1. 12 Dec, 2014 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Rewrite `Coercible` solver · 0cc47eb9
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Summary:
      This is a rewrite of the algorithm to solve for Coercible "instances".
      
      A preliminary form of these ideas is at
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Design/NewCoercibleSolver
      
      The basic idea here is that the `EqPred` constructor of `PredTree`
      now is parameterised by a new type `EqRel` (where
      `data EqRel = NomEq | ReprEq`). Thus, every equality constraint can
      now talk about nominal equality (the usual case) or representational
      equality (the `Coercible` case).
      
      This is a change from the previous
      behavior where `Coercible` was just considered a regular class with
      a special case in `matchClassInst`.
      
      Because of this change, representational equalities are now
      canonicalized just like nominal ones, allowing more equalities
      to be solved -- in particular, the case at the top of #9117.
      
      A knock-on effect is that the flattener must be aware of the
      choice of equality relation, because the inert set now stores
      both representational inert equalities alongside the nominal
      inert equalities. Of course, we can use representational equalities
      to rewrite only within another representational equality --
      thus the parameterization of the flattener.
      
      A nice side effect of this change is that I've introduced a new
      type `CtFlavour`, which tracks G vs. W vs. D, removing some ugliness
      in the flattener.
      
      This commit includes some refactoring as discussed on D546.
      It also removes the ability of Deriveds to rewrite Deriveds.
      
      This fixes bugs #9117 and #8984.
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, austin, nomeata
      
      Subscribers: carter, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D546
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9117, #8984
      0cc47eb9
  2. 03 Dec, 2014 1 commit
  3. 04 Nov, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor skolemising, and newClsInst · 54f91886
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This makes newClsInst (was mkInstance) look more like newFamInst, and simplifies
      the plumbing of the overlap flag, and ensures that freshening (required by
      the InstEnv stuff) happens in one place.
      
      On the way I also tided up the rather ragged family of tcInstSkolTyVars and
      friends.  The result at least has more uniform naming.
      54f91886
  4. 26 Sep, 2014 1 commit
  5. 19 Sep, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Clean up Coercible handling, and interaction of data families with newtypes · 0aaf812e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch fixes Trac #9580, in which the Coercible machinery succeeded
      even though the relevant data constructor was not in scope.
      
      As usual I got dragged into a raft of refactoring changes,
      all for the better.
      
      * Delete TcEvidence.coercionToTcCoercion (now unused)
      
      * Move instNewTyConTF_maybe, instNewTyCon_maybe to FamInst,
        and rename them to tcInstNewTyConTF_maybe, tcInstNewTyCon
        (They both return TcCoercions.)
      
      * tcInstNewTyConTF_maybe also gets more convenient type,
        which improves TcInteract.getCoercibleInst
      
      * Define FamInst.tcLookupDataFamInst, and use it in TcDeriv,
        (as well as in tcInstNewTyConTF_maybe)
      
      * Improve error report for Coercible errors, when data familes
        are involved  Another use of tcLookupDataFamInst
      
      * In TcExpr.tcTagToEnum, use tcLookupDataFamInst to replace
        local hacky code
      
      * Fix Coercion.instNewTyCon_maybe and Type.newTyConInstRhs to deal
        with eta-reduced newtypes, using
        (new) Type.unwrapNewTyConEtad_maybe and (new) Type.applyTysX
      
      Some small refactoring of TcSMonad.matchFam.
      0aaf812e
  6. 18 Jul, 2014 1 commit
  7. 15 May, 2014 1 commit
    • Herbert Valerio Riedel's avatar
      Add LANGUAGE pragmas to compiler/ source files · 23892440
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      In some cases, the layout of the LANGUAGE/OPTIONS_GHC lines has been
      reorganized, while following the convention, to
      
      - place `{-# LANGUAGE #-}` pragmas at the top of the source file, before
        any `{-# OPTIONS_GHC #-}`-lines.
      
