1. 08 Mar, 2001 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-03-08 11:59:02 by simonpj] · d78151f6
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------
      	Remove function coercions
      	-------------------------
      
          (coerce (T1->T2) (S1->S2) F) E
        ===>
          coerce T2 S2 (F (coerce S1 T1 E))
      
      This is a generally good transformation, but it
      still doesn't solve the problem I was after.  Consider
      
      
        newtype T = MkT (Int -> Int)
      
        p :: T->T;   p = ...
        q :: T;      q = ...
      
        foo :: T
        {-# INLINE foo #-}
        foo = p $ q
      
        f = \y -> ...((coerce (Int->Int) foo) 3)...
      
      
      Trouble is, foo doesn't see the argument because of the coerce, so it
      thinks it's a lone variable and doesn't inline.
      
      Another problem is that since $ ins't inlined into foo's RHS, foo
      looks like a redex, which we are reluctant to inline inside a lambda,
      even with an INLINE pragma.  Maybe we should be bolder?
      
      Anyway, this commit is an improvement to Simplify, but the story is not
      over!
      d78151f6
  2. 01 Mar, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-03-01 17:10:06 by simonpj] · 09518039
      simonpj authored
      Improve IdInfo substitution
      
      To get rules to work nicely, we need to make rules for recursive functions
      active in the RHS of the very recursive function itself.  This can be
      done nicely: the change is to move the calls to simplIdInfo in Simplify
      to an earlier place.
      
      The second thing is that when doing simple expression substitution
      in a rule (which we do during simplification for rules attached to an Id)
      we were zapping the occurrence info carefully pinned on the rule binders
      when the rule was put into the Id's rules.  This in turn meant that
      the simplifer ran more iterations than necessary when rules were fired.
      (Andrew Tolmach discovered this.)
      
      So I tidied up the interface to Subst a little.  The relevant functions
      that have changed are
      	simplBndr, simplBndrs, simplLetId, simplIdInfo,
      	substAndCloneId, substAndCloneIds, substAndCloneRecIds,
      
      There are consequential changes in other modules, but it compiles
      at least the whole standard libraries happily, and the codegen tests,
      so I'm reasonably confident in it.  But watch out for new strange
      happenings.
      09518039
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  4. 20 Feb, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-02-20 15:44:26 by simonpj] · 1703fe03
      simonpj authored
      Eta expansion wibbles
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Don't eta reduce, and do eta expand,
        data con workers and primops
      
        Reason: they don't have bindings, so they aren't really
        ordinary variables.
      
      This is a bit of a swamp, provoked by moving CoreSat later,
      something I'm beginning to wonder about...
      
      Not are things settled yet -- I think some rules may
      not fire that should because of constructor worker/wrapper
      issues.  E.g when you have   foldr (:) [] xs = xs
      1703fe03
  5. 25 Jan, 2001 1 commit
  6. 11 Jan, 2001 1 commit
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      [project @ 2001-01-11 14:09:50 by simonpj] · e18bb2e8
      simonpj authored
      Add debug print for rule firings; controlled by -ddump-inlinings.
      
      Also, make -ddump-inlinings work without -DDEBUG is off.
      It's jolly useful, and it's tiresome to have to tell
      people to rebuild their compiler.
      e18bb2e8
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-12-07 09:28:42 by simonpj] · 0b62f53e
      simonpj authored
      Do a better job of eta expansion.
      
      This showed up in one of Manuel's programs, where he got code like:
      
          $wsimpleGen
      	     ww
      	     (\ i :: Int ->
      		  case i of wild1 { I# i# ->
      		  case w of wild2 { I# e# ->
      		  __coerce (ST RealWorld ())
      		  (\ s# :: (State# RealWorld) ->
      		       case writeIntArray# @ RealWorld mba# i# e# s#
      		       of s2#1 { __DEFAULT ->
      		       (# s2#1, () #)
      		       })
      		  }
      		  })
      	     s2#
      
      The argument wasn't eta expanded, so it got right through to
      the code generator as two separte lambdas.
      
      Needless to say, I fiddled around with things in a vain attempt
      to tidy them up.  Yell if anything seems to go wrong, or perfomance
      drops on any programs.
      0b62f53e
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      [project @ 2000-09-14 13:46:39 by simonpj] · cae34044
      simonpj authored
      ---------------------------------------
      	Simon's tuning changes: early Sept 2000
      	---------------------------------------
      
      Library changes
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Eta expand PrelShow.showLitChar.  It's impossible to compile this well,
        and it makes a big difference to some programs (e.g. gen_regexps)
      
      * Make PrelList.concat into a good producer (in the foldr/build sense)
      
      
      Flag changes
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Add -ddump-hi-diffs to print out changes in interface files.  Useful
        when watching what the compiler is doing
      
      * Add -funfolding-update-in-place to enable the experimental optimisation
        that makes the inliner a bit keener to inline if it's in the RHS of
        a thunk that might be updated in place.  Sometimes this is a bad idea
        (one example is in spectral/sphere; see notes in nofib/Simon-nofib-notes)
      
      
      Tuning things
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Fix a bug in SetLevels.lvlMFE.  (change ctxt_lvl to dest_level)
        I don't think this has any performance effect, but it saves making
        a redundant let-binding that is later eliminated.
      
