1. 29 Aug, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Small refactor of getRuntimeRep · a6c448b4
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Instead of using a string argument, use HasDebugCallStack.
      (Oddly, some functions were using both!)
      
      Plus, use getRuntimeRep rather than getRuntimeRep_maybe when
      if the caller panics on Nothing. Less code, and a better debug
      stack.
      a6c448b4
  2. 17 Mar, 2017 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Fix #12709 by not building bad applications · dca44adb
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      In an effort to report multiple levity polymorphism errors all at
      once, the desugarer does not fail when encountering bad levity
      polymorphism. But we must be careful not to build the bad applications,
      lest they try to satisfy the let/app invariant and call
      isUnliftedType on a levity polymorphic type. This protects calls
      to mkCoreAppDs appropriately.
      
      test case: typecheck/should_fail/T12709
      dca44adb
  3. 02 Feb, 2017 1 commit
  4. 01 Feb, 2017 1 commit
  5. 19 Jan, 2017 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Update levity polymorphism · e7985ed2
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      This commit implements the proposal in
      https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/29 and
      https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/35.
      
      Here are some of the pieces of that proposal:
      
      * Some of RuntimeRep's constructors have been shortened.
      
      * TupleRep and SumRep are now parameterized over a list of RuntimeReps.
      * This
      means that two types with the same kind surely have the same
      representation.
      Previously, all unboxed tuples had the same kind, and thus the fact
      above was
      false.
      
      * RepType.typePrimRep and friends now return a *list* of PrimReps. These
      functions can now work successfully on unboxed tuples. This change is
      necessary because we allow abstraction over unboxed tuple types and so
      cannot
      always handle unboxed tuples specially as we did before.
      
      * We sometimes have to create an Id from a PrimRep. I thus split PtrRep
      * into
      LiftedRep and UnliftedRep, so that the created Ids have the right
      strictness.
      
      * The RepType.RepType type was removed, as it didn't seem to help with
      * much.
      
      * The RepType.repType function is also removed, in favor of typePrimRep.
      
      * I have waffled a good deal on whether or not to keep VoidRep in
      TyCon.PrimRep. In the end, I decided to keep it there. PrimRep is *not*
      represented in RuntimeRep, and typePrimRep will never return a list
      including
      VoidRep. But it's handy to have in, e.g., ByteCodeGen and friends. I can
      imagine another design choice where we have a PrimRepV type that is
      PrimRep
      with an extra constructor. That seemed to be a heavier design, though,
      and I'm
      not sure what the benefit would be.
      
      * The last, unused vestiges of # (unliftedTypeKind) have been removed.
      
      * There were several pretty-printing bugs that this change exposed;
      * these are fixed.
      
      * We previously checked for levity polymorphism in the types of binders.
      * But we
      also must exclude levity polymorphism in function arguments. This is
      hard to check
      for, requiring a good deal of care in the desugarer. See Note [Levity
      polymorphism
      checking] in DsMonad.
      
      * In order to efficiently check for levity polymorphism in functions, it
      * was necessary
      to add a new bit of IdInfo. See Note [Levity info] in IdInfo.
      
      * It is now safe for unlifted types to be unsaturated in Core. Core Lint
      * is updated
      accordingly.
      
      * We can only know strictness after zonking, so several checks around
      * strictness
      in the type-checker (checkStrictBinds, the check for unlifted variables
      under a ~
      pattern) have been moved to the desugarer.
      
      * Along the way, I improved the treatment of unlifted vs. banged
      * bindings. See
      Note [Strict binds checks] in DsBinds and #13075.
      
      * Now that we print type-checked source, we must be careful to print
      * ConLikes correctly.
      This is facilitated by a new HsConLikeOut constructor to HsExpr.
      Particularly troublesome
      are unlifted pattern synonyms that get an extra void# argument.
      
      * Includes a submodule update for haddock, getting rid of #.
      
