1. 16 Jan, 2016 3 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix a number of subtle solver bugs · 9308c736
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      As a result of some other unrelated changes I found that
      IndTypesPerf was failing, and opened Trac #11408.  There's
      a test in indexed-types/should-compile/T11408.
      
      The bug was that a type like
       forall t. (MT (UL t) (UR t) ~ t) => UL t -> UR t -> Int
      is in fact unambiguous, but it's a bit subtle to prove
      that it is unambiguous.
      
      In investigating, Dimitrios and I found several subtle
      bugs in the constraint solver, fixed by this patch
      
      * canRewrite was missing a Derived/Derived case.  This was
        lost by accident in Richard's big kind-equality patch.
      
      * Interact.interactTyVarEq would discard [D] a ~ ty if there
        was a [W] a ~ ty in the inert set.  But that is wrong because
        the former can rewrite things that the latter cannot.
        Fix: a new function eqCanDischarge
      
      * In TcSMonad.addInertEq, the process was outright wrong for
        a Given/Wanted in the (GWModel) case.  We were adding a new
        Derived without kicking out things that it could rewrite.
        Now the code is simpler (no special GWModel case), and works
        correctly.
      
      * The special case in kickOutRewritable for [W] fsk ~ ty,
        turns out not to be needed.  (We emit a [D] fsk ~ ty which
        will do the job.
      
      I improved comments and documentation, esp in TcSMonad.
      9308c736
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      Work SourceText in for all integer literals · 3a1babd6
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      Certain syntactic elements have integers in them, such as fixity
      specifications, SPECIALISE pragmas and so on.
      
      The lexer will accept mult-radix literals, with arbitrary leading zeros
      in these.
      
      Bring in a SourceText field to each affected AST element to capture the
      original literal text for use with API Annotations.
      
      Affected hsSyn elements are
      
      ```
           -- See note [Pragma source text]
           data Activation = NeverActive
                           | AlwaysActive
                           | ActiveBefore SourceText PhaseNum
                                -- Active only *strictly before* this phase
                           | ActiveAfter SourceText PhaseNum
                                 -- Active in this phase and later
                           deriving( Eq, Data, Typeable )
                                     -- Eq used in comparing rules in HsDecls
      
           data Fixity = Fixity SourceText Int FixityDirection
             -- Note [Pragma source text]
             deriving (Data, Typeable)
       ```
      
      and
      
      ```
            | HsTickPragma         -- A pragma introduced tick
               SourceText           -- Note [Pragma source text] in BasicTypes
               (StringLiteral,(Int,Int),(Int,Int))
                                                -- external span for this tick
               ((SourceText,SourceText),(SourceText,SourceText))
                  -- Source text for the four integers used in the span.
                  -- See note [Pragma source text] in BasicTypes
               (LHsExpr id)
      ```
      
      Updates haddock submodule
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, bgamari, austin
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1781
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11430
      3a1babd6
    • Rik Steenkamp's avatar
      Fix some typos · 148a50b5
      Rik Steenkamp authored
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1785
      148a50b5
  2. 13 Jan, 2016 1 commit
  3. 08 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Enable stack traces with ghci -fexternal-interpreter -prof · 6be09e88
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      The main goal here is enable stack traces in GHCi.  After this change,
      if you start GHCi like this:
      
        ghci -fexternal-interpreter -prof
      
      (which requires packages to be built for profiling, but not GHC
      itself) then the interpreter manages cost-centre stacks during
      execution and can produce a stack trace on request.  Call locations
      are available for all interpreted code, and any compiled code that was
      built with the `-fprof-auto` familiy of flags.
      
      There are a couple of ways to get a stack trace:
      
      * `error`/`undefined` automatically get one attached
      * `Debug.Trace.traceStack` can be used anywhere, and prints the current
        stack
      
      Because the interpreter is running in a separate process, only the
      interpreted code is running in profiled mode and the compiler itself
      isn't slowed down by profiling.
      
      The GHCi debugger still doesn't work with -fexternal-interpreter,
      although this patch gets it a step closer.  Most of the functionality
      of breakpoints is implemented, but the runtime value introspection is
      still not supported.
      
      Along the way I also did some refactoring and added type arguments to
      the various remote pointer types in `GHCi.RemotePtr`, so there's
      better type safety and documentation in the bridge code between GHC
      and ghc-iserv.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, ezyang, austin, hvr, goldfire, erikd
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1747
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11047, #11100
      6be09e88
  4. 07 Jan, 2016 3 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Turn AThing into ATcTyCon, in TcTyThing · a5cea73c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This change tidies up and simplifies (a bit) the knot-tying
      when kind-checking groups of type and class declarations.
      
      The trouble (shown by Trac #11356) was that we wanted an error message
      (a kind-mismatch) that involved a type mentioned a (AThing k), which
      blew up.
      
