1. 02 Aug, 2013 1 commit
  2. 06 Jun, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Implement cardinality analysis · 99d4e5b4
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This major patch implements the cardinality analysis described
      in our paper "Higher order cardinality analysis". It is joint
      work with Ilya Sergey and Dimitrios Vytiniotis.
      
      The basic is augment the absence-analysis part of the demand
      analyser so that it can tell when something is used
      	 never
      	 at most once
       	 some other way
      
      The "at most once" information is used
          a) to enable transformations, and
             in particular to identify one-shot lambdas
          b) to allow updates on thunks to be omitted.
      
      There are two new flags, mainly there so you can do performance
      comparisons:
          -fkill-absence   stops GHC doing absence analysis at all
          -fkill-one-shot  stops GHC spotting one-shot lambdas
                           and single-entry thunks
      
      The big changes are:
      
      * The Demand type is substantially refactored.  In particular
        the UseDmd is factored as follows
            data UseDmd
              = UCall Count UseDmd
              | UProd [MaybeUsed]
              | UHead
              | Used
      
            data MaybeUsed = Abs | Use Count UseDmd
      
            data Count = One | Many
      
        Notice that UCall recurses straight to UseDmd, whereas
        UProd goes via MaybeUsed.
      
        The "Count" embodies the "at most once" or "many" idea.
      
      * The demand analyser itself was refactored a lot
      
      * The previously ad-hoc stuff in the occurrence analyser for foldr and
        build goes away entirely.  Before if we had build (\cn -> ...x... )
        then the "\cn" was hackily made one-shot (by spotting 'build' as
        special.  That's essential to allow x to be inlined.  Now the
        occurrence analyser propagates info gotten from 'build's stricness
        signature (so build isn't special); and that strictness sig is
        in turn derived entirely automatically.  Much nicer!
      
      * The ticky stuff is improved to count single-entry thunks separately.
      
      One shortcoming is that there is no DEBUG way to spot if an
      allegedly-single-entry thunk is acually entered more than once.  It
      would not be hard to generate a bit of code to check for this, and it
      would be reassuring.  But it's fiddly and I have not done it.
      
      Despite all this fuss, the performance numbers are rather under-whelming.
      See the paper for more discussion.
      
             nucleic2          -0.8%    -10.9%      0.10      0.10     +0.0%
               sphere          -0.7%     -1.5%      0.08      0.08     +0.0%
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Min          -4.7%    -10.9%     -9.3%     -9.3%    -50.0%
                  Max          -0.4%     +0.5%     +2.2%     +2.3%     +7.4%
       Geometric Mean          -0.8%     -0.2%     -1.3%     -1.3%     -1.8%
      
      I don't quite know how much credence to place in the runtime changes,
      but movement seems generally in the right direction.
      99d4e5b4
  3. 30 May, 2013 2 commits
    • Iavor S. Diatchki's avatar
      Add a primitive for coercing values into dictionaries in a special case. · ac330cb6
      Iavor S. Diatchki authored
      The details of this are described in Note [magicSingIId magic] in basicTypes/MkId.lhs
      ac330cb6
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make 'SPECIALISE instance' work again · 1ed04090
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This is a long-standing regression (Trac #7797), which meant that in
      particular the Eq [Char] instance does not get specialised.
      (The *methods* do, but the dictionary itself doesn't.)  So when you
      call a function
           f :: Eq a => blah
      on a string type (ie a=[Char]), 7.6 passes a dictionary of un-specialised
      methods.
      
      This only matters when calling an overloaded function from a
      specialised context, but that does matter in some programs.  I
      remember (though I cannot find the details) that Nick Frisby discovered
      this to be the source of some pretty solid performanc regresisons.
      
      Anyway it works now. The key change is that a DFunUnfolding now takes
      a form that is both simpler than before (the DFunArg type is eliminated)
      and more general:
      
      data Unfolding
        = ...
        | DFunUnfolding {     -- The Unfolding of a DFunId
          			-- See Note [DFun unfoldings]
            		  	--     df = /\a1..am. \d1..dn. MkD t1 .. tk
                              --                                 (op1 a1..am d1..dn)
           		      	--     	    	      	       	   (op2 a1..am d1..dn)
              df_bndrs :: [Var],      -- The bound variables [a1..m],[d1..dn]
              df_con   :: DataCon,    -- The dictionary data constructor (never a newtype datacon)
              df_args  :: [CoreExpr]  -- Args of the data con: types, superclasses and methods,
          }                           -- in positional order
      
      That in turn allowed me to re-enable the DFunUnfolding specialisation in
      DsBinds.  Lots of details here in TcInstDcls:
      	  Note [SPECIALISE instance pragmas]
      
      I also did some refactoring, in particular to pass the InScopeSet to
      exprIsConApp_maybe (which in turn means it has to go to a RuleFun).
      
