1. 16 Nov, 2015 1 commit
  2. 20 Oct, 2015 1 commit
  3. 21 Sep, 2015 4 commits
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      `_ <- mapM` --> `mapM_` · c234acbe
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Thanks for the suggestion, Austin. Just missed that while making
      a bunch of similar changes.
      c234acbe
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Refactor BranchLists. · cd2840a7
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Now we use Array to store branches. This makes sense because we often
      have to do random access (once inference is done). This also vastly
      simplifies the awkward BranchList type.
      
      This fixes #10837 and updates submodule utils/haddock.
      cd2840a7
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Run simplifier only when the env is clean. · 8e8b9ed9
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This fixes #10896. In the indexed-types/should_fail/BadSock test,
      there is a bad type definition. This gets type-checked, an error
      gets reported, but then **GHC keeps going**. Later, when
      running the simplifier to do an ambiguity check, the bad type
      environment causes GHC to fall over. My solution: only run the
      simplifier in a clean, error-free type environment.
      
      A downside of this is that fewer error messages are reported.
      This makes me a bit sad, but I'm not sure how to avoid the problem.
      Suggestions welcome.
      8e8b9ed9
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Perform a validity check on assoc type defaults. · e27b267f
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This fixes #10817 and #10899. A knock-on effect is that we must
      now remember locations of associated type defaults for error
      messages during validity checking. This isn't too bad, but it
      increases the size of the diff somewhat.
      
      Test cases: indexed-types/should_fail/T108{17,99}
      e27b267f
  4. 19 Sep, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Fix #10815 by kind-checking type patterns against known kinds. · 2d4db40a
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      tcFamTyPats now must take information about the instantiation of any
      class variables, when checking the instance of an associated type.
      
      Getting this to work out required some unexpected refactoring in
      TcDeriv. TcDeriv needs to look at class instances because of the
      possibility of associated datatypes with `deriving` specs. TcDeriv
      worked over the user-specified instances. But any data family instances
      were already processed, and TcDeriv had no way of finding the rep
      tycons. Indeed, TcDeriv *re-type-checked* any data family instances
      in an attempt to rediscover what GHC already knew. So, this commit
      introduces better tracking of compiled data families between TcInstDcls
      and TcDeriv to streamline all of this.
      2d4db40a
  5. 11 Sep, 2015 1 commit
  6. 03 Sep, 2015 1 commit
  7. 05 Aug, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up and refactor wildcard handling · 95364812
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      When examining #10615, I found the wildcard handling hard
      to understand.  This patch refactors quite a bit, but with
      no real change in behaviour.
      
       * Split out TcIdSigInfo from TcSigInfo, as a separate type,
         like TcPatSynInfo.
      
       * Make TcIdSigInfo express more invariants by pushing the
         wildard info into TcIdSigBndr
      
       * Remove all special treatment of unification variables that arise
         from wildcards; so the TauTv of TcType.MetaInfo loses its Bool
         argument.
      
      A ton of konck on changes.  The result is significantly simpler, I think.
      95364812
  8. 01 Aug, 2015 1 commit
  9. 30 Jul, 2015 1 commit
  10. 26 Jun, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make fvType ignore kinds · 8e347839
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      TcValidity.fvTypes works in partnership with sizeTypes, and
      hence should ignore kinds in exactly the same way.  It wasn't
      doing so, which meant that validDerivPred said "No" when it
      should have said "Yes". That led to the bug reported in
      Trac #10524 comment:7.
      
      The error message is pretty terrible
        No instance for (Typeable T)
      but I'll fix that next
      8e347839
  11. 18 Jun, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Report arity errors correctly despite kinds · 5879d5aa
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #10516 pointed out that when reporting arity errors
      (like "T needs 2 arguments but has been given 1"), we should
      not count kind arguments, since they are implicit.  If we
      include kind args in the count, we get very confusing error
      messages indeed.
      
