1. 23 Nov, 2012 1 commit
  2. 12 Jun, 2012 1 commit
  3. 27 Apr, 2012 4 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Revert "Add -faggressive-primops" · 75336070
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This reverts commit 745ec959.
      Sigh. Seg fault
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Revert "Make more primops cheaper" · 4a088f80
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This reverts commit a365a58e.
      Sigh.  Seg fault.  Major sigh.
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make more primops cheaper · a365a58e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This puts back the earlier behaviour (pre "aggressive-primop" patch)
      whereby most primpos were considered cheap.  In the aggressive-primop
      patch we made them ones with bigger "code_size" seem not-cheap, but
      this slows down fft2 a lot.  So I've reverted to the earlier behaviour.
         +++ b/compiler/prelude/PrimOp.lhs
         @@ -450,6 +450,8 @@ primOpIsCheap op
            -- This is vital; see Note [PrimOp can_fail and has_side_effects]
          && not (primOpOutOfLine op)
        -   -- && primOpCodeSize op <= primOpCodeSizeDefault
        +-- Omitting; it makes fft2 run a lot slower by preventing
        +--           eta expansion in an inner loop, with a primop cosDouble#
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add -faggressive-primops · 745ec959
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I'm experimenting with making GHC a bit more aggressive about
        a) dropping case expressions if the result is unused
              Simplify.rebuildCase, CaseElim equation
        b) floating case expressions inwards
              FloatIn.fiExpr, AnnCase
      In both cases the new behaviour is gotten with a static (debug)
      flag -faggressive-primops.  The extra "aggression" is to allow
      discarding and floating in for side-effecting operations.  See
      the new, extensive Note [PrimOp can_fail and has_side_effects]
      and Note [Aggressive PrimOps] in PrimoOp.
      When discarding a case with unused binders, in the lifted-type
      case it's definitely ok if the scrutinee terminates; previously
      we were checking exprOkForSpeculation, which is significantly
      There's a related change to CoreUtils/CoreArity, but I'll put that
      in the next commit.
  4. 16 Jan, 2012 1 commit
  5. 13 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add -faggressive-primops plus refactoring in CoreUtils · 601c983d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I'm experimenting with making GHC a bit more aggressive about
        a) dropping case expressions if the result is unused
              Simplify.rebuildCase, CaseElim equation
        b) floating case expressions inwards
              FloatIn.fiExpr, AnnCase
      In both cases the new behaviour is gotten with a static (debug)
      flag -faggressive-primops.  The extra "aggression" is to allow
      discarding and floating in for side-effecting operations.  See
      the new, extensive Note [PrimOp can_fail and has_side_effects]
      in PrimoOp.
      When discarding a case with unused binders, in the lifted-type
      case it's definitely ok if the scrutinee terminates; previously
      we were checking exprOkForSpeculation, which is significantly
      So I wanted a new function CoreUtils.exprCertainlyTerminates.
      In doing this I ended up with a significant refactoring in
      CoreUtils.  The new structure has quite a lot of nice sharing:
          exprIsCheap             = exprIsCheap' isHNFApp
          exprIsExpandable        = exprIsCheap' isConLikeApp
          exprIsHNF               = exprIsHNFlike isHNFApp
          exprIsConLike           = exprIsHNFlike isConLikeApp
          exprCertainlyTerminates = exprIsHNFlike isTerminatingApp
  6. 12 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix Trac #5658: strict bindings not floated in · 3beb1a83
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Two changes here
      * The main change here is to enhance the FloatIn pass so that it can
        float case-bindings inwards.  In particular the case bindings for
        array indexing.
      * Also change the code in Simplify, to allow a case on array
        indexing (ie can_fail is true) to be discarded altogether if its
        results are unused.
      Lots of new comments in PrimOp about can_fail and has_side_effects
      Some refactoring to share the FloatBind data structure between
      FloatIn and FloatOut
  7. 12 Dec, 2011 1 commit
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  10. 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)
  11. 24 May, 2011 1 commit
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  13. 19 Nov, 2009 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Remove the (very) old strictness analyser · 2662dbc5
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      I finally got tired of the #ifdef OLD_STRICTNESS stuff.  I had been
      keeping it around in the hope of doing old-to-new comparisions, but
      have failed to do so for many years, so I don't think it's going to
      happen.  This patch deletes the clutter.