      * Desugar.dsProgram and DsForeign
        Glom together all the bindings into a single Rec.  Previously the
        bindings generated by 'foreign' declarations were not glommed together, but
        this led to an infelicity (i.e. poorer code than necessary) in the modules
        that actually declare Float and Double (explained a bit more in Desugar.dsProgram)
      
      * OccurAnal.shortMeOut and IdInfo.shortableIdInfo
        Don't do the occurrence analyser's shorting out stuff for things which
        have rules.  Comments near IdInfo.shortableIdInfo.
        This is deeply boring, and mainly to do with making rules work well.
        Maybe rules should have phases attached too....
      
      * CprAnalyse.addIdCprInfo
        Be a bit more willing to add CPR information to thunks;
        in particular, if the strictness analyser has just discovered that this
        is a strict let, then the let-to-case transform will happen, and CPR is fine.
        This made a big difference to PrelBase.modInt, which had something like
      	modInt = \ x -> let r = ... -> I# v in
      			...body strict in r...
        r's RHS isn't a value yet; but modInt returns r in various branches, so
        if r doesn't have the CPR property then neither does modInt
      
      * MkId.mkDataConWrapId
        Arrange that vanilla constructors, like (:) and I#, get unfoldings that are
        just a simple variable $w:, $wI#.  This ensures they'll be inlined even into
        rules etc, which makes matching a bit more reliable.  The downside is that in
        situations like (map (:) xs), we'll end up with (map (\y ys. $w: y ys) xs.
        Which is tiresome but it doesn't happen much.
      
      * SaAbsInt.findStrictness
        Deal with the case where a thing with no arguments is bottom.  This is Good.
        E.g.   module M where { foo = error "help" }
        Suppose we have in another module
      	case M.foo of ...
        Then we'd like to do the case-of-error transform, without inlining foo.
      
      
      Tidying up things
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Reorganised Simplify.completeBinding (again).
      
      * Removed the is_bot field in CoreUnfolding (is_cheap is true if is_bot is!)
        This is just a tidy up
      
      * HsDecls and others
        Remove the NewCon constructor from ConDecl.  It just added code, and nothing else.
        And it led to a bug in MkIface, which though that a newtype decl was always changing!
      
      * IdInfo and many others
        Remove all vestiges of UpdateInfo (hasn't been used for years)
      cae34044
  19. 07 Sep, 2000 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-09-07 16:32:23 by simonpj] · 4e6d5798
      simonpj authored
      A list of simplifier-related stuff, triggered
      	by looking at GHC's performance.
      
      	I don't guarantee that this lot will lead to
      	a uniform improvement over 4.08, but it it should
      	be a bit better.  More work probably required.
      
      
      * Make the simplifier's Stop continuation record whether the expression being
        simplified is the RHS of a thunk, or (say) the body of a lambda or case RHS.
        In the thunk case we want to be a bit keener about inlining if the type of
        the thunk is amenable to update in place.
      
      * Fix interestingArg, which was being too liberal, and hence doing
        too much inlining.
      
      * Extended CoreUtils.exprIsCheap to make two more things cheap:
          - 	case (coerce x) of ...
          -   let x = y +# z
        This makes a bit more eta expansion happen.  It was provoked by
        a program of Marcin's.
      
      * MkIface.ifaceBinds.   Make sure that we emit rules for things
        (like class operations) that don't get a top-level binding in the
        interface file.  Previously such rules were silently forgotten.
      
      * Move transformRhs to *after* simplification, which makes it a
        little easier to do, and means that the arity it computes is
        readily available to completeBinding.  This gets much better
        arities.
      
      * Do coerce splitting in completeBinding. This gets good code for
      	newtype CInt = CInt Int
      
      	test:: CInt -> Int
      	test x = case x of
      	      	   1 -> 2
      	      	   2 -> 4
      	      	   3 -> 8
      	      	   4 -> 16
      	      	   _ -> 0
      
      * Modify the meaning of "arity" so that during compilation it means
        "if you apply this function to fewer args, it will do virtually
        no work".   So, for example
      	f = coerce t (\x -> e)
        has arity at least 1.  When a function is exported, it's arity becomes
        the number of exposed, top-level lambdas, which is subtly different.
        But that's ok.
      
        I removed CoreUtils.exprArity altogether: it looked only at the exposed
        lambdas.  Instead, we use exprEtaExpandArity exclusively.
      
