1. 14 Mar, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-14 15:47:52 by simonmar] · b9312420
      simonmar authored
      Remove the interface file parser, and move .hi-boot parsing into the
      main parser.  The syntax of .hi-boot files is now greatly improved in
      terms of readability; here's an example:
      	module M where
      	data T
      	f :: T -> GHC.Base.Int
      note that
      	(a) layout can be used
      	(b) there's no explcit export list; everything declared
      	    is implicitly exported
      	(c) Z-encoding of names is no longer required
      	(d) Any identifier not declared in the current module must
      	    still be quailified with the module which originally
      	    defined it (eg. GHC.Base.Int above).
      We'd like to relax (d), but that will come later.
  2. 12 Feb, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-02-12 15:17:13 by simonmar] · 2cc5b907
      simonmar authored
      Switch over to the new hierarchical libraries
      This commit reorganises our libraries to use the new hierarchical
      module namespace extension.
      The basic story is this:
         - fptools/libraries contains the new hierarchical libraries.
           Everything in here is "clean", i.e. most deprecated stuff has
           been removed.
      	- fptools/libraries/base is the new base package
      	  (replacing "std") and contains roughly what was previously
      	  in std, lang, and concurrent, minus deprecated stuff.
      	  Things that are *not allowed* in libraries/base include:
      		Addr, ForeignObj, ByteArray, MutableByteArray,
      		_casm_, _ccall_, ``'', PrimIO
      	  For ByteArrays and MutableByteArrays we use UArray and
      	  STUArray/IOUArray respectively now.
      	  Modules previously called PrelFoo are now under
      	  fptools/libraries/GHC.  eg. PrelBase is now GHC.Base.
      	- fptools/libraries/haskell98 provides the Haskell 98 std.
      	  libraries (Char, IO, Numeric etc.) as a package.  This
      	  package is enabled by default.
      	- fptools/libraries/network is a rearranged version of
      	  the existing net package (the old package net is still
      	  available; see below).
      	- Other packages will migrate to fptools/libraries in
      	  due course.
           NB. you need to checkout fptools/libraries as well as
           fptools/hslibs now.  The nightly build scripts will need to be
         - fptools/hslibs still contains (almost) the same stuff as before.
           Where libraries have moved into the new hierarchy, the hslibs
           version contains a "stub" that just re-exports the new version.
           The idea is that code will gradually migrate from fptools/hslibs
           into fptools/libraries as it gets cleaned up, and in a version or
           two we can remove the old packages altogether.
         - I've taken the opportunity to make some changes to the build
           system, ripping out the old hslibs Makefile stuff from
           mk/target.mk; the new package building Makefile code is in
           mk/package.mk (auto-included from mk/target.mk).
           The main improvement is that packages now register themselves at
           make boot time using ghc-pkg, and the monolithic package.conf
           in ghc/driver is gone.
           I've updated the standard packages but haven't tested win32,
           graphics, xlib, object-io, or OpenGL yet.  The Makefiles in
           these packages may need some further tweaks, and they'll need
           pkg.conf.in files added.
         - Unfortunately all this rearrangement meant I had to bump the
           interface-file version and create a bunch of .hi-boot-6 files :-(
  3. 05 Dec, 2001 1 commit
    • sewardj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-12-05 17:35:12 by sewardj] · d11e681f
      sewardj authored
              Translate out PrimOps at the AbstractC level
      This is the first in what might be a series of changes intended
      to make GHC less dependent on its C back end.  The main change is
      to translate PrimOps into vanilla abstract C inside the compiler,
      rather than having to duplicate that work in each code generation
      route.  The main changes are:
      * A new type, MachOp, in compiler/absCSyn/MachOp.hs.  A MachOp
        is a primitive operation which we can reasonably expect the
        native code generators to implement.  The set is quite small
        and unlikely to change much, if at all.
      * Translations from PrimOps to MachOps, at the end of
        absCSyn/AbsCUtils.  This should perhaps be moved to a different
        module, but it is hard to see how to do this without creating
        a circular dep between it and AbsCUtils.
      * The x86 insn selector has been updated to track these changes.  The
        sparc insn selector remains to be done.
      As a result of this, it is possible to compile much more code via the
      NCG than before.  Almost all the Prelude can be compiled with it.
      Currently it does not know how to do 64-bit code generation.  Once
      this is fixed, the entire Prelude should be compilable that way.
      I also took the opportunity to clean up the NCG infrastructure.
      The old Stix data type has been split into StixStmt (statements)
      and StixExpr (now denoting values only).  This removes a class
      of impossible constructions and clarifies the NCG.
      Still to do, in no particular order:
      * String and literal lifting, currently done in the NCG at the top
        of nativeGen/MachCode, should be done in the AbstractC flattener,
        for the benefit of all targets.
      * Further cleaning up of Stix assignments.
      * Remove word-size dependency from Abstract C.  (should be easy).
      * Translate out MagicIds in the AbsC -> Stix translation, not
        in the Stix constant folder. (!)
      Testsuite failures caused by this:
      * memo001 - fails (segfaults) for some unknown reason now.
      * arith003 - wrong answer in gcdInt boundary cases.
      * arith011 - wrong answer for shifts >= word size.
      * cg044 - wrong answer for some FP boundary cases.
      These should be fixed, but I don't think they are mission-critical for
  4. 02 Dec, 1998 1 commit