  14. 09 Jun, 2009 1 commit
    • Duncan Coutts's avatar
      Add PrimCall to the STG layer and update Core -> STG translation · cbbee4e8
      Duncan Coutts authored
      It adds a third case to StgOp which already hold StgPrimOp and StgFCallOp.
      The code generation for the new StgPrimCallOp case is almost exactly the
      same as for out-of-line primops. They now share the tailCallPrim function.
      In the Core -> STG translation we map foreign calls using the "prim"
      calling convention to the StgPrimCallOp case. This is because in Core we
      represent prim calls using the ForeignCall stuff. At the STG level however
      the prim calls are really much more like primops than foreign calls.
  15. 15 May, 2009 1 commit
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  21. 16 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Add ad-hoc typing checks for tagToEnum# · c938c386
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      The problem with tagToEnum# is that it is not overloaded (in the
      Haskell sense) but you are only supposed to apply it to a TyCon
      that is an enumeration (isEnumerationTyCon).
      The Real Way to do this is to have some special kind of type constraint
      for the purpose, but that is wild overkill. So this patch adds a small
      rather ad-hoc check to TcExpr.instFun.  Crude, simple, but it works fine.
      Fixes Trac #786
      Test is tcfail164
  22. 07 Apr, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Reorganisation of the source tree · 0065d5ab
      Simon Marlow authored
      Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to
      Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree
      without losing history, so here goes.
      The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it
      contained is now at the top level.  The build system now makes no
      pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system.
      No doubt this will break many things, and there will be a period of
      instability while we fix the dependencies.  A straightforward build
      should work, but I haven't yet fixed binary/source distributions.
      Changes to the Building Guide will follow, too.
  23. 06 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2006-01-06 16:30:17 by simonmar] · 9d7da331
      simonmar authored
      Add support for UTF-8 source files
      GHC finally has support for full Unicode in source files.  Source
      files are now assumed to be UTF-8 encoded, and the full range of
      Unicode characters can be used, with classifications recognised using
      the implementation from Data.Char.  This incedentally means that only
      the stage2 compiler will recognise Unicode in source files, because I
      was too lazy to port the unicode classifier code into libcompat.
      Additionally, the following synonyms for keywords are now recognised:
        forall symbol 	(U+2200)	forall
        right arrow   	(U+2192)	->
        left arrow   		(U+2190)	<-
        horizontal ellipsis 	(U+22EF)	..
      there are probably more things we could add here.
      This will break some source files if Latin-1 characters are being used.
      In most cases this should result in a UTF-8 decoding error.  Later on
      if we want to support more encodings (perhaps with a pragma to specify
      the encoding), I plan to do it by recoding into UTF-8 before parsing.
      Internally, there were some pretty big changes:
        - FastStrings are now stored in UTF-8
        - Z-encoding has been moved right to the back end.  Previously we
          used to Z-encode every identifier on the way in for simplicity,
          and only decode when we needed to show something to the user.
          Instead, we now keep every string in its UTF-8 encoding, and
          Z-encode right before printing it out.  To avoid Z-encoding the
          same string multiple times, the Z-encoding is cached inside the
          FastString the first time it is requested.
          This speeds up the compiler - I've measured some definite
          improvement in parsing at least, and I expect compilations overall
          to be faster too.  It also cleans up a lot of cruft from the
          OccName interface.  Z-encoding is nicely hidden inside the
          Outputable instance for Names & OccNames now.
        - StringBuffers are UTF-8 too, and are now represented as
        - I've put together some test cases, not by any means exhaustive,
          but there are some interesting UTF-8 decoding error cases that
          aren't obvious.  Also, take a look at unicode001.hs for a demo.
  24. 21 May, 2005 1 commit
  25. 13 Aug, 2004 1 commit
  26. 27 Apr, 2004 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2004-04-27 12:47:13 by simonpj] · 74e0bdb6
      simonpj authored
           1. Make primOpIsCheap do something sensible
           2. Make the state hack work better
      1.  In March 2001, we changed primOpIsCheap to
      	primOpIsCheap op = False
      thereby making *no* primops seem cheap.  But this killed eta
      expansion on case (x ==# y) of True -> \s -> ...
      which is bad.  In particular a loop like
        doLoop n = loop 0
            loop i | i == n    = return ()
                   | otherwise = bar i >> loop (i+1)
      allocated a closure every time round because it didn't eta expand.
