1. 02 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Fix #14167 by using isGadtSyntaxTyCon in more places · 8e4229ab
      Ryan Scott authored
      Summary:
      Two places in GHC effectively attempt to //guess// whether a data type
      was declared using GADT syntax:
      
      1. When reifying a data type in Template Haskell
      2. When pretty-printing a data type (e.g., via `:info` in GHCi)
      
      But there's no need for heuristics here, since we have a 100% accurate way to
      determine whether a data type was declared using GADT syntax: the
      `isGadtSyntaxTyCon` function! By simply using that as the metric, we obtain
      far more accurate TH reification and pretty-printing results.
      
      This is technically a breaking change, since Template Haskell reification will
      now reify some data type constructors as `(Rec)GadtC` that it didn't before,
      and some data type constructors that were previously reified as `(Rec)GadtC`
      will no longer be reified as such. But it's a very understandable breaking
      change, since the previous behavior was simply incorrect.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: rwbarton, thomie
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #14167
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3901
      8e4229ab
  2. 31 Aug, 2017 2 commits
    • Herbert Valerio Riedel's avatar
      Add missing Semigroup instances to compiler · c0feee90
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      This is a pre-requisite for implementing the Semigroup/Monoid proposal.
      The instances have been introduced in a way to minimise warnings.
      c0feee90
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add debugPprType · 805b29bb
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      We pretty-print a type by converting it to an IfaceType and
      pretty-printing that.  But
       (a) that's a bit indirect, and
       (b) delibrately loses information about (e.g.) the kind
            on the /occurrences/ of a type variable
      
      So this patch implements debugPprType, which pretty prints
      the type directly, with no fancy formatting.  It's just used
      for debugging.
      
      I took the opportunity to refactor the debug-pretty-printing
      machinery a little.  In particular, define these functions
      and use them:
      
        ifPprDeubug :: SDoc -> SDOc -> SDoc
          -- Says what to do with and without -dppr-debug
        whenPprDebug :: SDoc -> SDoc
          -- Says what to do with  -dppr-debug; without is empty
        getPprDebug :: (Bool -> SDoc) -> SDoc
      
      getPprDebug used to be called sdocPprDebugWith
      whenPprDebug used to be called ifPprDebug
      
      So a lot of files get touched in a very mechanical way
      805b29bb
  3. 27 Jul, 2017 2 commits
  4. 26 May, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Some tidying up of type pretty-printing · ad14efd5
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Triggered by the changes in #13677, I ended up doing a bit of
      refactoring in type pretty-printing.
      
      * We were using TyOpPrec and FunPrec rather inconsitently, so
        I made it consisent.
      
      * That exposed the fact that we were a bit undecided about whether
        to print
           a + b -> c + d   vs   (a+b) -> (c+d)
        and similarly
           a ~ [b] => blah  vs   (a ~ [b]) => blah
      
        I decided to make TyOpPrec and FunPrec compare equal
        (in BasicTypes), so (->) is treated as equal precedence with
        other type operators, so you get the unambiguous forms above,
        even though they have more parens.
      
        We could readily reverse this decision.
        See Note [Type operator precedence] in BasicTypes
      
      * I fixed a bug in pretty-printing of HsType where some
        parens were omitted by mistake.
      ad14efd5
  5. 16 May, 2017 1 commit
  6. 11 May, 2017 1 commit
  7. 01 Mar, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve pretty-printing of types · 871b63e4
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      When doing debug-printing it's really important that the free vars
      of a type are printed with their uniques.  The IfaceTcTyVar thing
      was a stab in that direction, but it only worked for TcTyVars, not
      TyVars.
      
      This patch does it properly, by keeping track of the free vars of the
      type when translating Type -> IfaceType, and passing that down through
      toIfaceTypeX.  Then when we find a variable, look in that set, and
      translate it to IfaceFreeTyVar if so.  (I renamed IfaceTcTyVar to
      IfaceFreeTyVar.)
      
