1. 27 Jan, 2016 2 commits
    • niteria's avatar
      Rename "open" subst functions · 5dcae88b
      niteria authored
      This is the renaming that @simonpj requested:
      ```
      · zipOpenTCvSubst  -> zipTvSubst   (It only deals with tyvars)
      
      · zipOpenTCvSubstCoVars -> zipCvSubst   (it only deals with
      covars)
      
      · zipOpenTCvSubstBinders ->  zipTyBinderSubst  (it only deals
      with TyBinders, not covars)
      ```
      plus the `mk` variant.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, austin, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie, simonpj
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1853
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11371
      5dcae88b
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Refactor the typechecker to use ExpTypes. · 00cbbab3
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      The idea here is described in [wiki:Typechecker]. Briefly,
      this refactor keeps solid track of "synthesis" mode vs
      "checking" in GHC's bidirectional type-checking algorithm.
      When in synthesis mode, the expected type is just an IORef
      to write to.
      
      In addition, this patch does a significant reworking of
      RebindableSyntax, allowing much more freedom in the types
      of the rebindable operators. For example, we can now have
      `negate :: Int -> Bool` and
      `(>>=) :: m a -> (forall x. a x -> m b) -> m b`. The magic
      is in tcSyntaxOp.
      
      This addresses tickets #11397, #11452, and #11458.
      
      Tests:
        typecheck/should_compile/{RebindHR,RebindNegate,T11397,T11458}
        th/T11452
      00cbbab3
  2. 26 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Kill off zipTopTCvSubst in favour of zipOpenTCvSubst · 1c6d70c2
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      As Bartosz has discovered, the invariants for substitutions were
      wrong, and in particular the "mkTop...Subst" and "zipTop..Subst"
      functions were building substitutions that didn't obey even the
      old invariants.
      
      This patch kills of the bogus zipTopTCvSubst in favour of the
      more robust zipOpenTCvSubst.
      
      I tripped over this because my upcoming patch (concerning SetLevels,
      Trac #11330) triggered an ASSERT failure in the substitution
      well-formedness assertion in TyCoRep.
      1c6d70c2
  3. 18 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Jan Stolarek's avatar
      Replace calls to `ptext . sLit` with `text` · b8abd852
      Jan Stolarek authored
      Summary:
      In the past the canonical way for constructing an SDoc string literal was the
      composition `ptext . sLit`.  But for some time now we have function `text` that
      does the same.  Plus it has some rules that optimize its runtime behaviour.
      This patch takes all uses of `ptext . sLit` in the compiler and replaces them
      with calls to `text`.  The main benefits of this patch are clener (shorter) code
      and less dependencies between module, because many modules now do not need to
      import `FastString`.  I don't expect any performance benefits - we mostly use
      SDocs to report errors and it seems there is little to be gained here.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, austin, goldfire, hvr, alanz
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1784
      b8abd852
  4. 04 Jan, 2016 1 commit
  5. 30 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  6. 29 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  7. 27 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Georgios Karachalias's avatar
      Adding flags: -ffull-guard-reasoning and too-many-guards · bec5350d
      Georgios Karachalias authored
      Introduction of two new flags, for more precise control over the new
      pattern match checker's behaviour when reasoning about guards. This is
      supposed to address #11195 (and maybe more performance bugs related to
      the NP-Hardness of coverage checking).
      
      Expected behaviour:
      
        * When `-ffull-guard-reasoning` is on, run the new pattern match
          checker in its full power
      
        * When `-ffull-guard-reasoning` is off (the default), for every
          match, check a metric to see whether pattern match checking for it
          has high probability of being non performant (at the the moment we
          check whether the number of guards is over 20 but I would like to
          use a more precise measure in the future). If the probability is
          high:
      
          - Oversimplify the guards (less expressive but more performant)
            and run the checker, and
      
          - Issue a warning about the simplification that happened.
      