      The problem that made us set primOpIsCheap to False was
      		let x = a +# b *# c in x +# x
      where we don't want to inline x. But primopIsCheap doesn't control
      that (it's exprIsDupable that does) so the problem doesn't occur
      even if primOpIsCheap sometimes says 'True'.  I think that perhaps
      something changed since March 2001.
      2.  Consider this
      	case x of
      	  True  -> \(s:RealWorld) -> e
      	  False -> foo
      where foo has arity 1.  If we are using the "state hack" we want to
      eta expand here.  This commit fixes arityType in the Var case (for foo)
      to take account of foo's type.
      Also add -fno-state-hack to the static flags, to allow the state hack to
      be switched off.
  27. 17 Nov, 2003 1 commit
  28. 09 Oct, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-10-09 11:58:39 by simonpj] · 98688c6e
      simonpj authored
      		GHC heart/lung transplant
      This major commit changes the way that GHC deals with importing
      types and functions defined in other modules, during renaming and
      typechecking.  On the way I've changed or cleaned up numerous other
      things, including many that I probably fail to mention here.
      Major benefit: GHC should suck in many fewer interface files when
      compiling (esp with -O).  (You can see this with -ddump-rn-stats.)
      It's also some 1500 lines of code shorter than before.
      **	So expect bugs!  I can do a 3-stage bootstrap, and run
      **	the test suite, but you may be doing stuff I havn't tested.
      ** 	Don't update if you are relying on a working HEAD.
      In particular, (a) External Core and (b) GHCi are very little tested.
      	But please, please DO test this version!
      		Big things
      Interface files, version control, and importing declarations
      * There is a totally new data type for stuff that lives in interface files:
      	Original names			IfaceType.IfaceExtName
      	Types				IfaceType.IfaceType
      	Declarations (type,class,id)	IfaceSyn.IfaceDecl
      	Unfoldings			IfaceSyn.IfaceExpr
        (Previously we used HsSyn for type/class decls, and UfExpr for unfoldings.)
        The new data types are in iface/IfaceType and iface/IfaceSyn.  They are
        all instances of Binary, so they can be written into interface files.
        Previous engronkulation concering the binary instance of RdrName has
        gone away -- RdrName is not an instance of Binary any more.  Nor does
        Binary.lhs need to know about the ``current module'' which it used to,
        which made it specialised to GHC.
        A good feature of this is that the type checker for source code doesn't
        need to worry about the possibility that we might be typechecking interface
        file stuff.  Nor does it need to do renaming; we can typecheck direct from
        IfaceSyn, saving a whole pass (module TcIface)
      * Stuff from interface files is sucked in *lazily*, rather than being eagerly
        sucked in by the renamer. Instead, we use unsafeInterleaveIO to capture
        a thunk for the unfolding of an imported function (say).  If that unfolding
        is every pulled on, TcIface will scramble over the unfolding, which may
        in turn pull in the interface files of things mentioned in the unfolding.
        The External Package State is held in a mutable variable so that it
        can be side-effected by this lazy-sucking-in process (which may happen
        way later, e.g. when the simplifier runs).   In effect, the EPS is a kind
        of lazy memo table, filled in as we suck things in.  Or you could think
        of it as a global symbol table, populated on demand.
      * This lazy sucking is very cool, but it can lead to truly awful bugs. The
        intent is that updates to the symbol table happen atomically, but very bad
        things happen if you read the variable for the table, and then force a
        thunk which updates the table.  Updates can get lost that way. I regret
        this subtlety.
        One example of the way it showed up is that the top level of TidyPgm
        (which updates the global name cache) to be much more disciplined about
        those updates, since TidyPgm may itself force thunks which allocate new
      * Version numbering in interface files has changed completely, fixing
        one major bug with ghc --make.  Previously, the version of A.f changed
        only if A.f's type and unfolding was textually different.  That missed
        changes to things that A.f's unfolding mentions; which was fixed by
        eagerly sucking in all of those things, and listing them in the module's
        usage list.  But that didn't work with --make, because they might have
        been already sucked in.