      Fiddly but not difficult.
      
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3201
      871b63e4
  8. 03 Feb, 2017 1 commit
    • Sylvain Henry's avatar
      Ditch static flags · bbd3c399
      Sylvain Henry authored
      This patch converts the 4 lasting static flags (read from the command
      line and unsafely stored in immutable global variables) into dynamic
      flags. Most use cases have been converted into reading them from a DynFlags.
      
      In cases for which we don't have easy access to a DynFlags, we read from
      'unsafeGlobalDynFlags' that is set at the beginning of each 'runGhc'.
      It's not perfect (not thread-safe) but it is still better as we can
      set/unset these 4 flags before each run when using GHC API.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      Rebased and finished by: bgamari
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, erikd, hvr, austin, simonmar, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonmar
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2839
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #8440
      bbd3c399
  9. 23 Jan, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve pretty-printing of IfaceCoercions · 6850eb64
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      For some reason, unless you have -fprint-explicit-coercions, when
      printing an explicit coercion we were then going to special trouble to
      suppress the unique of a hole (which only happens during debugging
      anyway).  This is bizarre.
      
      So I deleted three lines of code -- hooray.
      6850eb64
  10. 20 Jan, 2017 1 commit
    • Phil de Joux's avatar
      Show explicit quantifiers in conflicting definitions error · 33140f41
      Phil de Joux authored
      This fixes #12441, where definitions in a Haskell module and its boot
      file which differed only in their quantifiers produced a confusing error
      message. Here we teach GHC to always show quantifiers for these errors.
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, simonmar, erikd, austin, hvr, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: snowleopard, simonpj, mpickering, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2734
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #12441
      33140f41
  11. 19 Jan, 2017 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Update levity polymorphism · e7985ed2
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      This commit implements the proposal in
      https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/29 and
      https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/35.
      
      Here are some of the pieces of that proposal:
      
      * Some of RuntimeRep's constructors have been shortened.
      
      * TupleRep and SumRep are now parameterized over a list of RuntimeReps.
      * This
      means that two types with the same kind surely have the same
      representation.
      Previously, all unboxed tuples had the same kind, and thus the fact
      above was
      false.
      
      * RepType.typePrimRep and friends now return a *list* of PrimReps. These
      functions can now work successfully on unboxed tuples. This change is
      necessary because we allow abstraction over unboxed tuple types and so
      cannot
      always handle unboxed tuples specially as we did before.
      
      * We sometimes have to create an Id from a PrimRep. I thus split PtrRep
      * into
      LiftedRep and UnliftedRep, so that the created Ids have the right
      strictness.
      
      * The RepType.RepType type was removed, as it didn't seem to help with
      * much.
      
      * The RepType.repType function is also removed, in favor of typePrimRep.
      
      * I have waffled a good deal on whether or not to keep VoidRep in
      TyCon.PrimRep. In the end, I decided to keep it there. PrimRep is *not*
      represented in RuntimeRep, and typePrimRep will never return a list
      including
      VoidRep. But it's handy to have in, e.g., ByteCodeGen and friends. I can
      imagine another design choice where we have a PrimRepV type that is
      PrimRep
      with an extra constructor. That seemed to be a heavier design, though,
      and I'm
      not sure what the benefit would be.
      
      * The last, unused vestiges of # (unliftedTypeKind) have been removed.
      
      * There were several pretty-printing bugs that this change exposed;
      * these are fixed.
      
      * We previously checked for levity polymorphism in the types of binders.
      * But we
      also must exclude levity polymorphism in function arguments. This is
      hard to check
      for, requiring a good deal of care in the desugarer. See Note [Levity
      polymorphism
      checking] in DsMonad.
      
      * In order to efficiently check for levity polymorphism in functions, it
      * was necessary
      to add a new bit of IdInfo. See Note [Levity info] in IdInfo.
      
      * It is now safe for unlifted types to be unsaturated in Core. Core Lint
      * is updated
      accordingly.
      