      NB: Interface file format has changed!
      1ed04090
  4. 30 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  5. 24 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Introduce CPR for sum types (Trac #5075) · d3b8991b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The main payload of this patch is to extend CPR so that it
      detects when a function always returns a result constructed
      with the *same* constructor, even if the constructor comes from
      a sum type.  This doesn't matter very often, but it does improve
      some things (results below).
      
      Binary sizes increase a little bit, I think because there are more
      wrappers.  This with -split-objs.  Without split-ojbs binary sizes
      increased by 6% even for HelloWorld.hs.  It's hard to see exactly why,
      but I think it was because System.Posix.Types.o got included in the
      linked binary, whereas it didn't before.
      
              Program           Size    Allocs   Runtime   Elapsed  TotalMem
                fluid          +1.8%     -0.3%      0.01      0.01     +0.0%
                  tak          +2.2%     -0.2%      0.02      0.02     +0.0%
                 ansi          +1.7%     -0.3%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
            cacheprof          +1.6%     -0.3%     +0.6%     +0.5%     +1.4%
              parstof          +1.4%     -4.4%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
              reptile          +2.0%     +0.3%      0.02      0.02     +0.0%
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Min          +1.1%     -4.4%     -4.7%     -4.7%    -15.0%
                  Max          +2.3%     +0.3%     +8.3%     +9.4%    +50.0%
       Geometric Mean          +1.9%     -0.1%     +0.6%     +0.7%     +0.3%
      
      Other things in this commit
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Got rid of the Lattice class in Demand
      
      * Refactored the way that products and newtypes are
        decomposed (no change in functionality)
      d3b8991b
  6. 17 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major patch to implement the new Demand Analyser · 0831a12e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch is the result of Ilya Sergey's internship at MSR.  It
      constitutes a thorough overhaul and simplification of the demand
      analyser.  It makes a solid foundation on which we can now build.
      Main changes are
      
      * Instead of having one combined type for Demand, a Demand is
         now a pair (JointDmd) of
            - a StrDmd and
            - an AbsDmd.
         This allows strictness and absence to be though about quite
         orthogonally, and greatly reduces brain melt-down.
      
      * Similarly in the DmdResult type, it's a pair of
           - a PureResult (indicating only divergence/non-divergence)
           - a CPRResult (which deals only with the CPR property
      
      * In IdInfo, the
          strictnessInfo field contains a StrictSig, not a Maybe StrictSig
          demandInfo     field contains a Demand, not a Maybe Demand
        We don't need Nothing (to indicate no strictness/demand info)
        any more; topSig/topDmd will do.
      
      * Remove "boxity" analysis entirely.  This was an attempt to
        avoid "reboxing", but it added complexity, is extremely
        ad-hoc, and makes very little difference in practice.
      
      * Remove the "unboxing strategy" computation. This was an an
        attempt to ensure that a worker didn't get zillions of
        arguments by unboxing big tuples.  But in fact removing it
        DRAMATICALLY reduces allocation in an inner loop of the
        I/O library (where the threshold argument-count had been
        set just too low).  It's exceptional to have a zillion arguments
        and I don't think it's worth the complexity, especially since
        it turned out to have a serious performance hit.
      
      * Remove quite a bit of ad-hoc cruft
      
      * Move worthSplittingFun, worthSplittingThunk from WorkWrap to
        Demand. This allows JointDmd to be fully abstract, examined
        only inside Demand.
      
      Everything else really follows from these changes.
      
