1. 05 May, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Preserve type variable names during type inference · a9da016a
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      During unification we attempt to preserve the print-names of type variables,
      so that type error messages tend to mention type variables using the 
      programmer's vocabulary.  
      
      This had bit-rotted a bit when I added impredicative polymorphism; especially
      when unBoxing a boxy type variable we should not gratuitously lose its name.
      a9da016a
  2. 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
  3. 02 Mar, 2006 1 commit
  4. 01 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  5. 31 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Fix TcUnify.subFunTys in AppTy case · c362e216
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      subFunTys wasn't dealing correctly with the case where the type
      to be split was of form (a ty1), where a is a type variable.
      
      This shows up when compiling 
      	Control.Arrow.Transformer.Stream
      in package arrows.
      
      This commit fixes it.
      
      c362e216
  6. 27 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  7. 25 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Simon's big boxy-type commit · ac10f840
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      This very large commit adds impredicativity to GHC, plus
      numerous other small things.
        
      *** WARNING: I have compiled all the libraries, and
      ***	     a stage-2 compiler, and everything seems
      ***	     fine.  But don't grab this patch if you 
      ***	     can't tolerate a hiccup if something is
      ***	     broken.
        
      The big picture is this:
      
      a) GHC handles impredicative polymorphism, as described in the
         "Boxy types: type inference for higher-rank types and
         impredicativity" paper
      
      b) GHC handles GADTs in the new simplified (and very sligtly less
         epxrssive) way described in the
         "Simple unification-based type inference for GADTs" paper
      
        
      But there are lots of smaller changes, and since it was pre-Darcs
      they are not individually recorded.
        
      Some things to watch out for:
        
      c)   The story on lexically-scoped type variables has changed, as per
           my email.  I append the story below for completeness, but I 
           am still not happy with it, and it may change again.  In particular,
           the new story does not allow a pattern-bound scoped type variable
           to be wobbly, so (\(x::[a]) -> ...) is usually rejected.  This is
           more restrictive than before, and we might loosen up again.
        
      d)   A consequence of adding impredicativity is that GHC is a bit less
           gung ho about converting automatically between
        	(ty1 -> forall a. ty2)    and    (forall a. ty1 -> ty2)
           In particular, you may need to eta-expand some functions to make
           typechecking work again.
         
           Furthermore, functions are now invariant in their argument types,
           rather than being contravariant.  Again, the main consequence is
           that you may occasionally need to eta-expand function arguments when
           using higher-rank polymorphism.
        
      
      Please test, and let me know of any hiccups
      
      
      Scoped type variables in GHC
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      	January 2006
      
      0) Terminology.
         
         A *pattern binding* is of the form
      	pat = rhs
      
         A *function binding* is of the form
      	f pat1 .. patn = rhs
      
         A binding of the formm
      	var = rhs
         is treated as a (degenerate) *function binding*.
      
      
         A *declaration type signature* is a separate type signature for a
         let-bound or where-bound variable:
      	f :: Int -> Int
      
         A *pattern type signature* is a signature in a pattern: 
      	\(x::a) -> x
      	f (x::a) = x
      
         A *result type signature* is a signature on the result of a
         function definition:
      	f :: forall a. [a] -> a
      	head (x:xs) :: a = x
      
         The form
      	x :: a = rhs
         is treated as a (degnerate) function binding with a result
         type signature, not as a pattern binding.
      
      1) The main invariants:
      
           A) A lexically-scoped type variable always names a (rigid)
       	type variable (not an arbitrary type).  THIS IS A CHANGE.
              Previously, a scoped type variable named an arbitrary *type*.
      
           B) A type signature always describes a rigid type (since
      	its free (scoped) type variables name rigid type variables).
      	This is also a change, a consequence of (A).
      