      A new flag `-Wtoo-many-guards/-Wno-too-many-guards` suppresses the
      warning about the simplification (useful when combined with -Werror).
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin, hvr, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: mpickering, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1676
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11195
      bec5350d
  8. 11 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Add kind equalities to GHC. · 67465497
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This implements the ideas originally put forward in
      "System FC with Explicit Kind Equality" (ICFP'13).
      
      There are several noteworthy changes with this patch:
       * We now have casts in types. These change the kind
         of a type. See new constructor `CastTy`.
      
       * All types and all constructors can be promoted.
         This includes GADT constructors. GADT pattern matches
         take place in type family equations. In Core,
         types can now be applied to coercions via the
         `CoercionTy` constructor.
      
       * Coercions can now be heterogeneous, relating types
         of different kinds. A coercion proving `t1 :: k1 ~ t2 :: k2`
         proves both that `t1` and `t2` are the same and also that
         `k1` and `k2` are the same.
      
       * The `Coercion` type has been significantly enhanced.
         The documentation in `docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf` reflects
         the new reality.
      
       * The type of `*` is now `*`. No more `BOX`.
      
       * Users can write explicit kind variables in their code,
         anywhere they can write type variables. For backward compatibility,
         automatic inference of kind-variable binding is still permitted.
      
       * The new extension `TypeInType` turns on the new user-facing
         features.
      
       * Type families and synonyms are now promoted to kinds. This causes
         trouble with parsing `*`, leading to the somewhat awkward new
         `HsAppsTy` constructor for `HsType`. This is dispatched with in
         the renamer, where the kind `*` can be told apart from a
         type-level multiplication operator. Without `-XTypeInType` the
         old behavior persists. With `-XTypeInType`, you need to import
         `Data.Kind` to get `*`, also known as `Type`.
      
       * The kind-checking algorithms in TcHsType have been significantly
         rewritten to allow for enhanced kinds.
      
       * The new features are still quite experimental and may be in flux.
      
       * TODO: Several open tickets: #11195, #11196, #11197, #11198, #11203.
      
       * TODO: Update user manual.
      
      Tickets addressed: #9017, #9173, #7961, #10524, #8566, #11142.
      Updates Haddock submodule.
      67465497
  9. 05 Dec, 2015 2 commits
  10. 04 Dec, 2015 2 commits
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Check: More Clang/CPP wibbles · befc4e4c
      Ben Gamari authored
      befc4e4c
    • Georgios Karachalias's avatar
      Improve performance for PM check on literals (Fixes #11160 and #11161) · ae4398d6
      Georgios Karachalias authored
      Two changes:
      
      1. Instead of generating constraints of the form (x ~ e) (as we do in
      the paper), generate constraints of the form (e ~ e). The term oracle
      (`tmOracle` in deSugar/TmOracle.hs) is not really efficient and in the
      presence of many (x ~ e) constraints behaves quadratically. For
      literals, constraints of the form (False ~ (x ~ lit)) are pretty common,
      so if we start with { y ~ False, y ~ (x ~ lit) } we end up givng to the
      solver (a) twice as many constraints as we need and (b) half of them
      trigger the solver's weakness. This fixes #11160.
      
      2. Treat two overloaded literals that look different as different. This
      is not entirely correct but it is what both the previous and the current
      check did. I had the ambitious plan to do the *right thing* (equality
      between overloaded literals is undecidable in the general case) and just
      use this assumption when issuing the warnings. It seems to generate much
      more constraints than I expected (breaks #11161) so I just do it
      immediately now instead of generating everything and filtering
      afterwards.
      
      Even if it is not (strictly speaking) correct, we have the following:
        * Gives the "expected" warnings (the ones Ocaml or the previous
          algorithm would give) and,
        * Most importantly, it is safe. Unless a catch-all clause exists, a
          match against literals is always non-exhaustive. So, effectively
          this affects only what is shown to the user (and, evidently,
          performance!).
      ae4398d6
  11. 03 Dec, 2015 2 commits
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Fix haddock syntax · 7b29b0b1
      Ben Gamari authored
      Sadly we can't annotate the elements of a tuple
      7b29b0b1
    • Georgios Karachalias's avatar
      Major Overhaul of Pattern Match Checking (Fixes #595) · 8a506104
      Georgios Karachalias authored
      This patch adresses several problems concerned with exhaustiveness and
      redundancy checking of pattern matching. The list of improvements includes:
      
      * Making the check type-aware (handles GADTs, Type Families, DataKinds, etc.).
        This fixes #4139, #3927, #8970 and other related tickets.
      