      * New testcases:
        typecheck/should_fail/StrictBinds
        typecheck/should_fail/T12973
        typecheck/should_run/StrictPats
        typecheck/should_run/T12809
        typecheck/should_fail/T13105
        patsyn/should_fail/UnliftedPSBind
        typecheck/should_fail/LevPolyBounded
        typecheck/should_compile/T12987
        typecheck/should_compile/T11736
      
      * Fixed tickets:
        #12809
        #12973
        #11736
        #13075
        #12987
      
      * This also adds a test case for #13105. This test case is
      * "compile_fail" and
      succeeds, because I want the testsuite to monitor the error message.
      When #13105 is fixed, the test case will compile cleanly.
      e7985ed2
  6. 18 Jan, 2017 1 commit
  7. 13 Jan, 2017 1 commit
  8. 01 Dec, 2016 1 commit
  9. 10 Aug, 2016 1 commit
    • Ömer Sinan Ağacan's avatar
      Remove StgRubbishArg and CmmArg · 9684dbb1
      Ömer Sinan Ağacan authored
      The idea behind adding special "rubbish" arguments was in unboxed sum types
      depending on the tag some arguments are not used and we don't want to move some
      special values (like 0 for literals and some special pointer for boxed slots)
      for those arguments (to stack locations or registers). "StgRubbishArg" was an
      indicator to the code generator that the value won't be used. During Stg-to-Cmm
      we were then not generating any move or store instructions at all.
      
      This caused problems in the register allocator because some variables were only
      initialized in some code paths. As an example, suppose we have this STG: (after
      unarise)
      
          Lib.$WT =
              \r [dt_sit]
                  case
                      case dt_sit of {
                        Lib.F dt_siv [Occ=Once] ->
                            (#,,#) [1# dt_siv StgRubbishArg::GHC.Prim.Int#];
                        Lib.I dt_siw [Occ=Once] ->
                            (#,,#) [2# StgRubbishArg::GHC.Types.Any dt_siw];
                      }
                  of
                  dt_six
                  { (#,,#) us_giC us_giD us_giE -> Lib.T [us_giC us_giD us_giE];
                  };
      
      This basically unpacks a sum type to an unboxed sum with 3 fields, and then
      moves the unboxed sum to a constructor (`Lib.T`).
      
      This is the Cmm for the inner case expression (case expression in the scrutinee
      position of the outer case):
      
          ciN:
              ...
              -- look at dt_sit's tag
              if (_ciT::P64 != 1) goto ciS; else goto ciR;
          ciS: -- Tag is 2, i.e. Lib.F
              _siw::I64 = I64[_siu::P64 + 6];
              _giE::I64 = _siw::I64;
              _giD::P64 = stg_RUBBISH_ENTRY_info;
              _giC::I64 = 2;
              goto ciU;
          ciR: -- Tag is 1, i.e. Lib.I
              _siv::P64 = P64[_siu::P64 + 7];
              _giD::P64 = _siv::P64;
              _giC::I64 = 1;
              goto ciU;
      
      Here one of the blocks `ciS` and `ciR` is executed and then the execution
      continues to `ciR`, but only `ciS` initializes `_giE`, in the other branch
      `_giE` is not initialized, because it's "rubbish" in the STG and so we don't
      generate an assignment during code generator. The code generator then panics
      during the register allocations:
      
          ghc-stage1: panic! (the 'impossible' happened)
            (GHC version 8.1.20160722 for x86_64-unknown-linux):
                  LocalReg's live-in to graph ciY {_giE::I64}
      
      (`_giD` is also "rubbish" in `ciS`, but it's still initialized because it's a
      pointer slot, we have to initialize it otherwise garbage collector follows the
      pointer to some random place. So we only remove assignment if the "rubbish" arg
      has unboxed type.)
      
      This patch removes `StgRubbishArg` and `CmmArg`. We now always initialize
      rubbish slots. If the slot is for boxed types we use the existing `absentError`,
      otherwise we initialize the slot with literal 0.
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, erikd, austin, simonmar, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: erikd
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2446
      9684dbb1
  10. 21 Jul, 2016 1 commit
  11. 04 Jul, 2016 1 commit
  12. 10 Jun, 2016 1 commit
  13. 30 Mar, 2016 1 commit
  14. 26 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix and refactor strict pattern bindings · e3f341f3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch was triggered by Trac #11601, where I discovered that
      -XStrict was really not doing the right thing. In particular,
      
        f y = let !(Just x) = blah[y] in body[y,x]
      
      This was evaluating 'blah' but not pattern matching it
      against Just until x was demanded.  This is wrong.
      
      The patch implements a new semantics which ensures that strict
      patterns (i.e. ones with an explicit bang, or with -XStrict)
      are evaluated fully when bound.
      