      * We can only know strictness after zonking, so several checks around
      * strictness
      in the type-checker (checkStrictBinds, the check for unlifted variables
      under a ~
      pattern) have been moved to the desugarer.
      
      * Along the way, I improved the treatment of unlifted vs. banged
      * bindings. See
      Note [Strict binds checks] in DsBinds and #13075.
      
      * Now that we print type-checked source, we must be careful to print
      * ConLikes correctly.
      This is facilitated by a new HsConLikeOut constructor to HsExpr.
      Particularly troublesome
      are unlifted pattern synonyms that get an extra void# argument.
      
      * Includes a submodule update for haddock, getting rid of #.
      
      * New testcases:
        typecheck/should_fail/StrictBinds
        typecheck/should_fail/T12973
        typecheck/should_run/StrictPats
        typecheck/should_run/T12809
        typecheck/should_fail/T13105
        patsyn/should_fail/UnliftedPSBind
        typecheck/should_fail/LevPolyBounded
        typecheck/should_compile/T12987
        typecheck/should_compile/T11736
      
      * Fixed tickets:
        #12809
        #12973
        #11736
        #13075
        #12987
      
      * This also adds a test case for #13105. This test case is
      * "compile_fail" and
      succeeds, because I want the testsuite to monitor the error message.
      When #13105 is fixed, the test case will compile cleanly.
      e7985ed2
  12. 13 Dec, 2016 1 commit
  13. 25 Nov, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve pretty-printing of types · 5f349fe2
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In this commit
         commit 6c0f10fa
         Author: Ben Gamari <bgamari.foss@gmail.com>
         Date:   Sun Nov 13 16:17:37 2016 -0500
      
          Kill Type pretty-printer
      
      we switched to pretty-printing a type by converting it to an
      IfaceType and pretty printing that.  Very good.
      
      This patch fixes two things
      
      * The new story is terrible for debug-printing with -ddump-tc-trace,
        because all the extra info in an open type was discarded ty the
        conversion to IfaceType.
      
        This patch adds IfaceTcTyVar to IfaceType, to carry a TcTyVar in
        debug situations.  Quite an easy change, happily.  These things
        never show up in interface files.
      
      * Now that we are going via IfaceType, it's essential to tidy before
        converting; otherwise
           forall k_23 k_34. blah
        is printed as
           forall k k. blah
        which is very unhelpful.  Again this only shows up in debug
        printing.
      5f349fe2
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Kill off ifaceTyVarsOfType · a5a39264
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      IfaceTypes are really not well suited to finding free variables etc.
      Nevertheless, there was quite a lot of code to do just that; but it
      was only used to see if a kind is variable-free so as to decide
      whether to print a forall binder.
      
      This patch simplifies to deal with just that case, replacing all
      the free-vars stuff with just ifTypeIsVarFree
      a5a39264
  14. 13 Nov, 2016 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Kill Type pretty-printer · 6c0f10fa
      Ben Gamari authored
      Here we consolidate the pretty-printing logic for types in IfaceType. We
      need IfaceType regardless and the printer for Type can be implemented in
      terms of that for IfaceType. See #11660.
      
      Note that this is very much a work-in-progress. Namely I still have yet
      to ponder how to ease the hs-boot file situation, still need to rip out
      more dead code, need to move some of the special cases for, e.g., `*` to
      the IfaceType printer, and need to get it to validate. That being said,
      it comes close to validating as-is.
      