           C) Distinct lexically-scoped type variables name distinct
      	rigid type variables.  This choice is open; 
      
      2) Scoping
      
      2(a) If a declaration type signature has an explicit forall, those type
         variables are brought into scope in the right hand side of the 
         corresponding binding (plus, for function bindings, the patterns on
         the LHS).  
      	f :: forall a. a -> [a]
      	f (x::a) = [x :: a, x]
         Both occurences of 'a' in the second line are bound by 
         the 'forall a' in the first line
      
         A declaration type signature *without* an explicit top-level forall
         is implicitly quantified over all the type variables that are
         mentioned in the type but not already in scope.  GHC's current
         rule is that this implicit quantification does *not* bring into scope
         any new scoped type variables.
      	f :: a -> a
      	f x = ...('a' is not in scope here)...
         This gives compatibility with Haskell 98
      
      2(b) A pattern type signature implicitly brings into scope any type
         variables mentioned in the type that are not already into scope.
         These are called *pattern-bound type variables*.
      	g :: a -> a -> [a]
      	g (x::a) (y::a) = [y :: a, x]
         The pattern type signature (x::a) brings 'a' into scope.
         The 'a' in the pattern (y::a) is bound, as is the occurrence on 
         the RHS.  
      
         A pattern type siganture is the only way you can bring existentials 
         into scope.
      	data T where
      	  MkT :: forall a. a -> (a->Int) -> T
      
      	f x = case x of
      		MkT (x::a) f -> f (x::a)
      
      2a) QUESTION
      	class C a where
      	  op :: forall b. b->a->a
      
      	instance C (T p q) where
      	  op = <rhs>
          Clearly p,q are in scope in <rhs>, but is 'b'?  Not at the moment.
          Nor can you add a type signature for op in the instance decl.
          You'd have to say this:
      	instance C (T p q) where
      	  op = let op' :: forall b. ...
      	           op' = <rhs>
      	       in op'
      
      3) A pattern-bound type variable is allowed only if the pattern's
         expected type is rigid.  Otherwise we don't know exactly *which*
         skolem the scoped type variable should be bound to, and that means
         we can't do GADT refinement.  This is invariant (A), and it is a 
         big change from the current situation.
      
      	f (x::a) = x	-- NO; pattern type is wobbly
      	
      	g1 :: b -> b
      	g1 (x::b) = x	-- YES, because the pattern type is rigid
      
      	g2 :: b -> b
      	g2 (x::c) = x	-- YES, same reason
      
      	h :: forall b. b -> b
      	h (x::b) = x	-- YES, but the inner b is bound
      
      	k :: forall b. b -> b
      	k (x::c) = x	-- NO, it can't be both b and c
      
      3a) You cannot give different names for the same type variable in the same scope
          (Invariant (C)):
      
      	f1 :: p -> p -> p		-- NO; because 'a' and 'b' would be
      	f1 (x::a) (y::b) = (x::a)	--     bound to the same type variable
      
      	f2 :: p -> p -> p		-- OK; 'a' is bound to the type variable
      	f2 (x::a) (y::a) = (x::a)	--     over which f2 is quantified
      					-- NB: 'p' is not lexically scoped
      
      	f3 :: forall p. p -> p -> p	-- NO: 'p' is now scoped, and is bound to
      	f3 (x::a) (y::a) = (x::a)	--     to the same type varialble as 'a'
      
      	f4 :: forall p. p -> p -> p	-- OK: 'p' is now scoped, and its occurences
      	f4 (x::p) (y::p) = (x::p)	--     in the patterns are bound by the forall
      
      
      3b) You can give a different name to the same type variable in different
          disjoint scopes, just as you can (if you want) give diferent names to 
          the same value parameter
      
      	g :: a -> Bool -> Maybe a
      	g (x::p) True  = Just x  :: Maybe p
      	g (y::q) False = Nothing :: Maybe q
      
      3c) Scoped type variables respect alpha renaming. For example, 
          function f2 from (3a) above could also be written:
      	f2' :: p -> p -> p
      	f2' (x::b) (y::b) = x::b
         where the scoped type variable is called 'b' instead of 'a'.
      