        All of this makes I/O programs work much better.
      4e6d5798
  20. 01 Aug, 2000 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-08-01 09:08:25 by simonpj] · fe69f3c1
      simonpj authored
      Simon's Marktoberdorf Commits
      
      1.  Tidy up the renaming story for "system binders", such as
      dictionary functions, default methods, constructor workers etc.  These
      are now documented in HsDecls.  The main effect of the change, apart
      from tidying up, is to make the *type-checker* (instead of the
      renamer) generate names for dict-funs and default-methods.  This is
      good because Sergei's generic-class stuff generates new classes at
      typecheck time.
      
      
      2.  Fix the CSE pass so it does not require the no-shadowing invariant.
      Keith discovered that the simplifier occasionally returns a result
      with shadowing.  After much fiddling around (which has improved the
      code in the simplifier a bit) I found that it is nearly impossible to
      arrange that it really does do no-shadowing.  So I gave up and fixed
      the CSE pass (which is the only one to rely on it) instead.
      
      
      3. Fix a performance bug in the simplifier.  The change is in
      SimplUtils.interestingArg.  It computes whether an argment should 
      be considered "interesting"; if a function is applied to an interesting
      argument, we are more likely to inline that function.
      Consider this case
      	let x = 3 in f x
      The 'x' argument was considered "uninteresting" for a silly reason.
      Since x only occurs once, it was unconditionally substituted, but
      interestingArg didn't take account of that case.  Now it does.
      
      I also made interestingArg a bit more liberal.  Let's see if we
      get too much inlining now.
      
      
      4.  In the occurrence analyser, we were choosing a bad loop breaker.
      Here's the comment that's now in OccurAnal.reOrderRec
      
          score ((bndr, rhs), _, _)
      	| exprIsTrivial rhs 	   = 3	-- Practically certain to be inlined
      		-- Used to have also: && not (isExportedId bndr)
      		-- But I found this sometimes cost an extra iteration when we have
      		--	rec { d = (a,b); a = ...df...; b = ...df...; df = d }
      		-- where df is the exported dictionary. Then df makes a really
      		-- bad choice for loop breaker
      
      I also increased the score for bindings with a non-functional type, so that
      dictionaries have a better chance of getting inlined early
      
      
      5. Add a hash code to the InScopeSet (and make it properly abstract)
      This should make uniqAway a lot more robust.  Simple experiments suggest
      that uniqAway no longer gets into the long iteration chains that it used
      to.
      
      
      6.  Fix a bug in the inliner that made the simplifier tend to get into
      a loop where it would keep iterating ("4 iterations, bailing out" message).
      In SimplUtils.mkRhsTyLam we float bindings out past a big lambda, thus:
      	x = /\ b -> let g = \x -> f x x
      		    in E
      becomes
      	g* = /\a -> \x -> f x x
      	x = /\ b -> let g = g* b in E
      	
      It's essential that we don't simply inling g* back into the RHS of g,
      else we will be back to square 1.  The inliner is meant not to do this
      because there's no benefit to the inlining, but the size calculation
      was a little off in CoreUnfold.
      
      
      7.  In SetLevels we were bogus-ly building a Subst with an empty in-scope
      set, so a WARNING popped up when compiling some modules.  (knights/ChessSetList
      was the example that tickled it.)  Now in fact the warning wasn't an error,
      but the Right Thing to do is to carry down a proper Subst in SetLevels, so
      that is what I have now done.  It is very little more expensive.
      fe69f3c1
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-06-18 08:37:17 by simonpj] · 91ef36b9
      simonpj authored
      *** MERGE WITH 4.07 ***
      
      * Fix the ambiguity check in TcMonotype.lhs so that
        it is not carried out for types read from interface 
        files.  Some workers may get ambiguous types but that
        does not matter, and should not make compilation fail.
        More detail in the comments with TcMonoType.tc_type_kind
        (the HsForAll case)
      
      * Don't create specialisations for type applications 
        where there's a matching rule.  The rule should
        clearly take precedence.  (Bug reported by Sven.)
        I havn't tested this fix.
      
      * Run the occurrence analyser after tidyCore, so that
        occurrence info (notably dead-var info) is correct
        for the code generators.  This should fix Erik's problem,
        but again I've not tested the fix.  The extra call 
        is in Main.lhs
      
      * Fix CoreToStg so that it can handle an StgLam in mkStgCase.
        This only shows up in a wierd case, documented in 
        CoreToStg.mkStgCase
      91ef36b9
  23. 25 May, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-05-25 12:41:14 by simonpj] · 495ef8bd
      simonpj authored
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      		Apr/May 2000
      		~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      This is a pretty big commit!  It adds stuff I've been working on
      over the last month or so.  DO NOT MERGE IT WITH 4.07!
      
      Interface file formats have changed a little; you'll need
      to make clean before remaking.
      
      						Simon PJ
      
      Recompilation checking
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Substantial improvement in recompilation checking.  The version management
      is now entirely internal to GHC.  ghc-iface.lprl is dead!
      
      The trick is to generate the new interface file in two steps:
        - first convert Types etc to HsTypes etc, and thereby
      	build a new ParsedIface
        - then compare against the parsed (but not renamed) version of the old
      	interface file
      Doing this meant adding code to convert *to* HsSyn things, and to
      compare HsSyn things for equality.  That is the main tedious bit.
      
