1. 02 Nov, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Use substTyUnchecked in TcMType.new_meta_tv_x · f4a14d6c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Sadly, one of the indirect callers of this function doesn't yet
      enforce the in-scope set.  It's in the TcHsType.tc_infer_args swamp,
      so I'm not going to wade in there today.
      
      The assertion tripped when investigating Trac #12785; but this patch
      does NOT fix the actual bug reported there.
      f4a14d6c
  2. 24 Oct, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Take account of kinds in promoteTcType · 08ba691a
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      One of the ASSERT failures in Trac #12762, namely the one for T4439,
      showed that I had not dealt correctly with promoting the kind of
      a type in promoteTcType.
      
      Happily I could fix this by simplifying InferRes (eliminating the
      ir_kind field), so things get better. And the ASSERT is fixed.
      08ba691a
  3. 21 Oct, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      A collection of type-inference refactorings. · 3f5673f3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch does a raft of useful tidy-ups in the type checker.
      I've been meaning to do this for some time, and finally made
      time to do it en route to ICFP.
      
      1. Modify TcType.ExpType to make a distinct data type,
         InferResult for the Infer case, and consequential
         refactoring.
      
      2. Define a new function TcUnify.fillInferResult, to fill in
         an InferResult. It uses TcMType.promoteTcType to promote
         the type to the level of the InferResult.
         See TcMType Note [Promoting a type]
         This refactoring is in preparation for an improvement
         to typechecking pattern bindings, coming next.
      
         I flirted with an elaborate scheme to give better
         higher rank inference, but it was just too complicated.
         See TcMType Note [Promotion and higher rank types]
      
      3. Add to InferResult a new field ir_inst :: Bool to say
         whether or not the type used to fill in the
         InferResult should be deeply instantiated.  See
         TcUnify Note [Deep instantiation of InferResult].
      
      4. Add a TcLevel to SkolemTvs. This will be useful generally
      
          - it's a fast way to see if the type
            variable escapes when floating (not used yet)
      
          - it provides a good consistency check when updating a
            unification variable (TcMType.writeMetaTyVarRef, the
            level_check_ok check)
      
         I originally had another reason (related to the flirting
         in (2), but I left it in because it seems like a step in
         the right direction.
      
      5. Reduce and simplify the plethora of uExpType,
         tcSubType and related functions in TcUnify.  It was
         such an opaque mess and it's still not great, but it's
         better.
      
      6. Simplify the uo_expected field of TypeEqOrigin.  Richard
         had generatlised it to a ExpType, but it was almost always
         a Check type.  Now it's back to being a plain TcType which
         is much, much easier.
      
      7. Improve error messages by refraining from skolemisation when
         it's clear that there's an error: see
         TcUnify Note [Don't skolemise unnecessarily]
      
      8. Type.isPiTy and isForAllTy seem to be missing a coreView check,
         so I added it
      
      9. Kill off tcs_used_tcvs.  Its purpose is to track the
         givens used by wanted constraints.  For dictionaries etc
         we do that via the free vars of the /bindings/ in the
         implication constraint ic_binds.  But for coercions we
         just do update-in-place in the type, rather than
         generating a binding.  So we need something analogous to
         bindings, to track what coercions we have added.
      
         That was the purpose of tcs_used_tcvs.  But it only
         worked for a /single/ iteration, whereas we may have
         multiple iterations of solving an implication.  Look
         at (the old) 'setImplicationStatus'.  If the constraint
         is unsolved, it just drops the used_tvs on the floor.
         If it becomes solved next time round, we'll pick up
         coercions used in that round, but ignore ones used in
         the first round.
      
         There was an outright bug.  Result = (potentialy) bogus
         unused-constraint errors.  Constructing a case where this
         actually happens seems quite trick so I did not do so.
      
         Solution: expand EvBindsVar to include the (free vars of
         the) coercions, so that the coercions are tracked in
         essentially the same way as the bindings.
      
         This turned out to be much simpler.  Less code, more
         correct.
      