      * There are extensive notes in DsUtils:
        Note [mkSelectorBinds]
      
      * To do this I found I need one-tuples;
        see Note [One-tuples] in TysWiredIn
      
      I updated the user manual to give the new semantics
      e3f341f3
  15. 24 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Address #11471 by putting RuntimeRep in kinds. · d8c64e86
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      See Note [TYPE] in TysPrim. There are still some outstanding
      pieces in #11471 though, so this doesn't actually nail the bug.
      
      This commit also contains a few performance improvements:
      
      * Short-cut equality checking of nullary type syns
      
      * Compare types before kinds in eqType
      
      * INLINE coreViewOneStarKind
      
      * Store tycon binders separately from kinds.
      
      This resulted in a ~10% performance improvement in compiling
      the Cabal package. No change in functionality other than
      performance. (This affects the interface file format, though.)
      
      This commit updates the haddock submodule.
      d8c64e86
  16. 18 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve piResultTys and friends · 4d031cf9
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Several things here:
      
      * Re-implement piResultTys so that its substitution has
        the correct in-scope set
      
        That means paying close attention to performance, since as we
        discovered in Trac #11371, it's a heavily used function and
        is often used on ordinary function types, with no foralls to
        worry about substituting.
      
      * Kill off applyTys, which was just the same as piResultTys.
      
      * Re-engineer MkCore.mkCoreApps so that it calls piResultTys,
        rather than repeatedly calling piResultTy.
      4d031cf9
  17. 18 Jan, 2016 2 commits
    • Jan Stolarek's avatar
      Replace calls to `ptext . sLit` with `text` · b8abd852
      Jan Stolarek authored
      Summary:
      In the past the canonical way for constructing an SDoc string literal was the
      composition `ptext . sLit`.  But for some time now we have function `text` that
      does the same.  Plus it has some rules that optimize its runtime behaviour.
      This patch takes all uses of `ptext . sLit` in the compiler and replaces them
      with calls to `text`.  The main benefits of this patch are clener (shorter) code
      and less dependencies between module, because many modules now do not need to
      import `FastString`.  I don't expect any performance benefits - we mostly use
      SDocs to report errors and it seems there is little to be gained here.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, austin, goldfire, hvr, alanz
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1784
      b8abd852
    • Eric Seidel's avatar
      un-wire-in error, undefined, CallStack, and IP · a7b751db
      Eric Seidel authored
      I missed a crucial step in the wiring-in process of `CallStack` in D861,
      the bit where you actually wire-in the Name... This led to a nasty bug
      where GHC thought `CallStack` was not wired-in and tried to fingerprint
      it, which failed because the defining module was not loaded.
      
      But we don't need `CallStack` to be wired-in anymore since `error` and
      `undefined` no longer need to be wired-in. So we just remove them all.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      Test Plan: `./validate` and `make slowtest TEST=tc198`
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, austin, hvr, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie
      
      Projects: #ghc
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1739
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11331
      a7b751db
  18. 07 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make demand analysis understand catch · 9915b656
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      As Trac #11222, and #10712 note, the strictness analyser
      needs to be rather careful about exceptions.  Previously
      it treated them as identical to divergence, but that
      won't quite do.
      
      See Note [Exceptions and strictness] in Demand, which
      explains the deal.
      
      Getting more strictness in 'catch' and friends is a
      very good thing.  Here is the nofib summary, keeping
      only the big ones.
      
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Program           Size    Allocs   Runtime   Elapsed  TotalMem
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                fasta          -0.1%     -6.9%     -3.0%     -3.0%     +0.0%
                  hpg          -0.1%     -2.0%     -6.2%     -6.2%     +0.0%
             maillist          -0.1%     -0.3%      0.08      0.09     +1.2%
      reverse-complem          -0.1%    -10.9%     -6.0%     -5.9%     +0.0%
               sphere          -0.1%     -4.3%      0.08      0.08     +0.0%
                 x2n1          -0.1%     -0.0%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Min          -0.2%    -10.9%    -17.4%    -17.3%     +0.0%
                  Max          -0.0%     +0.0%     +4.3%     +4.4%     +1.2%
       Geometric Mean          -0.1%     -0.3%     -2.9%     -3.0%     +0.0%
      
      On the way I did quite a bit of refactoring in Demand.hs
      9915b656
  19. 31 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  20. 24 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Visible type application · 2db18b81
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This re-working of the typechecker algorithm is based on
      the paper "Visible type application", by Richard Eisenberg,
      Stephanie Weirich, and Hamidhasan Ahmed, to be published at
      ESOP'16.
      
