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    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2004-02-24 17:33:32 by simonmar] · cd20fd58
      simonmar authored
      Experimental support for RTS-only "ways"
      
      HEADS UP!  This changes the way that the threaded RTS is used, and
      also the use of debugging RTSs:
      
        - We always build threaded and debugging variants of the RTS now.
          The --enable-threaded-rts configure option is ignored (and will
          be removed at some point).
      
        - New option:  -debug     enables the debugging RTS
      
        - New option:  -threaded  enables the threaded RTS.  When the threaded
          RTS is stable enough, we might make it the default.
      
      The new options just cause a different variant of the RTS to be linked
      in, and they cause one or two extra options to be enabled too.  The
      implementation is via the usual ways machinery in the compiler, except
      that these ways are labelled as RTS-only, and so don't require
      rebuilding all the libraries too.
      
      All of this means we can ship threaded and debugging RTSs with GHC, so
      that users don't need to fetch and build a GHC source tree to use
      them.
      
      I'd like to get this functionality into 6.2.1 if possible, so please
      test (I'm willing to stretch the definition of "interface change" to
      accomodate this, since having a threaded RTS available without having
      to build GHC will be a big win for the Visual Studio project).
      cd20fd58
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-09 11:58:39 by simonpj] · 98688c6e
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------
      		GHC heart/lung transplant
      		-------------------------
      
      This major commit changes the way that GHC deals with importing
      types and functions defined in other modules, during renaming and
      typechecking.  On the way I've changed or cleaned up numerous other
      things, including many that I probably fail to mention here.
      
      Major benefit: GHC should suck in many fewer interface files when
      compiling (esp with -O).  (You can see this with -ddump-rn-stats.)
      
      It's also some 1500 lines of code shorter than before.
      
      **	So expect bugs!  I can do a 3-stage bootstrap, and run
      **	the test suite, but you may be doing stuff I havn't tested.
      ** 	Don't update if you are relying on a working HEAD.
      
      
      In particular, (a) External Core and (b) GHCi are very little tested.
      
      	But please, please DO test this version!
      
      
      	------------------------
      		Big things
      	------------------------
      
      Interface files, version control, and importing declarations
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * There is a totally new data type for stuff that lives in interface files:
      	Original names			IfaceType.IfaceExtName
      	Types				IfaceType.IfaceType
      	Declarations (type,class,id)	IfaceSyn.IfaceDecl
      	Unfoldings			IfaceSyn.IfaceExpr
        (Previously we used HsSyn for type/class decls, and UfExpr for unfoldings.)
        The new data types are in iface/IfaceType and iface/IfaceSyn.  They are
        all instances of Binary, so they can be written into interface files.
        Previous engronkulation concering the binary instance of RdrName has
        gone away -- RdrName is not an instance of Binary any more.  Nor does
        Binary.lhs need to know about the ``current module'' which it used to,
        which made it specialised to GHC.
      
        A good feature of this is that the type checker for source code doesn't
        need to worry about the possibility that we might be typechecking interface
        file stuff.  Nor does it need to do renaming; we can typecheck direct from
        IfaceSyn, saving a whole pass (module TcIface)
      
      * Stuff from interface files is sucked in *lazily*, rather than being eagerly
        sucked in by the renamer. Instead, we use unsafeInterleaveIO to capture
        a thunk for the unfolding of an imported function (say).  If that unfolding
        is every pulled on, TcIface will scramble over the unfolding, which may
        in turn pull in the interface files of things mentioned in the unfolding.
      
        The External Package State is held in a mutable variable so that it
        can be side-effected by this lazy-sucking-in process (which may happen
        way later, e.g. when the simplifier runs).   In effect, the EPS is a kind
        of lazy memo table, filled in as we suck things in.  Or you could think
        of it as a global symbol table, populated on demand.
      