      All of this is really just refactoring, so we don't expect
      big performance changes, but acutally the numbers look quite
      good.  Here is a full nofib run with some highlights identified:
      
              Program           Size    Allocs   Runtime   Elapsed  TotalMem
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               expert          -2.6%    -15.5%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
                fluid          -2.4%     -7.1%      0.01      0.01     +0.0%
                   gg          -2.5%    -28.9%      0.02      0.02    -33.3%
            integrate          -2.6%     +3.2%     +2.6%     +2.6%     +0.0%
              mandel2          -2.6%     +4.2%      0.01      0.01     +0.0%
             nucleic2          -2.0%    -16.3%      0.11      0.11     +0.0%
                 para          -2.6%    -20.0%    -11.8%    -11.7%     +0.0%
               parser          -2.5%    -17.9%      0.05      0.05     +0.0%
               prolog          -2.6%    -13.0%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
               puzzle          -2.6%     +2.2%     +0.8%     +0.8%     +0.0%
              sorting          -2.6%    -35.9%      0.00      0.00     +0.0%
             treejoin          -2.6%    -52.2%     -9.8%     -9.9%     +0.0%
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Min          -2.7%    -52.2%    -11.8%    -11.7%    -33.3%
                  Max          -1.8%     +4.2%    +10.5%    +10.5%     +7.7%
       Geometric Mean          -2.5%     -2.8%     -0.4%     -0.5%     -0.4%
      
      Things to note
      
      * Binary sizes are smaller. I don't know why, but it's good.
      
      * Allocation is sometiemes a *lot* smaller. I believe that all the big numbers
        (I checked treejoin, gg, sorting) arise from one place, namely a function
        GHC.IO.Encoding.UTF8.utf8_decode, which is strict in two Buffers both of
        which have several arugments.  Not w/w'ing both arguments (which is what
        we did before) has a big effect.  So the big win in actually somewhat
        accidental, gained by removing the "unboxing strategy" code.
      
      * A couple of benchmarks allocate slightly more.  This turns out
        to be due to reboxing (integrate).  But the biggest increase is
        mandel2, and *that* turned out also to be a somewhat accidental
        loss of CSE, and pointed the way to doing better CSE: see Trac
        #7596.
      
      * Runtimes are never very reliable, but seem to improve very slightly.
      
      All in all, a good piece of work.  Thank you Ilya!
      0831a12e
  7. 15 Jan, 2013 1 commit
  8. 14 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Be willing to parse {-# UNPACK #-} without '!' · deec5b74
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This change gives a more helpful error message when the
      user says    data T = MkT {-# UNPACK #-} Int
      which should have a strictness '!' as well. Rather than
      just a parse error, we get
      
        T7562.hs:3:14: Warning:
          UNPACK pragma lacks '!' on the first argument of `MkT'
      
      Fixes Trac #7562
      deec5b74
  9. 02 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Define ListSetOps.getNth, and use it · b0c0cae7
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I was tracking down an error looking like
        Prelude.(!!): index too large
      which is very unhelpful.  This patch replaces at least some uses
      of (!!) in GHC with getNth, which has a more helpful error
      message (with DEBUG anyway)
      b0c0cae7
  10. 23 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make {-# UNPACK #-} work for type/data family invocations · 1ee1cd41
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This fixes most of Trac #3990.  Consider
        data family D a
        data instance D Double = CD Int Int
        data T = T {-# UNPACK #-} !(D Double)
      Then we want the (D Double unpacked).
      
      To do this we need to construct a suitable coercion, and it's much
      safer to record that coercion in the interface file, lest the in-scope
      instances differ somehow.  That in turn means elaborating the HsBang
      type to include a coercion.
      
      To do that I moved HsBang from BasicTypes to DataCon, which caused
      quite a few minor knock-on changes.
      
      Interface-file format has changed!
      
      Still to do: need to do knot-tying to allow instances to take effect
      within the same module.
      1ee1cd41
  11. 22 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Implement overlapping type family instances. · 8366792e
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      An ordered, overlapping type family instance is introduced by 'type
      instance
      where', followed by equations. See the new section in the user manual
      (7.7.2.2) for details. The canonical example is Boolean equality at the
      type
      level:
      
      type family Equals (a :: k) (b :: k) :: Bool
      type instance where
        Equals a a = True
        Equals a b = False
      
      A branched family instance, such as this one, checks its equations in
      order
      and applies only the first the matches. As explained in the note
      [Instance
      checking within groups] in FamInstEnv.lhs, we must be careful not to
      simplify,
      say, (Equals Int b) to False, because b might later unify with Int.
      