      This patch introduces -XTypeApplications, which allows users
      to say, for example `id @Int`, which has type `Int -> Int`. See
      the changes to the user manual for details.
      
      This patch addresses tickets #10619, #5296, #10589.
      2db18b81
  21. 17 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Remote GHCi, -fexternal-interpreter · 4905b83a
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      (Apologies for the size of this patch, I couldn't make a smaller one
      that was validate-clean and also made sense independently)
      
      (Some of this code is derived from GHCJS.)
      
      This commit adds support for running interpreted code (for GHCi and
      TemplateHaskell) in a separate process.  The functionality is
      experimental, so for now it is off by default and enabled by the flag
      -fexternal-interpreter.
      
      Reaosns we want this:
      
      * compiling Template Haskell code with -prof does not require
        building the code without -prof first
      
      * when GHC itself is profiled, it can interpret unprofiled code, and
        the same applies to dynamic linking.  We would no longer need to
        force -dynamic-too with TemplateHaskell, and we can load ordinary
        objects into a dynamically-linked GHCi (and vice versa).
      
      * An unprofiled GHCi can load and run profiled code, which means it
        can use the stack-trace functionality provided by profiling without
        taking the performance hit on the compiler that profiling would
        entail.
      
      Amongst other things; see
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/RemoteGHCi for more details.
      
      Notes on the implementation are in Note [Remote GHCi] in the new
      module compiler/ghci/GHCi.hs.  It probably needs more documenting,
      feel free to suggest things I could elaborate on.
      
      Things that are not currently implemented for -fexternal-interpreter:
      
      * The GHCi debugger
      * :set prog, :set args in GHCi
      * `recover` in Template Haskell
      * Redirecting stdin/stdout for the external process
      
      These are all doable, I just wanted to get to a working validate-clean
      patch first.
      
      I also haven't done any benchmarking yet.  I expect there to be slight hit
      to link times for byte code and some penalty due to having to
      serialize/deserialize TH syntax, but I don't expect it to be a serious
      problem.  There's also lots of low-hanging fruit in the byte code
      generator/linker that we could exploit to speed things up.
      
      Test Plan:
      * validate
      * I've run parts of the test suite with
      EXTRA_HC_OPTS=-fexternal-interpreter, notably tests/ghci and tests/th.
      There are a few failures due to the things not currently implemented
      (see above).
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, ezyang, austin, alanz, hvr, niteria, bgamari, gibiansky, luite
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1562
      4905b83a
  22. 11 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Add kind equalities to GHC. · 67465497
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This implements the ideas originally put forward in
      "System FC with Explicit Kind Equality" (ICFP'13).
      
      There are several noteworthy changes with this patch:
       * We now have casts in types. These change the kind
         of a type. See new constructor `CastTy`.
      
       * All types and all constructors can be promoted.
         This includes GADT constructors. GADT pattern matches
         take place in type family equations. In Core,
         types can now be applied to coercions via the
         `CoercionTy` constructor.
      
       * Coercions can now be heterogeneous, relating types
         of different kinds. A coercion proving `t1 :: k1 ~ t2 :: k2`
         proves both that `t1` and `t2` are the same and also that
         `k1` and `k2` are the same.
      
       * The `Coercion` type has been significantly enhanced.
         The documentation in `docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf` reflects
         the new reality.
      
       * The type of `*` is now `*`. No more `BOX`.
      
       * Users can write explicit kind variables in their code,
         anywhere they can write type variables. For backward compatibility,
         automatic inference of kind-variable binding is still permitted.
      
       * The new extension `TypeInType` turns on the new user-facing
         features.
      
       * Type families and synonyms are now promoted to kinds. This causes
         trouble with parsing `*`, leading to the somewhat awkward new
         `HsAppsTy` constructor for `HsType`. This is dispatched with in
         the renamer, where the kind `*` can be told apart from a
         type-level multiplication operator. Without `-XTypeInType` the
         old behavior persists. With `-XTypeInType`, you need to import
         `Data.Kind` to get `*`, also known as `Type`.
      
       * The kind-checking algorithms in TcHsType have been significantly
         rewritten to allow for enhanced kinds.
      
       * The new features are still quite experimental and may be in flux.
      
       * TODO: Several open tickets: #11195, #11196, #11197, #11198, #11203.
      