      Another improvement is that we now track version info for
      fixities and rules, which was missing before.
      
      
      Interface file reading
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Make interface files reading more robust.
        * If the old interface file is unreadable, don't fail. [bug fix]
      
        * If the old interface file mentions interfaces
          that are unreadable, don't fail. [bug fix]
      
        * When we can't find the interface file,
          print the directories we are looking in.  [feature]
      
      
      Type signatures
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        * New flag -ddump-types to print type signatures
      
      
      Type pruning
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      When importing
      	data T = T1 A | T2 B | T3 C
      it seems excessive to import the types A, B, C as well, unless
      the constructors T1, T2 etc are used.  A,B,C might be more types,
      and importing them may mean reading more interfaces, and so on.
       So the idea is that the renamer will just import the decl
      	data T
      unless one of the constructors is used.  This turns out to be quite
      easy to implement.  The downside is that we must make sure the
      constructors are always available if they are really needed, so
      I regard this as an experimental feature.
      
      
      Elimininate ThinAir names
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Eliminate ThinAir.lhs and all its works.  It was always a hack, and now
      the desugarer carries around an environment I think we can nuke ThinAir
      altogether.
      
      As part of this, I had to move all the Prelude RdrName defns from PrelInfo
      to PrelMods --- so I renamed PrelMods as PrelNames.
      
      I also had to move the builtinRules so that they are injected by the renamer
      (rather than appearing out of the blue in SimplCore).  This is if anything simpler.
      
      Miscellaneous
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Tidy up the data types involved in Rules
      
      * Eliminate RnEnv.better_provenance; use Name.hasBetterProv instead
      
      * Add Unique.hasKey :: Uniquable a => a -> Unique -> Bool
        It's useful in a lot of places
      
      * Fix a bug in interface file parsing for __U[!]
      495ef8bd
  24. 24 May, 2000 2 commits
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-05-24 15:47:13 by simonpj] · 95929be0
      simonpj authored
      MERGE 4.07
      
      * This fix cures the weird 'ifaceBinds' error that
        Sven and George tripped over.  It was quite obscure!
      
        Basically, there was a top level binding
      	f = x
        lying around, which CoreToStg didn't like.  Why hadn't
        it been substituted away?  Because it had a NOINLINE
        pragma.  Why did it have a NOINLINE pragma?  Because
        it's an always-diverging function, so we never want to
        inline it.
      95929be0
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      [project @ 2000-05-24 12:43:20 by simonpj] · 7233046f
      simonpj authored
      Fix unused-import warning --- again!
      7233046f
  25. 23 May, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-05-23 11:35:36 by simonpj] · bb91427f
      simonpj authored
      *** MERGE WITH 4.07 (once I've checked it works) ***
      
      * Fix result type signatures.  Note that a consequential change is that
        an ordinary binding with a variable on the left
      	f = e
        is now treated as a FunMonoBind, not a PatMonoBind.  This makes
        a few things a bit simpler (eg rnMethodBinds)
      
      * Fix warnings for unused imports.  This meant moving where provenances
        are improved in RnNames.  Move mkExportAvails from RnEnv to RnNames.
      
      * Print module names right (small change in Module.lhs and Rename.lhs)
      
      * Remove a few unused bindings
        
      * Add a little hack to let us print info about join points that turn
        out not to be let-no-escaped.  The idea is to call them "$j" and report
        any such variables that are not let-no-escaped.
      
      * Some small things aiming towards -ddump-types (harmless but incomplete)
      bb91427f
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    • keithw's avatar
      [project @ 2000-05-15 15:34:03 by keithw] · 9df1b97e
      keithw authored
      Adjust treatment of rules in SimplCore to enable a Core pass to alter
      them if necessary.  Use tricks to ensure that the common case (no change)
      is still efficient.
      9df1b97e
  27. 21 Apr, 2000 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-04-21 14:40:48 by simonpj] · 0666c3bb
      simonpj authored
      Remove a way to make the simplifier go into an
      infinite loop.   This has been there for some weeks;
      and George's UniForm tickled it.  I'm amazed nothing
      else has done so.  I'll add a test.
      
      The bad case happened when you go
      
      	let xs = 1:xs
      	in
      	foldr k z xs
      
      Then we kept firing the foldr/cons rule.
      