      This commit includes all of the commits on the overlapping-tyfams
      branch. SPJ
      requested that I combine all my commits over the past several months
      into one
      monolithic commit. The following GHC repos are affected: ghc, testsuite,
      utils/haddock, libraries/template-haskell, and libraries/dph.
      
      Here are some details for the interested:
      
      - The definition of CoAxiom has been moved from TyCon.lhs to a
        new file CoAxiom.lhs. I made this decision because of the
        number of definitions necessary to support BranchList.
      
      - BranchList is a GADT whose type tracks whether it is a
        singleton list or not-necessarily-a-singleton-list. The reason
        I introduced this type is to increase static checking of places
        where GHC code assumes that a FamInst or CoAxiom is indeed a
        singleton. This assumption takes place roughly 10 times
        throughout the code. I was worried that a future change to GHC
        would invalidate the assumption, and GHC might subtly fail to
        do the right thing. By explicitly labeling CoAxioms and
        FamInsts as being Unbranched (singleton) or
        Branched (not-necessarily-singleton), we make this assumption
        explicit and checkable. Furthermore, to enforce the accuracy of
        this label, the list of branches of a CoAxiom or FamInst is
        stored using a BranchList, whose constructors constrain its
        type index appropriately.
      
      I think that the decision to use BranchList is probably the most
      controversial decision I made from a code design point of view.
      Although I provide conversions to/from ordinary lists, it is more
      efficient to use the brList... functions provided in CoAxiom than
      always to convert. The use of these functions does not wander far
      from the core CoAxiom/FamInst logic.
      
      BranchLists are motivated and explained in the note [Branched axioms] in
      CoAxiom.lhs.
      
      - The CoAxiom type has changed significantly. You can see the new
        type in CoAxiom.lhs. It uses a CoAxBranch type to track
        branches of the CoAxiom. Correspondingly various functions
        producing and consuming CoAxioms had to change, including the
        binary layout of interface files.
      
      - To get branched axioms to work correctly, it is important to have a
        notion
        of type "apartness": two types are apart if they cannot unify, and no
        substitution of variables can ever get them to unify, even after type
      family
        simplification. (This is different than the normal failure to unify
      because
        of the type family bit.) This notion in encoded in tcApartTys, in
      Unify.lhs.
        Because apartness is finer-grained than unification, the tcUnifyTys
      now
        calls tcApartTys.
      
      - CoreLinting axioms has been updated, both to reflect the new
        form of CoAxiom and to enforce the apartness rules of branch
        application. The formalization of the new rules is in
        docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf.
      
      - The FamInst type (in types/FamInstEnv.lhs) has changed
        significantly, paralleling the changes to CoAxiom. Of course,
        this forced minor changes in many files.
      
      - There are several new Notes in FamInstEnv.lhs, including one
        discussing confluent overlap and why we're not doing it.
      
      - lookupFamInstEnv, lookupFamInstEnvConflicts, and
        lookup_fam_inst_env' (the function that actually does the work)
        have all been more-or-less completely rewritten. There is a
        Note [lookup_fam_inst_env' implementation] describing the
        implementation. One of the changes that affects other files is
        to change the type of matches from a pair of (FamInst, [Type])
        to a new datatype (which now includes the index of the matching
        branch). This seemed a better design.
      
      - The TySynInstD constructor in Template Haskell was updated to
        use the new datatype TySynEqn. I also bumped the TH version
        number, requiring changes to DPH cabal files. (That's why the
        DPH repo has an overlapping-tyfams branch.)
      
      - As SPJ requested, I refactored some of the code in HsDecls:
      
       * splitting up TyDecl into SynDecl and DataDecl, correspondingly
         changing HsTyDefn to HsDataDefn (with only one constructor)
      
       * splitting FamInstD into TyFamInstD and DataFamInstD and
         splitting FamInstDecl into DataFamInstDecl and TyFamInstDecl
      
       * making the ClsInstD take a ClsInstDecl, for parallelism with
         InstDecl's other constructors
      
       * changing constructor TyFamily into FamDecl
      
       * creating a FamilyDecl type that stores the details for a family
         declaration; this is useful because FamilyDecls can appear in classes
      but
         other decls cannot
      
       * restricting the associated types and associated type defaults for a
       * class
         to be the new, more restrictive types
      
       * splitting cid_fam_insts into cid_tyfam_insts and cid_datafam_insts,
         according to the new types
      
       * perhaps one or two more that I'm overlooking
      
      None of these changes has far-reaching implications.
      