      I did a little bit of refactoring which make some
      error messages wobble around.  But the payload of
      this fix is in TcValidity.tyConArityErr
      5879d5aa
  12. 01 Jun, 2015 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-do superclass solving (again); fixes #10423 · 1189196c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      TcInstDcls.tcSuperClasses was getting increasingly baroque as a
      succession of tickets (#10423 being the latest) pointed out that
      my cunning plan was not so cunning.
      
      The big issue is how to restrict the evidence that we generate
      for superclass constraints in an instance declaration to avoid
      superclass loops.  See Note [Recursive superclasses] in TcInstDcls
      which explains the plan.
      
      The question is how to implement the plan.  The new implementation is
      much neater, and is described in Note [Solving superclass constraints]
      in TcInstDcls.
      1189196c
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Comments only · 403cfc91
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      403cfc91
  13. 18 May, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor tuple constraints · ffc21506
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Make tuple constraints be handled by a perfectly ordinary
      type class, with the component constraints being the
      superclasses:
          class (c1, c2) => (c2, c2)
      
      This change was provoked by
      
        #10359  inability to re-use a given tuple
                constraint as a whole
      
        #9858   confusion between term tuples
                and constraint tuples
      
      but it's generally a very nice simplification. We get rid of
       -  In Type, the TuplePred constructor of PredTree,
          and all the code that dealt with TuplePreds
       -  In TcEvidence, the constructors EvTupleMk, EvTupleSel
      
      See Note [How tuples work] in TysWiredIn.
      
      Of course, nothing is ever entirely simple. This one
      proved quite fiddly.
      
      - I did quite a bit of renaming, which makes this patch
        touch a lot of modules. In partiuclar tupleCon -> tupleDataCon.
      
      - I made constraint tuples known-key rather than wired-in.
        This is different to boxed/unboxed tuples, but it proved
        awkward to have all the superclass selectors wired-in.
        Easier just to use the standard mechanims.
      
      - While I was fiddling with known-key names, I split the TH Name
        definitions out of DsMeta into a new module THNames.  That meant
        that the known-key names can all be gathered in PrelInfo, without
        causing module loops.
      
      - I found that the parser was parsing an import item like
            T( .. )
        as a *data constructor* T, and then using setRdrNameSpace to
        fix it.  Stupid!  So I changed the parser to parse a *type
        constructor* T, which means less use of setRdrNameSpace.
      
        I also improved setRdrNameSpace to behave better on Exact Names.
        Largely on priciple; I don't think it matters a lot.
      
      - When compiling a data type declaration for a wired-in thing like
        tuples (,), or lists, we don't really need to look at the
        declaration.  We have the wired-in thing!  And not doing so avoids
        having to line up the uniques for data constructor workers etc.
        See Note [Declarations for wired-in things]
      
      - I found that FunDeps.oclose wasn't taking superclasses into
        account; easily fixed.
      
      - Some error message refactoring for invalid constraints in TcValidity
      
      - Haddock needs to absorb the change too; so there is a submodule update
      ffc21506
  14. 14 May, 2015 1 commit
    • Austin Seipp's avatar
      Revert multiple commits · 3cf8ecdc
      Austin Seipp authored
      This reverts multiple commits from Simon:
      
        - 04a484ea Test Trac #10359
        - a9ccd37a Test Trac #10403
        - c0aae6f6 Test Trac #10248
        - eb6ca851 Make the "matchable-given" check happen first
        - ca173aa3 Add a case to checkValidTyCon
        - 51cbad15 Update haddock submodule
        - 6e1174da Separate transCloVarSet from fixVarSet
        - a8493e03 Fix imports in HscMain (stage2)
        - a154944b Two wibbles to fix the build
        - 5910a1bc Change in capitalisation of error msg
        - 130e93aa Refactor tuple constraints
        - 8da785d5 Delete commented-out line
      