      
      4) Result type signatures obey the same rules as pattern types signatures.
         In particular, they can bind a type variable only if the result type is rigid
      
      	f x :: a = x	-- NO
      
      	g :: b -> b
      	g x :: b = x	-- YES; binds b in rhs
      
      5) A *pattern type signature* in a *pattern binding* cannot bind a 
         scoped type variable
      
      	(x::a, y) = ...		-- Legal only if 'a' is already in scope
      
         Reason: in type checking, the "expected type" of the LHS pattern is
         always wobbly, so we can't bind a rigid type variable.  (The exception
         would be for an existential type variable, but existentials are not
         allowed in pattern bindings either.)
       
         Even this is illegal
      	f :: forall a. a -> a
      	f x = let ((y::b)::a, z) = ... 
      	      in 
         Here it looks as if 'b' might get a rigid binding; but you can't bind
         it to the same skolem as a.
      
      6) Explicitly-forall'd type variables in the *declaration type signature(s)*
         for a *pattern binding* do not scope AT ALL.
      
      	x :: forall a. a->a	  -- NO; the forall a does 
      	Just (x::a->a) = Just id  --     not scope at all
      
      	y :: forall a. a->a
      	Just y = Just (id :: a->a)  -- NO; same reason
      
         THIS IS A CHANGE, but one I bet that very few people will notice.
         Here's why:
      
      	strange :: forall b. (b->b,b->b)
      	strange = (id,id)
      
      	x1 :: forall a. a->a
      	y1 :: forall b. b->b
      	(x1,y1) = strange
      
          This is legal Haskell 98 (modulo the forall). If both 'a' and 'b'
          both scoped over the RHS, they'd get unified and so cannot stand
          for distinct type variables. One could *imagine* allowing this:
         
      	x2 :: forall a. a->a
      	y2 :: forall a. a->a
      	(x2,y2) = strange
      
          using the very same type variable 'a' in both signatures, so that
          a single 'a' scopes over the RHS.  That seems defensible, but odd,
          because though there are two type signatures, they introduce just
          *one* scoped type variable, a.
      
      7) Possible extension.  We might consider allowing
      	\(x :: [ _ ]) -> <expr>
          where "_" is a wild card, to mean "x has type list of something", without
          naming the something.
      ac10f840
  8. 16 Nov, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-11-16 12:55:58 by simonpj] · cdea9949
      simonpj authored
      Two significant changes to the representation of types
      
      1. Change the representation of type synonyms
      
          Up to now, type synonym applications have been held in
          *both* expanded *and* un-expanded form.  Unfortunately, this
          has exponential (!) behaviour when type synonyms are deeply
          nested.  E.g.
      	    type P a b = (a,b)
      	    f :: P a (P b (P c (P d e)))
          
          This showed up in a program of Joel Reymont, now immortalised
          as typecheck/should_compile/syn-perf.hs
      
          So now synonyms are held as ordinary TyConApps, and expanded
          only on demand.  
      
          SynNote has disappeared altogether, so the only remaining TyNote
          is a FTVNote.  I'm not sure if it's even useful.
      
      2. Eta-reduce newtypes
      
          See the Note [Newtype eta] in TyCon.lhs
          
          If we have 
      	    newtype T a b = MkT (S a b)
          
          then, in Core land, we would like S = T, even though the application
          of T is then not saturated. This commit eta-reduces T's RHS, and
          keeps that inside the TyCon (in nt_etad_rhs).  Result is that 
          coreEqType can be simpler, and has less need of expanding newtypes.
      cdea9949
  9. 12 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-10-12 13:31:12 by simonpj] · 9334e393
      simonpj authored
      MERGE TO STABLE
      
      Fix a bug in TcUnify.unifyTyConApp that made a GADT program fail.
      The trouble happens if the type that we are expecting to be
      a TyConApp is of form (m a b), where 'm' is refined to a type
      constructor.  Then we want to get nice rigid results, and we weren't.
      9334e393
  10. 11 Aug, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-08-11 08:04:33 by simonpj] · 89627230
      simonpj authored
      Do 'tidying' on Kinds before printing them.  This avoids printing
      stuff like 'k_43b' in user error messages.
      