      - The user manual, section 7.7.2.2, is updated to describe the new type
        family
        instances.
      8366792e
  12. 19 Dec, 2012 1 commit
  13. 14 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major refactoring of the way that UNPACK pragmas are handled · faa8ff40
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The situation was pretty dire.  The way in which data constructors
      were handled, notably the mapping between their *source* argument types
      and their *representation* argument types (after seq'ing and unpacking)
      was scattered in three different places, and hard to keep in sync.
      
      Now it is all in one place:
      
       * The dcRep field of a DataCon gives its representation,
         specified by a DataConRep
      
       * As well as having the wrapper, the DataConRep has a "boxer"
         of type DataConBoxer (defined in MkId for loopy reasons).
         The boxer used at a pattern match to reconstruct the source-level
         arguments from the rep-level bindings in the pattern match.
      
       * The unboxing in the wrapper and the boxing in the boxer are dual,
         and are now constructed together, by MkId.mkDataConRep. This is
         the key function of this change.
      
       * All the computeBoxingStrategy code in TcTyClsDcls disappears.
      
      Much nicer.
      
      There is a little bit of refactoring left to do; the strange
      deepSplitProductType functions are now called only in WwLib, so
      I moved them there, and I think they could be tidied up further.
      faa8ff40
  14. 13 Nov, 2012 1 commit
  15. 09 Oct, 2012 1 commit
    • ian@well-typed.com's avatar
      Make the opt_UF_* static flags dynamic · 0a768bcb
      ian@well-typed.com authored
      I also removed the default values from the "Discounts and thresholds"
      note: most of them were no longer up-to-date.
      
      Along the way I added FloatSuffix to the argument parser, analogous to
      IntSuffix.
      0a768bcb
  16. 02 Oct, 2012 1 commit
  17. 17 Sep, 2012 1 commit
  18. 24 Jul, 2012 2 commits
  19. 27 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add silent superclass parameters (again) · aa1e0976
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Silent superclass parameters solve the problem that
      the superclasses of a dicionary construction can easily
      turn out to be (wrongly) bottom.  The problem and solution
      are described in
         Note [Silent superclass arguments] in TcInstDcls
      
      I first implemented this fix (with Dimitrios) in Dec 2010, but removed
      it again in Jun 2011 becuase we thought it wasn't necessary any
      more. (The reason we thought it wasn't necessary is that we'd stopped
      generating derived superclass constraints for *wanteds*.  But we were
      wrong; that didn't solve the superclass-loop problem.)
      
      So we have to re-implement it.  It's not hard.  Main features:
      
        * The IdDetails for a DFunId says how many silent arguments it has
      
        * A DFunUnfolding describes which dictionary args are
          just parameters (DFunLamArg) and which are a function to apply
          to the parameters (DFunPolyArg).  This adds the DFunArg type
          to CoreSyn
      
        * Consequential changes to IfaceSyn.  (Binary hi file format changes
          slightly.)
      
        * TcInstDcls changes to generate the right dfuns
      
        * CoreSubst.exprIsConApp_maybe handles the new DFunUnfolding
      
      The thing taht is *not* done yet is to alter the vectoriser to
      pass the relevant extra argument when building a PA dictionary.
      aa1e0976
  20. 12 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  21. 06 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  22. 17 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  23. 03 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major refactoring of CoAxioms · 98a642cf
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch should have no user-visible effect.  It implements a
      significant internal refactoring of the way that FC axioms are
      handled.  The ultimate goal is to put us in a position to implement
      "pattern-matching axioms".  But the changes here are only does
      refactoring; there is no change in functionality.
      
      Specifically:
      
       * We now treat data/type family instance declarations very,
         very similarly to types class instance declarations:
      
         - Renamed InstEnv.Instance as InstEnv.ClsInst, for symmetry with
           FamInstEnv.FamInst.  This change does affect the GHC API, but
           for the better I think.
      
         - Previously, each family type/data instance declaration gave rise
           to a *TyCon*; typechecking a type/data instance decl produced
           that TyCon.  Now, each type/data instance gives rise to
           a *FamInst*, by direct analogy with each class instance
           declaration giving rise to a ClsInst.
      