       * TODO: Update user manual.
      
      Tickets addressed: #9017, #9173, #7961, #10524, #8566, #11142.
      Updates Haddock submodule.
      67465497
  23. 22 Nov, 2015 1 commit
    • niteria's avatar
      Make abstractVars deterministic in SetLevel · 6393dd8e
      niteria authored
      This fixes a non-determinism bug where depending on the order
      of uniques allocated, the type variables would be in a different order
      when abstracted for the purpose of lifting out an expression.
      
      Test Plan:
      I've added a new testcase that reproduces the problem
      ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonmar, austin, bgamari, simonpj
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: nomeata, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1504
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #4012
      6393dd8e
  24. 30 Oct, 2015 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Generate Typeable info at definition sites · 91c6b1f5
      Ben Gamari authored
      This is the second attempt at merging D757.
      
      This patch implements the idea floated in Trac #9858, namely that we
      should generate type-representation information at the data type
      declaration site, rather than when solving a Typeable constraint.
      
      However, this turned out quite a bit harder than I expected. I still
      think it's the right thing to do, and it's done now, but it was quite
      a struggle.
      
      See particularly
      
       * Note [Grand plan for Typeable] in TcTypeable (which is a new module)
       * Note [The overall promotion story] in DataCon (clarifies existing
      stuff)
      
      The most painful bit was that to generate Typeable instances (ie
      TyConRepName bindings) for every TyCon is tricky for types in ghc-prim
      etc:
      
       * We need to have enough data types around to *define* a TyCon
       * Many of these types are wired-in
      
      Also, to minimise the code generated for each data type, I wanted to
      generate pure data, not CAFs with unpackCString# stuff floating about.
      
      Performance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Three perf/compiler tests start to allocate quite a bit more. This isn't
      surprising, because they all allocate zillions of data types, with
      practically no other code, esp. T1969
      
       * T1969:    GHC allocates 19% more
       * T4801:    GHC allocates 13% more
       * T5321FD:  GHC allocates 13% more
       * T9675:    GHC allocates 11% more
       * T783:     GHC allocates 11% more
       * T5642:    GHC allocates 10% more
      
      I'm treating this as acceptable. The payoff comes in Typeable-heavy
      code.
      
      Remaining to do
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
       * I think that "TyCon" and "Module" are over-generic names to use for
         the runtime type representations used in GHC.Typeable. Better might
      be
         "TrTyCon" and "TrModule". But I have not yet done this
      
       * Add more info the the "TyCon" e.g. source location where it was
         defined
      
       * Use the new "Module" type to help with Trac Trac #10068
      
       * It would be possible to generate TyConRepName (ie Typeable
         instances) selectively rather than all the time. We'd need to persist
         the information in interface files. Lacking a motivating reason I
      have
         not done this, but it would not be difficult.
      
      Refactoring
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      As is so often the case, I ended up refactoring more than I intended.
      In particular
      
       * In TyCon, a type *family* (whether type or data) is repesented by a
         FamilyTyCon
           * a algebraic data type (including data/newtype instances) is
             represented by AlgTyCon This wasn't true before; a data family
             was represented as an AlgTyCon. There are some corresponding
             changes in IfaceSyn.
      
           * Also get rid of the (unhelpfully named) tyConParent.
      
       * In TyCon define 'Promoted', isomorphic to Maybe, used when things are
         optionally promoted; and use it elsewhere in GHC.
      
       * Cleanup handling of knownKeyNames
      
       * Each TyCon, including promoted TyCons, contains its TyConRepName, if
         it has one. This is, in effect, the name of its Typeable instance.
      
      Updates haddock submodule
      
      Test Plan: Let Harbormaster validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, goldfire
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1404
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9858
      91c6b1f5
  25. 29 Oct, 2015 2 commits
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Revert "Generate Typeable info at definition sites" · bbaf76f9
      Ben Gamari authored
      This reverts commit bef2f03e.
      
      This merge was botched
      
      Also reverts haddock submodule.
      bbaf76f9
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Generate Typeable info at definition sites · bef2f03e
      Ben Gamari authored
      This patch implements the idea floated in Trac #9858, namely that we
      should generate type-representation information at the data type
      declaration site, rather than when solving a Typeable constraint.
      
      However, this turned out quite a bit harder than I expected. I still
      think it's the right thing to do, and it's done now, but it was quite
      a struggle.
      