      To do this, I ended up adding an OccName to Kind.KindVar.  Even
      then the implementation is a bit of hack (see comments with 
      Type.tidyKind).  Still, it's a highly localised hack, whereas the
      "right thing" entails making KindVar into a flavour of Var, which
      seems like an uncomfortably big change.
      
         I think this change can merge to the stable branch
      89627230
  11. 27 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-27 08:04:02 by simonpj] · c73c85ac
      simonpj authored
      Try MERGE to STABLE
      
      GHC does not do type subsumption in patterns.  But it should be fine if
      the expected type and the pattern have the same type, even if they
      are polymorphic.  But that test (in TcUnify.tcSubPat) wasn't implemented
      right, which gave rise to perplexing messages like:
      
         Couldn't match `forall a. a -> b' against `forall a. a -> b'
      
      This fixes the bug.
      tc198 tests it, while tcfail145 tests the non-matching case.
      c73c85ac
  12. 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
  13. 11 Jul, 2005 2 commits
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-11 10:47:20 by simonpj] · 65785a09
      simonpj authored
      Wibbles to unifyFunTy error messages
      65785a09
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-11 09:54:43 by simonpj] · 9fe510d1
      simonpj authored
      Improve the error message from unifyFunTys.  Previously we got a really
      horrible message from this:
      	  t = ((\Just x -> x) :: Maybe a -> a) (Just 1)
          
      Try.hs:1:6:
          Couldn't match the rigid variable `a' against `t -> t1'
            Expected type: a
            Inferred type: t -> t1
      
      Now it's much better:
      
      Try.hs:14:6:
          The lambda expression `\ Just x -> ...' has two arguments,
          but its type `Maybe a -> a' has only one
          In the expression: (\ Just x -> x) :: Maybe a -> a
      
      
      tcfail140 tests some cases
      9fe510d1
  14. 20 May, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-20 11:42:57 by simonpj] · 02a06a56
      simonpj authored
      Improve the GHCi interaction
      
      		Merge to STABLE?
      
      This fix addresses Sourceforge #1156554 "GHCi: No instance for (Show (IO ()))",
      and simultaneously improves the top-level interaction in two other ways:
      
      - Only one error can show up (previously there could be two)
      
      - If an I/O action gives a Showable result, the result is printed
        (provided it isn't ()).  So
      	prompt> return 4
        prints 4, rather than nothing
      
      - For command-line 'let' and 'x<-e' forms, if exactly one variable
        is bound, we print its value if it is Showable and not ()
      	prompt> let x = 4
      	4
      	prompt> x <- return 5
      	5
      02a06a56
  15. 28 Apr, 2005 2 commits
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-04-28 16:05:54 by simonpj] · 91944423
      simonpj authored
      Re-plumb the connections between TidyPgm and the various
      code generators.  There's a new type, CgGuts, to mediate this,
      which has the happy effect that ModGuts can die earlier.
      
      The non-O route still isn't quite right, because default methods
      are being lost.  I'm working on it.
      91944423
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-04-28 10:09:41 by simonpj] · dd313897
      simonpj authored
      This big commit does several things at once (aeroplane hacking)
      which change the format of interface files.  
      
      	So you'll need to recompile your libraries!
      
      1. The "stupid theta" of a newtype declaration
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Retain the "stupid theta" in a newtype declaration.
      For some reason this was being discarded, and putting it
      back in meant changing TyCon and IfaceSyn slightly.
         
      
      2. Overlap flags travel with the instance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Arrange that the ability to support overlap and incoherence
      is a property of the *instance declaration* rather than the
      module that imports the instance decl.  This allows a library
      writer to define overlapping instance decls without the
      library client having to know.  
      