      These break the build by causing Haddock to fail mysteriously when
      trying to examine GHC.Prim it seems.
      3cf8ecdc
  15. 13 May, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor tuple constraints · 130e93aa
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Make tuple constraints be handled by a perfectly ordinary
      type class, with the component constraints being the
      superclasses:
          class (c1, c2) => (c2, c2)
      
      This change was provoked by
      
        #10359  inability to re-use a given tuple
                constraint as a whole
      
        #9858   confusion between term tuples
                and constraint tuples
      
      but it's generally a very nice simplification. We get rid of
       -  In Type, the TuplePred constructor of PredTree,
          and all the code that dealt with TuplePreds
       -  In TcEvidence, the constructors EvTupleMk, EvTupleSel
      
      See Note [How tuples work] in TysWiredIn.
      
      Of course, nothing is ever entirely simple. This one
      proved quite fiddly.
      
      - I did quite a bit of renaming, which makes this patch
        touch a lot of modules. In partiuclar tupleCon -> tupleDataCon.
      
      - I made constraint tuples known-key rather than wired-in.
        This is different to boxed/unboxed tuples, but it proved
        awkward to have all the superclass selectors wired-in.
        Easier just to use the standard mechanims.
      
      - While I was fiddling with known-key names, I split the TH Name
        definitions out of DsMeta into a new module THNames.  That meant
        that the known-key names can all be gathered in PrelInfo, without
        causing module loops.
      
      - I found that the parser was parsing an import item like
            T( .. )
        as a *data constructor* T, and then using setRdrNameSpace to
        fix it.  Stupid!  So I changed the parser to parse a *type
        constructor* T, which means less use of setRdrNameSpace.
      
        I also improved setRdrNameSpace to behave better on Exact Names.
        Largely on priciple; I don't think it matters a lot.
      
      - When compiling a data type declaration for a wired-in thing like
        tuples (,), or lists, we don't really need to look at the
        declaration.  We have the wired-in thing!  And not doing so avoids
        having to line up the uniques for data constructor workers etc.
        See Note [Declarations for wired-in things]
      
      - I found that FunDeps.oclose wasn't taking superclasses into
        account; easily fixed.
      
      - Some error message refactoring for invalid constraints in TcValidity
      130e93aa
  16. 30 Apr, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up treatment of FlexibleContexts · b83160d0
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Previously (Trac #10351) we could get
      
          Non type-variable argument in the constraint: C [t]
          (Use FlexibleContexts to permit this)
          When checking that `f' has the inferred type
            f :: forall t. C [t] => t -> ()
      
      which is a bit stupid: we have *inferred* a type that we
      immediately *reject*.  This patch arranges that that the
      generalisation mechanism (TcSimplify.decideQuantification)
      doesn't pick a predicate that will be rejected by the
      subsequent validity check.
      
      This forced some minor refactoring, as usual.
      b83160d0
  17. 22 Apr, 2015 1 commit
  18. 23 Mar, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Do proper depth checking in the flattener to avoid looping. · c1edbdfd
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This implements (roughly) the plan put forward in comment:14:ticket:7788,
      fixing #7788, #8550, #9554, #10139, and addressing concerns raised in #10079.
      There are some regressions w.r.t. GHC 7.8, but only with pathological type
      families (like F a = F a). This also (hopefully -- don't have a test case)
      fixes #10158. Unsolved problems include #10184 and #10185, which are both
      known deficiencies of the approach used here.
      
      As part of this change, the plumbing around detecting infinite loops has
      changed. Instead of -fcontext-stack and -ftype-function-depth, we now have
      one combined -freduction-depth parameter. Setting it to 0 disbales the
      check, which is now the recommended way to get (terminating) code to
      typecheck in releases. (The number of reduction steps may well change between
      minor GHC releases!)
      
      This commit also introduces a new IntWithInf type in BasicTypes
      that represents an integer+infinity. This type is used in a few
      places throughout the code.
      