      10. Make the ic_binds field in an implication have type
            ic_binds :: EvBindsVar
          instead of (as previously)
             ic_binds :: Maybe EvBindsVar
          This is notably simpler, and faster to use -- less
          testing of the Maybe.  But in the occaional situation
          where we don't have anywhere to put the bindings, the
          belt-and-braces error check is lost.  So I put it back
          as an ASSERT in 'setImplicationStatus' (see the use of
          'termEvidenceAllowed')
      
      All these changes led to quite bit of error message wibbling
      3f5673f3
  4. 15 Jun, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major patch to introduce TyConBinder · e368f326
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Before this patch, following the TypeInType innovations,
      each TyCon had two lists:
        - tyConBinders :: [TyBinder]
        - tyConTyVars  :: [TyVar]
      
      They were in 1-1 correspondence and contained
      overlapping information.  More broadly, there were many
      places where we had to pass around this pair of lists,
      instead of a single list.
      
      This commit tidies all that up, by having just one list of
      binders in a TyCon:
      
        - tyConBinders :: [TyConBinder]
      
      The new data types look like this:
      
        Var.hs:
           data TyVarBndr tyvar vis = TvBndr tyvar vis
           data VisibilityFlag = Visible | Specified | Invisible
           type TyVarBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
      
        TyCon.hs:
           type TyConBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar TyConBndrVis
      
           data TyConBndrVis
             = NamedTCB VisibilityFlag
             | AnonTCB
      
        TyCoRep.hs:
           data TyBinder
             = Named TyVarBinder
             | Anon Type
      
      Note that Var.TyVarBdr has moved from TyCoRep and has been
      made polymorphic in the tyvar and visiblity fields:
      
           type TyVarBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
              -- Used in ForAllTy
           type TyConBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar TyConBndrVis
              -- Used in TyCon
      
           type IfaceForAllBndr  = TyVarBndr IfaceTvBndr VisibilityFlag
           type IfaceTyConBinder = TyVarBndr IfaceTvBndr TyConBndrVis
               -- Ditto, in interface files
      
      There are a zillion knock-on changes, but everything
      arises from these types.  It was a bit fiddly to get the
      module loops to work out right!
      
      Some smaller points
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Nice new functions
          TysPrim.mkTemplateKiTyVars
          TysPrim.mkTemplateTyConBinders
        which help you make the tyvar binders for dependently-typed
        TyCons.  See comments with their definition.
      
      * The change showed up a bug in TcGenGenerics.tc_mkRepTy, where the code
        was making an assumption about the order of the kind variables in the
        kind of GHC.Generics.(:.:).  I fixed this; see TcGenGenerics.mkComp.
      e368f326
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-add FunTy (big patch) · 77bb0927
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      With TypeInType Richard combined ForAllTy and FunTy, but that was often
      awkward, and yielded little benefit becuase in practice the two were
      always treated separately.  This patch re-introduces FunTy.  Specfically
      
      * New type
          data TyVarBinder = TvBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
        This /always/ has a TyVar it.  In many places that's just what
        what we want, so there are /lots/ of TyBinder -> TyVarBinder changes
      
      * TyBinder still exists:
          data TyBinder = Named TyVarBinder | Anon Type
      
      * data Type = ForAllTy TyVarBinder Type
                  | FunTy Type Type
                  |  ....
      
      There are a LOT of knock-on changes, but they are all routine.
      
      The Haddock submodule needs to be updated too
      77bb0927
  5. 13 Jun, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up zonkQuantifiedTyVar · c28dde37
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I managed to eliminate the strange zonkQuantifiedTyVarOrType,
      which is no longer used.
      c28dde37
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve typechecking of let-bindings · 15b9bf4b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This major commit was initially triggered by #11339, but it spiraled
      into a major review of the way in which type signatures for bindings
      are handled, especially partial type signatures.  On the way I fixed a
      number of other bugs, namely
         #12069
         #12033
         #11700
         #11339
         #11670
      
      The main change is that I completely reorganised the way in which type
      signatures in bindings are handled. The new story is in TcSigs
      Note [Overview of type signatures].  Some specific:
      
      * Changes in the data types for signatures in TcRnTypes:
        TcIdSigInfo and new TcIdSigInst
      
      * New module TcSigs deals with typechecking type signatures
        and pragmas. It contains code mostly moved from TcBinds,
        which is already too big
      
      * HsTypes: I swapped the nesting of HsWildCardBndrs
        and HsImplicitBndsrs, so that the wildcards are on the
        oustide not the insidde in a LHsSigWcType.  This is just
        a matter of convenient, nothing deep.
      
      There are a host of other changes as knock-on effects, and
      it all took FAR longer than I anticipated :-).  But it is
      a significant improvement, I think.
      
      Lots of error messages changed slightly, some just variants but
      some modest improvements.
      