      The implementation is that in an Instance we store the
      overlap flag, and preseve that across interface files
      
      
      3. Nuke the "instnce pool" and "rule pool"
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      A major tidy-up and simplification of the way that instances
      and rules are sucked in from interface files.  Up till now
      an instance decl has been held in a "pool" until its "gates" 
      (a set of Names) are in play, when the instance is typechecked
      and added to the InstEnv in the ExternalPackageState.  
      This is complicated and error-prone; it's easy to suck in 
      too few (and miss an instance) or too many (and thereby be
      forced to suck in its type constructors, etc).
      
      Now, as we load an instance from an interface files, we 
      put it straight in the InstEnv... but the Instance we put in
      the InstEnv has some Names (the "rough-match" names) that 
      can be used on lookup to say "this Instance can't match".
      The detailed dfun is only read lazily, and the rough-match
      thing meansn it is'nt poked on until it has a chance of
      being needed.
      
      This simply continues the successful idea for Ids, whereby
      they are loaded straightaway into the TypeEnv, but their
      TyThing is a lazy thunk, not poked on until the thing is looked
      up.
      
      Just the same idea applies to Rules.
      
      On the way, I made CoreRule and Instance into full-blown records
      with lots of info, with the same kind of key status as TyCon or 
      DataCon or Class.  And got rid of IdCoreRule altogether.   
      It's all much more solid and uniform, but it meant touching
      a *lot* of modules.
      
      
      4. Allow instance decls in hs-boot files
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Allowing instance decls in hs-boot files is jolly useful, becuase
      in a big mutually-recursive bunch of data types, you want to give
      the instances with the data type declarations.  To achieve this
      
      * The hs-boot file makes a provisional name for the dict-fun, something
        like $fx9.
      
      * When checking the "mother module", we check that the instance
        declarations line up (by type) and generate bindings for the 
        boot dfuns, such as
      	$fx9 = $f2
        where $f2 is the dfun generated by the mother module
      
      * In doing this I decided that it's cleaner to have DFunIds get their
        final External Name at birth.  To do that they need a stable OccName,
        so I have an integer-valued dfun-name-supply in the TcM monad.
        That keeps it simple.
      
      This feature is hardly tested yet.
      
      
      5. Tidy up tidying, and Iface file generation
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      main/TidyPgm now has two entry points:
      
        simpleTidyPgm is for hi-boot files, when typechecking only
        (not yet implemented), and potentially when compiling without -O.
        It ignores the bindings, and generates a nice small TypeEnv.
      
        optTidyPgm is the normal case: compiling with -O.  It generates a
        TypeEnv rich in IdInfo
      
      MkIface.mkIface now only generates a ModIface.  A separate
      procedure, MkIface.writeIfaceFile, writes the file out to disk.
      dd313897
  16. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
  17. 04 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-04-04 11:55:11 by simonpj] · d551dbfe
      simonpj authored
      This commit combines three overlapping things:
      
      1.  Make rebindable syntax work for do-notation. The idea
          here is that, in particular, (>>=) can have a type that
          has class constraints on its argument types, e.g.
             (>>=) :: (Foo m, Baz a) => m a -> (a -> m b) -> m b
          The consequence is that a BindStmt and ExprStmt must have
          individual evidence attached -- previously it was one
          batch of evidence for the entire Do
          
          Sadly, we can't do this for MDo, because we use bind at
          a polymorphic type (to tie the knot), so we still use one
          blob of evidence (now in the HsStmtContext) for MDo.
          
          For arrow syntax, the evidence is in the HsCmd.
          
          For list comprehensions, it's all built-in anyway.
          
          So the evidence on a BindStmt is only used for ordinary
          do-notation.
      
      2.  Tidy up HsSyn.  In particular:
      
      	- Eliminate a few "Out" forms, which we can manage
      	without (e.g. 
      