      - Moreover, if the list of language extensions fit into a single
        `{-# LANGUAGE ... -#}`-line (shorter than 80 characters), keep it on one
        line. Otherwise split into `{-# LANGUAGE ... -#}`-lines for each
        individual language extension. In both cases, try to keep the
        enumeration alphabetically ordered.
        (The latter layout is preferable as it's more diff-friendly)
      
      While at it, this also replaces obsolete `{-# OPTIONS ... #-}` pragma
      occurences by `{-# OPTIONS_GHC ... #-}` pragmas.
      23892440
  8. 07 Mar, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix the treatment of lexically scoped kind variables (Trac #8856) · cf1a0f97
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The issue here is described in Note [Binding scoped type variables] in
      TcPat.  When implementing this fix I was able to make things quite a
      bit simpler:
       * The type variables in a type signature now never unify
         with each other, and so can be straightfoward skolems.
       * We only need the SigTv stuff for signatures in patterns,
         and for kind variables.
      cf1a0f97
  9. 09 Jan, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-work the naming story for the GHCi prompt (Trac #8649) · 73c08ab1
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The basic idea here is simple, and described in Note [The interactive package]
      in HscTypes, which starts thus:
      
          Note [The interactive package]
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Type and class declarations at the command prompt are treated as if
          they were defined in modules
             interactive:Ghci1
             interactive:Ghci2
             ...etc...
          with each bunch of declarations using a new module, all sharing a
          common package 'interactive' (see Module.interactivePackageId, and
          PrelNames.mkInteractiveModule).
      
          This scheme deals well with shadowing.  For example:
      
             ghci> data T = A
             ghci> data T = B
             ghci> :i A
             data Ghci1.T = A  -- Defined at <interactive>:2:10
      
          Here we must display info about constructor A, but its type T has been
          shadowed by the second declaration.  But it has a respectable
          qualified name (Ghci1.T), and its source location says where it was
          defined.
      
          So the main invariant continues to hold, that in any session an original
          name M.T only refers to oe unique thing.  (In a previous iteration both
          the T's above were called :Interactive.T, albeit with different uniques,
          which gave rise to all sorts of trouble.)
      
      This scheme deals nicely with the original problem.  It allows us to
      eliminate a couple of grotseque hacks
        - Note [Outputable Orig RdrName] in HscTypes
        - Note [interactive name cache] in IfaceEnv
      (both these comments have gone, because the hacks they describe are no
      longer necessary). I was also able to simplify Outputable.QueryQualifyName,
      so that it takes a Module/OccName as args rather than a Name.
      
      However, matters are never simple, and this change took me an
      unreasonably long time to get right.  There are some details in
      Note [The interactive package] in HscTypes.
      73c08ab1
  10. 13 Nov, 2013 1 commit
    • Iavor S. Diatchki's avatar
      Make type-level evaluation work with :kind! · b2fa2d41
      Iavor S. Diatchki authored
      The main change is to add a case to `reduceTyFamApp_maybe` to evaluate
      built-in type constructors (e.g., (+), (*), and friends).
      
      To avoid problems with recursive modules, I moved the definition of
      TcBuiltInSynFamily from `FamInst` to `FamInstEnv`.  I am still not sure if
      this is the right place.
      
      There is also a wibble that it'd be nice to fix:
      
      when we evaluate a built-in type function, using`sfMatchFam`, we get
      a `TcCoercion`.  However, `reduceTyFamApp_maybe` needs a `Corecion`.
      I couldn't find a nice way to convert between the two, so I resorted to
      a bit of hack (marked with `XXX`).
      
