1. 23 Jan, 2017 1 commit
  2. 12 May, 2015 1 commit
    • David Terei's avatar
      New handling of overlapping inst in Safe Haskell · 4fffbc34
      David Terei authored
      We do much better now due to the newish per-instance flags. Rather than
      mark any module that uses `-XOverlappingInstances`,
      `-XIncoherentInstances` or the new `OVERLAP*` pragmas as unsafe, we
      regard them all as safe and defer the check until an overlap occurs.
      
      An type-class method call that involves overlapping instances is
      considered _unsafe_ when:
      
      1) The most specific instance, Ix, is from a module marked `-XSafe`
      2) Ix is an orphan instance or a MPTC
      3) At least one instance that Ix overlaps, Iy, is:
         a) from a different module than Ix
         AND
         b) Iy is not marked `OVERLAPPABLE`
      
      This check is only enforced in modules compiled with `-XSafe` or
      `-XTrustworthy`.
      
      This fixes Safe Haskell to work with the latest overlapping instance
      pragmas, and also brings consistent behavior. Previously, Safe Inferred
      modules behaved differently than `-XSafe` modules.
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