      Tests in
        indexed-types/should_fail/T7788
        indexed-types/should_fail/T8550
        indexed-types/should_fail/T9554
        indexed-types/should_compile/T10079
        indexed-types/should_compile/T10139
        typecheck/should_compile/T10184  (expected broken)
        typecheck/should_compile/T10185  (expected broken)
      
      This commit also changes performance testsuite numbers, for the better.
      c1edbdfd
  19. 18 Mar, 2015 1 commit
  20. 04 Mar, 2015 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Check for equality before deferring · 3aa2519e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This one was a bit of a surprise. In fixing Trac #7854, I moved
      the checkAmbiguity tests to checkValidType. That meant it happened
      even for monotypes, and that turned out to be very expensive in
      T9872a, for reasons described in this (new) Note in TcUnify:
      
          Note [Check for equality before deferring]
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Particularly in ambiguity checks we can get equalities like (ty ~ ty).
          If ty involves a type function we may defer, which isn't very sensible.
          An egregious example of this was in test T9872a, which has a type signature
                 Proxy :: Proxy (Solutions Cubes)
          Doing the ambiguity check on this signature generates the equality
             Solutions Cubes ~ Solutions Cubes
          and currently the constraint solver normalises both sides at vast cost.
          This little short-cut in 'defer' helps quite a bit.
      
      I fixed the problem with a quick equality test, but it feels like an ad-hoc
      solution; I think we might want to do something in the constraint solver too.
      
      (The problem was there all along, just more hidden.)
      3aa2519e
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      A raft of small changes associated with -XConstrainedClassMethods · f66e0e69
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      See Trac #7854.  Specifically:
      
      * Major clean up and simplification of check_op in checkValidClass;
        specifically
           - use checkValidType on the entire method-selector type to detect
             ambiguity
           - put a specific test for -XConstrainedClassMethods
      
      * Make -XConstrainedClassMethods be implied by -XMultiParamTypeClasses
        (a bit ad-hoc but see #7854), and document in the user manual.
      
      * Do the checkAmbiguity test just once in TcValidity.checkValidType,
        rather than repeatedly at every level. See Note [When to call checkAmbiguity]
      
      * Add -XAllowAmbiguousTypes in GHC.IP, since 'ip' really is ambiguous.
        (It's a rather magic function.)
      
      * Improve location info for check_op in checkValidClass
      
      * Update quite a few tests, which had genuinely-ambiguous class
        method signatures.  Some I fixed by making them unambiguous; some
        by adding -XAllowAmbiguousTypes
      f66e0e69
  21. 06 Jan, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major patch to add -fwarn-redundant-constraints · 32973bf3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The idea was promted by Trac #9939, but it was Christmas, so I did
      some recreational programming that went much further.
      
      The idea is to warn when a constraint in a user-supplied context is
      redundant.  Everything is described in detail in
        Note [Tracking redundant constraints]
      in TcSimplify.
      
      Main changes:
      
       * The new ic_status field in an implication, of type ImplicStatus.
         It replaces ic_insol, and includes information about redundant
         constraints.
      
       * New function TcSimplify.setImplicationStatus sets the ic_status.
      
       * TcSigInfo has sig_report_redundant field to say whenther a
         redundant constraint should be reported; and similarly
         the FunSigCtxt constructor of UserTypeCtxt
      
       * EvBinds has a field eb_is_given, to record whether it is a given
         or wanted binding. Some consequential chagnes to creating an evidence
         binding (so that we record whether it is given or wanted).
      
       * AbsBinds field abs_ev_binds is now a *list* of TcEvBiinds;
         see Note [Typechecking plan for instance declarations] in
         TcInstDcls
      
       * Some significant changes to the type checking of instance
         declarations; Note [Typechecking plan for instance declarations]
         in TcInstDcls.
      
       * I found that TcErrors.relevantBindings was failing to zonk the
         origin of the constraint it was looking at, and hence failing to
         find some relevant bindings.  Easy to fix, and orthogonal to
         everything else, but hard to disentangle.
      