      See particularly
      
       * Note [Grand plan for Typeable] in TcTypeable (which is a new module)
       * Note [The overall promotion story] in DataCon (clarifies existing stuff)
      
      The most painful bit was that to generate Typeable instances (ie
      TyConRepName bindings) for every TyCon is tricky for types in ghc-prim
      etc:
      
       * We need to have enough data types around to *define* a TyCon
       * Many of these types are wired-in
      
      Also, to minimise the code generated for each data type, I wanted to
      generate pure data, not CAFs with unpackCString# stuff floating about.
      
      Performance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Three perf/compiler tests start to allocate quite a bit more. This isn't
      surprising, because they all allocate zillions of data types, with
      practically no other code, esp. T1969
      
       * T3294:   GHC allocates 110% more (filed #11030 to track this)
       * T1969:   GHC allocates 30% more
       * T4801:   GHC allocates 14% more
       * T5321FD: GHC allocates 13% more
       * T783:    GHC allocates 12% more
       * T9675:   GHC allocates 12% more
       * T5642:   GHC allocates 10% more
       * T9961:   GHC allocates 6% more
      
       * T9203:   Program allocates 54% less
      
      I'm treating this as acceptable. The payoff comes in Typeable-heavy
      code.
      
      Remaining to do
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
       * I think that "TyCon" and "Module" are over-generic names to use for
         the runtime type representations used in GHC.Typeable. Better might be
         "TrTyCon" and "TrModule". But I have not yet done this
      
       * Add more info the the "TyCon" e.g. source location where it was
         defined
      
       * Use the new "Module" type to help with Trac Trac #10068
      
       * It would be possible to generate TyConRepName (ie Typeable
         instances) selectively rather than all the time. We'd need to persist
         the information in interface files. Lacking a motivating reason I have
         not done this, but it would not be difficult.
      
      Refactoring
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      As is so often the case, I ended up refactoring more than I intended.
      In particular
      
       * In TyCon, a type *family* (whether type or data) is repesented by a
         FamilyTyCon
           * a algebraic data type (including data/newtype instances) is
             represented by AlgTyCon This wasn't true before; a data family
             was represented as an AlgTyCon. There are some corresponding
             changes in IfaceSyn.
      
           * Also get rid of the (unhelpfully named) tyConParent.
      
       * In TyCon define 'Promoted', isomorphic to Maybe, used when things are
         optionally promoted; and use it elsewhere in GHC.
      
       * Cleanup handling of knownKeyNames
      
       * Each TyCon, including promoted TyCons, contains its TyConRepName, if
         it has one. This is, in effect, the name of its Typeable instance.
      
      Requires update of the haddock submodule.
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D757
      bef2f03e
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    • Eric Seidel's avatar
      Use IP based CallStack in error and undefined · 6740d70d
      Eric Seidel authored
      This patch modifies `error`, `undefined`, and `assertError` to use
      implicit call-stacks to provide better error messages to users.
      
      There are a few knock-on effects:
      
      - `GHC.Classes.IP` is now wired-in so it can be used in the wired-in
        types for `error` and `undefined`.
      
      - `TysPrim.tyVarList` has been replaced with a new function
        `TysPrim.mkTemplateTyVars`. `tyVarList` made it easy to introduce
        subtle bugs when you need tyvars of different kinds. The naive
      
        ```
        tv1 = head $ tyVarList kind1
        tv2 = head $ tyVarList kind2
        ```
      
        would result in `tv1` and `tv2` sharing a `Unique`, thus substitutions
        would be applied incorrectly, treating `tv1` and `tv2` as the same
        tyvar. `mkTemplateTyVars` avoids this pitfall by taking a list of kinds
        and producing a single tyvar of each kind.
      
      - The types `GHC.SrcLoc.SrcLoc` and `GHC.Stack.CallStack` now live in
        ghc-prim.
      
      - The type `GHC.Exception.ErrorCall` has a new constructor
        `ErrorCallWithLocation` that takes two `String`s instead of one, the
        2nd one being arbitrary metadata about the error (but usually the
        call-stack). A bi-directional pattern synonym `ErrorCall` continues to
        provide the old API.
      
      Updates Cabal, array, and haddock submodules.
      