      The hack is that we happen to know that the built-in constructors for
      the type-nat functions always return coercions of shape `TcAxiomRuleCo`,
      with no assumptions, so it easy to convert `TcCoercion` to `Coercion`
      in this one case.  This is enough to make things work, but it is clearly
      a cludge.
      b2fa2d41
  11. 01 Oct, 2013 1 commit
  12. 13 Sep, 2013 1 commit
    • Iavor S. Diatchki's avatar
      Add support for evaluation of type-level natural numbers. · 1f77a534
      Iavor S. Diatchki authored
      This patch implements some simple evaluation of type-level expressions
      featuring natural numbers.  We can evaluate *concrete* expressions that
      use the built-in type families (+), (*), (^), and (<=?), declared in
      GHC.TypeLits.   We can also do some type inference involving these
      functions.  For example, if we encounter a constraint such as `(2 + x) ~ 5`
      we can infer that `x` must be 3.  Note, however, this is used only to
      resolve unification variables (i.e., as a form of a constraint improvement)
      and not to generate new facts.  This is similar to how functional
      dependencies work in GHC.
      
      The patch adds a new form of coercion, `AxiomRuleCo`, which makes use
      of a new form of axiom called `CoAxiomRule`.  This is the form of evidence
      generate when we solve a constraint, such as `(1 + 2) ~ 3`.
      
      The patch also adds support for built-in type-families, by adding a new
      form of TyCon rhs: `BuiltInSynFamTyCon`.  such built-in type-family
      constructors contain a record with functions that are used by the
      constraint solver to simplify and improve constraints involving the
      built-in function (see `TcInteract`).  The record in defined in `FamInst`.
      
      The type constructors and rules for evaluating the type-level functions
      are in a new module called `TcTypeNats`.
      1f77a534
  13. 28 Jun, 2013 1 commit
  14. 21 Jun, 2013 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Revise implementation of overlapping type family instances. · 569b2652
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This commit changes the syntax and story around overlapping type
      family instances. Before, we had "unbranched" instances and
      "branched" instances. Now, we have closed type families and
      open ones.
      
      The behavior of open families is completely unchanged. In particular,
      coincident overlap of open type family instances still works, despite
      emails to the contrary.
      
      A closed type family is declared like this:
      > type family F a where
      >   F Int = Bool
      >   F a   = Char
      The equations are tried in order, from top to bottom, subject to
      certain constraints, as described in the user manual. It is not
      allowed to declare an instance of a closed family.
      569b2652
  15. 30 May, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Eta-reduce data/newtype family instance axioms (Trac #4185) · 827cc509
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This long-overdue fix arranges to eta-reduce the axiom for a
      data/newtype instance in the same way that we have longq
      eta-reduced the axiom for a newtype.
      
      See Note [Eta reduction for data family axioms] in TcInstDcls
      and Note [Deriving, type families, and partial applications] in TcDeriv.
      827cc509
  16. 25 Apr, 2013 1 commit
  17. 28 Jan, 2013 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Pure refactoring · f1fa6eb2
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Move tidyType and friends from TcType to TypeRep
        (It was always wrong to have it in TcType.)
      
      * Move mkCoAxBranch and friends from FamInst to Coercion
      
      * Move pprCoAxBranch and friends from FamInstEnv to Coercion
      
      No change in functionality, though there might be a little
      wibble in error message output, because I combined two different
      functions both called pprCoAxBranch!
      f1fa6eb2
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More refactoring of FamInst/FamInstEnv; finally fixes Trac #7524 · a98e51ec
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Quite a bit of tidying up here; the fix to #7524 is actually
      only a small part.
      
      * Be fully clear that the cab_tvs in a CoAxBranch are not
        fresh.  See Note [CoAxBranch type variables] in CoAxiom.
      
      * Use CoAxBranch to replace the ATDfeault type in Class.
        CoAxBranch is perfect here.  This change allowed me to
        delete quite a bit of boilerplate code, including the
        corresponding IfaceSynType.
      
      * Tidy up the construction of CoAxBranches, and when FamIntBranch is
        freshened.  The latter onw happens only in FamInst.newFamInst.
      
      * Tidy the tyvars of a CoAxBranch when we build them, done in
        FamInst.mkCoAxBranch.  See Note [Tidy axioms when we build them]
        in that module.  This is what fixes #7524.
      
