Commit cd9b9459 authored by Committed by Marge Bot
Refactor TcDeriv to validity-check less in anyclass/via deriving (#13154)
Due to the way `DerivEnv` is currently structured, there is an invariant that every derived instance must consist of a class applied to a non-empty list of argument types, where the last argument *must* be an application of a type constructor to some arguments. This works for many cases, but there are also some design patterns in standalone `anyclass`/`via` deriving that are made impossible due to enforcing this invariant, as documented in #13154. This fixes #13154 by refactoring `TcDeriv` and friends to perform fewer validity checks when using the `anyclass` or `via` strategies. The highlights are as followed: * Five fields of `DerivEnv` have been factored out into a new `DerivInstTys` data type. These fields only make sense for instances that satisfy the invariant mentioned above, so `DerivInstTys` is now only used in `stock` and `newtype` deriving, but not in other deriving strategies. * There is now a `Note [DerivEnv and DerivSpecMechanism]` describing the bullet point above in more detail, as well as explaining the exact requirements that each deriving strategy imposes. * I've refactored `mkEqnHelp`'s call graph to be slightly less complicated. Instead of the previous `mkDataTypeEqn`/`mkNewTypeEqn` dichotomy, there is now a single entrypoint `mk_eqn`. * Various bits of code were tweaked so as not to use fields that are specific to `DerivInstTys` so that they may be used by all deriving strategies, since not all deriving strategies use `DerivInstTys`.
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