      * Making the check laziness-aware. Cases that are overlapped but affect
        evaluation are issued now with "Patterns have inaccessible right hand side".
        Additionally, "Patterns are overlapped" is now replaced by "Patterns are
        redundant".
      
      * Improved messages for literals. This addresses tickets #5724, #2204, etc.
      
      * Improved reasoning concerning cases where simple and overloaded
        patterns are matched (See #322).
      
      * Substantially improved reasoning for pattern guards. Addresses #3078.
      
      * OverloadedLists extension does not break exhaustiveness checking anymore
        (addresses #9951). Note that in general this cannot be handled but if we know
        that an argument has type '[a]', we treat it as a list since, the instance of
        'IsList' gives the identity for both 'fromList' and 'toList'. If the type is
        not clear or is not the list type, then the check cannot do much still. I am
        a bit concerned about OverlappingInstances though, since one may override the
        '[a]' instance with e.g. an '[Int]' instance that is not the identity.
      
      * Improved reasoning for nested pattern matching (partial solution). Now we
        propagate type and (some) term constraints deeper when checking, so we can
        detect more inconsistencies. For example, this is needed for #4139.
      
      I am still not satisfied with several things but I would like to address at
      least the following before the next release:
          Term constraints are too many and not printed for non-exhaustive matches
      (with the exception of literals). This sometimes results in two identical (in
      appearance) uncovered warnings. Unless we actually show their difference, I
      would like to have a single warning.
      8a506104
  12. 22 Nov, 2015 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      ApiAnnotations: Make all RdrName occurences Located · 3df9563e
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      At the moment the API Annotations can only be used on the ParsedSource,
      as there are changes made to the RenamedSource that prevent it from
      being used to round trip source code.
      
      It is possible to build a map from every Located Name in the
      RenamedSource from its location to the Name, which can then be used when
      resolved names are required when changing the ParsedSource.
      
      However, there are instances where the identifier is not located,
      specifically
      
        (GHC.VarPat name)
        (GHC.HsVar name)
        (GHC.UserTyVar name)
        (GHC.HsTyVar name)
      
      Replace each of the name types above with (Located name)
      
      Updates the haddock submodule.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1512
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11019
      3df9563e
  13. 16 Oct, 2015 1 commit
    • Adam Gundry's avatar
      Implement DuplicateRecordFields · b1884b0e
      Adam Gundry authored
      This implements DuplicateRecordFields, the first part of the
      OverloadedRecordFields extension, as described at
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Records/OverloadedRecordFields/DuplicateRecordFields
      
      This includes fairly wide-ranging changes in order to allow multiple
      records within the same module to use the same field names.  Note that
      it does *not* allow record selector functions to be used if they are
      ambiguous, and it does not have any form of type-based disambiguation
      for selectors (but it does for updates). Subsequent parts will make
      overloading selectors possible using orthogonal extensions, as
      described on the wiki pages.  This part touches quite a lot of the
      codebase, and requires changes to several GHC API datatypes in order
      to distinguish between field labels (which may be overloaded) and
      selector function names (which are always unique).
      
      The Haddock submodule has been adapted to compile with the GHC API
      changes, but it will need further work to properly support modules
      that use the DuplicateRecordFields extension.
      
      Test Plan: New tests added in testsuite/tests/overloadedrecflds; these
      will be extended once the other parts are implemented.
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, bgamari, simonpj, austin
      
      Subscribers: sjcjoosten, haggholm, mpickering, bgamari, tibbe, thomie,
      goldfire
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D761
      b1884b0e
  14. 18 Aug, 2015 2 commits
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 01 May, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor TyCon to eliminate TupleTyCon · f6ab0f2d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This makes TupleTyCon into an ordinary AlgTyCon, distinguished
      by its AlgTyConRhs, rather than a separate constructor of TyCon.
      
