1. 17 Sep, 2012 3 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Remove cc_ty from CIrredCan and cc_hole_ty from CHoleCan · 1a6ab644
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      A simple refactoring with no complicated fiddling.
      1a6ab644
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Another refactoring of constraints · d30b9cf4
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      1. Rejig CtLoc
         * CtLoc is now *not* parameterised (much simpler)
         * CtLoc includes the "depth" of the constraint
         * CtLoc includes the TcLclEnv at the birthplace
           That gives (a) the SrcSpan, (b) the [ErrCtxt]
           (c) the [TcIdBinder]
         * The CtLoc of a constraint is no longer in its CtEvidence
         * Where we passed 'depth' before, now we pass CtLoc
      
      2. Some significant refactoring in TcErrors
         * Get rid of cec_extra
         * Traverse every constraint, so that we can be
           sure to generate bindings where necessary.
           (This was really a lurking bug before.)
      
      3. Merge zonking into TcCanonical.  This turned out to be
         almost trivial; just a small change to TcCanonical.flattenTyVar.
      
         The nice consequence is that we don't need to zonk a constraint
         before solving it; instead it gets zonked "on the fly" as it were.
      d30b9cf4
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add type "holes", enabled by -XTypeHoles, Trac #5910 · 8a9a7a8c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This single commit combines a lot of work done by
      Thijs Alkemade <thijsalkemade@gmail.com>, plus a slew
      of subsequent refactoring by Simon PJ.
      
      The basic idea is
      * Add a new expression form "_", a hole, standing for a not-yet-written expression
      * Give a useful error message that
         (a) gives the type of the hole
         (b) gives the types of some enclosing value bindings that
             mention the hole
      
      Driven by this goal I did a LOT of refactoring in TcErrors, which in turn
      allows us to report enclosing value bindings for other errors, not just
      holes.  (Thijs rightly did not attempt this!)
      
      The major data type change is a new form of constraint
        data Ct = ...
          	  | CHoleCan {
          	      cc_ev       :: CtEvidence,
          	      cc_hole_ty  :: TcTauType,
          	      cc_depth    :: SubGoalDepth }
      
      I'm still in two minds about whether this is the best plan. Another
      possibility would be to have a predicate type for holes, somthing like
         class Hole a where
           holeValue :: a
      
      It works the way it is, but there are some annoying special cases for
      CHoleCan (just grep for "CHoleCan").
      8a9a7a8c
  2. 06 Sep, 2012 1 commit
  3. 01 Sep, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      A bunch more simplification and refactoring to the constraint solver · fe6ddf00
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Instead of Untouchables being a [Unique], it is simply an Int
        indicating the depth of nesting.  This works fine now that
        floatEqualities is promoting the floated unification variables
        to the outer level
      
      * Remove the inert_tv_eqs (InScopeSet) from InertCans.  It wasn't
        being used.  See Note [Shadowing in a constraint] in TcRnTypes
      
      * Rename inert_frozen to inert_insols
      
      * Some simple refactoring in
           TcErrors.reportFlatsAndInsols
           TcInteract.kickOutRewritable
           TsSimplify.floatEqualities
      fe6ddf00
  4. 30 Aug, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      A raft more changes, · 2b69233d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
       * simplifying and tidying up canonicalisation,
       * removing the flat cache altogether
       * making the FunEq worklist into a deque
      2b69233d
  5. 29 Aug, 2012 1 commit
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  7. 23 Jul, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Numerous small changes to the constraint solver · 9c0a6bbb
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The main thing is that we now keep unsolved Derived constraints in the
      wc_flats of a WantedConstraints, rather than discarding them each time.
      This actually fixes a poential (admittedly obscure) bug, when we currently
      discard a superclass constraint, and may never re-generate it, and may
      thereby miss a functional dependency.
      
      Instead, reportErrors filters out Derived constraints that we don't want
      to report.
      