      * This lazy sucking is very cool, but it can lead to truly awful bugs. The
        intent is that updates to the symbol table happen atomically, but very bad
        things happen if you read the variable for the table, and then force a
        thunk which updates the table.  Updates can get lost that way. I regret
        this subtlety.
      
        One example of the way it showed up is that the top level of TidyPgm
        (which updates the global name cache) to be much more disciplined about
        those updates, since TidyPgm may itself force thunks which allocate new
        names.
      
      * Version numbering in interface files has changed completely, fixing
        one major bug with ghc --make.  Previously, the version of A.f changed
        only if A.f's type and unfolding was textually different.  That missed
        changes to things that A.f's unfolding mentions; which was fixed by
        eagerly sucking in all of those things, and listing them in the module's
        usage list.  But that didn't work with --make, because they might have
        been already sucked in.
      
        Now, A.f's version changes if anything reachable from A.f (via interface
        files) changes.  A module with unchanged source code needs recompiling
        only if the versions of any of its free variables changes. [This isn't
        quite right for dictionary functions and rules, which aren't mentioned
        explicitly in the source.  There are extensive comments in module MkIface,
        where all version-handling stuff is done.]
      
      * We don't need equality on HsDecls any more (because they aren't used in
        interface files).  Instead we have a specialised equality for IfaceSyn
        (eqIfDecl etc), which uses IfaceEq instead of Bool as its result type.
        See notes in IfaceSyn.
      
      * The horrid bit of the renamer that tried to predict what instance decls
        would be needed has gone entirely.  Instead, the type checker simply
        sucks in whatever instance decls it needs, when it needs them.  Easy!
      
        Similarly, no need for 'implicitModuleFVs' and 'implicitTemplateHaskellFVs'
        etc.  Hooray!
      
      
      Types and type checking
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Kind-checking of types is far far tidier (new module TcHsTypes replaces
        the badly-named TcMonoType).  Strangely, this was one of my
        original goals, because the kind check for types is the Right Place to
        do type splicing, but it just didn't fit there before.
      
      * There's a new representation for newtypes in TypeRep.lhs.  Previously
        they were represented using "SourceTypes" which was a funny compromise.
        Now they have their own constructor in the Type datatype.  SourceType
        has turned back into PredType, which is what it used to be.
      
      * Instance decl overlap checking done lazily.  Consider
      	instance C Int b
      	instance C a Int
        These were rejected before as overlapping, because when seeking
        (C Int Int) one couldn't tell which to use.  But there's no problem when
        seeking (C Bool Int); it can only be the second.
      
        So instead of checking for overlap when adding a new instance declaration,
        we check for overlap when looking up an Inst.  If we find more than one
        matching instance, we see if any of the candidates dominates the others
        (in the sense of being a substitution instance of all the others);
        and only if not do we report an error.
      
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     Medium things
      	------------------------
      
      * The TcRn monad is generalised a bit further.  It's now based on utils/IOEnv.lhs,
        the IO monad with an environment.  The desugarer uses the monad too,
        so that anything it needs can get faulted in nicely.
      
      * Reduce the number of wired-in things; in particular Word and Integer
        are no longer wired in.  The latter required HsLit.HsInteger to get a
        Type argument.  The 'derivable type classes' data types (:+:, :*: etc)
        are not wired in any more either (see stuff about derivable type classes
        below).
      
      * The PersistentComilerState is now held in a mutable variable
        in the HscEnv.  Previously (a) it was passed to and then returned by
        many top-level functions, which was painful; (b) it was invariably
        accompanied by the HscEnv.  This change tidies up top-level plumbing
        without changing anything important.
      
      * Derivable type classes are treated much more like 'deriving' clauses.
        Previously, the Ids for the to/from functions lived inside the TyCon,
        but now the TyCon simply records their existence (with a simple boolean).
        Anyone who wants to use them must look them up in the environment.
      