      It is preparatory work for making constraint tuples into classes,
      for which the ConstraintTuple tuples will have a TyConParent
      of a ClassTyCon.  Tuples didn't have this possiblity before.
      
      The patch affects other modules because I eliminated the
      unsatisfactory partial functions tupleTyConBoxity and tupleTyConSort.
      And tupleTyConArity which is just tyConArity.
      f6ab0f2d
  19. 10 Feb, 2015 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor the handling of quasi-quotes · f46360ed
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      As Trac #10047 points out, a quasi-quotation [n|...blah...|] is supposed
      to behave exactly like $(n "...blah...").  But it doesn't!  This was outright
      wrong: quasiquotes were being run even inside brackets.
      
      Now that TH supports both typed and untyped splices, a quasi-quote is properly
      regarded as a particular syntax for an untyped splice. But apart from that
      they should be treated the same.  So this patch refactors the handling of
      quasiquotes to do just that.
      
      The changes touch quite a lot of files, but mostly in a routine way.
      The biggest changes by far are in RnSplice, and more minor changes in
      TcSplice.  These are the places where there was real work to be done.
      Everything else is routine knock-on changes.
      
      * No more QuasiQuote forms in declarations, expressions, types, etc.
        So we get rid of these data constructors
          * HsBinds.QuasiQuoteD
          * HsExpr.HsSpliceE
          * HsPat.QuasiQuotePat
          * HsType.HsQuasiQuoteTy
      
      * We get rid of the HsQuasiQuote type altogether
      
      * Instead, we augment the HsExpr.HsSplice type to have three
        consructors, for the three types of splice:
          * HsTypedSplice
          * HsUntypedSplice
          * HsQuasiQuote
        There are some related changes in the data types in HsExpr near HsSplice.
        Specifically: PendingRnSplice, PendingTcSplice, UntypedSpliceFlavour.
      
      * In Hooks, we combine rnQuasiQuoteHook and rnRnSpliceHook into one.
        A smaller, clearer interface.
      
      * We have to update the Haddock submodule, to accommodate the hsSyn changes
      f46360ed
    • rodlogic's avatar
      Replace .lhs with .hs in compiler comments · 83efb985
      rodlogic authored
      Summary: It looks like during .lhs -> .hs switch the comments were not updated. So doing exactly that.
      
      Reviewers: austin, jstolarek, hvr, goldfire
      
      Reviewed By: austin, jstolarek
      
      Subscribers: thomie, goldfire
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D621
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9986
      83efb985
  20. 16 Jan, 2015 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      API Annotations tweaks. · 11881ec6
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      HsTyLit now has SourceText
      
      Update documentation of HsSyn to reflect which annotations are attached to which element.
      
      Ensure that the parser always keeps HsSCC and HsTickPragma values, to
      be ignored in the desugar phase if not needed
      
      Bringing in SourceText for pragmas
      
      Add Location in NPlusKPat
      
      Add Location in FunDep
      
      Make RecCon payload Located
      
      Explicitly add AnnVal to RdrName where it is compound
      
      Add Location in IPBind
      
      Add Location to name in IEThingAbs
      
      Add Maybe (Located id,Bool) to Match to track fun_id,infix
        This includes converting Match into a record and adding a note about why
        the fun_id needs to be replicated in the Match.
      
      Add Location in KindedTyVar
      
      Sort out semi-colons for parsing
      
        - import statements
        - stmts
        - decls
        - decls_cls
        - decls_inst
      
      This updates the haddock submodule.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: hvr, austin, goldfire, simonpj
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: thomie, carter
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D538
      11881ec6
  21. 03 Dec, 2014 1 commit
  22. 21 Nov, 2014 2 commits
  23. 06 Sep, 2014 1 commit
  24. 05 Jun, 2014 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix egregious instantiation bug in matchOneConLike (fixing Trac #9023) · 0a55a3ca
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      We simply weren't giving anything like the right instantiating types
      to patSynInstArgTys in matchOneConLike.
      