      	- It ought to be the case that the type checker only
      	decorates the syntax tree, but doesn't change one
      	construct into another.  That wasn't true for NPat,
      	LitPat, NPlusKPat, so I've fixed that.
      
      	- Eliminate ResultStmts from Stmt.  They always had
      	to be the last Stmt, which led to awkward pattern
      	matching in some places; and the benefits didn't seem
      	to outweigh the costs.  Now each construct that uses
      	[Stmt] has a result expression too (e.g. GRHS).
      
      
      3.  Make 'deriving( Ix )' generate a binding for unsafeIndex,
          rather than for index.  This is loads more efficient.
      
          (This item only affects TcGenDeriv, but some of point (2)
          also affects TcGenDeriv, so it has to be in one commit.)
      d551dbfe
  18. 01 Mar, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-03-01 21:40:40 by simonpj] · ff818166
      simonpj authored
      Type signatures and skolem constants (again)
      		Merge to STABLE
      
      This commit lays to rest the vexed question of skolem constants
      and type signatures.  My fix last week made type-signature variables
      into ordinary meta type variables, because they can be unified
      together (see Note [Signature skolems] in TcType).  But that was wrong
      becuase GADTs will only refine skolems.
      
      So this commit extends TcTyVarDetails with a new constructors, SigSkolTv,
      which is a skolem (like SkolemTv) but is unifiable (like MetaTv).  It's
      a bit of a hack, but the code came out quite nicely.
      
      Now the GADT tests work.
      ff818166
  19. 25 Feb, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-02-25 13:06:31 by simonpj] · 8e67f550
      simonpj authored
      ---------------------------------------------
      Type signatures are no longer instantiated with skolem constants
      	---------------------------------------------
      
      	Merge to STABLE
      
      Consider
      
        p :: a
        q :: b
        (p,q,r) = (r,r,p)
      
      Here, 'a' and 'b' end up being the same, because they are both bound
      to the type for 'r', which is just a meta type variable.  So 'a' and 'b'
      can't be skolems.
      
      Sigh.  This commit goes back to an earlier way of doing things, by
      arranging that type signatures get instantiated with *meta* type
      variables; then at the end we must check that they have not been
      unified with types, nor with each other.
      
      This is a real bore.  I had to do quite a bit of related fiddling around
      to make error messages come out right.  Improved one or two.
      
      Also a small unrelated fix to make
      	:i (:+)
      print with parens in ghci.  Sorry this got mixed up in the same commit.
      8e67f550
  20. 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
  21. 21 Dec, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-12-21 12:22:22 by simonpj] · 79a8b87c
      simonpj authored
      ---------------------------------
           Improve handling of lexically scoped type variables
      	---------------------------------
      
      If we have
      
      	f :: T a -> a
      	f (x :: T b) = ...
      
      then the lexically scoped variable 'b' should refer to the rigid
      type variable 'a', without any intervening wobbliness.  Previously
      the in-scope type variables were always mutable TyVars, which were
      instantatiated to point to the type they were bound to; but since
      the advent of GADTs the intervening mutable type variable is a bad
      thing.
      
      Hence
        * In the type environment, ATyVar now carries a type
        * The call to refineTyVars in tc_pat on SigPatIn
          finds the types by matching
        * Then tcExtendTyVarEnv3 extends the type envt appropriately
      
      Rater a lot of huff and puff, but it's quite natural for ATyVar
      to contain a type.
      
      Various other small nomenclature changes along the way.
      79a8b87c
  22. 01 Oct, 2004 2 commits
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-10-01 13:42:04 by simonpj] · 837824d2
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	Simplify the treatment of newtypes
      	Complete hi-boot file consistency checking
      	------------------------------------
      
      In the representation of types, newtypes used to have a special constructor
      all to themselves, very like TyConApp, called NewTcApp.    The trouble is
      that means we have to *know* when a newtype is a newtype, and in an hi-boot
      context we may not -- the data type might be declared as
      	data T
      in the hi-boot file, but as
      	newtype T = ...
      in the source file.  In GHCi, which accumulates stuff from multiple compiles,
      this makes a difference.
      