      The other changes are all small refactorings following our walk-through.
      9c0a6bbb
  8. 10 Jul, 2012 1 commit
  9. 27 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add silent superclass parameters (again) · aa1e0976
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Silent superclass parameters solve the problem that
      the superclasses of a dicionary construction can easily
      turn out to be (wrongly) bottom.  The problem and solution
      are described in
         Note [Silent superclass arguments] in TcInstDcls
      
      I first implemented this fix (with Dimitrios) in Dec 2010, but removed
      it again in Jun 2011 becuase we thought it wasn't necessary any
      more. (The reason we thought it wasn't necessary is that we'd stopped
      generating derived superclass constraints for *wanteds*.  But we were
      wrong; that didn't solve the superclass-loop problem.)
      
      So we have to re-implement it.  It's not hard.  Main features:
      
        * The IdDetails for a DFunId says how many silent arguments it has
      
        * A DFunUnfolding describes which dictionary args are
          just parameters (DFunLamArg) and which are a function to apply
          to the parameters (DFunPolyArg).  This adds the DFunArg type
          to CoreSyn
      
        * Consequential changes to IfaceSyn.  (Binary hi file format changes
          slightly.)
      
        * TcInstDcls changes to generate the right dfuns
      
        * CoreSubst.exprIsConApp_maybe handles the new DFunUnfolding
      
      The thing taht is *not* done yet is to alter the vectoriser to
      pass the relevant extra argument when building a PA dictionary.
      aa1e0976
  10. 13 Jun, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Simplify the implementation of Implicit Parameters · 5a8ac0f8
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch re-implements implicit parameters via a class
      with a functional dependency:
      
          class IP (n::Symbol) a | n -> a where
            ip :: a
      
      This definition is in the library module GHC.IP. Notice
      how it use a type-literal, so we can have constraints like
         IP "x" Int
      Now all the functional dependency machinery works right to make
      implicit parameters behave as they should.
      
      Much special-case processing for implicit parameters can be removed
      entirely. One particularly nice thing is not having a dedicated
      "original-name cache" for implicit parameters (the nsNames field of
      NameCache).  But many other cases disappear:
      
        * BasicTypes.IPName
        * IPTyCon constructor in Tycon.TyCon
        * CIPCan constructor  in TcRnTypes.Ct
        * IPPred constructor  in Types.PredTree
      
      Implicit parameters remain special in a few ways:
      
       * Special syntax.  Eg the constraint (IP "x" Int) is parsed
         and printed as (?x::Int).  And we still have local bindings
         for implicit parameters, and occurrences thereof.
      
       * A implicit-parameter binding  (let ?x = True in e) amounts
         to a local instance declaration, which we have not had before.
         It just generates an implication contraint (easy), but when
         going under it we must purge any existing bindings for
         ?x in the inert set.  See Note [Shadowing of Implicit Parameters]
         in TcSimplify
      
       * TcMType.sizePred classifies implicit parameter constraints as size-0,
         as before the change
      
      There are accompanying patches to libraries 'base' and 'haddock'
      
      All the work was done by Iavor Diatchki
      5a8ac0f8
  11. 12 Jun, 2012 1 commit
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  13. 07 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Yet another major refactoring of the constraint solver · dd7522c3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This is the result of Simon and Dimitrios doing a code walk through.
      There is no change in behaviour, but the structure is much better.
      Main changes:
      
      * Given constraints contain an EvTerm not an EvVar
      
      * Correspondingly, TcEvidence is a recursive types that uses
        EvTerms rather than EvVars
      
      * Rename CtFlavor to CtEvidence
      
      * Every CtEvidence has a ctev_pred field.  And use record fields
        consistently for CtEvidence
      
      * The solved-constraint fields of InertSet (namely inert_solved and
        inert_solved_funeqs) contain CtEvidence, not Ct
      
      There is a long cascade of follow-on changes.
      dd7522c3
  14. 01 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up a remaining glitch in unification · 67c793a3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      There was one place, in type checking parallel list comprehensions
      where we were unifying types, but had no convenient way to use the
      resulting coercion; instead we just checked that it was Refl.  This
      was Wrong Wrong; it might fail unpredicably in a GADT-like situation,
      and it led to extra error-generation code used only in this one place.
      
      This patch tidies it all up, by moving the 'return' method from the
      *comprehension* to the ParStmtBlock. The latter is a new data type,
      now used for each sub-chunk of a parallel list comprehension.
      
