1. 31 Jul, 2008 1 commit
  2. 04 May, 2008 1 commit
  3. 12 Apr, 2008 1 commit
  4. 29 Mar, 2008 1 commit
  5. 03 Feb, 2008 1 commit
  6. 17 Jan, 2008 1 commit
  7. 10 Oct, 2007 1 commit
    • Dan Licata's avatar
      View patterns, record wildcards, and record puns · 6a05ec5e
      Dan Licata authored
      This patch implements three new features:
      * view patterns (syntax: expression -> pat in a pattern)
      * working versions of record wildcards and record puns
      See the manual for detailed descriptions.
      
      Other minor observable changes:
      * There is a check prohibiting local fixity declarations
        when the variable being fixed is not defined in the same let
      * The warn-unused-binds option now reports warnings for do and mdo stmts
      
      Implementation notes: 
      
      * The pattern renamer is now in its own module, RnPat, and the
      implementation is now in a CPS style so that the correct context is
      delivered to pattern expressions.
      
      * These features required a fairly major upheaval to the renamer.
      Whereas the old version used to collect up all the bindings from a let
      (or top-level, or recursive do statement, ...) and put them into scope
      before renaming anything, the new version does the collection as it
      renames.  This allows us to do the right thing with record wildcard
      patterns (which need to be expanded to see what names should be
      collected), and it allows us to implement the desired semantics for view
      patterns in lets.  This change had a bunch of domino effects brought on
      by fiddling with the top-level renaming.
      
      * Prior to this patch, there was a tricky bug in mkRecordSelId in HEAD,
      which did not maintain the invariant necessary for loadDecl.  See note
      [Tricky iface loop] for details.
      6a05ec5e
  8. 06 Sep, 2007 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      FIX #1465, error messages could sometimes say things like "A.T doesn't match A.T" · 42181975
      Simon Marlow authored
      This turned out to be a black hole, however we believe we now have a
      plan that does the right thing and shouldn't need to change again.
      Error messages will only ever refer to a name in an unambiguous way,
      falling back to <package>:<module>.<name> if no unambiguous shorter
      variant can be found.  See HscTypes.mkPrintUnqualified for the
      details.
      
      Earlier hacks to work around this problem have been removed (TcSimplify).
      42181975
  9. 04 Sep, 2007 1 commit
  10. 03 Sep, 2007 1 commit
  11. 01 Sep, 2007 1 commit
  12. 10 Jul, 2007 1 commit
  13. 10 May, 2007 1 commit
  14. 24 Apr, 2007 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Breakpoints: get the names of the free variables right · 367b0590
      Simon Marlow authored
      Previously we relied on the names of the Ids attached to a tick being
      the same as the names of the original variables in the source code.
      Sometimes this worked, sometimes it didn't because the simplifier
      would inline away the Id.  So now we do this properly and retain the
      original OccNames from the source code for each breakpoint, and use
      these to construct the new Ids when we stop.
      
      Doing this involved moving the tracking of in-scope variables from the
      desugarer to the coverage pass.
      367b0590
  15. 17 Apr, 2007 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Re-working of the breakpoint support · cdce6477
      Simon Marlow authored
      This is the result of Bernie Pope's internship work at MSR Cambridge,
      with some subsequent improvements by me.  The main plan was to
      
       (a) Reduce the overhead for breakpoints, so we could enable 
           the feature by default without incurrent a significant penalty
       (b) Scatter more breakpoint sites throughout the code
      
      Currently we can set a breakpoint on almost any subexpression, and the
      overhead is around 1.5x slower than normal GHCi.  I hope to be able to
      get this down further and/or allow breakpoints to be turned off.
      
      This patch also fixes up :print following the recent changes to
      constructor info tables.  (most of the :print tests now pass)
      
      We now support single-stepping, which just enables all breakpoints.
      