      Some minor refactorig:
      
       * TcMType.newSimpleWanteds moves to Inst, renamed as newWanteds
      
       * TcClassDcl and TcInstDcls now have their own code for typechecking
         a method body, rather than sharing a single function. The shared
         function (ws TcClassDcl.tcInstanceMethodBody) didn't have much code
         and the differences were growing confusing.
      
       * Add new function TcRnMonad.pushLevelAndCaptureConstraints, and
         use it
      
       * Add new function Bag.catBagMaybes, and use it in TcSimplify
      32973bf3
  22. 23 Dec, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Eliminate so-called "silent superclass parameters" · a6f0f5ab
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The purpose of silent superclass parameters was to solve the
      awkward problem of superclass dictinaries being bound to bottom.
      See THE PROBLEM in Note [Recursive superclasses] in TcInstDcls
      
      Although the silent-superclass idea worked,
      
        * It had non-local consequences, and had effects even in Haddock,
          where we had to discard silent parameters before displaying
          instance declarations
      
        * It had unexpected peformance costs, shown up by Trac #3064 and its
          test case.  In monad-transformer code, when constructing a Monad
          dictionary you had to pass an Applicative dictionary; and to
          construct that you neede a Functor dictionary. Yet these extra
          dictionaries were often never used.  (All this got much worse when
          we added Applicative as a superclass of Monad.) Test T3064
          compiled *far* faster after silent superclasses were eliminated.
      
        * It introduced new bugs.  For example SilentParametersOverlapping,
          T5051, and T7862, all failed to compile because of instance overlap
          directly because of the silent-superclass trick.
      
      So this patch takes a new approach, which I worked out with Dimitrios
      in the closing hours before Christmas.  It is described in detail
      in THE PROBLEM in Note [Recursive superclasses] in TcInstDcls.
      
      Seems to work great!
      
      Quite a bit of knock-on effect
      
       * The main implementation work is in tcSuperClasses in TcInstDcls
         Everything else is fall-out
      
       * IdInfo.DFunId no longer needs its n-silent argument
         * Ditto IDFunId in IfaceSyn
         * Hence interface file format changes
      
       * Now that DFunIds do not have silent superclass parameters, printing
         out instance declarations is simpler. There is tiny knock-on effect
         in Haddock, so that submodule is updated
      
       * I realised that when computing the "size of a dictionary type"
         in TcValidity.sizePred, we should be rather conservative about
         type functions, which can arbitrarily increase the size of a type.
         Hence the new datatype TypeSize, which has a TSBig constructor for
         "arbitrarily big".
      
       * instDFunType moves from TcSMonad to Inst
      
       * Interestingly, CmmNode and CmmExpr both now need a non-silent
         (Ord r) in a couple of instance declarations. These were previously
         silent but must now be explicit.
      
       * Quite a bit of wibbling in error messages
      a6f0f5ab
  23. 19 Dec, 2014 1 commit
  24. 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
  25. 03 Dec, 2014 1 commit
  26. 28 Nov, 2014 1 commit
  27. 27 Nov, 2014 1 commit
  28. 21 Nov, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Implement full co/contra-variant subsumption checking (fixes Trac #9569) · b6855422
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This is a pretty big patch, but which substantially iproves the subsumption
      check.  Trac #9569 was the presenting example, showing how type inference could
      depend rather delicately on eta expansion.  But there are other less exotic
      examples; see Note [Co/contra-variance of subsumption checking] in TcUnify.
      
      The driving change is to TcUnify.tcSubType.  But also
      
      * HsWrapper gets a new constructor WpFun, which behaves very like CoFun:
             if     wrap1 :: exp_arg <= act_arg
                    wrap2 :: act_res <= exp_res
             then   WpFun wrap1 wrap2 : (act_arg -> arg_res) <= (exp_arg -> exp_res)
      
      * I generalised TcExp.tcApp to call tcSubType on the result,
        rather than tcUnifyType.  I think this just makes it consistent
        with everything else, notably tcWrapResult.
      