         - Just as each ClsInst contains its evidence, a DFunId, so each FamInst
           contains its evidence, a CoAxiom.  See Note [FamInsts and CoAxioms]
           in FamInstEnv.  The CoAxiom is a System-FC thing, and can relate any
           two types, whereas the FamInst relates directly to the Haskell source
           language construct, and always has a function (F tys) on the LHS.
      
         - Just as a DFunId has its own declaration in an interface file, so now
           do CoAxioms (see IfaceSyn.IfaceAxiom).
      
         These changes give rise to almost all the refactoring.
      
       * We used to have a hack whereby a type family instance produced a dummy
         type synonym, thus
            type instance F Int = Bool -> Bool
         translated to
            axiom FInt :: F Int ~ R:FInt
            type R:FInt = Bool -> Bool
         This was always a hack, and now it's gone.  Instead the type instance
         declaration produces a FamInst, whose axiom has kind
            axiom FInt :: F Int ~ Bool -> Bool
         just as you'd expect.
      
       * Newtypes are done just as before; they generate a CoAxiom. These
         CoAxioms are "implicit" (do not generate an IfaceAxiom declaration),
         unlike the ones coming from family instance declarations.  See
         Note [Implicit axioms] in TyCon
      
      On the whole the code gets significantly nicer.  There were consequential
      tidy-ups in the vectoriser, but I think I got them right.
      98a642cf
  24. 16 Nov, 2011 1 commit
  25. 11 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • dreixel's avatar
      New kind-polymorphic core · 09015be8
      dreixel authored
      This big patch implements a kind-polymorphic core for GHC. The current
      implementation focuses on making sure that all kind-monomorphic programs still
      work in the new core; it is not yet guaranteed that kind-polymorphic programs
      (using the new -XPolyKinds flag) will work.
      
      For more information, see http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC/Kinds
      09015be8
  26. 04 Nov, 2011 1 commit
  27. 02 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Overhaul of infrastructure for profiling, coverage (HPC) and breakpoints · 7bb0447d
      Simon Marlow authored
      User visible changes
      ====================
      
      Profilng
      --------
      
      Flags renamed (the old ones are still accepted for now):
      
        OLD            NEW
        ---------      ------------
        -auto-all      -fprof-auto
        -auto          -fprof-exported
        -caf-all       -fprof-cafs
      
      New flags:
      
        -fprof-auto              Annotates all bindings (not just top-level
                                 ones) with SCCs
      
        -fprof-top               Annotates just top-level bindings with SCCs
      
        -fprof-exported          Annotates just exported bindings with SCCs
      
        -fprof-no-count-entries  Do not maintain entry counts when profiling
                                 (can make profiled code go faster; useful with
                                 heap profiling where entry counts are not used)
      
      Cost-centre stacks have a new semantics, which should in most cases
      result in more useful and intuitive profiles.  If you find this not to
      be the case, please let me know.  This is the area where I have been
      experimenting most, and the current solution is probably not the
      final version, however it does address all the outstanding bugs and
      seems to be better than GHC 7.2.
      
      Stack traces
      ------------
      
      +RTS -xc now gives more information.  If the exception originates from
      a CAF (as is common, because GHC tends to lift exceptions out to the
      top-level), then the RTS walks up the stack and reports the stack in
      the enclosing update frame(s).
      
      Result: +RTS -xc is much more useful now - but you still have to
      compile for profiling to get it.  I've played around a little with
      adding 'head []' to GHC itself, and +RTS -xc does pinpoint the problem
      quite accurately.
      
      I plan to add more facilities for stack tracing (e.g. in GHCi) in the
      future.
      
      Coverage (HPC)
      --------------
      
       * derived instances are now coloured yellow if they weren't used
       * likewise record field names
       * entry counts are more accurate (hpc --fun-entry-count)
       * tab width is now correct (markup was previously off in source with
         tabs)
      
      Internal changes
      ================
      
      In Core, the Note constructor has been replaced by
      
              Tick (Tickish b) (Expr b)
      
      which is used to represent all the kinds of source annotation we
      support: profiling SCCs, HPC ticks, and GHCi breakpoints.
      
      Depending on the properties of the Tickish, different transformations
      apply to Tick.  See CoreUtils.mkTick for details.
      