      Test Plan: Validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, austin
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie, simonpj
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2528
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11660
      6c0f10fa
  15. 30 Jun, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix pretty-printer for IfaceCo · 24194a6a
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      As Trac #12242 showed, there was a missing case in
      the pretty printer for IfaceCo. I've refactored it
      so that the pattern-match ovelap checker will spot
      it next time.
      24194a6a
  16. 25 Jun, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      s/Invisible/Inferred/g s/Visible/Required/g · 5fdb854c
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This renames VisibilityFlag from
      
      > data VisibilityFlag = Visible | Specified | Invisible
      
      to
      
      > data ArgFlag = Required | Specified | Inferred
      
      The old name was quite confusing, because both Specified
      and Invisible were invisible! The new names are hopefully clearer.
      5fdb854c
  17. 24 Jun, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Comments around invisibility · c871ce49
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Very minor
      c871ce49
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve typechecking of instance defaults · d2958bd0
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In an instance declaration when you don't specify the code for a
      method, GHC fills in from the default binding in the class.
      The type of the default method can legitmiately be ambiguous ---
      see Note [Default methods in instances] in TcInstDcls --- so
      typechecking it can be tricky.
      
      Trac #12220 showed that although we were dealing with that ambiguity
      for /vanilla/ default methods, we were not doing so for /generic/
      default methods.  Moreover we were dealing with it clumsily, by
      generating post-typechecked code.
      
      This patch fixes the bug AND deletes code!  We now use the same code
      path for both vanilla and generic default methods; and generate
      /pre-typechecked/ code in both cases.  The key trick is that we can use
      Visible Type Application to deal with the ambiguity, which wasn't
      possible before.  Hooray.
      
      There is a small hit to performance in compiler/perf/T1969 which
      consists of nothing BUT instance declarations with several default
      methods to fill, which we now have to typecheck. The actual hit is
      from 724 -> 756 or 4% in that extreme example.  Real world programs
      have vastly fewer instance decls.
      d2958bd0
  18. 15 Jun, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major patch to introduce TyConBinder · e368f326
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Before this patch, following the TypeInType innovations,
      each TyCon had two lists:
        - tyConBinders :: [TyBinder]
        - tyConTyVars  :: [TyVar]
      
      They were in 1-1 correspondence and contained
      overlapping information.  More broadly, there were many
      places where we had to pass around this pair of lists,
      instead of a single list.
      
      This commit tidies all that up, by having just one list of
      binders in a TyCon:
      
        - tyConBinders :: [TyConBinder]
      
      The new data types look like this:
      
        Var.hs:
           data TyVarBndr tyvar vis = TvBndr tyvar vis
           data VisibilityFlag = Visible | Specified | Invisible
           type TyVarBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
      
        TyCon.hs:
           type TyConBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar TyConBndrVis
      
           data TyConBndrVis
             = NamedTCB VisibilityFlag
             | AnonTCB
      
        TyCoRep.hs:
           data TyBinder
             = Named TyVarBinder
             | Anon Type
      
      Note that Var.TyVarBdr has moved from TyCoRep and has been
      made polymorphic in the tyvar and visiblity fields:
      
           type TyVarBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
              -- Used in ForAllTy
           type TyConBinder = TyVarBndr TyVar TyConBndrVis
              -- Used in TyCon
      
           type IfaceForAllBndr  = TyVarBndr IfaceTvBndr VisibilityFlag
           type IfaceTyConBinder = TyVarBndr IfaceTvBndr TyConBndrVis
               -- Ditto, in interface files
      
      There are a zillion knock-on changes, but everything
      arises from these types.  It was a bit fiddly to get the
      module loops to work out right!
      
      Some smaller points
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      * Nice new functions
          TysPrim.mkTemplateKiTyVars
          TysPrim.mkTemplateTyConBinders
        which help you make the tyvar binders for dependently-typed
        TyCons.  See comments with their definition.
      
      * The change showed up a bug in TcGenGenerics.tc_mkRepTy, where the code
        was making an assumption about the order of the kind variables in the
        kind of GHC.Generics.(:.:).  I fixed this; see TcGenGenerics.mkComp.
      e368f326
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-add FunTy (big patch) · 77bb0927
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      With TypeInType Richard combined ForAllTy and FunTy, but that was often
      awkward, and yielded little benefit becuase in practice the two were
      always treated separately.  This patch re-introduces FunTy.  Specfically
      
      * New type
          data TyVarBinder = TvBndr TyVar VisibilityFlag
        This /always/ has a TyVar it.  In many places that's just what
        what we want, so there are /lots/ of TyBinder -> TyVarBinder changes
      
      * TyBinder still exists:
          data TyBinder = Named TyVarBinder | Anon Type
      
      * data Type = ForAllTy TyVarBinder Type
                  | FunTy Type Type
                  |  ....
      