      Much niceer now.
      a98e51ec
  18. 09 Jan, 2013 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More tidying up in FamInstBranch · 4737d64e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In particular I removed the fib_index and fib_loc fields.
      The "master version" is in the CoAxiom; the FamInstBranches
      are only for matching.
      4737d64e
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix Trac #7560. · 851e4e76
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Code in conflictInstErr did not handle the case where some branches
      of a branched family instance had an error and some didn't. It was
      all or nothing. Now, if there are no conflicts for a given branch,
      conflictInstErr just ignores the branch instead of panicking.
      851e4e76
  19. 05 Jan, 2013 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Refactor invariants for FamInsts. · 5765248b
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This commit mirrors work done in the commit for ClsInsts, 5efe9b...
      
      Specifically:
      - All FamInsts have *fresh* type variables. So, no more freshness work
      in addLocalFamInst
      
      Also:
      - Some pretty-printing code around FamInsts was cleaned up a bit
      This caused location information to be added to CoAxioms and index
      information to be added to FamInstBranches.
      5765248b
  20. 02 Jan, 2013 2 commits
  21. 22 Dec, 2012 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Implement overlapping type family instances. · 8366792e
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      An ordered, overlapping type family instance is introduced by 'type
      instance
      where', followed by equations. See the new section in the user manual
      (7.7.2.2) for details. The canonical example is Boolean equality at the
      type
      level:
      
      type family Equals (a :: k) (b :: k) :: Bool
      type instance where
        Equals a a = True
        Equals a b = False
      
      A branched family instance, such as this one, checks its equations in
      order
      and applies only the first the matches. As explained in the note
      [Instance
      checking within groups] in FamInstEnv.lhs, we must be careful not to
      simplify,
      say, (Equals Int b) to False, because b might later unify with Int.
      
      This commit includes all of the commits on the overlapping-tyfams
      branch. SPJ
      requested that I combine all my commits over the past several months
      into one
      monolithic commit. The following GHC repos are affected: ghc, testsuite,
      utils/haddock, libraries/template-haskell, and libraries/dph.
      
      Here are some details for the interested:
      
      - The definition of CoAxiom has been moved from TyCon.lhs to a
        new file CoAxiom.lhs. I made this decision because of the
        number of definitions necessary to support BranchList.
      
      - BranchList is a GADT whose type tracks whether it is a
        singleton list or not-necessarily-a-singleton-list. The reason
        I introduced this type is to increase static checking of places
        where GHC code assumes that a FamInst or CoAxiom is indeed a
        singleton. This assumption takes place roughly 10 times
        throughout the code. I was worried that a future change to GHC
        would invalidate the assumption, and GHC might subtly fail to
        do the right thing. By explicitly labeling CoAxioms and
        FamInsts as being Unbranched (singleton) or
        Branched (not-necessarily-singleton), we make this assumption
        explicit and checkable. Furthermore, to enforce the accuracy of
        this label, the list of branches of a CoAxiom or FamInst is
        stored using a BranchList, whose constructors constrain its
        type index appropriately.
      
      I think that the decision to use BranchList is probably the most
      controversial decision I made from a code design point of view.
      Although I provide conversions to/from ordinary lists, it is more
      efficient to use the brList... functions provided in CoAxiom than
      always to convert. The use of these functions does not wander far
      from the core CoAxiom/FamInst logic.
      
      BranchLists are motivated and explained in the note [Branched axioms] in
      CoAxiom.lhs.
      
      - The CoAxiom type has changed significantly. You can see the new
        type in CoAxiom.lhs. It uses a CoAxBranch type to track
        branches of the CoAxiom. Correspondingly various functions
        producing and consuming CoAxioms had to change, including the
        binary layout of interface files.
      