      Solution: we don't attach an unfolding *at all* to
      loop breakers (Simplify.completeBinding)
      0666c3bb
  28. 30 Mar, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-03-30 16:23:56 by simonpj] · b822aa0e
      simonpj authored
      * Remove the unnecessary CPR parameter to mkUnfolding and friends
      
      * Make sure that even trivial wrappers have a __inline__
        (this was causing lots of 'substWorker' DEBUG messages)
      
      * Nuke demand info when the unfolding is a value
        (see notes with IdInfo.setUnfoldingInfo)
      
      * Add an update-in-place test to the 'interesting context'
        predicate in SimplUtils.
      b822aa0e
  29. 27 Mar, 2000 1 commit
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      [project @ 2000-03-27 13:24:12 by simonpj] · a127213c
      simonpj authored
      a) Move Unfolding and UnfoldingGuidance to CoreSyn
         As a result, remove several SOURCE imports
         Shrink CoreSyn.hi-boot considerably
         Delete CoreUnfold.hi-boot altogether
      
      b) Add CoreUtils.exprIsConApp_maybe
         Use in PrelRules to fix a bug in the dataToTag rule
      
      c) Fix boolean polarity error in Simplify.lhs
      a127213c
  30. 24 Mar, 2000 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-03-24 17:49:29 by simonpj] · 6c872fff
      simonpj authored
      a) Small wibbles to do with inlining and floating
      
      b) Implement Ralf's request, so that one can write
      
      	type F = forall a. a -> a
      
      	f :: Int -> F
      	f = ...
      
         The for-alls inside F are hoisted out to the top of
         the type signature for f.  This applies uniformly to
         all user-written types
      6c872fff
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    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-03-23 17:45:17 by simonpj] · 111cee3f
      simonpj authored
      This utterly gigantic commit is what I've been up to in background
      mode in the last couple of months.  Originally the main goal
      was to get rid of Con (staturated constant applications)
      in the CoreExpr type, but one thing led to another, and I kept
      postponing actually committing.   Sorry.
      
      	Simon, 23 March 2000
      
      
      I've tested it pretty thoroughly, but doubtless things will break.
      
      Here are the highlights
      
      * Con is gone; the CoreExpr type is simpler
      * NoRepLits have gone
      * Better usage info in interface files => less recompilation
      * Result type signatures work
      * CCall primop is tidied up
      * Constant folding now done by Rules
      * Lots of hackery in the simplifier
      * Improvements in CPR and strictness analysis
      
      Many bug fixes including
      
      * Sergey's DoCon compiles OK; no loop in the strictness analyser
      * Volker Wysk's programs don't crash the CPR analyser
      
      I have not done much on measuring compilation times and binary sizes;
      they could have got worse.  I think performance has got significantly
      better, though, in most cases.
      
      
      Removing the Con form of Core expressions
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      The big thing is that
      
        For every constructor C there are now *two* Ids:
      
      	C is the constructor's *wrapper*. It evaluates and unboxes arguments
      	before calling $wC.  It has a perfectly ordinary top-level defn
      	in the module defining the data type.
      
      	$wC is the constructor's *worker*.  It is like a primop that simply
      	allocates and builds the constructor value.  Its arguments are the
      	actual representation arguments of the constructor.
      	Its type may be different to C, because:
      		- useless dict args are dropped
      		- strict args may be flattened
      
        For every primop P there is *one* Id, its (curried) Id
      
        Neither contructor worker Id nor the primop Id have a defminition anywhere.
        Instead they are saturated during the core-to-STG pass, and the code generator
        generates code for them directly. The STG language still has saturated
        primops and constructor applications.
      
      * The Const type disappears, along with Const.lhs.  The literal part
        of Const.lhs reappears as Literal.lhs.  Much tidying up in here,
        to bring all the range checking into this one module.
      
      * I got rid of NoRep literals entirely.  They just seem to be too much trouble.
      
      * Because Con's don't exist any more, the funny C { args } syntax
        disappears from inteface files.
      
      
      Parsing
      ~~~~~~~
      * Result type signatures now work
      	f :: Int -> Int = \x -> x
      	-- The Int->Int is the type of f
      
      	g x y :: Int = x+y
      	-- The Int is the type of the result of (g x y)
      
      
      Recompilation checking and make
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * The .hi file for a modules is not touched if it doesn't change.  (It used to
        be touched regardless, forcing a chain of recompilations.)  The penalty for this
        is that we record exported things just as if they were mentioned in the body of
        the module.  And the penalty for that is that we may recompile a module when
        the only things that have changed are the things it is passing on without using.
        But it seems like a good trade.
      
      * -recomp is on by default
      
      Foreign declarations
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * If you say
      	foreign export zoo :: Int -> IO Int
        then you get a C produre called 'zoo', not 'zzoo' as before.
        I've also added a check that complains if you export (or import) a C
        procedure whose name isn't legal C.
      
      
      Code generation and labels
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Now that constructor workers and wrappers have distinct names, there's
        no need to have a Foo_static_closure and a Foo_closure for constructor Foo.
        I nuked the entire StaticClosure story.  This has effects in some of
        the RTS headers (i.e. s/static_closure/closure/g)
      
      
      Rules, constant folding
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Constant folding becomes just another rewrite rule, attached to the Id for the
        PrimOp.   To achieve this, there's a new form of Rule, a BuiltinRule (see CoreSyn.lhs).
        The prelude rules are in prelude/PrelRules.lhs, while simplCore/ConFold.lhs has gone.
      