      Because of the data type change, quite a few modules are touched,
      but only in a fairly trivial way. The real changes are in TcMatches
      (and corresponding desugaring); plus deleting code from TcUnify.
      
      This patch also fixes the pretty-printing bug in Trac #6060
      67c793a3
  15. 27 Apr, 2012 1 commit
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  17. 28 Mar, 2012 1 commit
    • dimitris's avatar
      Midstream check-in on · cc2d2e1d
      dimitris authored
         (i) Replaced a lot of clunky and fragile EvVar handling code with
             a more uniform ``flavor transformer'' API in the canonicalizer
             and the interaction solver. Now EvVars are just fields inside
             the CtFlavors.
         (ii) Significantly simplified our caching story
      This patch does not validate yet and more refactoring is on the way.
      cc2d2e1d
  18. 09 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  19. 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
  20. 17 Feb, 2012 1 commit
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  24. 12 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Implememt -fdefer-type-errors (Trac #5624) · 5508ada4
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch implements the idea of deferring (most) type errors to
      runtime, instead emitting only a warning at compile time.  The
      basic idea is very simple:
      
       * The on-the-fly unifier in TcUnify never fails; instead if it
         gets stuck it emits a constraint.
      
       * The constraint solver tries to solve the constraints (and is
         entirely unchanged, hooray).
      
       * The remaining, unsolved constraints (if any) are passed to
         TcErrors.reportUnsolved.  With -fdefer-type-errors, instead of
         emitting an error message, TcErrors emits a warning, AND emits
         a binding for the constraint witness, binding it
         to (error "the error message"), via the new form of evidence
         TcEvidence.EvDelayedError.  So, when the program is run,
         when (and only when) that witness is needed, the program will
         crash with the exact same error message that would have been
         given at compile time.
      
      Simple really.  But, needless to say, the exercise forced me
      into some major refactoring.
      
       * TcErrors is almost entirely rewritten
      
       * EvVarX and WantedEvVar have gone away entirely
      
       * ErrUtils is changed a bit:
           * New Severity field in ErrMsg
           * Renamed the type Message to MsgDoc (this change
             touches a lot of files trivially)
      
       * One minor change is that in the constraint solver we try
         NOT to combine insoluble constraints, like Int~Bool, else
         all such type errors get combined together and result in
         only one error message!
      
       * I moved some definitions from TcSMonad to TcRnTypes,
         where they seem to belong more
      5508ada4
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  29. 06 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • batterseapower's avatar
      Implement -XConstraintKind · 9729fe7c
      batterseapower authored
      Basically as documented in http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/KindFact,
      this patch adds a new kind Constraint such that:
      
        Show :: * -> Constraint
        (?x::Int) :: Constraint
        (Int ~ a) :: Constraint
      
      And you can write *any* type with kind Constraint to the left of (=>):
      even if that type is a type synonym, type variable, indexed type or so on.
      
      The following (somewhat related) changes are also made:
       1. We now box equality evidence. This is required because we want
          to give (Int ~ a) the *lifted* kind Constraint
       2. For similar reasons, implicit parameters can now only be of
          a lifted kind. (?x::Int#) => ty is now ruled out
       3. Implicit parameter constraints are now allowed in superclasses
          and instance contexts (this just falls out as OK with the new
          constraint solver)
      
      Internally the following major changes were made:
       1. There is now no PredTy in the Type data type. Instead
          GHC checks the kind of a type to figure out if it is a predicate
       2. There is now no AClass TyThing: we represent classes as TyThings
          just as a ATyCon (classes had TyCons anyway)
       3. What used to be (~) is now pretty-printed as (~#). The box
          constructor EqBox :: (a ~# b) -> (a ~ b)
       4. The type LCoercion is used internally in the constraint solver
          and type checker to represent coercions with free variables
          of type (a ~ b) rather than (a ~# b)
      9729fe7c
  30. 16 Aug, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major improvement to pattern bindings · 49dbe605
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch makes a number of related improvements
      
      a) Implements the Haskell Prime semantics for pattern bindings
         (Trac #2357).  That is, a pattern binding p = e is typed
         just as if it had been written
              t = e
              f = case t of p -> f
              g = case t of p -> g
              ... etc ...
         where f,g are the variables bound by p. In paricular it's
         ok to say
            (f,g) = (\x -> x, \y -> True)
         and f and g will get propertly inferred types
            f :: a -> a
            g :: a -> Int
      
      b) Eliminates the MonoPatBinds flag altogether.  (For the moment
         it is deprecated and has no effect.)  Pattern bindings are now
         generalised as per (a).  Fixes Trac #2187 and #4940, in the
         way the users wanted!
      