      - To get branched axioms to work correctly, it is important to have a
        notion
        of type "apartness": two types are apart if they cannot unify, and no
        substitution of variables can ever get them to unify, even after type
      family
        simplification. (This is different than the normal failure to unify
      because
        of the type family bit.) This notion in encoded in tcApartTys, in
      Unify.lhs.
        Because apartness is finer-grained than unification, the tcUnifyTys
      now
        calls tcApartTys.
      
      - CoreLinting axioms has been updated, both to reflect the new
        form of CoAxiom and to enforce the apartness rules of branch
        application. The formalization of the new rules is in
        docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf.
      
      - The FamInst type (in types/FamInstEnv.lhs) has changed
        significantly, paralleling the changes to CoAxiom. Of course,
        this forced minor changes in many files.
      
      - There are several new Notes in FamInstEnv.lhs, including one
        discussing confluent overlap and why we're not doing it.
      
      - lookupFamInstEnv, lookupFamInstEnvConflicts, and
        lookup_fam_inst_env' (the function that actually does the work)
        have all been more-or-less completely rewritten. There is a
        Note [lookup_fam_inst_env' implementation] describing the
        implementation. One of the changes that affects other files is
        to change the type of matches from a pair of (FamInst, [Type])
        to a new datatype (which now includes the index of the matching
        branch). This seemed a better design.
      
      - The TySynInstD constructor in Template Haskell was updated to
        use the new datatype TySynEqn. I also bumped the TH version
        number, requiring changes to DPH cabal files. (That's why the
        DPH repo has an overlapping-tyfams branch.)
      
      - As SPJ requested, I refactored some of the code in HsDecls:
      
       * splitting up TyDecl into SynDecl and DataDecl, correspondingly
         changing HsTyDefn to HsDataDefn (with only one constructor)
      
       * splitting FamInstD into TyFamInstD and DataFamInstD and
         splitting FamInstDecl into DataFamInstDecl and TyFamInstDecl
      
       * making the ClsInstD take a ClsInstDecl, for parallelism with
         InstDecl's other constructors
      
       * changing constructor TyFamily into FamDecl
      
       * creating a FamilyDecl type that stores the details for a family
         declaration; this is useful because FamilyDecls can appear in classes
      but
         other decls cannot
      
       * restricting the associated types and associated type defaults for a
       * class
         to be the new, more restrictive types
      
       * splitting cid_fam_insts into cid_tyfam_insts and cid_datafam_insts,
         according to the new types
      
       * perhaps one or two more that I'm overlooking
      
      None of these changes has far-reaching implications.
      
      - The user manual, section 7.7.2.2, is updated to describe the new type
        family
        instances.
      8366792e
  22. 02 Oct, 2012 1 commit
  23. 01 Oct, 2012 1 commit
  24. 05 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  25. 25 Apr, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More fixes to kind polymorphism, fixes Trac #6035, #6036 · 2316a90d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Significant refactoring in tcFamPats and tcConDecl
      
      * It seems that we have to allow KindVars (not just
        TcKindVars during kind unification.  See
        Note [Unifying kind variables] in TcUnify.
      
      * Be consistent about zonkQuantifiedTyVars
      
      * Split the TcType->TcType zonker (in TcMType)
         from the TcType->Type   zonker (in TcHsSyn)
        The clever parameterisation was doing my head in,
        and it's only a small function
      
      * Remove some dead code (tcTyVarBndrsGen)
      2316a90d
  26. 23 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  27. 28 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  28. 02 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Hurrah! This major commit adds support for scoped kind variables, · 3bf54e78
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      which (finally) fills out the functionality of polymorphic kinds.
      It also fixes numerous bugs.
      
      Main changes are:
      
      Renaming stuff
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * New type in HsTypes:
           data HsBndrSig sig = HsBSig sig [Name]
        which is used for type signatures in patterns, and kind signatures
        in types.  So when you say
             f (x :: [a]) = x ++ x
        or
             data T (f :: k -> *) (x :: *) = MkT (f x)
        the signatures in both cases are a HsBndrSig.
      