        :step <expr>     executes <expr> with single-stepping turned on
        :step            single-steps from the current breakpoint
      
      The mechanism is quite different to the previous implementation.  We
      share code with the HPC (haskell program coverage) implementation now.
      The coverage pass annotates source code with "tick" locations which
      are tracked by the coverage tool.  In GHCi, each "tick" becomes a
      potential breakpoint location.
      
      Previously breakpoints were compiled into code that magically invoked
      a nested instance of GHCi.  Now, a breakpoint causes the current
      thread to block and control is returned to GHCi.
      
      See the wiki page for more details and the current ToDo list:
      
        http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/NewGhciDebugger
      cdce6477
  16. 21 Feb, 2007 1 commit
    • mnislaih's avatar
      Improving the performance of breakpoints up to 50% (by playing with laziness) · 2bbec92e
      mnislaih authored
      This patch performs several optimizations with the goal of minimizing the cost of building the arguments to breakpointJump:
        - Group them all in a single tuple, to minimize closure creation in heap
        - Wrap this with the GHC.Base.lazy combinator, to induce max laziness
        - Remove as many literal strings as possible 
          * injecting a module-local CAF to store the module name and use that 
          * eliminating the package string (not needed).
      2bbec92e
  17. 10 Dec, 2006 2 commits
  18. 11 Oct, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Module header tidyup, phase 1 · 49c98d14
      Simon Marlow authored
      This patch is a start on removing import lists and generally tidying
      up the top of each module.  In addition to removing import lists:
      
         - Change DATA.IOREF -> Data.IORef etc.
         - Change List -> Data.List etc.
         - Remove $Id$
         - Update copyrights
         - Re-order imports to put non-GHC imports last
         - Remove some unused and duplicate imports
      49c98d14
  19. 29 Sep, 2006 1 commit
  20. 04 Aug, 2006 1 commit
  21. 18 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Fall over more gracefully when there's a Template Haskell error · 7a59afce
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      For a long time, Template Haskell has fallen over in a very un-graceful
      way (i.e. panic) even when it encounters a programmer error.  In particular,
      when DsMeta converts HsSyn to TH syntax, it may find Haskell code that
      TH does not understand. This should be reported as a normal programmer
      error, not with a compiler panic!
      
      Originally the desugarer was supposed to never generate error
      messages, but this TH desugaring thing does make it do so.  And in
      fact, for other reasons, the desugarer now uses the TcRnIf monad, the
      common monad used by the renamer, typechecker, interface checker, and
      desugarer.  
      
      This patch completes the job, by 
       - allowing the desugarer to generate errors
       - re-plumbing the error handling to take account of this
       - making DsMeta use the new facilities to report error gracefully
      
      Quite a few lines of code are touched, but nothing deep is going on.
      
      Fixes Trac# 760.
      7a59afce
  22. 25 Jul, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Generalise Package Support · 61d2625a
      Simon Marlow authored
      This patch pushes through one fundamental change: a module is now
      identified by the pair of its package and module name, whereas
      previously it was identified by its module name alone.  This means
      that now a program can contain multiple modules with the same name, as
      long as they belong to different packages.
      
      This is a language change - the Haskell report says nothing about
      packages, but it is now necessary to understand packages in order to
      understand GHC's module system.  For example, a type T from module M
      in package P is different from a type T from module M in package Q.
      Previously this wasn't an issue because there could only be a single
      module M in the program.
      
      The "module restriction" on combining packages has therefore been
      lifted, and a program can contain multiple versions of the same
      package.
      
      Note that none of the proposed syntax changes have yet been
      implemented, but the architecture is geared towards supporting import
      declarations qualified by package name, and that is probably the next
      step.
      
      It is now necessary to specify the package name when compiling a
      package, using the -package-name flag (which has been un-deprecated).
      Fortunately Cabal still uses -package-name.
      