        This in turn makes it easy to generate the to/from functions (done
        in types/Generics) using HsSyn (like TcGenDeriv for ordinary derivings)
        instead of CoreSyn, which in turn means that (a) we don't have to figure
        out all the type arguments etc; and (b) it'll be type-checked for us.
        Generally, the task of generating the code has become easier, which is
        good for Manuel, who wants to make it more sophisticated.
      
      * A Name now says what its "parent" is. For example, the parent of a data
        constructor is its type constructor; the parent of a class op is its
        class.  This relationship corresponds exactly to the Avail data type;
        there may be other places we can exploit it.  (I made the change so that
        version comparison in interface files would be a bit easier; but in
        fact it tided up other things here and there (see calls to
        Name.nameParent).  For example, the declaration pool, of declararations
        read from interface files, but not yet used, is now keyed only by the 'main'
        name of the declaration, not the subordinate names.
      
      * New types OccEnv and OccSet, with the usual operations.
        OccNames can be efficiently compared, because they have uniques, thanks
        to the hashing implementation of FastStrings.
      
      * The GlobalRdrEnv is now keyed by OccName rather than RdrName.  Not only
        does this halve the size of the env (because we don't need both qualified
        and unqualified versions in the env), but it's also more efficient because
        we can use a UniqFM instead of a FiniteMap.
      
        Consequential changes to Provenance, which has moved to RdrName.
      
      * External Core remains a bit of a hack, as it was before, done with a mixture
        of HsDecls (so that recursiveness and argument variance is still inferred),
        and IfaceExprs (for value declarations).  It's not thoroughly tested.
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     Minor things
      	------------------------
      
      * DataCon fields dcWorkId, dcWrapId combined into a single field
        dcIds, that is explicit about whether the data con is a newtype or not.
        MkId.mkDataConWorkId and mkDataConWrapId are similarly combined into
        MkId.mkDataConIds
      
      * Choosing the boxing strategy is done for *source* type decls only, and
        hence is now in TcTyDecls, not DataCon.
      
      * WiredIn names are distinguished by their n_sort field, not by their location,
        which was rather strange
      
      * Define Maybes.mapCatMaybes :: (a -> Maybe b) -> [a] -> [b]
        and use it here and there
      
      * Much better pretty-printing of interface files (--show-iface)
      
      Many, many other small things.
      
      
      	------------------------
      	     File changes
      	------------------------
      * New iface/ subdirectory
      * Much of RnEnv has moved to iface/IfaceEnv
      * MkIface and BinIface have moved from main/ to iface/
      * types/Variance has been absorbed into typecheck/TcTyDecls
      * RnHiFiles and RnIfaces have vanished entirely.  Their
        work is done by iface/LoadIface
      * hsSyn/HsCore has gone, replaced by iface/IfaceSyn
      * typecheck/TcIfaceSig has gone, replaced by iface/TcIface
      * typecheck/TcMonoType has been renamed to typecheck/TcHsType
      * basicTypes/Var.hi-boot and basicTypes/Generics.hi-boot have gone altogether
      98688c6e
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    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-23 14:32:57 by simonmar] · abbc5a0b
      simonmar authored
      - Convert many of the optimisation options into dynamic options (that is,
        they can be mentioned in {-# OPTIONS #-} pragmas).
      
      - Add a new way to specify constructor-field unboxing on a selective
        basis.  To tell the compiler to unbox a constructor field, do this:
      
            data T = T !!Int
      
        and GHC will store that field unboxed if possible.  If it isn't possible
        (say, because the field has a sum type) then the annotation is ignored.
      
        The -funbox-strict-fields flag is now a dynamic flag, and has the same
        effect as replacing all the '!' annotations with '!!'.
      abbc5a0b
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    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-10 16:44:03 by simonmar] · 7cbba64b
      simonmar authored
      New flags for individual syntax extensions:
      
        -fth                enables template haskell
        -fimplicit-params   enables implicit parameters
      
      These extensions are still implied by -fglasgow-exts, but they can now
      be switched off individually with -fno-th and -fno-implicit-params
      respectively.  Also, -fno-ffi now works as expected.
      