      * Appending of constant strings now works, using fold/build fusion, plus
        the rewrite rule
      	unpack "foo" c (unpack "baz" c n)  =  unpack "foobaz" c n
        Implemented in PrelRules.lhs
      
      * The CCall primop is tidied up quite a bit.  There is now a data type CCall,
        defined in PrimOp, that packages up the info needed for a particular CCall.
        There is a new Id for each new ccall, with an big "occurrence name"
      	{__ccall "foo" gc Int# -> Int#}
        In interface files, this is parsed as a single Id, which is what it is, really.
      
      Miscellaneous
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * There were numerous places where the host compiler's
        minInt/maxInt was being used as the target machine's minInt/maxInt.
        I nuked all of these; everything is localised to inIntRange and inWordRange,
        in Literal.lhs
      
      * Desugaring record updates was broken: it didn't generate correct matches when
        used withe records with fancy unboxing etc.  It now uses matchWrapper.
      
      * Significant tidying up in codeGen/SMRep.lhs
      
      * Add __word, __word64, __int64 terminals to signal the obvious types
        in interface files.  Add the ability to print word values in hex into
        C code.
      
      * PrimOp.lhs is no longer part of a loop.  Remove PrimOp.hi-boot*
      
      
      Types
      ~~~~~
      * isProductTyCon no longer returns False for recursive products, nor
        for unboxed products; you have to test for these separately.
        There's no reason not to do CPR for recursive product types, for example.
        Ditto splitProductType_maybe.
      
      Simplification
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * New -fno-case-of-case flag for the simplifier.  We use this in the first run
        of the simplifier, where it helps to stop messing up expressions that
        the (subsequent) full laziness pass would otherwise find float out.
        It's much more effective than previous half-baked hacks in inlining.
      
        Actually, it turned out that there were three places in Simplify.lhs that
        needed to know use this flag.
      
      * Make the float-in pass push duplicatable bindings into the branches of
        a case expression, in the hope that we never have to allocate them.
        (see FloatIn.sepBindsByDropPoint)
      
      * Arrange that top-level bottoming Ids get a NOINLINE pragma
        This reduced gratuitous inlining of error messages.
        But arrange that such things still get w/w'd.
      
      * Arrange that a strict argument position is regarded as an 'interesting'
        context, so that if we see
      	foldr k z (g x)
        then we'll be inclined to inline g; this can expose a build.
      
      * There was a missing case in CoreUtils.exprEtaExpandArity that meant
        we were missing some obvious cases for eta expansion
        Also improve the code when handling applications.
      
      * Make record selectors (identifiable by their IdFlavour) into "cheap" operations.
      	  [The change is a 2-liner in CoreUtils.exprIsCheap]
        This means that record selection may be inlined into function bodies, which
        greatly improves the arities of overloaded functions.
      
      * Make a cleaner job of inlining "lone variables".  There was some distributed
        cunning, but I've centralised it all now in SimplUtils.analyseCont, which
        analyses the context of a call to decide whether it is "interesting".
      
      * Don't specialise very small functions in Specialise.specDefn
        It's better to inline it.  Rather like the worker/wrapper case.
      
      * Be just a little more aggressive when floating out of let rhss.
        See comments with Simplify.wantToExpose
        A small change with an occasional big effect.
      
      * Make the inline-size computation think that
      	case x of I# x -> ...
        is *free*.
      
      
      CPR analysis
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Fix what was essentially a bug in CPR analysis.  Consider
      
      	letrec f x = let g y = let ... in f e1
      		     in
      		     if ... then (a,b) else g x
      
        g has the CPR property if f does; so when generating the final annotated
        RHS for f, we must use an envt in which f is bound to its final abstract
        value.  This wasn't happening.  Instead, f was given the CPR tag but g
        wasn't; but of course the w/w pass gives rotten results in that case!!
        (Because f's CPR-ness relied on g's.)
      
        On they way I tidied up the code in CprAnalyse.  It's quite a bit shorter.
      
        The fact that some data constructors return a constructed product shows
        up in their CPR info (MkId.mkDataConId) not in CprAnalyse.lhs
      
      
      
      Strictness analysis and worker/wrapper
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * BIG THING: pass in the demand to StrictAnal.saExpr.  This affects situations
        like
      	f (let x = e1 in (x,x))
        where f turns out to have strictness u(SS), say.  In this case we can
        mark x as demanded, and use a case expression for it.
      
        The situation before is that we didn't "know" that there is the u(SS)
        demand on the argument, so we simply computed that the body of the let
        expression is lazy in x, and marked x as lazily-demanded.  Then even after
        f was w/w'd we got
      
      	let x = e1 in case (x,x) of (a,b) -> $wf a b
      
        and hence
      
      	let x = e1 in $wf a b
      
        I found a much more complicated situation in spectral/sphere/Main.shade,
        which improved quite a bit with this change.
      
