Commit 6efe04de authored by Committed by Marge Bot
Use HsTyPats in associated type family defaults
Associated type family default declarations behave strangely in a couple of ways: 1. If one tries to bind the type variables with an explicit `forall`, the `forall`'d part will simply be ignored. (#16110) 2. One cannot use visible kind application syntax on the left-hand sides of associated default equations, unlike every other form of type family equation. (#16356) Both of these issues have a common solution. Instead of using `LHsQTyVars` to represent the left-hand side arguments of an associated default equation, we instead use `HsTyPats`, which is what other forms of type family equations use. In particular, here are some highlights of this patch: * `FamEqn` is no longer parameterized by a `pats` type variable, as the `feqn_pats` field is now always `HsTyPats`. * The new design for `FamEqn` in chronicled in `Note [Type family instance declarations in HsSyn]`. * `TyFamDefltEqn` now becomes the same thing as `TyFamInstEqn`. This means that many of `TyFamDefltEqn`'s code paths can now reuse the code paths for `TyFamInstEqn`, resulting in substantial simplifications to various parts of the code dealing with associated type family defaults. Fixes #16110 and #16356.
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