      Certain packages are "wired in".  Currently the wired-in packages are:
      base, haskell98, template-haskell and rts, and are always referred to
      by these versionless names.  Other packages are referred to with full
      package IDs (eg. "network-1.0").  This is because the compiler needs
      to refer to entities in the wired-in packages, and we didn't want to
      bake the version of these packages into the comiler.  It's conceivable
      that someone might want to upgrade the base package independently of
      GHC.
      
      Internal changes:
      
        - There are two module-related types:
      
              ModuleName      just a FastString, the name of a module
              Module          a pair of a PackageId and ModuleName
      
          A mapping from ModuleName can be a UniqFM, but a mapping from Module
          must be a FiniteMap (we provide it as ModuleEnv).
      
        - The "HomeModules" type that was passed around the compiler is now
          gone, replaced in most cases by the current package name which is
          contained in DynFlags.  We can tell whether a Module comes from the
          current package by comparing its package name against the current
          package.
      
        - While I was here, I changed PrintUnqual to be a little more useful:
          it now returns the ModuleName that the identifier should be qualified
          with according to the current scope, rather than its original
          module.  Also, PrintUnqual tells whether to qualify module names with
          package names (currently unused).
      
      Docs to follow.
      61d2625a
  23. 07 Apr, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Reorganisation of the source tree · 0065d5ab
      Simon Marlow authored
      Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to
      Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree
      without losing history, so here goes.
      
      The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it
      contained is now at the top level.  The build system now makes no
      pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system.
      
      No doubt this will break many things, and there will be a period of
      instability while we fix the dependencies.  A straightforward build
      should work, but I haven't yet fixed binary/source distributions.
      Changes to the Building Guide will follow, too.
      0065d5ab
  24. 09 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Fix desugaring of unboxed tuples · 3c245de9
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      This patch is a slightly-unsatisfactory fix to desugaring unboxed
      tuples; it fixes ds057 which has been failing for some time.
      
      Unsatisfactory because rather ad hoc -- but that applies to lots
      of the unboxed tuple stuff. 
      3c245de9
  25. 03 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  26. 19 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-19 16:44:50 by simonpj] · a7ecdf96
      simonpj authored
      WARNING: this is a big commit.  You might want 
      	to wait a few days before updating, in case I've 
      	broken something.
      
      	However, if any of the changes are what you wanted,
      	please check it out and test!
      
      This commit does three main things:
      
      1. A re-organisation of the way that GHC handles bindings in HsSyn.
         This has been a bit of a mess for quite a while.  The key new
         types are
      
      	-- Bindings for a let or where clause
      	data HsLocalBinds id
      	  = HsValBinds (HsValBinds id)
      	  | HsIPBinds  (HsIPBinds id)
      	  | EmptyLocalBinds
      
      	-- Value bindings (not implicit parameters)
      	data HsValBinds id
      	  = ValBindsIn  -- Before typechecking
      		(LHsBinds id) [LSig id]	-- Not dependency analysed
      					-- Recursive by default
      
      	  | ValBindsOut	-- After typechecking
      		[(RecFlag, LHsBinds id)]-- Dependency analysed
      
      2. Implement Mark Jones's idea of increasing polymoprhism
         by using type signatures to cut the strongly-connected components
         of a recursive group.  As a consequence, GHC no longer insists
         on the contexts of the type signatures of a recursive group
         being identical.
      
         This drove a significant change: the renamer no longer does dependency
         analysis.  Instead, it attaches a free-variable set to each binding,
         so that the type checker can do the dep anal.  Reason: the typechecker
         needs to do *two* analyses:
      	one to find the true mutually-recursive groups
      		(which we need so we can build the right CoreSyn)
      	one to find the groups in which to typecheck, taking
      		account of type signatures
      
      3. Implement non-ground SPECIALISE pragmas, as promised, and as
         requested by Remi and Ross.  Certainly, this should fix the 
         current problem with GHC, namely that if you have
      	g :: Eq a => a -> b -> b
         then you can now specialise thus
      	SPECIALISE g :: Int -> b -> b
          (This didn't use to work.)
      