      I cleaned up the interface to the lexer a bit while I was here.
      7cbba64b
  14. 04 Sep, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-04 11:08:46 by simonmar] · e98cf284
      simonmar authored
      Add a new command-line flag -e EXPR, which runs ghc in interactive
      mode and evaluates EXPR only before exiting.
      
      Also, the lexer now ignores lines beginning with "#!".  This is so
      that we can use ghc as a scripting language with Unix-style scripts
      beginning with
      
      #! /usr/local/bin/ghc -e main
      
      (well, it's not quite that simple, but I'll leave the details for the
      more enterprising hackers).
      e98cf284
  15. 29 Aug, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-08-29 16:00:25 by simonmar] · 7dc97354
      simonmar authored
      Initial x86-64 (aka amd64) support.
      
      Unregisterised it works perfectly.  Registerised, I think it's almost
      there, except that I seem to be running into the known codegen bug in
      GCC with register variables (bug #7871 in the gcc bugzilla), which
      means registerised support is basically hosed until the GCC folks
      can get their act together.
      
      We get 8 more registers on amd64, but only 2 more callee-saves
      registers.  The calling convention seems to pass args in registers by
      default, using the previously-callee-saves %rsi and %rdi as two of the
      new arg registers.
      
      I think GHCi should work, since we already have 64-bit ELF support
      thanks to Mat Chapman's work on the IA64 port.  I haven't tried GHCi,
      though.
      
      The native code generator should be a breeze, because it's so similar
      to plain x86.
      7dc97354
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-06-24 07:58:18 by simonpj] · 16e4ce4c
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------------------
      	Add support for Ross Paterson's arrow notation
      	----------------------------------------------
      
      Ross Paterson's ICFP'01 paper described syntax to support John Hughes's
      "arrows", rather as do-notation supports monads.  Except that do-notation is
      relatively modest -- you can write monads by hand without much trouble --
      whereas arrow-notation is more-or-less essential for writing arrow programs.
      It desugars to a massive pile of tuple construction and selection!
      
      For some time, Ross has had a pre-processor for arrow notation, but the
      resulting type error messages (reported in terms of the desugared code)
      are impenetrable.  This commit integrates the syntax into GHC.  The
      type error messages almost certainly still require tuning, but they should
      be better than with the pre-processor.
      
      Main syntactic changes (enabled with -farrows)
      
         exp ::= ... | proc pat -> cmd
      
         cmd ::= exp1 -<  exp2   |  exp1 >-  exp2
      	|  exp1 -<< exp2   |  exp1 >>- exp2
      	| \ pat1 .. patn -> cmd
      	| let decls in cmd
      	| if exp then cmd1 else cmd2
      	| do { cstmt1 .. cstmtn ; cmd }
      	| (| exp |) cmd1 .. cmdn
      	| cmd1 qop cmd2
      	| case exp of { calts }
      
         cstmt :: = let decls
      	 |   pat <- cmd
      	 |   rec { cstmt1 .. cstmtn }
      	 |   cmd
      
      New keywords and symbols:
      	proc rec
      	-<   >-   -<<   >>-
      	(|  |)
      
      The do-notation in cmds was not described in Ross's ICFP'01 paper; instead
      it's in his chapter in The Fun of Programming (Plagrave 2003).
      
      The four arrow-tail forms (-<) etc cover
        (a) which order the pices come in (-<  vs  >-), and
        (b) whether the locally bound variables can be used in the
      		arrow part (-<  vs  -<<) .
      In previous presentations, the higher-order-ness (b) was inferred,
      but it makes a big difference to the typing required so it seems more
      consistent to be explicit.
      
      The 'rec' form is also available in do-notation:
        * you can use 'rec' in an ordinary do, with the obvious meaning
        * using 'mdo' just says "infer the minimal recs"
      
      
      Still to do
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Top priority is the user manual.
      