      * Moved the StrictnessInfo type from IdInfo to Demand.  It's the logical
        place for it, and helps avoid module loops
      
      * Do worker/wrapper for coerces even if the arity is zero.  Thus:
      	stdout = coerce Handle (..blurg..)
        ==>
      	wibble = (...blurg...)
      	stdout = coerce Handle wibble
        This is good because I found places where we were saying
      	case coerce t stdout of { MVar a ->
      	...
      	case coerce t stdout of { MVar b ->
      	...
        and the redundant case wasn't getting eliminated because of the coerce.
      111cee3f
  32. 04 Jan, 2000 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2000-01-04 17:40:46 by simonpj] · 5ca77490
      simonpj authored
      This commit arranges that literal strings will fuse
      nicely, by expressing them as an application of build.
      
      * NoRepStr is now completely redundant, though I havn't removed it yet.
      
      * The unpackStr stuff moves from PrelPack to PrelBase.
      
      * There's a new form of Rule, a BuiltinRule, for rules that
        can't be expressed in Haskell.  The string-fusion rule is one
        such.  It's defined in prelude/PrelRules.lhs.
      
      * PrelRules.lhs also contains a great deal of code that
        implements constant folding.  In due course this will replace
        ConFold.lhs, but for the moment it simply duplicates it.
      5ca77490
  33. 01 Nov, 1999 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 1999-11-01 17:09:54 by simonpj] · 30b5ebe4
      simonpj authored
      A regrettably-gigantic commit that puts in place what Simon PJ
      has been up to for the last month or so, on and off.
      
      The basic idea was to restore unfoldings to *occurrences* of
      variables without introducing a space leak.  I wanted to make
      sure things improved relative to 4.04, and that proved depressingly
      hard.  On the way I discovered several quite serious bugs in the
      simplifier.
      
      Here's a summary of what's gone on.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * No commas between for-alls in RULES.  This makes the for-alls have
        the same syntax as in types.
      
      * Arrange that simplConArgs works in one less pass than before.
        This exposed a bug: a bogus call to completeBeta.
      
      * Add a top-level flag in CoreUnfolding, used in callSiteInline
      
      * Extend w/w to use etaExpandArity, so it does eta/coerce expansion
      
      * Implement inline phases.   The meaning of the inline pragmas is
        described in CoreUnfold.lhs.  You can say things like
      	{#- INLINE 2 build #-}
        to mean "inline build in phase 2"
      
      * Don't float anything out of an INLINE.
        Don't float things to top level unless they also escape a value lambda.
      	[see comments with SetLevels.lvlMFE
        Without at least one of these changes, I found that
      	{-# INLINE concat #-}
      	concat = __inline (/\a -> foldr (++) [])
        was getting floated to
      	concat = __inline( /\a -> lvl a )
      	lvl = ...inlined version of foldr...
      
        Subsequently I found that not floating constants out of an INLINE
        gave really bad code like
      	__inline (let x = e in \y -> ...)
        so I now let things float out of INLINE
      
      * Implement the "reverse-mapping" idea for CSE; actually it turned out to be easier
        to implement it in SetLevels, and may benefit full laziness too.
      
      * It's a good idea to inline inRange. Consider
      
      	index (l,h) i = case inRange (l,h) i of
      		  	  True ->  l+i
      			  False -> error
        inRange itself isn't strict in h, but if it't inlined then 'index'
        *does* become strict in h.  Interesting!
      
      * Big change to the way unfoldings and occurrence info is propagated in the simplifier
        The plan is described in Subst.lhs with the Subst type
        Occurrence info is now in a separate IdInfo field than user pragmas
      
      * I found that
      	(coerce T (coerce S (\x.e))) y
        didn't simplify in one round. First we get to
      	(\x.e) y
        and only then do the beta. Solution: cancel the coerces in the continuation
      
      * Amazingly, CoreUnfold wasn't counting the cost of a function an application.
      
      * Disable rules in initial simplifier run.  Otherwise full laziness
        doesn't get a chance to lift out a MFE before a rule (e.g. fusion)
        zaps it.  queens is a case in point
      
      * Improve float-out stuff significantly.  The big change is that if we have
      
      	\x -> ... /\a -> ...let p = ..a.. in let q = ...p...
      
        where p's rhs doesn't x, we abstract a from p, so that we can get p past x.
        (We did that before.)  But we also substitute (p a) for p in q, and then
        we can do the same thing for q.  (We didn't do that, so q got stuck.)
        This is much better.  It involves doing a substitution "as we go" in SetLevels,
        though.
      30b5ebe4
  34. 17 Sep, 1999 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 1999-09-17 09:15:22 by simonpj] · 731f53de
      simonpj authored
      This bunch of commits represents work in progress on inlining and
      worker/wrapper stuff.
      
      Currently, I think it makes the compiler slightly worse than 4.04, for
      reasons I don't yet understand.  But it means that Simon and I can
      both peer at what is going on.
      
      * Substantially improve handling of coerces in worker/wrapper
      
      * exprIsDupable for an application (f e1 .. en) wasn't calling exprIsDupable
        on the arguments!!  So applications with few, but large, args were being dupliated.
      