         However, it goes further than that.  For example:
      	f :: (Eq a, Ix b) => a -> b -> b
         then you can make a partial specialisation
      	SPECIALISE f :: (Eq a) => a -> Int -> Int
      
          In principle, you can specialise f to *any* type that is
          "less polymorphic" (in the sense of subsumption) than f's 
          actual type.  Such as
      	SPECIALISE f :: Eq a => [a] -> Int -> Int
          But I haven't tested that.
      
          I implemented this by doing the specialisation in the typechecker
          and desugarer, rather than leaving around the strange SpecPragmaIds,
          for the specialiser to find.  Indeed, SpecPragmaIds have vanished 
          altogether (hooray).
      
          Pragmas in general are handled more tidily.  There's a new
          data type HsBinds.Prag, which lives in an AbsBinds, and carries
          pragma info from the typechecker to the desugarer.
      
      
      Smaller things
      
      - The loop in the renamer goes via RnExpr, instead of RnSource.
        (That makes it more like the type checker.)
      
      - I fixed the thing that was causing 'check_tc' warnings to be 
        emitted.
      a7ecdf96
  27. 19 May, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-19 11:15:40 by simonpj] · 4a587049
      simonpj authored
      Tune up the reporting of unused imports
      
      		Merge to STABLE
      	(I think the earlier change made it across)
      	(PS: the commit also does some trimming of
      	redundant imports.  If they don't merge, just
      	discard them.)
      
      My earlier fixes to the reporting of unused imports still missed
      some obscure cases, some of which are now fixed by this commit.
      I had to make the import-provenance data type yet richer, but in
      fact it has more sharing now, so it may be cheaper on space.
      
      There's still one infelicity. Consider
      		import M( x )
      		imoprt N( x )
      where the same underlying 'x' is involved in both cases.  Currently we
      don't report a redundant import, because dropping either import would
      change the qualified names in scope (M.x, N.x). But if the qualified
      names aren't used, the import is indeed redundant. Sadly we don't know
      that, because we only know what Names are used.  Left for the future!
      There's a comment in RnNames.warnDuplicateImports
      
      This commit also trims quite a few redundant imports disovered
      by the new setup.
      4a587049
  28. 18 Mar, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-03-18 13:37:27 by simonmar] · d1c1b7d0
      simonmar authored
      Flags cleanup.
      
      Basically the purpose of this commit is to move more of the compiler's
      global state into DynFlags, which is moving in the direction we need
      to go for the GHC API which can have multiple active sessions
      supported by a single GHC instance.
      
      Before:
      
      $ grep 'global_var' */*hs | wc -l
           78
      
      After:
      
      $ grep 'global_var' */*hs | wc -l
           27
      
      Well, it's an improvement.  Most of what's left won't really affect
      our ability to host multiple sessions.
      
      Lots of static flags have become dynamic flags (yay!).  Notably lots
      of flags that we used to think of as "driver" flags, like -I and -L,
      are now dynamic.  The most notable static flags left behind are the
      "way" flags, eg. -prof.  It would be nice to fix this, but it isn't
      urgent.
      
      On the way, lots of cleanup has happened.  Everything related to
      static and dynamic flags lives in StaticFlags and DynFlags
      respectively, and they share a common command-line parser library in
      CmdLineParser.  The flags related to modes (--makde, --interactive
      etc.) are now private to the front end: in fact private to Main
      itself, for now.
      d1c1b7d0
  29. 01 Mar, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-03-01 05:49:43 by simonpj] · 6d36af4a
      simonpj authored
      Make desugaring of pattern-matching much more civilised.
      
      Before this change we wrapped new bindings around the
      right hand side; but that meant they ended up wrapped
      in reverse order.  Now we accumulate the bindings
      separately, in the eqn_wrap field of an EqnInfo.
      