      New tests
      
      * typecheck/should_compile
          * SigTyVars: a scoped-tyvar test
          * ExPat, ExPatFail: existential pattern bindings
          * T12069
          * T11700
          * T11339
      
      * partial-sigs/should_compile
          * T12033
          * T11339a
          * T11670
      
      One thing to check:
      
      * Small change to output from ghc-api/landmines.
        Need to check with Alan Zimmerman
      15b9bf4b
  6. 25 May, 2016 1 commit
  7. 12 May, 2016 1 commit
  8. 10 May, 2016 2 commits
  9. 29 Apr, 2016 1 commit
  10. 26 Apr, 2016 2 commits
    • niteria's avatar
      Kill varSetElems try_tyvar_defaulting · 94320e1d
      niteria authored
      `varSetElems` introduces unnecessary nondeterminism and we can do
      the same thing deterministically for the same price.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin, simonmar, bgamari, simonpj
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2143
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #4012
      94320e1d
    • niteria's avatar
      Kill varSetElemsWellScoped in quantifyTyVars · c9bcaf31
      niteria authored
      varSetElemsWellScoped introduces unnecessary non-determinism in
      inferred type signatures.
      Removing this instance required changing the representation of
      TcDepVars to use deterministic sets.
      This is the last occurence of varSetElemsWellScoped, allowing me to
      finally remove it.
      
      Test Plan:
      ./validate
      I will update the expected outputs when commiting, some reordering
      of type variables in types is expected.
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, simonpj, austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie, simonmar
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2135
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #4012
      c9bcaf31
  11. 22 Apr, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Simplify defaultKindVar and friends · 970ff585
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I found zonkQuantifiedTyVar rather complicated, especially the two
      places where we defaulted RuntimeRep variables. This simplifies and
      modularises the story.
      
      Refactoring only.
      970ff585
  12. 19 Apr, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor computing dependent type vars · 17eb2419
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      There should be no change in behaviour here
      
      * Move splitDepVarsOfType(s) from Type to TcType
      
      * Define data type TcType.TcDepVars, document what it means,
        and use it where appropriate, notably in splitDepVarsOfType(s)
      
      * Use it in TcMType.quantifyTyVars and friends
      17eb2419
  13. 31 Mar, 2016 2 commits
  14. 29 Mar, 2016 1 commit
    • niteria's avatar
      Use a correct substitution in tcInstType · 73935326
      niteria authored
      `ty` doesn't have to be a closed type, so we need to add its
      free vars to the in-scope set. They don't seem to be
      available anywhere nearby, so we have to compute them.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin, bgamari, simonpj
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie, simonmar
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2042
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11371
      73935326
  15. 21 Mar, 2016 1 commit
  16. 15 Mar, 2016 2 commits
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix #11648. · 55577a91
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      We now check that a CUSK is really a CUSK and issue an error if
      it isn't. This also involves more solving and zonking in
      kcHsTyVarBndrs, which was the outright bug reported in #11648.
      
      Test cases: polykinds/T11648{,b}
      
      This updates the haddock submodule.
      
      [skip ci]
      55577a91
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix #11334. · 84c773e1
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Now we fail when trying to default non-*-kinded kind variables
      with -XNoPolyKinds.
      
      test case: dependent/should_fail/T11334
      
      [skip ci]
      84c773e1
  17. 24 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Address #11471 by putting RuntimeRep in kinds. · d8c64e86
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      See Note [TYPE] in TysPrim. There are still some outstanding
      pieces in #11471 though, so this doesn't actually nail the bug.
      
      This commit also contains a few performance improvements:
      
      * Short-cut equality checking of nullary type syns
      
      * Compare types before kinds in eqType
      
      * INLINE coreViewOneStarKind
      
      * Store tycon binders separately from kinds.
      
      This resulted in a ~10% performance improvement in compiling
      the Cabal package. No change in functionality other than
      performance. (This affects the interface file format, though.)
      
      This commit updates the haddock submodule.
      d8c64e86
  18. 18 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      (Another) minor refactoring of substitutions · b5292557
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      No change in functionality here, but greater clarity:
      
      * In FamInstEnv.FlattenEnv, kill off the fi_in_scope field
        We are already maintaining an in-scope set in the fe_subst field,
        so it's silly do to it twice.
      
        (This isn't strictly connected to the rest of this patch, but
        the nomenclature changes below affect the same code, so I put
        them together.)
      