      Reviewers: nh2, goldfire, simonpj, hvr, rwbarton, austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: rwbarton, rodlogic, goldfire, maoe, simonmar, carter,
      liyang, bgamari, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D861
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #5273
      6740d70d
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor tuple constraints · ffc21506
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Make tuple constraints be handled by a perfectly ordinary
      type class, with the component constraints being the
      superclasses:
          class (c1, c2) => (c2, c2)
      
      This change was provoked by
      
        #10359  inability to re-use a given tuple
                constraint as a whole
      
        #9858   confusion between term tuples
                and constraint tuples
      
      but it's generally a very nice simplification. We get rid of
       -  In Type, the TuplePred constructor of PredTree,
          and all the code that dealt with TuplePreds
       -  In TcEvidence, the constructors EvTupleMk, EvTupleSel
      
      See Note [How tuples work] in TysWiredIn.
      
      Of course, nothing is ever entirely simple. This one
      proved quite fiddly.
      
      - I did quite a bit of renaming, which makes this patch
        touch a lot of modules. In partiuclar tupleCon -> tupleDataCon.
      
      - I made constraint tuples known-key rather than wired-in.
        This is different to boxed/unboxed tuples, but it proved
        awkward to have all the superclass selectors wired-in.
        Easier just to use the standard mechanims.
      
      - While I was fiddling with known-key names, I split the TH Name
        definitions out of DsMeta into a new module THNames.  That meant
        that the known-key names can all be gathered in PrelInfo, without
        causing module loops.
      
      - I found that the parser was parsing an import item like
            T( .. )
        as a *data constructor* T, and then using setRdrNameSpace to
        fix it.  Stupid!  So I changed the parser to parse a *type
        constructor* T, which means less use of setRdrNameSpace.
      
        I also improved setRdrNameSpace to behave better on Exact Names.
        Largely on priciple; I don't think it matters a lot.
      
      - When compiling a data type declaration for a wired-in thing like
        tuples (,), or lists, we don't really need to look at the
        declaration.  We have the wired-in thing!  And not doing so avoids
        having to line up the uniques for data constructor workers etc.
        See Note [Declarations for wired-in things]
      
      - I found that FunDeps.oclose wasn't taking superclasses into
        account; easily fixed.
      
      - Some error message refactoring for invalid constraints in TcValidity
      
      - Haddock needs to absorb the change too; so there is a submodule update
      ffc21506
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor tuple constraints · 130e93aa
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Make tuple constraints be handled by a perfectly ordinary
      type class, with the component constraints being the
      superclasses:
          class (c1, c2) => (c2, c2)
      
      This change was provoked by
      
        #10359  inability to re-use a given tuple
                constraint as a whole
      
        #9858   confusion between term tuples
                and constraint tuples
      
      but it's generally a very nice simplification. We get rid of
       -  In Type, the TuplePred constructor of PredTree,
          and all the code that dealt with TuplePreds
       -  In TcEvidence, the constructors EvTupleMk, EvTupleSel
      
      See Note [How tuples work] in TysWiredIn.
      
      Of course, nothing is ever entirely simple. This one
      proved quite fiddly.
      
      - I did quite a bit of renaming, which makes this patch
        touch a lot of modules. In partiuclar tupleCon -> tupleDataCon.
      
      - I made constraint tuples known-key rather than wired-in.
        This is different to boxed/unboxed tuples, but it proved
        awkward to have all the superclass selectors wired-in.
        Easier just to use the standard mechanims.
      
      - While I was fiddling with known-key names, I split the TH Name
        definitions out of DsMeta into a new module THNames.  That meant
        that the known-key names can all be gathered in PrelInfo, without
        causing module loops.
      
      - I found that the parser was parsing an import item like
            T( .. )
        as a *data constructor* T, and then using setRdrNameSpace to
        fix it.  Stupid!  So I changed the parser to parse a *type
        constructor* T, which means less use of setRdrNameSpace.
      
        I also improved setRdrNameSpace to behave better on Exact Names.
        Largely on priciple; I don't think it matters a lot.
      
      - When compiling a data type declaration for a wired-in thing like
        tuples (,), or lists, we don't really need to look at the
        declaration.  We have the wired-in thing!  And not doing so avoids
        having to line up the uniques for data constructor workers etc.
        See Note [Declarations for wired-in things]
      
      - I found that FunDeps.oclose wasn't taking superclasses into
        account; easily fixed.
      
      - Some error message refactoring for invalid constraints in TcValidity
      130e93aa
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