      Tickets
      =======
      
      This commit closes the following tickets, test cases to follow:
      
        - Close #2552: not a bug, but the behaviour is now more intuitive
          (test is T2552)
      
        - Close #680 (test is T680)
      
        - Close #1531 (test is result001)
      
        - Close #949 (test is T949)
      
        - Close #2466: test case has bitrotted (doesn't compile against current
          version of vector-space package)
      7bb0447d
  28. 17 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • Ian Lynagh's avatar
      Improve the handling of Integer literals · 1e87c0a6
      Ian Lynagh authored
      LitInteger now carries around the id of mkInteger, which it uses
      to construct the core to build Integer literals. This way we don't
      have to build in info about lots of Ids.
      
      We also no longer have any special-casing for integer-simple, so
      there is less code involved.
      1e87c0a6
  29. 15 Sep, 2011 1 commit
  30. 14 Sep, 2011 1 commit
  31. 13 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • Ian Lynagh's avatar
      change how Integer's are handled in Core · fdac48f3
      Ian Lynagh authored
      We now treat them as literals until CorePrep, when we finally
      convert them into the real Core representation. This makes it a lot
      simpler to implement built-in rules on them.
      fdac48f3
  32. 06 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • batterseapower's avatar
      Implement -XConstraintKind · 9729fe7c
      batterseapower authored
      Basically as documented in http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/KindFact,
      this patch adds a new kind Constraint such that:
      
        Show :: * -> Constraint
        (?x::Int) :: Constraint
        (Int ~ a) :: Constraint
      
      And you can write *any* type with kind Constraint to the left of (=>):
      even if that type is a type synonym, type variable, indexed type or so on.
      
      The following (somewhat related) changes are also made:
       1. We now box equality evidence. This is required because we want
          to give (Int ~ a) the *lifted* kind Constraint
       2. For similar reasons, implicit parameters can now only be of
          a lifted kind. (?x::Int#) => ty is now ruled out
       3. Implicit parameter constraints are now allowed in superclasses
          and instance contexts (this just falls out as OK with the new
          constraint solver)
      
      Internally the following major changes were made:
       1. There is now no PredTy in the Type data type. Instead
          GHC checks the kind of a type to figure out if it is a predicate
       2. There is now no AClass TyThing: we represent classes as TyThings
          just as a ATyCon (classes had TyCons anyway)
       3. What used to be (~) is now pretty-printed as (~#). The box
          constructor EqBox :: (a ~# b) -> (a ~ b)
       4. The type LCoercion is used internally in the constraint solver
          and type checker to represent coercions with free variables
          of type (a ~ b) rather than (a ~# b)
      9729fe7c
  33. 15 Jul, 2011 1 commit
  34. 22 Jun, 2011 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add equality superclasses · 940d1309
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Hurrah.  At last we can write
      
         class (F a ~ b) => C a b where { ... }
      
      This fruit of the fact that equalities are now values,
      and all evidence is handled uniformly.
      
      The main tricky point is that when translating to Core
      an evidence variable 'v' is represented either as
        either   Var v
        or       Coercion (CoVar v)
      depending on whether or not v is an equality.  This leads
      to a few annoying calls to 'varToCoreExpr'.
      940d1309
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Remove "silent superclass parameters" · a9d48fd9
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      We introduced silent superclass parameters as a way to avoid
      superclass loops, but we now solve that problem a different
      way ("derived" superclass constraints carry no evidence). So
      they aren't needed any more.
      
      Apart from being a needless complication, they broke DoCon.
      Admittedly in a very obscure way, but still the result is
      hard to explain. To see the details see Trac #5051, with
      test case typecheck/should_compile/T5051.  (The test is
      nice and small!)
      a9d48fd9
  35. 13 Jun, 2011 1 commit
  36. 12 May, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      The final batch of changes for the new coercion representation · c8c2f6bb
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Fix bugs in the packing and unpacking of data
        constructors with equality predicates in their types
      
      * Remove PredCo altogether; instead, coercions between predicated
        types (like  (Eq a, [a]~b) => blah) are treated as if they
        were precisely their underlying representation type
             Eq a -> ((~) [a] b) -> blah
        in this case
      
      * Similarly, Type.coreView no longer treats equality
        predciates specially.
      
      * Implement the cast-of-coercion optimisation in
        Simplify.simplCoercionF
      
      Numerous other small bug-fixes and refactorings.
      
      Annoyingly, OptCoercion had Windows line endings, and this
      patch switches to Unix, so it looks as if every line has changed.
      c8c2f6bb
  37. 19 Apr, 2011 1 commit