Simon Peyton Jones authored
Following a long conversation with Richard, this patch tidies up the handling of return kinds for data/newtype declarations (vanilla, family, and instance). I have substantially edited the Notes in TyCl, so they would bear careful reading. Fixes #18300, #18357 In GHC.Tc.Instance.Family.newFamInst we were checking some Lint-like properties with ASSSERT. Instead Richard and I have added a proper linter for axioms, and called it from lintGblEnv, which in turn is called in tcRnModuleTcRnM New tests (T18300, T18357) cause an ASSERT failure in HEAD.
Code owners : Ben Gamari