      This cures a desugaring bug encountered by Akos Korosmezey
      immortalised as ds055
      6d36af4a
  30. 27 Jan, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-01-27 10:44:00 by simonpj] · 508a505e
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------------
                Replace hi-boot files with hs-boot files
        	--------------------------------------------
      
      This major commit completely re-organises the way that recursive modules
      are dealt with.
      
        * It should have NO EFFECT if you do not use recursive modules
      
        * It is a BREAKING CHANGE if you do
      
      ====== Warning: .hi-file format has changed, so if you are
      ======		updating into an existing HEAD build, you'll
      ======		need to make clean and re-make
      
      
      The details:  [documentation still to be done]
      
      * Recursive loops are now broken with Foo.hs-boot (or Foo.lhs-boot),
        not Foo.hi-boot
      
      * An hs-boot files is a proper source file.  It is compiled just like
        a regular Haskell source file:
      	ghc Foo.hs		generates Foo.hi, Foo.o
      	ghc Foo.hs-boot		generates Foo.hi-boot, Foo.o-boot
      
      * hs-boot files are precisely a subset of Haskell. In particular:
      	- they have the same import, export, and scoping rules
      	- errors (such as kind errors) in hs-boot files are checked
        You do *not* need to mention the "original" name of something in
        an hs-boot file, any more than you do in any other Haskell module.
      
      * The Foo.hi-boot file generated by compiling Foo.hs-boot is a machine-
        generated interface file, in precisely the same format as Foo.hi
      
      * When compiling Foo.hs, its exports are checked for compatibility with
        Foo.hi-boot (previously generated by compiling Foo.hs-boot)
      
      * The dependency analyser (ghc -M) knows about Foo.hs-boot files, and
        generates appropriate dependencies.  For regular source files it
        generates
      	Foo.o : Foo.hs
      	Foo.o : Baz.hi		-- Foo.hs imports Baz
      	Foo.o : Bog.hi-boot	-- Foo.hs source-imports Bog
      
        For a hs-boot file it generates similar dependencies
      	Bog.o-boot : Bog.hs-boot
      	Bog.o-boot : Nib.hi	-- Bog.hs-boto imports Nib
      
      * ghc -M is also enhanced to use the compilation manager dependency
        chasing, so that
      	ghc -M Main
        will usually do the job.  No need to enumerate all the source files.
      
      * The -c flag is no longer a "compiler mode". It simply means "omit the
        link step", and synonymous with -no-link.
      508a505e
  31. 18 Jan, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-01-18 12:18:11 by simonpj] · ac80e0de
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------
          Reorganisation of hi-boot files
        	------------------------
      
      The main point of this commit is to arrange that in the Compilation
      Manager's dependendency graph, hi-boot files are proper nodes. This
      is important to make sure that we compile everything in the right
      order.  It's a step towards hs-boot files.
      
      * The fundamental change is that CompManager.ModSummary has a new
        field, ms_boot :: IsBootInterface
      
        I also tided up CompManager a bit.  No change to the Basic Plan.
      
        ModSummary is now exported abstractly from CompManager (was concrete)
      
      * Hi-boot files now have import declarations.  The idea is they are
        compulsory, so that the dependency analyser can find them
      
      * I changed an invariant: the Compilation Manager used to ensure that
        hscMain was given a HomePackageTable only for the modules 'below' the
        one being compiled.  This was really only important for instances and
        rules, and it was a bit inconvenient.  So I moved the filter to the
        compiler itself: see HscTypes.hptInstances and hptRules.
      
      * Module Packages.hs now defines
          data PackageIdH
          = HomePackage 		-- The "home" package is the package
       				-- curently being compiled
          | ExtPackage PackageId	-- An "external" package is any other package
      
         It was just a Maybe type before, so this makes it a bit clearer.
      