      * TyCoRep.extendTCVSubst used to take a TyVar or a CoVar and work
        out what to do, but in fact we almost always know which of the
        two we are doing.  So:
          - define extendTvSubst, extendCvSubst
          - and use them
      
      * Similar renamings in TyCoRep:
         - extendTCvSubstList        -->   extendTvSubstList
         - extendTCvSubstBinder      -->   extendTvSubstBinder
         - extendTCvSubstAndInScope  --> extendTvSubstAndInScope
      
      * Add Type.extendTvSubstWithClone, extendCvSubstWithClone
      
      * Similar nomenclature changes in Subst, SimplEnv, Specialise
      
      * Kill off TyCoRep.substTelescope (never used)
      b5292557
  19. 17 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix #11313. · a6152159
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Previously, we looked through synonyms when counting arguments,
      but that's a bit silly.
      a6152159
  20. 12 Feb, 2016 1 commit
  21. 08 Feb, 2016 1 commit
  22. 02 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      TcMType: Add some elementary notes · 871c96f1
      Ben Gamari authored
      It's astoundingly difficult to find a good description of zonking. Given
      that there is a Stack Overflow question on the matter, I'm clearly not
      the only one who feels this way. Hopefully this will clarify the issue.
      
      Test Plan: Read it
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin, simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1859
      871c96f1
  23. 27 Jan, 2016 2 commits
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Refactor the typechecker to use ExpTypes. · 00cbbab3
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      The idea here is described in [wiki:Typechecker]. Briefly,
      this refactor keeps solid track of "synthesis" mode vs
      "checking" in GHC's bidirectional type-checking algorithm.
      When in synthesis mode, the expected type is just an IORef
      to write to.
      
      In addition, this patch does a significant reworking of
      RebindableSyntax, allowing much more freedom in the types
      of the rebindable operators. For example, we can now have
      `negate :: Int -> Bool` and
      `(>>=) :: m a -> (forall x. a x -> m b) -> m b`. The magic
      is in tcSyntaxOp.
      
      This addresses tickets #11397, #11452, and #11458.
      
      Tests:
        typecheck/should_compile/{RebindHR,RebindNegate,T11397,T11458}
        th/T11452
      00cbbab3
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix some substitution InScopeSets · 2899aa58
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This is relevant to #11371.
      2899aa58
  24. 26 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • niteria's avatar
      Construct in_scope set in mkTopTCvSubst · 144ddb41
      niteria authored
      The pre-condition on `mkTopTCvSubst` turned out to be wrong and
      not satisfied by any of the callers. I've fixed it, so that it
      constructs the in_scope set from the range of the substitution.
      `mkTopTCvSubst` was also unnecessarily general it is never called
      with `CoVars`, so I changed the type signature and added an assertion.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate --slow
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, simonpj, bgamari, austin
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1801
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11371
      144ddb41
  25. 19 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • niteria's avatar
      Check InScopeSet in substTy and provide substTyUnchecked · 9d33adb6
      niteria authored
      This adds sanity checks to `substTy` that implement:
      
      > when calling substTy subst ty it should be the case that the in-scope
      > set in the substitution is a superset of
      > * The free vars of the range of the substitution
      > * The free vars of ty minus the domain of the substitution
      
      and replaces violators with unchecked version. The violators were found
      by running the GHC test suite.
      
      This ensures that I can work on this incrementally and that what I fix won't
      be undone by some other change.
      
      It also includes a couple of fixes that I've already done.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonmar, goldfire, simonpj, austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1792
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11371
      9d33adb6
  26. 18 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Jan Stolarek's avatar
      Replace calls to `ptext . sLit` with `text` · b8abd852
      Jan Stolarek authored
      Summary:
      In the past the canonical way for constructing an SDoc string literal was the
      composition `ptext . sLit`.  But for some time now we have function `text` that
      does the same.  Plus it has some rules that optimize its runtime behaviour.
      This patch takes all uses of `ptext . sLit` in the compiler and replaces them
      with calls to `text`.  The main benefits of this patch are clener (shorter) code
      and less dependencies between module, because many modules now do not need to
      import `FastString`.  I don't expect any performance benefits - we mostly use
      SDocs to report errors and it seems there is little to be gained here.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, austin, goldfire, hvr, alanz
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1784
      b8abd852
  27. 07 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up tidySkolemInfo · 290a553e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Previously tidySkolemInfo used tidyOpenType, and returned a new
      TidyEnv.  But that's not needed any more, because all the skolems
      should be in scope in the constraint tree.
      