      * sizeExpr on an application wasn't doing a nukeScrutDiscount on the arg of
        an application!!  So bogus discounts could accumulate from arguments!
      
      * Improve handling of INLINE pragmas in calcUnfoldingGuidance.  It was really
        wrong before
      731f53de
  35. 31 Aug, 1999 1 commit
  36. 14 Jul, 1999 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 1999-07-14 14:40:20 by simonpj] · 4e7d56fd
      simonpj authored
      Main things:
      
      * Add splitProductType_maybe to DataCon.lhs, with type
        splitProductType_maybe
      	:: Type 			-- A product type, perhaps
      	-> Maybe (TyCon, 		-- The type constructor
      		  [Type],		-- Type args of the tycon
      		  DataCon,		-- The data constructor
      		  [Type])		-- Its *representation* arg types
      
        Then use it in many places (e.g. worker-wrapper places) instead
        of a pile of junk
      
      * Clean up various uses of dataConArgTys, which were plain wrong because
        they weren't passed the existential type arguments.  Most of these calls
        are eliminated by using splitProductType_maybe above.  I hope I correctly
        squashed the others. This fixes a bug that Meurig's programs showed up.
      
          module FailGHC (killSustainer) where
          import Weak
          import IOExts
      
          data Sustainer = forall a . Sustainer (IORef (Maybe a)) (IO ())
      
          killSustainer :: Sustainer -> IO ()
          killSustainer (Sustainer _ act) = act
      
        The above program used to kill the compiler.
      
      * A fairly concerted attack on the Dreaded Space Leak.
      	- Add Type.seqType, CoreSyn.seqExpr, CoreSyn.seqRules
      
      	- Add some seq'ing when building Ids and IdInfos
      		These reduce the space usage a lot
      
      	- Add CoreSyn.coreBindsSize, which is pretty strict in the program,
      		and call it when we have -dshow-passes.
      
      	- Do not put the inlining in an Id that is being plugged into
      		the result-expression of the simplifier.  This cures
      		a the 'wedge' in the space profile for reasons I don't understand fully
      
        Together, these things reduce the max space usage when compiling PrelNum from
        17M to about 7Mbytes.
      
        I think there are now *too many* seqs, and they waste work, but I don't have
        time to find which ones.
      
        Furthermore, we aren't done. For some reason, some of the stuff allocated by
        the simplifier makes it through all during code generation and I don't see why.
        There's a should-be-unnecessary call to coreBindsSize in Main.main which
        zaps some, but not all of this space.
      
        -dshow-passes reduces space usage a bit, but I don't think it should really.
      
        All the measurements were made on a compiler compiled with profiling by
        GHC 3.03.    I hope they carry over to other builds!
      
      * One trivial thing: changed all variables 'label' to 'lbl', becuase the
        former is a keyword with -fglagow-exts in GHC 3.03 (which I was compiling with).
        Something similar in StringBuffer.
      4e7d56fd
  37. 06 Jul, 1999 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 1999-07-06 16:45:31 by simonpj] · 9d38678e
      simonpj authored
      All Simon's recent tuning changes.  Rough summary follows:
      
      * Fix Kevin Atkinson's cant-find-instance bug.  Turns out that Rename.slurpSourceRefs
        needs to repeatedly call getImportedInstDecls, and then go back to slurping
        source-refs.  Comments with Rename.slurpSourceRefs.
      
      * Add a case to Simplify.mkDupableAlt for the quite-common case where there's
        a very simple alternative, in which case there's no point in creating a
        join-point binding.
      
      * Fix CoreUtils.exprOkForSpeculation so that it returns True of (==# a# b#).
        This lack meant that
      	case ==# a# b# of { True -> x; False -> x }
        was not simplifying
      
      * Make float-out dump bindings at the top of a function argument, as
        at the top of a let(rec) rhs.  See notes with FloatOut.floatRhs
      
      * Make the ArgOf case of mkDupableAlt generate a OneShot lambda.
        This gave a noticeable boost to spectral/boyer2
      
      
      * Reduce the number of coerces, using worker/wrapper stuff.
        The main idea is in WwLib.mkWWcoerce.  The gloss is that we must do
        the w/w split even for small non-recursive things.  See notes with
        WorkWrap.tryWw.
      
      * This further complicated getWorkerId, so I finally bit the bullet and
        make the workerInfo field of the IdInfo work properly, including
        under substitutions.  Death to getWorkerId.  Kevin Glynn will be happy.
      
      * Make all lambdas over realWorldStatePrimTy
        into one-shot lambdas.  This is a GROSS HACK.
      
      * Also make the occurrence analyser aware of one-shot lambdas.
      
      * Make various Prelude things into INLINE, so that foldr doesn't
        get inlined in their body, so that the caller gets the benefit
        of fusion.  Notably in PrelArr.lhs.
      9d38678e
  38. 24 Jun, 1999 2 commits