1. 13 Aug, 2004 1 commit
  2. 08 Mar, 2004 1 commit
  3. 24 Feb, 2004 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2004-02-24 10:34:21 by simonmar] · 42be1de4
      simonmar authored
      Fix line-comments.  The problem was that eg.
      
         --->
      
      at the beginning of a line was matched by the line-comment rule,
      because the varsym rule isn't valid at this point (we're in the bol
      state).  Fix is to split the line-comment regex into two:
      
      "--"\-* [^$symbol] .*			;
      "--"\-* / { atEOL }			;
      
      so a sequence of dashes on its own is only treated as a comment if
      we're at the end of the line (or file).  Otherwise the dashes must be
      followed by a non-symbol character.
      42be1de4
  4. 02 Feb, 2004 1 commit
  5. 10 Dec, 2003 1 commit
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      [project @ 2003-12-10 14:15:16 by simonmar] · 55042138
      simonmar authored
      Add accurate source location annotations to HsSyn
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      Every syntactic entity in HsSyn is now annotated with a SrcSpan, which
      details the exact beginning and end points of that entity in the
      original source file.  All honest compilers should do this, and it was
      about time GHC did the right thing.
      
      The most obvious benefit is that we now have much more accurate error
      messages; when running GHC inside emacs for example, the cursor will
      jump to the exact location of an error, not just a line somewhere
      nearby.  We haven't put a huge amount of effort into making sure all
      the error messages are accurate yet, so there could be some tweaking
      still needed, although the majority of messages I've seen have been
      spot-on.
      
      Error messages now contain a column number in addition to the line
      number, eg.
      
         read001.hs:25:10: Variable not in scope: `+#'
      
      To get the full text span info, use the new option -ferror-spans.  eg.
      
         read001.hs:25:10-11: Variable not in scope: `+#'
      
      I'm not sure whether we should do this by default.  Emacs won't
      understand the new error format, for one thing.
      
      In a more elaborate editor setting (eg. Visual Studio), we can arrange
      to actually highlight the subexpression containing an error.  Eventually
      this information will be used so we can find elements in the abstract
      syntax corresponding to text locations, for performing high-level editor
      functions (eg. "tell me the type of this expression I just highlighted").
      
      Performance of the compiler doesn't seem to be adversely affected.
      Parsing is still quicker than in 6.0.1, for example.
      
      Implementation:
      
      This was an excrutiatingly painful change to make: both Simon P.J. and
      myself have been working on it for the last three weeks or so.  The
      basic changes are:
      
       - a new datatype SrcSpan, which represents a beginning and end position
         in a source file.
      
       - To reduce the pain as much as possible, we also defined:
      
            data Located e = L SrcSpan e
      
       - Every datatype in HsSyn has an equivalent Located version.  eg.
      
            type LHsExpr id = Located (HsExpr id)
      
         and pretty much everywhere we used to use HsExpr we now use
         LHsExpr.  Believe me, we thought about this long and hard, and
         all the other options were worse :-)
      
      
      Additional changes/cleanups we made at the same time:
      
        - The abstract syntax for bindings is now less arcane.  MonoBinds
          and HsBinds with their built-in list constructors have gone away,
          replaced by HsBindGroup and HsBind (see HsSyn/HsBinds.lhs).
      
        - The various HsSyn type synonyms have now gone away (eg. RdrNameHsExpr,
          RenamedHsExpr, and TypecheckedHsExpr are now HsExpr RdrName,
          HsExpr Name, and HsExpr Id respectively).
      
        - Utilities over HsSyn are now collected in a new module HsUtils.
          More stuff still needs to be moved in here.
      
        - MachChar now has a real Char instead of an Int.  All GHC versions that
          can compile GHC now support 32-bit Chars, so this was a simplification.
      55042138
  6. 27 Nov, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-11-27 13:26:38 by simonmar] · e9e72bd1
      simonmar authored
      On reflection, using the '!!' prefix for unboxing a constructor field
      was a mistake:  firstly it has to be written '! !', and secondly it
      isn't backwards-compatible.  So instead, we now use the syntax:
      
         data T = T {-# UNPACK #-} !Int
      
      to unbox a field.  We thought this would be a cute reuse of the UNPACK
      pragma.
      