      The implementation still lacks an implementation of
      the case form of cmd.
      
      
      Implementation notes
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Cmds are parsed, and indeed renamed, as expressions.  The type checker
      distinguishes the two.
      16e4ce4c
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-06-23 10:35:15 by simonpj] · d28ba8c8
      simonpj authored
      -------------------
      	Dealing with 'main'
      	-------------------
      
      1.  In GHC 6.0, a module with no "module Main ... where" header
          elicited an error "main is not in scope" if 'main' is not defined.  We
          don't want this behaviour in GHCi.  This happened because the parser
          expanded the (absent) header to "module Main( main ) where", and the
          'main' in the export list isn't.
      
      Solution: elaborate HsModule to record whether the 'module ..." header was
      given explicitly by the user or not.
      
      
      2.  Add a -main-is flag, and document it, so that you can have a 'main' function
      that is not Main.main.  Summary of changes
      
      * The -main-is flag nominates what the main function is to be (see the documentation).
      	No -main-is flag 	says that the main function is Main.main
      	-main-is Foo.baz	says that the main function is Foo.baz
      	-main-is Foo		says that the main function is Foo.main
      	-main-is baz		says that the main function is Main.baz
      
        Let's say  you say -main-is Foo.baz
      
      * TcRnDriver injects the extra definition
      	$Mian.main :: IO t
      	$Main.main = baz
        in the module Foo.   Note the naming, which is a bit different than before;
        previously the extra defn was for Main.$main.  The RTS invokes zdMain_main_closure.
      
      * CodeGen injects an extra initialisation block into module Foo, thus
      	stginit_zdMain {
      		stginit_Foo
      	}
        That ensures that the RTS can initialise stginit_zdMain.
      d28ba8c8
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    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-05-27 12:40:19 by simonmar] · ef271579
      simonmar authored
      If we're going to surround all arguments to external functions with
      quotes (see SysTools.lhs rev. 1.88) then we shouldn't add quotes to
      the arguments to -D and -U passed to cpp.
      ef271579
  23. 24 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-24 12:39:24 by simonpj] · 395917a0
      simonpj authored
      Three Template Haskell improvements
      
      a) Add type synonyms to THSyntax (and DsMeta, Convert)
      
      b) Make Q into a newtype instead of a type synonym
      
      c) Eliminate tiresome and error prone argument to DsMeta.wrapGenSyms
         and similarly addTyVarBinds
      395917a0
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-04 15:09:38 by simonpj] · 957bf375
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------------
      	Remove all vestiges of usage analysis
      	-------------------------------------
      
      This commit removes a large blob of usage-analysis-related code, almost
      all of which was commented out.
      
      Sadly, it doesn't look as if Keith is going to have enough time to polish it
      up, and in any case the actual performance benefits (so far as we can measure
      them) turned out to be pretty modest (a few percent).
      
      So, with regret, I'm chopping it all out.  It's still there in the repository
      if anyone wants go hack on it.  And Tobias Gedell at Chalmers is implementing
      a different analysis, via External Core.
      957bf375
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    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-12-12 17:36:16 by simonmar] · b3016a12
      simonmar authored
      A modification to the way we build link lines.
      
      Currently the link line is constructed like this, for packages p1, p2 etc.:
      
        libraries p1 ++ extra_libs p1 ++
        libraries p2 ++ extra_libs p2 ++
        ...
        extra_ld_opts p1 ++
        extra_ld_opts p2 ++
        ..
      
      This change makes it follow this pattern:
      
        libraries p1 ++ extra_libs p1 ++ extra_ld_opts p1 ++
        libraries p2 ++ extra_libs p2 ++ extra_ld_opts p2 ++
        ...
      
      which seems more useful: in particular it means that using foo-config
      (eg. gtk-config) to populate extra_ld_opts should now work properly,
      and extra_libs is no longer strictly speaking needed (you can just use
      -l options in extra_ld_opts and get the same effect).
      