      To get these instantiating types would have involved matching the
      result type of the pattern synonym with the pattern type, which is
      tiresome.  So instead I changed ConPatOut so that instead of recording
      the type of the *whole* pattern (in old field pat_ty), it not records
      the *instantiating* types (in new field pat_arg_tys).  Then we canuse
      TcHsSyn.conLikeResTy to get the pattern type when needed.
      
      There are lots of knock-on incidental effects, but they mostly made
      the code simpler, so I'm happy.
      0a55a3ca
  25. 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
  26. 12 May, 2014 1 commit
  27. 13 Feb, 2014 2 commits
  28. 20 Jan, 2014 1 commit
    • cactus's avatar
      Implement pattern synonyms · 4f8369bf
      cactus authored
      This patch implements Pattern Synonyms (enabled by -XPatternSynonyms),
      allowing y ou to assign names to a pattern and abstract over it.
      
      The rundown is this:
      
        * Named patterns are introduced by the new 'pattern' keyword, and can
          be either *unidirectional* or *bidirectional*. A unidirectional
          pattern is, in the simplest sense, simply an 'alias' for a pattern,
          where the LHS may mention variables to occur in the RHS. A
          bidirectional pattern synonym occurs when a pattern may also be used
          in expression context.
      
        * Unidirectional patterns are declared like thus:
      
              pattern P x <- x:_
      
          The synonym 'P' may only occur in a pattern context:
      
              foo :: [Int] -> Maybe Int
              foo (P x) = Just x
              foo _     = Nothing
      
        * Bidirectional patterns are declared like thus:
      
              pattern P x y = [x, y]
      
          Here, P may not only occur as a pattern, but also as an expression
          when given values for 'x' and 'y', i.e.
      
              bar :: Int -> [Int]
              bar x = P x 10
      
        * Patterns can't yet have their own type signatures; signatures are inferred.
      
        * Pattern synonyms may not be recursive, c.f. type synonyms.
      
        * Pattern synonyms are also exported/imported using the 'pattern'
          keyword in an import/export decl, i.e.
      
              module Foo (pattern Bar) where ...
      
          Note that pattern synonyms share the namespace of constructors, so
          this disambiguation is required as a there may also be a 'Bar'
          type in scope as well as the 'Bar' pattern.
      
        * The semantics of a pattern synonym differ slightly from a typical
          pattern: when using a synonym, the pattern itself is matched,
          followed by all the arguments. This means that the strictness
          differs slightly:
      
              pattern P x y <- [x, y]
      
              f (P True True) = True
              f _             = False
      
              g [True, True] = True
              g _            = False
      
          In the example, while `g (False:undefined)` evaluates to False,
          `f (False:undefined)` results in undefined as both `x` and `y`
          arguments are matched to `True`.
      
      For more information, see the wiki:
      
          https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/PatternSynonyms
          https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/PatternSynonyms/ImplementationReviewed-by: Simon Peyton Jones's avatarSimon Peyton Jones <simonpj@microsoft.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAustin Seipp <austin@well-typed.com>
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add OverloadedLists, allowing list syntax to be overloaded · 3234a4ad
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This work was all done by
         Achim Krause <achim.t.krause@gmail.com>
         George Giorgidze <giorgidze@gmail.com>
         Weijers Jeroen <jeroen.weijers@uni-tuebingen.de>
      
      It allows list syntax, such as [a,b], [a..b] and so on, to be
      overloaded so that it works for a variety of types.
      
      The design is described here:
          http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/OverloadedLists
      
      Eg. you can use it for maps, so that
              [(1,"foo"), (4,"bar")] :: Map Int String
      
      The main changes
       * The ExplicitList constructor of HsExpr gets witness field
       * Ditto ArithSeq constructor
       * Ditto the ListPat constructor of HsPat
      
      Everything else flows from this.
      3234a4ad
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