        Now, A.f's version changes if anything reachable from A.f (via interface
        files) changes.  A module with unchanged source code needs recompiling
        only if the versions of any of its free variables changes. [This isn't
        quite right for dictionary functions and rules, which aren't mentioned
        explicitly in the source.  There are extensive comments in module MkIface,
        where all version-handling stuff is done.]
      * We don't need equality on HsDecls any more (because they aren't used in
        interface files).  Instead we have a specialised equality for IfaceSyn
        (eqIfDecl etc), which uses IfaceEq instead of Bool as its result type.
        See notes in IfaceSyn.
      * The horrid bit of the renamer that tried to predict what instance decls
        would be needed has gone entirely.  Instead, the type checker simply
        sucks in whatever instance decls it needs, when it needs them.  Easy!
        Similarly, no need for 'implicitModuleFVs' and 'implicitTemplateHaskellFVs'
        etc.  Hooray!
      Types and type checking
      * Kind-checking of types is far far tidier (new module TcHsTypes replaces
        the badly-named TcMonoType).  Strangely, this was one of my
        original goals, because the kind check for types is the Right Place to
        do type splicing, but it just didn't fit there before.
      * There's a new representation for newtypes in TypeRep.lhs.  Previously
        they were represented using "SourceTypes" which was a funny compromise.
        Now they have their own constructor in the Type datatype.  SourceType
        has turned back into PredType, which is what it used to be.
      * Instance decl overlap checking done lazily.  Consider
      	instance C Int b
      	instance C a Int
        These were rejected before as overlapping, because when seeking
        (C Int Int) one couldn't tell which to use.  But there's no problem when
        seeking (C Bool Int); it can only be the second.
        So instead of checking for overlap when adding a new instance declaration,
        we check for overlap when looking up an Inst.  If we find more than one
        matching instance, we see if any of the candidates dominates the others
        (in the sense of being a substitution instance of all the others);
        and only if not do we report an error.
      	     Medium things
      * The TcRn monad is generalised a bit further.  It's now based on utils/IOEnv.lhs,
        the IO monad with an environment.  The desugarer uses the monad too,
        so that anything it needs can get faulted in nicely.
      * Reduce the number of wired-in things; in particular Word and Integer
        are no longer wired in.  The latter required HsLit.HsInteger to get a
        Type argument.  The 'derivable type classes' data types (:+:, :*: etc)
        are not wired in any more either (see stuff about derivable type classes
      * The PersistentComilerState is now held in a mutable variable
        in the HscEnv.  Previously (a) it was passed to and then returned by
        many top-level functions, which was painful; (b) it was invariably
        accompanied by the HscEnv.  This change tidies up top-level plumbing
        without changing anything important.
      * Derivable type classes are treated much more like 'deriving' clauses.
        Previously, the Ids for the to/from functions lived inside the TyCon,
        but now the TyCon simply records their existence (with a simple boolean).
        Anyone who wants to use them must look them up in the environment.
        This in turn makes it easy to generate the to/from functions (done
        in types/Generics) using HsSyn (like TcGenDeriv for ordinary derivings)
        instead of CoreSyn, which in turn means that (a) we don't have to figure
        out all the type arguments etc; and (b) it'll be type-checked for us.
        Generally, the task of generating the code has become easier, which is
        good for Manuel, who wants to make it more sophisticated.
      * A Name now says what its "parent" is. For example, the parent of a data
        constructor is its type constructor; the parent of a class op is its
        class.  This relationship corresponds exactly to the Avail data type;
        there may be other places we can exploit it.  (I made the change so that
        version comparison in interface files would be a bit easier; but in
        fact it tided up other things here and there (see calls to
        Name.nameParent).  For example, the declaration pool, of declararations
        read from interface files, but not yet used, is now keyed only by the 'main'
        name of the declaration, not the subordinate names.
      * New types OccEnv and OccSet, with the usual operations.
        OccNames can be efficiently compared, because they have uniques, thanks
        to the hashing implementation of FastStrings.
      * The GlobalRdrEnv is now keyed by OccName rather than RdrName.  Not only
        does this halve the size of the env (because we don't need both qualified
        and unqualified versions in the env), but it's also more efficient because
        we can use a UniqFM instead of a FiniteMap.
        Consequential changes to Provenance, which has moved to RdrName.