      Also:
      
        - There's now no difference between -l<lib> and -optl-l<lib>
        - GHCi grabs libs from extra_ld_opts as well as extra_libs
      b3016a12
  31. 20 Nov, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-11-20 09:37:45 by simonpj] · 34a10d66
      simonpj authored
      -----------------------------------------------
      	Add -Werror flag, which makes warnings fatal
      	-----------------------------------------------
      
      -Werror is standard gcc-ism; it makes warnings into fatal errors
      so you don't miss them in a batch compile.
      
      Fairly easy to implement, by modifying ErrUtils.errorsFound
      
      Suggested by Ashley Yakeley
      34a10d66
  32. 17 Oct, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-10-17 14:26:16 by simonmar] · 06575d67
      simonmar authored
      Finder overhaul.
      
      The finder had got pretty complicated; this commit is mainly a
      cleanup, with one new feature:
      
        - the finder has a cache (again).  The cache may be flushed by
          calling flushFinderCache, which actually only flushes home modules
          from the cache, because package modules are assumed not to move.
          This change is apropos of some other changes which will result in
          the finder being called more often, so we think a cache is going
          to be worthwhile.
      
      Also a couple of bugs were fixed:
      
        - the field ml_hi_file in a ModLocation is now *always* the name
          of the .hi file.  If you need a .hi-boot file, you have to make
          it up by changing the suffix of ml_hi_file.  (DriverMkDepend and
          RnHiFiles do this).  This was the cause of a bug, but I can't
          remember the details.
      
        - The -odir flag now works in a more reasonable way: hierarchical
          modules get put in subdirectories of the -odir directory.  eg.
          if your module is A.B.C, and -odir D is specified, then the object
          will be D/A/B/C.o; previously it would have been D/C.o.
      06575d67
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    • wolfgang's avatar
      [project @ 2002-10-13 10:55:06 by wolfgang] · 61de6a58
      wolfgang authored
      Darwin/PowerPC: Don't generate PIC code by default
      Non-PIC-code is slightly smaller and faster.
      This means that GHC now requires GCC3 (Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar).
      
      MERGE TO STABLE
      61de6a58
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-13 15:02:25 by simonpj] · 9af77fa4
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------
      	Make Template Haskell into the HEAD
      	--------------------------------------
      
      This massive commit transfers to the HEAD all the stuff that
      Simon and Tim have been doing on Template Haskell.  The
      meta-haskell-branch is no more!
      
      WARNING: make sure that you
      
        * Update your links if you are using link trees.
          Some modules have been added, some have gone away.
      
        * Do 'make clean' in all library trees.
          The interface file format has changed, and you can
          get strange panics (sadly) if GHC tries to read old interface files:
          e.g.  ghc-5.05: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version 5.05):
      	  Binary.get(TyClDecl): ForeignType
      
        * You need to recompile the rts too; Linker.c has changed
      
      
      However the libraries are almost unaltered; just a tiny change in
      Base, and to the exports in Prelude.
      
      
      NOTE: so far as TH itself is concerned, expression splices work
      fine, but declaration splices are not complete.
      
      
      		---------------
      		The main change
      		---------------
      
      The main structural change: renaming and typechecking have to be
      interleaved, because we can't rename stuff after a declaration splice
      until after we've typechecked the stuff before (and the splice
      itself).
      
      * Combine the renamer and typecheker monads into one
      	(TcRnMonad, TcRnTypes)
        These two replace TcMonad and RnMonad
      
      * Give them a single 'driver' (TcRnDriver).  This driver
        replaces TcModule.lhs and Rename.lhs
      
      * The haskell-src library package has a module
      	Language/Haskell/THSyntax
        which defines the Haskell data type seen by the TH programmer.
      