      There are a LOT of knock-on changes, but they are all routine.
      
      The Haddock submodule needs to be updated too
      77bb0927
  19. 21 Mar, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Track specified/invisible more carefully. · 35e93797
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      In particular, this allows correct tracking of specified/invisible
      for variables in Haskell98 data constructors and in pattern synonyms.
      GADT-syntax constructors are harder, and are left until #11721.
      
      This was all inspired by Simon's comments to my fix for #11512,
      which this subsumes.
      
      Test case: ghci/scripts/TypeAppData
      
      [skip ci]  (The test case fails because of an unrelated problem
      fixed in the next commit.)
      35e93797
  20. 05 Mar, 2016 1 commit
    • Rik Steenkamp's avatar
      Fix printing of an `IfacePatSyn` · 3801262e
      Rik Steenkamp authored
      Now the existentially quantified type variables are printed
      at the correct location when printing a pattern synonym type
      from an `IfacePatSyn`. The function `pprIfaceContextMaybe`
      has been removed as it is no longer needed.
      
      Fixes #11524.
      
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, thomie, bgamari, mpickering
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1958
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11524
      3801262e
  21. 24 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Address #11471 by putting RuntimeRep in kinds. · d8c64e86
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      See Note [TYPE] in TysPrim. There are still some outstanding
      pieces in #11471 though, so this doesn't actually nail the bug.
      
      This commit also contains a few performance improvements:
      
      * Short-cut equality checking of nullary type syns
      
      * Compare types before kinds in eqType
      
      * INLINE coreViewOneStarKind
      
      * Store tycon binders separately from kinds.
      
      This resulted in a ~10% performance improvement in compiling
      the Cabal package. No change in functionality other than
      performance. (This affects the interface file format, though.)
      
      This commit updates the haddock submodule.
      d8c64e86
  22. 18 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      (Another) minor refactoring of substitutions · b5292557
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      No change in functionality here, but greater clarity:
      
      * In FamInstEnv.FlattenEnv, kill off the fi_in_scope field
        We are already maintaining an in-scope set in the fe_subst field,
        so it's silly do to it twice.
      
        (This isn't strictly connected to the rest of this patch, but
        the nomenclature changes below affect the same code, so I put
        them together.)
      
      * TyCoRep.extendTCVSubst used to take a TyVar or a CoVar and work
        out what to do, but in fact we almost always know which of the
        two we are doing.  So:
          - define extendTvSubst, extendCvSubst
          - and use them
      
      * Similar renamings in TyCoRep:
         - extendTCvSubstList        -->   extendTvSubstList
         - extendTCvSubstBinder      -->   extendTvSubstBinder
         - extendTCvSubstAndInScope  --> extendTvSubstAndInScope
      
      * Add Type.extendTvSubstWithClone, extendCvSubstWithClone
      
      * Similar nomenclature changes in Subst, SimplEnv, Specialise
      
      * Kill off TyCoRep.substTelescope (never used)
      b5292557
  23. 18 Jan, 2016 2 commits
    • 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
    • Eric Seidel's avatar
      un-wire-in error, undefined, CallStack, and IP · a7b751db
      Eric Seidel authored
      I missed a crucial step in the wiring-in process of `CallStack` in D861,
      the bit where you actually wire-in the Name... This led to a nasty bug
      where GHC thought `CallStack` was not wired-in and tried to fingerprint
      it, which failed because the defining module was not loaded.
      
