a) Fix TcRnDriver.setInteractiveContext so that it initialises
         tcg_insts and tcg_fam_insts, as well as the corresponding
         tcg_inst_env and tcg_fam_inst_env fields.  Vital!
      b) Fix FamInst.tcExtendLocalFamInstEnv for the GHCi case.
         It had a special HACK to allow family instances to be overridden
         in GHCi.  Fair enough, but
           * It was only affecting the tcg_fam_inst_env, not tcg_fam_insts
           * It overrode home-package instances as well as ones entered
             at the GHCi prompt, which probably wasn't intended.
         I fixed both of these, and also narrowed the scope of what it does
         to override only *identical* instances, rather than any ones that
         conflict.  If people yelp about this we can return to the question,
         but for now it narrows the range of the HACK
  30. 06 Feb, 2012 1 commit
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  32. 19 Jan, 2012 1 commit