1. 22 Jun, 2016 1 commit
  2. 22 Apr, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Warn about simplifiable class constraints · 9421b0c7
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Provoked by Trac #11948, this patch adds a new warning to GHC
      
        -Wsimplifiable-class-constraints
      
      It warns if you write a class constraint in a type signature that
      can be simplified by an existing instance declaration.  Almost always
      this means you should simplify it right now; type inference is very
      fragile without it, as #11948 shows.
      
      I've put the warning as on-by-default, but I suppose that if there are
      howls of protest we can move it out (as happened for -Wredundant-constraints.
      
      It actually found an example of an over-complicated context in CmmNode.
      
      Quite a few tests use these weird contexts to trigger something else,
      so I had to suppress the warning in those.
      
      The 'haskeline' library has a few occurrences of the warning (which
      I think should be fixed), so I switched it off for that library in
      warnings.mk.
      
      The warning itself is done in TcValidity.check_class_pred.
      
      HOWEVER, when type inference fails we get a type error; and the error
      suppresses the (informative) warning.  So as things stand, the warning
      only happens when it doesn't cause a problem.  Not sure what to do
      about this, but this patch takes us forward, I think.
      9421b0c7
  3. 26 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add "ticks-exhausted" comment · 47b3f588
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This code deliberately builds a subtle negative-occurrence-of-data-type
      example, described in the paper, so with -O it'll give "simplifier
      ticks exhausted".
      
      This patch just adds a comment to explain.
      47b3f588
  4. 26 Dec, 2015 1 commit