      But we don't need `CallStack` to be wired-in anymore since `error` and
      `undefined` no longer need to be wired-in. So we just remove them all.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      Test Plan: `./validate` and `make slowtest TEST=tc198`
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, austin, hvr, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie
      
      Projects: #ghc
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1739
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11331
      a7b751db
  24. 24 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Visible type application · 2db18b81
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This re-working of the typechecker algorithm is based on
      the paper "Visible type application", by Richard Eisenberg,
      Stephanie Weirich, and Hamidhasan Ahmed, to be published at
      ESOP'16.
      
      This patch introduces -XTypeApplications, which allows users
      to say, for example `id @Int`, which has type `Int -> Int`. See
      the changes to the user manual for details.
      
      This patch addresses tickets #10619, #5296, #10589.
      2db18b81
  25. 17 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  26. 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. ...
      67465497
  27. 25 Nov, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor default methods (Trac #11105) · 924f8517
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch does some signficant refactoring to the treatment
      of default methods in class declarations, and more generally
      to the type checking of type/class decls.
      
      Highlights:
      
      * When the class has a generic-default method, such as
           class C a where
             op :: a -> a -> Bool
             default op :: Ord a => a -> a -> a
        the ClassOpItem records the type of the generic-default,
        in this case the type (Ord a => a -> a -> a)
      
      * I killed off Class.DefMeth in favour of the very-similar
        BasicTypes.DefMethSpec.  However it turned out to be better
        to use a Maybe, thus
            Maybe (DefMethSpec Type)
        with Nothing meaning "no default method".
      
      * In TcTyClsDecls.tcTyClGroup, we used to accumulate a [TyThing],
        but I found a way to make it much simpler, accumulating only
        a [TyCon].  Much less wrapping and unwrapping.
      
      * On the way I also fixed Trac #10896 in a better way. Instead
        of killing off all ambiguity checks whenever there are any type
        errors (the fix in commit 8e8b9ed9), I instead recover in
        TcTyClsDecls.checkValidTyCl.
      
      There was a lot of associated simplification all round
      924f8517
  28. 02 Sep, 2015 1 commit
    • Eric Seidel's avatar
      Use IP based CallStack in error and undefined · 6740d70d
      Eric Seidel authored
      This patch modifies `error`, `undefined`, and `assertError` to use
      implicit call-stacks to provide better error messages to users.
      
      There are a few knock-on effects:
      
      - `GHC.Classes.IP` is now wired-in so it can be used in the wired-in
        types for `error` and `undefined`.
      
      - `TysPrim.tyVarList` has been replaced with a new function
        `TysPrim.mkTemplateTyVars`. `tyVarList` made it easy to introduce
        subtle bugs when you need tyvars of different kinds. The naive
      
        ```
        tv1 = head $ tyVarList kind1
        tv2 = head $ tyVarList kind2
        ```
      
        would result in `tv1` and `tv2` sharing a `Unique`, thus substitutions
        would be applied incorrectly, treating `tv1` and `tv2` as the same
        tyvar. `mkTemplateTyVars` avoids this pitfall by taking a list of kinds
        and producing a single tyvar of each kind.
      
      - The types `GHC.SrcLoc.SrcLoc` and `GHC.Stack.CallStack` now live in
        ghc-prim.
      
      - The type `GHC.Exception.ErrorCall` has a new constructor
        `ErrorCallWithLocation` that takes two `String`s instead of one, the
        2nd one being arbitrary metadata about the error (but usually the
        call-stack). A bi-directional pattern synonym `ErrorCall` continues to
        provide the old API.
      
      Updates Cabal, array, and haddock submodules.
      
      Reviewers: nh2, goldfire, simonpj, hvr, rwbarton, austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: rwbarton, rodlogic, goldfire, maoe, simonmar, carter,
      liyang, bgamari, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D861
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #5273
      6740d70d
  29. 22 Jul, 2015 1 commit
  30. 20 May, 2015 1 commit
  31. 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
  32. 14 May, 2015 1 commit
  33. 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
  34. 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