      As usual I ended up doing some follow-on refactoring
      
      * AmbigOrigin is gone (in favour of TypeEqOrigin)
      * Combined BindPatSigCtxt and PatSigCxt into one
      * Improved a bit of error message generation
      b6855422
  29. 20 Nov, 2014 1 commit
    • Jan Stolarek's avatar
      Split SynTyCon to SynonymTyCon and FamilyTyCon · 696fc4ba
      Jan Stolarek authored
      This patch refactors internal representation of type synonyms and type families by splitting them into two separate data constructors of TyCon data type. The main motivation is is that some fields make sense only for type synonyms and some make sense only for type families. This will be even more true with the upcoming injective type families.
      
      There is also some refactoring of names to keep the naming constistent. And thus tc_kind field has become tyConKind and tc_roles has become tcRoles. Both changes are not visible from the outside of TyCon module.
      
      Updates haddock submodule
      
      Reviewers: simonpj
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D508
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9812
      696fc4ba
  30. 09 Sep, 2014 1 commit
    • Austin Seipp's avatar
      Make Applicative a superclass of Monad · d94de872
      Austin Seipp authored
      
      
      Summary:
      This includes pretty much all the changes needed to make `Applicative`
      a superclass of `Monad` finally. There's mostly reshuffling in the
      interests of avoid orphans and boot files, but luckily we can resolve
      all of them, pretty much. The only catch was that
      Alternative/MonadPlus also had to go into Prelude to avoid this.
      
      As a result, we must update the hsc2hs and haddock submodules.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAustin Seipp <austin@well-typed.com>
      
      Test Plan: Build things, they might not explode horribly.
      
      Reviewers: hvr, simonmar
      
      Subscribers: simonmar
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D13
      d94de872
  31. 04 Sep, 2014 1 commit
  32. 25 Aug, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Check for un-saturated type family applications · ee4501bb
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch corrects an egregious error introduced by:
      
        commit 022f8750
        Author: Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj@microsoft.com>
        Date:   Thu May 15 16:07:04 2014 +0100
      
          Refactoring around TyCon.isSynTyCon
      
          * Document isSynTyCon better
          * Add isTypeSyonymTyCon for regular H98 type synonyms
          * Use isTypeSynonymTyCon rather than isSynTyCon where
            the former is really intended
      
      At this particular spot in TcValidity we really do mean
      isSynTyCon and not isTypeSynonymTyCon.
      
      Fixes Trac #9433
      ee4501bb
  33. 25 Jul, 2014 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor FFI error messages · 92587bfe
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch was provoked by Trac #5610, which I finally got a moment to look at.
      
      In the end I added a new data type ErrUtils.Validity,
      
        data Validity
          = IsValid            -- Everything is fine
          | NotValid MsgDoc    -- A problem, and some indication of why
      
      with some suitable combinators, and used it where appropriate (which touches
      quite a few modules).  The main payoff is that error messages improve for
      FFI type validation.
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Check for boxed tau types in the LHS of type family instances · a997f2df
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Fixes Trac #9357
      a997f2df
  34. 15 Jul, 2014 1 commit
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      Entirely re-jig the handling of default type-family instances (fixes Trac #9063) · 9b8ba629
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In looking at Trac #9063 I decided to re-design the default
      instances for associated type synonyms.  Previously it was all
      jolly complicated, to support generality that no one wanted, and
      was arguably undesirable.
      
      Specifically
      
      * The default instance for an associated type can have only
        type variables on the LHS.  (Not type patterns.)
      
      * There can be at most one default instances declaration for
        each associated type.
      
      To achieve this I had to do a surprisingly large amount of refactoring
      of HsSyn, specifically to parameterise HsDecls.TyFamEqn over the type
      of the LHS patterns.
      
      That change in HsDecls has a (trivial) knock-on effect in Haddock, so
      this commit does a submodule update too.
      
      The net result is good though.  The code is simpler; the language
      specification is simpler.  Happy days.
      
      Trac #9263 and #9264 are thereby fixed as well.
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