      The effect of -funbox-strict-fields is to add {-# UNPACK #-} to every
      strict field.
      e9e72bd1
  7. 17 Nov, 2003 1 commit
  8. 12 Nov, 2003 2 commits
  9. 06 Nov, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-11-06 17:09:50 by simonpj] · 1f5e5580
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	Major increment for Template Haskell
      	------------------------------------
      
      1.  New abstract data type "Name" which appears where String used to be.
          E.g. 	data Exp = VarE Name | ...
      
      2.  New syntax 'x and ''T, for quoting Names.  It's rather like [| x |]
          and [t| T |] respectively, except that
      
      	a) it's non-monadic:  'x :: Name
      	b) you get a Name not an Exp or Type
      
      3.  reify is an ordinary function
      	reify :: Name -> Q Info
          New data type Info which tells what TH knows about Name
      
      4.  Local variables work properly.  So this works now (crashed before):
      	f x = $( [| x |] )
      
      5.  THSyntax is split up into three modules:
      
        Language.Haskell.TH		TH "clients" import this
      
        Language.Haskell.TH.THSyntax	data type declarations and internal stuff
      
        Language.Haskell.TH.THLib	Support library code (all re-exported
      				by TH), including smart constructors and
      				pretty printer
      
      6.  Error reporting and recovery are in (not yet well tested)
      
      	report :: Bool {- True <=> fatal -} -> String -> Q ()
      	recover :: Q a -> Q a -> Q a
      
      7.  Can find current module
      
      	currentModule :: Q String
      
      
      Much other cleaning up, needless to say.
      1f5e5580
  10. 29 Oct, 2003 1 commit
  11. 09 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • 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
  12. 24 Sep, 2003 1 commit
  13. 16 Sep, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-16 13:03:37 by simonmar] · 2129fa6f
      simonmar authored
      Legacy Removal
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      The following features have been consigned to the bit bucket:
      
        _ccall_
        _casm_
        ``....''  (lit-lits)
        the CCallable class
        the CReturnable class
      2129fa6f
  14. 12 Sep, 2003 1 commit
  15. 11 Sep, 2003 1 commit
  16. 10 Sep, 2003 1 commit
    • 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
  17. 09 Sep, 2003 2 commits
  18. 08 Sep, 2003 5 commits
    • panne's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-08 14:46:37 by panne] · f6af3fa0
      panne authored
      *sigh* Handle lines like (note the blank!):
      
      {-# LINE 1 "<command line>" #-}
      f6af3fa0
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-08 13:33:29 by simonmar] · 4fbd1954
      simonmar authored
      Two more tokens that herald layout contexts: 'rec' and '[d|'.
      4fbd1954
    • panne's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-08 13:31:35 by panne] · 5cbc33c2
      panne authored
      Handle lines like (note the blank!):
      
      # 1 "<command line>"
      5cbc33c2
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-08 13:01:16 by simonmar] · 90656575
      simonmar authored
      mdo needs layout treatment too.
      90656575
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-09-08 11:52:24 by simonmar] · 9541ef34
      simonmar authored
      Replace the handwritten lexer with one generated by Alex.
      
      YOU NOW NEED ALEX (v 2.0 or later) TO COMPILE GHC FROM CVS.
      
      Highlights:
      
        - Faster than the previous lexer (about 10% of total parse time,
          depending on the token mix).
      
        - More correct than the previous lexer: a couple of minor wibbles
          in the syntax were fixed.
      
        - Completely accurate source spans for each token are now collected.
          This information isn't used yet, but it will be used to give much
          more accurate error messages in the future.
      
        - SrcLoc now contains a column field as well as a line number,
          although this is currently ignored when printing out SrcLocs.
      
        - StringBuffer is now based on a ByteArray# rather than a Ptr, which
          means that StringBuffers are now garbage collected.  Previously
          StringBuffers were hardly ever released, so a GHCi session would
          leak space as more source files were loaded in.
      
        - Code size reduction: Lexer.x is about the same size as the old
          Lex.lhs, but StringBuffer.lhs is significantly shorter and
          simpler.  Sadly I wasn't able to get rid of parser/Ctypes.hs
          (yet).
      9541ef34