      So I've nuked NewTcApp.  Newtypes are represented using TyConApps again. This
      turned out to reduce the total amount of code, and simplify the Type data type,
      which is all to the good.
      
      
      This commit also fixes a few things in the hi-boot consistency checking
      stuff.
      837824d2
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-10-01 10:08:49 by simonpj] · da95f4a0
      simonpj authored
      -----------------------------------
      	Do simple checking on hi-boot files
      	-----------------------------------
      
      This commit arranges that, when compiling A.hs, we compare
      the types we infer with those in A.hi-boot, if the latter 
      exists.  (Or, more accurately, if anything A.hs imports in
      turn imports A.hi-boot, directly or indirectly.)
      
      This has been on the to-do list forever.
      da95f4a0
  23. 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
  24. 12 Jan, 2004 1 commit
  25. 30 Dec, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-12-30 16:29:17 by simonpj] · f714e6b6
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------
              Re-do kind inference (again)
      	----------------------------
      
         [WARNING: interface file binary representation has
         (as usual) changed slightly; recompile your libraries!]
      
      Inspired by the lambda-cube, for some time GHC has used
      	type Kind = Type
      That is, kinds were represented by the same data type as types.
      
      But GHC also supports unboxed types and unboxed tuples, and these
      complicate the kind system by requiring a sub-kind relationship.
      Notably, an unboxed tuple is acceptable as the *result* of a
      function but not as an *argument*.  So we have the following setup:
      
      		 ?
      		/ \
      	       /   \
      	      ??   (#)
      	     /  \
                  *   #
      
      where	*    [LiftedTypeKind]   means a lifted type
      	#    [UnliftedTypeKind] means an unlifted type
      	(#)  [UbxTupleKind]     means unboxed tuple
      	??   [ArgTypeKind]      is the lub of *,#
      	?    [OpenTypeKind]	means any type at all
      
      In particular:
      
        error :: forall a:?. String -> a
        (->)  :: ?? -> ? -> *
        (\(x::t) -> ...)	Here t::?? (i.e. not unboxed tuple)
      
      All this has beome rather difficult to accommodate with Kind=Type, so this
      commit splits the two.
      
        * Kind is a distinct type, defined in types/Kind.lhs
      
        * IfaceType.IfaceKind disappears: we just re-use Kind.Kind
      
        * TcUnify.unifyKind is a distinct unifier for kinds
      
        * TyCon no longer needs KindCon and SuperKindCon variants
      
        * TcUnify.zapExpectedType takes an expected Kind now, so that
          in TcPat.tcMonoPatBndr we can express that the bound variable
          must have an argTypeKind (??).
      
      The big change is really that kind inference is much more systematic and
      well behaved.  In particular, a kind variable can unify only with a
      "simple kind", which is built from * and (->).  This deals neatly
      with awkward questions about how we can combine sub-kinding with type
      inference.
      
      Lots of small consequential changes, especially to the kind-checking
      plumbing in TcTyClsDecls.  (We played a bit fast and loose before, and
      now we have to be more honest, in particular about how kind inference
      works for type synonyms.  They can have kinds like (* -> #), so
      
      This cures two long-standing SourceForge bugs
      
      * 753777 (tcfail115.hs), which used erroneously to pass,
        but crashed in the code generator
            type T a = Int -> (# Int, Int #)
            f :: T a -> T a
            f t = \x -> case t x of r -> r
      
      * 753780 (tc167.hs), which used erroneously to fail
            f :: (->) Int# Int#
      