      * External Core remains a bit of a hack, as it was before, done with a mixture
        of HsDecls (so that recursiveness and argument variance is still inferred),
        and IfaceExprs (for value declarations).  It's not thoroughly tested.
      	     Minor things
      * DataCon fields dcWorkId, dcWrapId combined into a single field
        dcIds, that is explicit about whether the data con is a newtype or not.
        MkId.mkDataConWorkId and mkDataConWrapId are similarly combined into
      * Choosing the boxing strategy is done for *source* type decls only, and
        hence is now in TcTyDecls, not DataCon.
      * WiredIn names are distinguished by their n_sort field, not by their location,
        which was rather strange
      * Define Maybes.mapCatMaybes :: (a -> Maybe b) -> [a] -> [b]
        and use it here and there
      * Much better pretty-printing of interface files (--show-iface)
      Many, many other small things.
      	     File changes
      * New iface/ subdirectory
      * Much of RnEnv has moved to iface/IfaceEnv
      * MkIface and BinIface have moved from main/ to iface/
      * types/Variance has been absorbed into typecheck/TcTyDecls
      * RnHiFiles and RnIfaces have vanished entirely.  Their
        work is done by iface/LoadIface
      * hsSyn/HsCore has gone, replaced by iface/IfaceSyn
      * typecheck/TcIfaceSig has gone, replaced by iface/TcIface
      * typecheck/TcMonoType has been renamed to typecheck/TcHsType
      * basicTypes/Var.hi-boot and basicTypes/Generics.hi-boot have gone altogether
  29. 13 Sep, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-13 15:02:25 by simonpj] · 9af77fa4
      simonpj authored
      	Make Template Haskell into the HEAD
      This massive commit transfers to the HEAD all the stuff that
      Simon and Tim have been doing on Template Haskell.  The
      meta-haskell-branch is no more!
      WARNING: make sure that you
        * Update your links if you are using link trees.
          Some modules have been added, some have gone away.
        * Do 'make clean' in all library trees.
          The interface file format has changed, and you can
          get strange panics (sadly) if GHC tries to read old interface files:
          e.g.  ghc-5.05: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version 5.05):
      	  Binary.get(TyClDecl): ForeignType
        * You need to recompile the rts too; Linker.c has changed
      However the libraries are almost unaltered; just a tiny change in
      Base, and to the exports in Prelude.
      NOTE: so far as TH itself is concerned, expression splices work
      fine, but declaration splices are not complete.
      		The main change
      The main structural change: renaming and typechecking have to be
      interleaved, because we can't rename stuff after a declaration splice
      until after we've typechecked the stuff before (and the splice
      * Combine the renamer and typecheker monads into one
      	(TcRnMonad, TcRnTypes)
        These two replace TcMonad and RnMonad
      * Give them a single 'driver' (TcRnDriver).  This driver
        replaces TcModule.lhs and Rename.lhs
      * The haskell-src library package has a module
        which defines the Haskell data type seen by the TH programmer.
      * New modules:
      	hsSyn/Convert.hs 	converts THSyntax -> HsSyn
      	deSugar/DsMeta.hs 	converts HsSyn -> THSyntax
      * New module typecheck/TcSplice type-checks Template Haskell splices.
      		Linking stuff
      * ByteCodeLink has been split into
      	ByteCodeLink	(which links)
      	ByteCodeAsm	(which assembles)
      * New module ghci/ObjLink is the object-code linker.
      * compMan/CmLink is removed entirely (was out of place)
        Ditto CmTypes (which was tiny)
      * Linker.c initialises the linker when it is first used (no need to call
        initLinker any more).  Template Haskell makes it harder to know when
        and whether to initialise the linker.
      	Gathering the LIE in the type checker
      * Instead of explicitly gathering constraints in the LIE
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM (TypecheckedExpr, LIE)
        we now dump the constraints into a mutable varabiable carried
        by the monad, so we get
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM TypecheckedExpr
        Much less clutter in the code, and more efficient too.
        (Originally suggested by Mark Shields.)
      		Remove "SysNames"
      Because the renamer and the type checker were entirely separate,
      we had to carry some rather tiresome implicit binders (or "SysNames")
      along inside some of the HsDecl data structures.  They were both
      tiresome and fragile.