      I also removed a (now-unnecessary) field of UnifyForAllSkol
      290a553e
  28. 24 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Visible type application · 2db18b81
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This re-working of the typechecker algorithm is based on
      the paper "Visible type application", by Richard Eisenberg,
      Stephanie Weirich, and Hamidhasan Ahmed, to be published at
      ESOP'16.
      
      This patch introduces -XTypeApplications, which allows users
      to say, for example `id @Int`, which has type `Int -> Int`. See
      the changes to the user manual for details.
      
      This patch addresses tickets #10619, #5296, #10589.
      2db18b81
  29. 22 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix typechecking for pattern synonym signatures · f40e122b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Various tickets have revealed bad shortcomings in the typechecking of
      pattern type synonyms.  Discussed a lot in (the latter part of)
      Trac #11224.
      
      This patch fixes the most complex issues:
      
      - Both parser and renamer now treat pattern synonyms as an
        ordinary LHsSigType.  Nothing special.  Hooray.
      
      - tcPatSynSig (now in TcPatSyn) typechecks the signature, and
        decomposes it into its pieces.
        See Note [Pattern synonym signatures]
      
      - tcCheckPatSyn has had a lot of refactoring.
        See Note [Checking against a pattern signature]
      
      The result is a lot tidier and more comprehensible.
      Plus, it actually works!
      
      NB: this patch doesn't actually address the precise
          target of #11224, namely "inlining pattern synonym
          does not preserve semantics".  That's an unrelated
          bug, with a separate patch.
      
      ToDo: better documentation in the user manual
      
      Test Plan: Validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, goldfire
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, mpickering, thomie, simonpj
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1685
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11224
      f40e122b
  30. 15 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Expose enabled language extensions to TH · c1e25536
      Ben Gamari authored
      This exposes `template-haskell` functions for querying the language
      extensions which are enabled when compiling a module,
      
      - an `isExtEnabled` function to check whether an extension is enabled
      - an `extsEnabled` function to obtain a full list of enabled extensions
      
      To avoid code duplication this adds a `GHC.LanguageExtensions` module to
      `ghc-boot` and moves `DynFlags.ExtensionFlag` into it. A happy
      consequence of this is that the ungainly `DynFlags` lost around 500
      lines. Moreover, flags corresponding to language extensions are now
      clearly distinguished from other flags due to the `LangExt.*` prefix.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      This fixes #10820.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, spinda, hvr, goldfire, alanz
      
      Reviewed By: goldfire
      
      Subscribers: mpickering, RyanGlScott, hvr, simonpj, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1200
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #10820
      c1e25536
  31. 11 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Add kind equalities to GHC. · 67465497
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This implements the ideas originally put forward in
      "System FC with Explicit Kind Equality" (ICFP'13).
      
      There are several noteworthy changes with this patch:
       * We now have casts in types. These change the kind
         of a type. See new constructor `CastTy`.
      
       * All types and all constructors can be promoted.
         This includes GADT constructors. GADT pattern matches
         take place in type family equations. In Core,
         types can now be applied to coercions via the
         `CoercionTy` constructor.
      
       * Coercions can now be heterogeneous, relating types
         of different kinds. A coercion proving `t1 :: k1 ~ t2 :: k2`
         proves both that `t1` and `t2` are the same and also that
         `k1` and `k2` are the same.
      
       * The `Coercion` type has been significantly enhanced.
         The documentation in `docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf` reflects
         the new reality.
      
       * The type of `*` is now `*`. No more `BOX`.
      
       * Users can write explicit kind variables in their code,
         anywhere they can write type variables. For backward compatibility,
         automatic inference of kind-variable binding is still permitted.
      
       * The new extension `TypeInType` turns on the new user-facing
         features.
      
       * Type families and synonyms are now promoted to kinds. This causes
         trouble with parsing `*`, leading to the somewhat awkward new
         `HsAppsTy` constructor for `HsType`. This is dispatched with in
         the renamer, where the kind `*` can be told apart from a
         type-level multiplication operator. Without `-XTypeInType` the
         old behavior persists. With `-XTypeInType`, you need to import
         `Data.Kind` to get `*`, also known as `Type`.
      
       * The kind-checking algorithms in TcHsType have been significantly
         rewritten to allow for enhanced kinds.
      
       * The new features are still quite experimental and may be in flux.
      
       * TODO: Several open tickets: #11195, #11196, #11197, #11198, #11203.
      
       * TODO: Update user manual.
      