      
      Still, the result is not entirely satisfactory.  In particular
      
      * The error message from tcfail115 is pretty obscure
      
      * SourceForge bug 807249 (Instance match failure on openTypeKind)
        is not fixed.  Alas.
      f714e6b6
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 03 Nov, 2003 1 commit
  29. 30 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-30 16:01:49 by simonpj] · 57573e7e
      simonpj authored
      This commit does a long-overdue tidy-up
      
      * Remove PprType (gets rid of one more bunch of hi-boot files)
      
      * Put pretty-printing for types in TypeRep
      
      * Make a specialised pretty-printer for Types, rather than
        converting to IfaceTypes and printing those
      57573e7e
  30. 21 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-21 12:54:17 by simonpj] · 1bade0c9
      simonpj authored
      1. A tiresome change to HsType, to keep a record of whether or not
         the HsForAll was originally explicitly-quantified.  This is
         solely so that the type checker can print out messages that
         show the source code the programmer wrote.  Tiresome but
         easy.
      
      2. Improve reporting of kind errors.
      1bade0c9
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 16 Apr, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-04-16 13:34:13 by simonpj] · 221b6b69
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------
       Use the Infer/Check idea for typechecking higher-rank types
      	----------------------------------
      
      The main idea is that
      
      	data Expected ty = Infer (TcRef ty) | Check ty
      
      	tcMonoExpr :: Expr -> Expected TcRhoType -> TcM Expra
      
      
      This "Expected" type tells tcMonoExpr whether it's doing inference or
      checking.  It replaces the "HoleTv" flavour of type variable.
      
      This actually leads to slightly more lines of code, but it's much
      clearer, and the new type distinctions showed up several subtle bugs
      in the previous implementation.  It all arose out of writing the
      prototype implementation for the paper.
      
      Error messages wibble around a little bit.  I'm not quite certain why!  But the
      changes look like improvements to me.
      221b6b69
  34. 27 Mar, 2003 1 commit
  35. 26 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-26 17:04:11 by simonpj] · c86e9006
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------
      	Improve higher-rank type inference
      	----------------------------------
      
      Yanling Wang pointed out that if we have
      
      	f = \ (x :: forall a. a->a). x
      
      it would be reasonable to expect that type inference would get the "right"
      rank-2 type for f.  She also found that the plausible definition
      
      	f :: (forall a. a->a) = \x -> x
      
      acutally failed to type check.
      
      This commit fixes up TcBinds.tcMonoBinds so that it does a better job.
      The main idea is that there are three cases to consider in a function binding:
      
        a) 'f' has a separate type signature
      	In this case, we know f's type everywhere
      
        b) The binding is recursive, and there is no type sig
      	In this case we must give f a monotype in its RHS
      
        c) The binding is non-recursive, and there is no type sig
      	Then we do not need to add 'f' to the envt, and can
      	simply infer a type for the RHS, which may be higher
      	ranked.
      c86e9006
  36. 21 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-21 13:27:53 by simonpj] · 84ed91ab
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------------
      	Improve the "unused binding" warnings
      	-------------------------------------
      
      We've had a succession of hacks for reporting warnings for
      unused bindings.  Consider
      
      	module M( f ) where
      
       	f x = x
      
      	g x = g x + h x
      	h x = x
      
      Here, g mentions itself and h, but is not itself mentioned. So
      really both g and h are dead code.  We've been getting this wrong
      for ages, and every hack so far has failed on some simple programs.
      
      This commit does a much better job.  The renamer applied to a bunch
      of bindings returns a NameSet.DefUses, which is a dependency-ordered
      lists of def/use pairs.  It's documented in NameSet.
      Given this, we can work out precisely what is not used, in a nice
      tidy way.
      
      It's less convenient in the case of type and class declarations, because
      the strongly-connected-component analysis can span module boundaries.
      So things are pretty much as they were for these.
      
      
      As usual, there was a lot of chuffing around tidying things up.
      I havn't tested it at all thoroughly yet.
      
      Various unrelated import-decl-pruning has been done too.
      84ed91ab
  37. 14 Feb, 2003 1 commit