      * The [Name] in HsBndrSig records the variables bound by the
        pattern, that is 'a' in the first example, 'k' in the second,
        and nothing in the third.  The renamer initialises the field.
      
      * As a result I was able to get rid of
           RnHsSyn.extractHsTyNames :: LHsType Name -> NameSet
        and its friends altogether.  Deleted the entire module!
        This led to some knock-on refactoring; in particular the
        type renamer now returns the free variables just like the
        term renamer.
      
      Kind-checking types: mainly TcHsType
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      A major change is that instead of kind-checking types in two
      passes, we now do one. Under the old scheme, the first pass did
      kind-checking and (hackily) annotated the HsType with the
      inferred kinds; and the second pass desugared the HsType to a
      Type.  But now that we have kind variables inside types, the
      first pass (TcHsType.tc_hs_type) can go straight to Type, and
      zonking will squeeze out any kind unification variables later.
      
      This is much nicer, but it was much more fiddly than I had expected.
      
      The nastiest corner is this: it's very important that tc_hs_type
      uses lazy constructors to build the returned type. See
      Note [Zonking inside the knot] in TcHsType.
      
      Type-checking type and class declarations: mainly TcTyClsDecls
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I did tons of refactoring in TcTyClsDecls.  Simpler and nicer now.
      
      Typechecking bindings: mainly TcBinds
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I rejigged (yet again) the handling of type signatures in TcBinds.
      It's a bit simpler now.  The main change is that tcTySigs goes
      right through to a TcSigInfo in one step; previously it was split
      into two, part here and part later.
      
      Unsafe coercions
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Usually equality coercions have exactly the same kind on both
      sides.  But we do allow an *unsafe* coercion between Int# and Bool,
      say, used in
          case error Bool "flah" of { True -> 3#; False -> 0# }
      -->
          (error Bool "flah") |> unsafeCoerce Bool Int#
      
      So what is the instantiation of (~#) here?
         unsafeCoerce Bool Int# :: (~#) ??? Bool Int#
      I'm using OpenKind here for now, but it's un-satisfying that
      the lhs and rhs of the ~ don't have precisely the same kind.
      
      More minor
      ~~~~~~~~~~
      * HsDecl.TySynonym has its free variables attached, which makes
        the cycle computation in TcTyDecls.mkSynEdges easier.
      
      * Fixed a nasty reversed-comparison bug in FamInstEnv:
        @@ -490,7 +490,7 @@ lookup_fam_inst_env' match_fun one_sided ie fam tys
           n_tys = length tys
           extra_tys = drop arity tys
           (match_tys, add_extra_tys)
      -       | arity > n_tys = (take arity tys, \res_tys -> res_tys ++ extra_tys)
      +       | arity < n_tys = (take arity tys, \res_tys -> res_tys ++ extra_tys)
              | otherwise     = (tys,            \res_tys -> res_tys)
      3bf54e78
  29. 10 Feb, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Complete fix of #5820 · 15ec8835
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      There are two related changes in here
      
      a) Fix TcRnDriver.setInteractiveContext so that it initialises
         tcg_insts and tcg_fam_insts, as well as the corresponding
         tcg_inst_env and tcg_fam_inst_env fields.  Vital!
      
      b) Fix FamInst.tcExtendLocalFamInstEnv for the GHCi case.
         It had a special HACK to allow family instances to be overridden
         in GHCi.  Fair enough, but
           * It was only affecting the tcg_fam_inst_env, not tcg_fam_insts
           * It overrode home-package instances as well as ones entered
             at the GHCi prompt, which probably wasn't intended.
      
         I fixed both of these, and also narrowed the scope of what it does
         to override only *identical* instances, rather than any ones that
         conflict.  If people yelp about this we can return to the question,
         but for now it narrows the range of the HACK
      15ec8835
  30. 19 Jan, 2012 1 commit
  31. 03 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major refactoring of CoAxioms · 98a642cf
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch should have no user-visible effect.  It implements a
      significant internal refactoring of the way that FC axioms are
      handled.  The ultimate goal is to put us in a position to implement
      "pattern-matching axioms".  But the changes here are only does
      refactoring; there is no change in functionality.
      