      c) Improves the OutsideIn algorithm generalisation decision.
         Given a definition without a type signature (implying "infer
         the type"), the published algorithm rule is this:
            - generalise *top-level* functions, and
            - do not generalise *nested* functions
         The new rule is
            - generalise a binding whose free variables have
              Guaranteed Closed Types
            - do not generalise other bindings
      
         Generally, a top-level let-bound function has a Guaranteed
         Closed Type, and so does a nested function whose free vaiables
         are top-level functions, and so on. (However a top-level
         function that is bitten by the Monomorphism Restriction does
         not have a GCT.)
      
         Example:
           f x = let { foo y = y } in ...
         Here 'foo' has no free variables, so it is generalised despite
         being nested.
      
      d) When inferring a type f :: ty for a definition f = e, check that
         the compiler would accept f :: ty as a type signature for that
         same definition.  The type is rejected precisely when the type
         is ambiguous.
      
         Example:
            class Wob a b where
              to :: a -> b
              from :: b -> a
      
            foo x = [x, to (from x)]
         GHC 7.0 would infer the ambiguous type
            foo :: forall a b. Wob a b => b -> [b]
         but that type would give an error whenever it is called; and
         GHC 7.0 would reject that signature if given by the
         programmer.  The new type checker rejects it up front.
      
         Similarly, with the advent of type families, ambiguous types are
         easy to write by mistake.  See Trac #1897 and linked tickets for
         many examples.  Eg
            type family F a :: *
            f ::: F a -> Int
            f x = 3
         This is rejected because (F a ~ F b) does not imply a~b.  Previously
         GHC would *infer* the above type for f, but was unable to check it.
         Now even the inferred type is rejected -- correctly.
      
      The main implemenation mechanism is to generalise the abe_wrap
      field of ABExport (in HsBinds), from [TyVar] to HsWrapper. This
      beautiful generalisation turned out to make everything work nicely
      with minimal programming effort.  All the work was fiddling around
      the edges; the core change was easy!
      49dbe605
  31. 03 Aug, 2011 1 commit
  32. 23 Jul, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Reject bad 'deriving' directives (fixes Trac #5287) · 49861e71
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The 'deriving' mechanism that infers the context for
      an instance declarations was going into a loop, as a
      result of an instance like
             instance C a b => D [a]
      where the 'b' isn't mentioned in the head.
      
      This patch identifies those cases.  I also needed to make
      TcErrors generate a suitable error message.  On the way
      I improved the reporting of "ambiguous" variables;
      for example arrowfail001 now generates a better message.
      49861e71
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    • Ian Lynagh's avatar
      Separate the warning flags into their own datatype · 493ea4ab
      Ian Lynagh authored
      The -w flag wasn't turning off a few warnings (Opt_WarnMissingImportList,
      Opt_WarnMissingLocalSigs, Opt_WarnIdentities). Rather than just adding
      them, I've separated the Opt_Warn* contructors off into their own type,
      so -w now just sets the list of warning flags to [].
      493ea4ab
  36. 30 Jun, 2011 1 commit
  37. 22 Jun, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Remove "silent superclass parameters" · a9d48fd9
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      We introduced silent superclass parameters as a way to avoid
      superclass loops, but we now solve that problem a different
      way ("derived" superclass constraints carry no evidence). So
      they aren't needed any more.
      
      Apart from being a needless complication, they broke DoCon.
      Admittedly in a very obscure way, but still the result is
      hard to explain. To see the details see Trac #5051, with
      test case typecheck/should_compile/T5051.  (The test is
      nice and small!)
      a9d48fd9
  38. 18 Jun, 2011 1 commit