      Tickets addressed: #9017, #9173, #7961, #10524, #8566, #11142.
      Updates Haddock submodule.
      67465497
  32. 03 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Georgios Karachalias's avatar
      Major Overhaul of Pattern Match Checking (Fixes #595) · 8a506104
      Georgios Karachalias authored
      This patch adresses several problems concerned with exhaustiveness and
      redundancy checking of pattern matching. The list of improvements includes:
      
      * Making the check type-aware (handles GADTs, Type Families, DataKinds, etc.).
        This fixes #4139, #3927, #8970 and other related tickets.
      
      * Making the check laziness-aware. Cases that are overlapped but affect
        evaluation are issued now with "Patterns have inaccessible right hand side".
        Additionally, "Patterns are overlapped" is now replaced by "Patterns are
        redundant".
      
      * Improved messages for literals. This addresses tickets #5724, #2204, etc.
      
      * Improved reasoning concerning cases where simple and overloaded
        patterns are matched (See #322).
      
      * Substantially improved reasoning for pattern guards. Addresses #3078.
      
      * OverloadedLists extension does not break exhaustiveness checking anymore
        (addresses #9951). Note that in general this cannot be handled but if we know
        that an argument has type '[a]', we treat it as a list since, the instance of
        'IsList' gives the identity for both 'fromList' and 'toList'. If the type is
        not clear or is not the list type, then the check cannot do much still. I am
        a bit concerned about OverlappingInstances though, since one may override the
        '[a]' instance with e.g. an '[Int]' instance that is not the identity.
      
      * Improved reasoning for nested pattern matching (partial solution). Now we
        propagate type and (some) term constraints deeper when checking, so we can
        detect more inconsistencies. For example, this is needed for #4139.
      
      I am still not satisfied with several things but I would like to address at
      least the following before the next release:
          Term constraints are too many and not printed for non-exhaustive matches
      (with the exception of literals). This sometimes results in two identical (in
      appearance) uncovered warnings. Unless we actually show their difference, I
      would like to have a single warning.
      8a506104
  33. 01 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor treatment of wildcards · 1e041b73
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch began as a modest refactoring of HsType and friends, to
      clarify and tidy up exactly where quantification takes place in types.
      Although initially driven by making the implementation of wildcards more
      tidy (and fixing a number of bugs), I gradually got drawn into a pretty
      big process, which I've been doing on and off for quite a long time.
      
      There is one compiler performance regression as a result of all
      this, in perf/compiler/T3064.  I still need to look into that.
      
      * The principal driving change is described in Note [HsType binders]
        in HsType.  Well worth reading!
      
      * Those data type changes drive almost everything else.  In particular
        we now statically know where
      
             (a) implicit quantification only (LHsSigType),
                 e.g. in instance declaratios and SPECIALISE signatures
      
             (b) implicit quantification and wildcards (LHsSigWcType)
                 can appear, e.g. in function type signatures
      
      * As part of this change, HsForAllTy is (a) simplified (no wildcards)
        and (b) split into HsForAllTy and HsQualTy.  The two contructors
        appear when and only when the correponding user-level construct
        appears.  Again see Note [HsType binders].
      
        HsExplicitFlag disappears altogether.
      
      * Other simplifications
      
           - ExprWithTySig no longer needs an ExprWithTySigOut variant
      
           - TypeSig no longer needs a PostRn name [name] field
             for wildcards
      
           - PatSynSig records a LHsSigType rather than the decomposed
             pieces
      
           - The mysterious 'GenericSig' is now 'ClassOpSig'
      
      * Renamed LHsTyVarBndrs to LHsQTyVars
      
      * There are some uninteresting knock-on changes in Haddock,
        because of the HsSyn changes
      
      I also did a bunch of loosely-related changes:
      
      * We already had type synonyms CoercionN/CoercionR for nominal and
        representational coercions.  I've added similar treatment for
      
            TcCoercionN/TcCoercionR
      
            mkWpCastN/mkWpCastN
      
        All just type synonyms but jolly useful.
      
      * I record-ised ForeignImport and ForeignExport
      
      * I improved the (poor) fix to Trac #10896, by making
        TcTyClsDecls.checkValidTyCl recover from errors, but adding a
        harmless, abstract TyCon to the envt if so.
      
      * I did some significant refactoring in RnEnv.lookupSubBndrOcc,
        for reasons that I have (embarrassingly) now totally forgotten.
        It had to do with something to do with import and export
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      1e041b73