      Specifically:
      
       * We now treat data/type family instance declarations very,
         very similarly to types class instance declarations:
      
         - Renamed InstEnv.Instance as InstEnv.ClsInst, for symmetry with
           FamInstEnv.FamInst.  This change does affect the GHC API, but
           for the better I think.
      
         - Previously, each family type/data instance declaration gave rise
           to a *TyCon*; typechecking a type/data instance decl produced
           that TyCon.  Now, each type/data instance gives rise to
           a *FamInst*, by direct analogy with each class instance
           declaration giving rise to a ClsInst.
      
         - Just as each ClsInst contains its evidence, a DFunId, so each FamInst
           contains its evidence, a CoAxiom.  See Note [FamInsts and CoAxioms]
           in FamInstEnv.  The CoAxiom is a System-FC thing, and can relate any
           two types, whereas the FamInst relates directly to the Haskell source
           language construct, and always has a function (F tys) on the LHS.
      
         - Just as a DFunId has its own declaration in an interface file, so now
           do CoAxioms (see IfaceSyn.IfaceAxiom).
      
         These changes give rise to almost all the refactoring.
      
       * We used to have a hack whereby a type family instance produced a dummy
         type synonym, thus
            type instance F Int = Bool -> Bool
         translated to
            axiom FInt :: F Int ~ R:FInt
            type R:FInt = Bool -> Bool
         This was always a hack, and now it's gone.  Instead the type instance
         declaration produces a FamInst, whose axiom has kind
            axiom FInt :: F Int ~ Bool -> Bool
         just as you'd expect.
      
       * Newtypes are done just as before; they generate a CoAxiom. These
         CoAxioms are "implicit" (do not generate an IfaceAxiom declaration),
         unlike the ones coming from family instance declarations.  See
         Note [Implicit axioms] in TyCon
      
      On the whole the code gets significantly nicer.  There were consequential
      tidy-ups in the vectoriser, but I think I got them right.
      98a642cf
  32. 11 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • dreixel's avatar
      New kind-polymorphic core · 09015be8
      dreixel authored
      This big patch implements a kind-polymorphic core for GHC. The current
      implementation focuses on making sure that all kind-monomorphic programs still
      work in the new core; it is not yet guaranteed that kind-polymorphic programs
      (using the new -XPolyKinds flag) will work.
      
      For more information, see http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC/Kinds
      09015be8
  33. 04 Nov, 2011 1 commit
  34. 23 Sep, 2011 1 commit
  35. 21 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Add support for all top-level declarations to GHCi · 3db75724
      Simon Marlow authored
        This is work mostly done by Daniel Winograd-Cort during his
        internship at MSR Cambridge, with some further refactoring by me.
      
      This commit adds support to GHCi for most top-level declarations that
      can be used in Haskell source files.  Class, data, newtype, type,
      instance are all supported, as are Type Family-related declarations.
      
      The current set of declarations are shown by :show bindings.  As with
      variable bindings, entities bound by newer declarations shadow earlier
      ones.
      
      Tests are in testsuite/tests/ghci/scripts/ghci039--ghci054.
      Documentation to follow.
      3db75724
  36. 26 May, 2011 1 commit
  37. 19 Apr, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      This BIG PATCH contains most of the work for the New Coercion Representation · fdf86568
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      See the paper "Practical aspects of evidence based compilation in System FC"
      
      * Coercion becomes a data type, distinct from Type
      
      * Coercions become value-level things, rather than type-level things,
        (although the value is zero bits wide, like the State token)
        A consequence is that a coerion abstraction increases the arity by 1
        (just like a dictionary abstraction)
      
      * There is a new constructor in CoreExpr, namely Coercion, to inject
        coercions into terms
      fdf86568