Add warning for invalid digits in integer literals
In its latest version, GHC can parse binary (with
-XBinaryLiterals), octal and hexadecimal literals:
> 0b101010 > 0o52 > 0x2A
Currently, the parser/lexer reads digits from the input as long as they are valid for the specified radix. All subsequent digits are interpreted as a new, separate token.
If the user uses a digit which isn't valid for the radix, it may be reported with a non-obvious error message, or interpreted in surprising ways:
> :t 0o567 0o576 :: Num a => a > :t 0o5678 0o5678 :: (Num (a -> t), Num a) => t > :t 0x1bfah <interactive>:1:7: Not in scope: ‘h’ > replicate 0o5678 [8,8,8,8,8,8,8...
We suggest warning the user when a literal of this sort is written, while respecting any other error messages and the original behaviour.
More specifically, the parser or lexer would give a warning if a token starting with an alphanumeric character is found immediately after a numeric literal, without a blank between them.