      * New modules:
      	hsSyn/Convert.hs 	converts THSyntax -> HsSyn
      	deSugar/DsMeta.hs 	converts HsSyn -> THSyntax
      
      * New module typecheck/TcSplice type-checks Template Haskell splices.
      
      		-------------
      		Linking stuff
      		-------------
      
      * ByteCodeLink has been split into
      	ByteCodeLink	(which links)
      	ByteCodeAsm	(which assembles)
      
      * New module ghci/ObjLink is the object-code linker.
      
      * compMan/CmLink is removed entirely (was out of place)
        Ditto CmTypes (which was tiny)
      
      * Linker.c initialises the linker when it is first used (no need to call
        initLinker any more).  Template Haskell makes it harder to know when
        and whether to initialise the linker.
      
      
      	-------------------------------------
      	Gathering the LIE in the type checker
      	-------------------------------------
      
      * Instead of explicitly gathering constraints in the LIE
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM (TypecheckedExpr, LIE)
        we now dump the constraints into a mutable varabiable carried
        by the monad, so we get
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM TypecheckedExpr
      
        Much less clutter in the code, and more efficient too.
        (Originally suggested by Mark Shields.)
      
      
      		-----------------
      		Remove "SysNames"
      		-----------------
      
      Because the renamer and the type checker were entirely separate,
      we had to carry some rather tiresome implicit binders (or "SysNames")
      along inside some of the HsDecl data structures.  They were both
      tiresome and fragile.
      
      Now that the typechecker and renamer are more intimately coupled,
      we can eliminate SysNames (well, mostly... default methods still
      carry something similar).
      
      		-------------
      		Clean up HsPat
      		-------------
      
      One big clean up is this: instead of having two HsPat types (InPat and
      OutPat), they are now combined into one.  This is more consistent with
      the way that HsExpr etc is handled; there are some 'Out' constructors
      for the type checker output.
      
      So:
      	HsPat.InPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	HsPat.OutPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	No 'pat' type parameter in HsExpr, HsBinds, etc
      
      	Constructor patterns are nicer now: they use
      		HsPat.HsConDetails
      	for the three cases of constructor patterns:
      		prefix, infix, and record-bindings
      
      	The *same* data type HsConDetails is used in the type
      	declaration of the data type (HsDecls.TyData)
      
      Lots of associated clean-up operations here and there.  Less code.
      Everything is wonderful.
      9af77fa4
  36. 29 Aug, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-08-29 15:44:11 by simonmar] · ce9687a5
      simonmar authored
      Housekeeping:
      
        - The main goal is to remove dependencies on hslibs for a
          bootstrapped compiler, leaving only a requirement that the
          packages base, haskell98 and readline are built in stage 1 in
          order to bootstrap.  We're almost there: Posix is still required
          for signal handling, but all other dependencies on hslibs are now
          gone.
      
          Uses of Addr and ByteArray/MutableByteArray array are all gone
          from the compiler.  PrimPacked defines the Ptr type for GHC 4.08
          (which didn't have it), and it defines simple BA and MBA types to
          replace uses of ByteArray and MutableByteArray respectively.
      
        - Clean up import lists.  HsVersions.h now defines macros for some
          modules which have moved between GHC versions.  eg. one now
          imports 'GLAEXTS' to get at unboxed types and primops in the
          compiler.
      
          Many import lists have been sorted as per the recommendations in
          the new style guidelines in the commentary.
      
      I've built the compiler with GHC 4.08.2, 5.00.2, 5.02.3, 5.04 and
      itself, and everything still works here.  Doubtless I've got something
      wrong, though.
      ce9687a5
  37. 02 Aug, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-08-02 12:24:04 by simonmar] · 226413e1
      simonmar authored
      Pass -fno-builtin to gcc when compiling .hc files, because this avoids
      a common cause of running out of registers when foreign calls to
      functions like memcpy(), strlen() are made from Haskell.
      
      MERGE
      226413e1
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  39. 03 Jul, 2002 1 commit