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      Expose source locations via Implicit Parameters of type GHC.Location.Location · c024af13
      Eric Seidel authored
      Summary:
      IPs with this type will always be solved for the current source
      location. If another IP of the same type is in scope, the two locations will be
      appended, creating a call-stack. The Location type is kept abstract so users
      cannot create them, but a Location can be turned into a list of SrcLocs, which
      correspond to individual locations in a program. Each SrcLoc contains a
      package/module/file name and start/end lines and columns.
      
      The only thing missing from the SrcLoc in my opinion is the name of the
      top-level definition it inhabits. I suspect that would also be useful, but it's
      not clear to me how to extract the current top-level binder from within the
      constraint solver. (Surely I'm just missing something here?)
      
      I made the (perhaps controversial) decision to have GHC completely ignore
      the names of Location IPs, meaning that in the following code:
      
          bar :: (?myloc :: Location) => String
          bar = foo
      
          foo :: (?loc :: Location) => String
          foo = show ?loc
      
      if I call `bar`, the resulting call-stack will include locations for
      
      1. the use of `?loc` inside `foo`,
      2. `foo`s call-site inside `bar`, and
      3. `bar`s call-site, wherever that may be.
      
      This makes Location IPs very special indeed, and I'm happy to change it if the
      dissonance is too great.
      
      I've also left out any changes to base to make use of Location IPs, since there
      were some concerns about a snowball effect. I think it would be reasonable to
      mark this as an experimental feature for now (it is!), and defer using it in
      base until we have more experience with it. It is, after all, quite easy to
      define your own version of `error`, `undefined`, etc. that use Location IPs.
      
      Test Plan: validate, new test-case is testsuite/tests/typecheck/should_run/IPLocation.hs
      
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, simonpj
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: simonmar, rodlogic, carter, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D578
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9049
      c024af13