      Now that the typechecker and renamer are more intimately coupled,
      we can eliminate SysNames (well, mostly... default methods still
      carry something similar).
      		Clean up HsPat
      One big clean up is this: instead of having two HsPat types (InPat and
      OutPat), they are now combined into one.  This is more consistent with
      the way that HsExpr etc is handled; there are some 'Out' constructors
      for the type checker output.
      	HsPat.InPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	HsPat.OutPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	No 'pat' type parameter in HsExpr, HsBinds, etc
      	Constructor patterns are nicer now: they use
      	for the three cases of constructor patterns:
      		prefix, infix, and record-bindings
      	The *same* data type HsConDetails is used in the type
      	declaration of the data type (HsDecls.TyData)
      Lots of associated clean-up operations here and there.  Less code.
      Everything is wonderful.
  30. 05 Mar, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-05 14:18:53 by simonmar] · caac75c6
      simonmar authored
      Generate the contents of the GHC.Prim interface file automatically
      from the list of available PrimOps and various other wired-in things.
      Two main benefits from this:
        - There's one fewer places to edit when adding a new primop.
        - It's one less reason to need the interface file parser, and
          now we no longer need the (short-lived) --compile-iface option
          so I've removed it.
  31. 04 Mar, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-04 17:01:26 by simonmar] · 0171936c
      simonmar authored
      Binary Interface Files - stage 1
      This commit changes the default interface file format from text to
      binary, in order to improve compilation performace.
      To view an interface file, use 'ghc --show-iface Foo.hi'.
      utils/Binary.hs is the basic Binary I/O library, based on the nhc98
      binary I/O library but much stripped-down and working in terms of
      bytes rather than bits, and with some special features for GHC: it
      remembers which Module is being emitted to avoid dumping too many
      qualified names, and it keeps track of a "dictionary" of FastStrings
      so that we don't dump the same FastString more than once into the
      binary file.  I'll make a generic version of this for the libraries at
      some point.
      main/BinIface.hs contains most of the Binary instances.  Some
      instances are in the same module as the data type (RdrName, Name,
      OccName in particular).  Most instances were generated using a
      modified version of DrIFT, which I'll commit later.  However, editing
      them by hand isn't hard (certainly easier than modifying
      The first thing in a binary interface is the interface version, so
      nice error messages will be generated if the binary format changes and
      you still have old interfaces lying around.  The version also now
      includes the "way" as an extra sanity check.
      Other changes
      I don't like the way FastStrings contain both hashed strings (with
      O(1) comparison) and literal C strings (with O(n) comparison).  So as
      a first step to separating these I made serveral "literal" type
      strings into hashed strings.  SLIT() still generates a literal, and
      now FSLIT() generates a hashed string.  With DEBUG on, you'll get a
      warning if you try to compare any SLIT()s with anything, and the
      compiler will fall over if you try to dump any literal C strings into
      an interface file (usually indicating a use of SLIT() which should be
      mkSysLocal no longer re-encodes its FastString argument each time it
      is called.
      I also fixed the -pgm options so that the argument can now optionally
      be separted from the option.
      Bugfix: PrelNames declared Names for several comparison primops, eg.
      eqCharName, eqIntName etc. but these had different uniques from the
      real primop names.  I've moved these to PrimOps and defined them using
      mkPrimOpIdName instead, and deleted some for which we don't have real
      primops (Manuel: please check that things still work for you after
      this change).
  32. 13 Feb, 2002 1 commit
  33. 06 Feb, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-02-06 15:54:23 by simonpj] · 979947f5
      simonpj authored
      Eliminate all vestiages of UsageTy, in preparation for
      	Keith's new version.  Hurrah!
      	Keith: LBVarInfo and usOnce,usMany are still there,
      	because I know you have eliminated LBVarInfo, and I didn't
      	want to cause unnecessary conflicts.
  34. 10 Dec, 2001 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2001-12-10 14:07:30 by simonmar] · 973539a8
      simonmar authored
      Make the inclusion of the old strictness analyser, CPR analyser, and
      the relevant IdInfo components, conditional on DEBUG.  This makes
      IdInfo smaller by three fields in a non-DEBUG compiler, and reduces
      the risk that the unused fields could harbour space leaks.
      Eventually these passes will go away altogether.