      * I tried to add a bit better location info to the IfM monad, so that
        errors in interfaces come with a slightly more helpful error message.
        See the if_loc field in TcRnTypes --- and follow-on consequences
      
      * Changed Either to Maybes.MaybeErr in a couple of places (more perspicuous)
      ac80e0de
  32. 25 Nov, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-11-25 11:36:34 by simonpj] · 1f7da302
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------------
      	Keep-alive set and Template Haskell quotes
      	------------------------------------------
      
      a) Template Haskell quotes should be able to mention top-leve
         things without resorting to lifting.  Example
      
      	module Foo( foo ) where
      	  f x = x
      	  foo = [| f 4 |]
      
         Here the reference to 'f' is ok; no need to 'lift' it.
         The relevant changes are in TcExpr.tcId
      
      b) However, we must take care not to discard the binding for f,
         so we add it to the 'keep-alive' set for the module.  I've
         now made this into (another) mutable bucket, tcg_keep, 
         in the TcGblEnv
      
      c) That in turn led me to look at the handling of orphan rules;
         as a result I made IdCoreRule into its own data type, which
         has simle but non-local ramifications
      1f7da302
  33. 30 Sep, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-09-30 10:35:15 by simonpj] · 23f40f0e
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	Add Generalised Algebraic Data Types
      	------------------------------------
      
      This rather big commit adds support for GADTs.  For example,
      
          data Term a where
       	  Lit :: Int -> Term Int
      	  App :: Term (a->b) -> Term a -> Term b
      	  If  :: Term Bool -> Term a -> Term a
      	  ..etc..
      
          eval :: Term a -> a
          eval (Lit i) = i
          eval (App a b) = eval a (eval b)
          eval (If p q r) | eval p    = eval q
          		    | otherwise = eval r
      
      
      Lots and lots of of related changes throughout the compiler to make
      this fit nicely.
      
      One important change, only loosely related to GADTs, is that skolem
      constants in the typechecker are genuinely immutable and constant, so
      we often get better error messages from the type checker.  See
      TcType.TcTyVarDetails.
      
      There's a new module types/Unify.lhs, which has purely-functional
      unification and matching for Type. This is used both in the typechecker
      (for type refinement of GADTs) and in Core Lint (also for type refinement).
      23f40f0e
  34. 16 Aug, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-08-16 09:53:47 by simonpj] · 4e325538
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------
      	Add instance information to :i
       	Get rid of the DeclPool
      	-------------------------------
      
      
      1.  Add instance information to :info command.  GHCi now prints out
          which instances a type or class belongs to, when you use :i
      
      2.  Tidy up printing of unqualified names in user output.
          Previously Outputable.PrintUnqualified was
      	type PrintUnqualified = Name -> Bool
          but it's now
      	type PrintUnqualified = ModuleName -> OccName -> Bool
          This turns out to be tidier even for Names, and it's now also usable
          when printing IfaceSyn stuff in GHCi, eliminating a grevious hack.
      
      3.  On the way to doing this, Simon M had the great idea that we could
          get rid of the DeclPool holding pen, which held declarations read from
          interface files but not yet type-checked.   We do this by eagerly
          populating the TypeEnv with thunks what, when poked, do the type
          checking.   This is just a logical continuation of lazy import
          mechanism we've now had for some while.
      
      The InstPool and RulePool still exist, but I plan to get rid of them in
      the same way.  The new scheme does mean that more rules get sucked in than
      before, because previously the TypeEnv was used to mean "this thing was needed"
      and hence to control which rules were sucked in.  But now the TypeEnv is
      populated more eagerly => more rules get sucked in.  However this problem
      will go away when I get rid of the Inst and Rule pools.
      
      I should have kept these changes separate, but I didn't.  Change (1)
      affects mainly
      	TcRnDriver, HscMain, CompMan, InteractiveUI
      whereas change (3) is more wide ranging.
      4e325538
  35. 10 Dec, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 24 Jun, 2003 1 commit
    • 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
  39. 11 Oct, 2002 1 commit