      Since we now seem to have TcTyCons, I decided to use them here.
      It's still not great, but it's easier to understand and more robust.
      a5cea73c
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Use an Implication in 'deriving' error · 02c1c573
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #11437 showed that erroneous constraints from a 'deriving'
      clause need to be wrapped in an Implication to properly scope
      their skolems.
      
      The main change is in TcDeriv.simplifyDeriv; the call to
      buildImplicationFor is new.
      02c1c573
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidy up tidySkolemInfo · 290a553e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Previously tidySkolemInfo used tidyOpenType, and returned a new
      TidyEnv.  But that's not needed any more, because all the skolems
      should be in scope in the constraint tree.
      
      I also removed a (now-unnecessary) field of UnifyForAllSkol
      290a553e
  5. 31 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  6. 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
  7. 23 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add a pattern-syn form of PromotionErr · c069be81
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The main change is to add PatSynPE to PromotionErr, so that
      when we get an ill-staged use of a pattern synonym we get a
      civilised error message.
      
      We were already doing this in half-baked form in tcValBinds, but
      this patch tidies up the impl (which previously used a hack rather
      than APromotionErr), and does it in tcTyClsInstDecls too.
      c069be81
  8. 22 Dec, 2015 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix typechecking for pattern synonym signatures · f40e122b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Various tickets have revealed bad shortcomings in the typechecking of
      pattern type synonyms.  Discussed a lot in (the latter part of)
      Trac #11224.
      
      This patch fixes the most complex issues:
      
      - Both parser and renamer now treat pattern synonyms as an
        ordinary LHsSigType.  Nothing special.  Hooray.
      
      - tcPatSynSig (now in TcPatSyn) typechecks the signature, and
        decomposes it into its pieces.
        See Note [Pattern synonym signatures]
      
      - tcCheckPatSyn has had a lot of refactoring.
        See Note [Checking against a pattern signature]
      
      The result is a lot tidier and more comprehensible.
      Plus, it actually works!
      
      NB: this patch doesn't actually address the precise
          target of #11224, namely "inlining pattern synonym
          does not preserve semantics".  That's an unrelated
          bug, with a separate patch.
      
      ToDo: better documentation in the user manual
      
      Test Plan: Validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, goldfire
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, mpickering, thomie, simonpj
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1685
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11224
      f40e122b
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Comments only, about coercion holes · ea3f733a
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Richard, pls take a look
      ea3f733a
  9. 17 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Remote GHCi, -fexternal-interpreter · 4905b83a
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      (Apologies for the size of this patch, I couldn't make a smaller one
      that was validate-clean and also made sense independently)
      
      (Some of this code is derived from GHCJS.)
      
      This commit adds support for running interpreted code (for GHCi and
      TemplateHaskell) in a separate process.  The functionality is
      experimental, so for now it is off by default and enabled by the flag
      -fexternal-interpreter.
      
      Reaosns we want this:
      
      * compiling Template Haskell code with -prof does not require
        building the code without -prof first
      
      * when GHC itself is profiled, it can interpret unprofiled code, and
        the same applies to dynamic linking.  We would no longer need to
        force -dynamic-too with TemplateHaskell, and we can load ordinary
        objects into a dynamically-linked GHCi (and vice versa).
      
      * An unprofiled GHCi can load and run profiled code, which means it
        can use the stack-trace functionality provided by profiling without
        taking the performance hit on the compiler that profiling would
        entail.
      
      Amongst other things; see
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/RemoteGHCi for more details.
      
      Notes on the implementation are in Note [Remote GHCi] in the new
      module compiler/ghci/GHCi.hs.  It probably needs more documenting,
      feel free to suggest things I could elaborate on.
      
      Things that are not currently implemented for -fexternal-interpreter:
      
      * The GHCi debugger
      * :set prog, :set args in GHCi
      * `recover` in Template Haskell
      * Redirecting stdin/stdout for the external process
      
      These are all doable, I just wanted to get to a working validate-clean
      patch first.
      
      I also haven't done any benchmarking yet.  I expect there to be slight hit
      to link times for byte code and some penalty due to having to
      serialize/deserialize TH syntax, but I don't expect it to be a serious
      problem.  There's also lots of low-hanging fruit in the byte code
      generator/linker that we could exploit to speed things up.
      
      Test Plan:
      * validate
      * I've run parts of the test suite with
      EXTRA_HC_OPTS=-fexternal-interpreter, notably tests/ghci and tests/th.
      There are a few failures due to the things not currently implemented
      (see above).
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, ezyang, austin, alanz, hvr, niteria, bgamari, gibiansky, luite
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1562
      4905b83a
  10. 16 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  11. 15 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Allow recursive (undecidable) superclasses · 6eabb6dd
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch fulfils the request in Trac #11067, #10318, and #10592,
      by lifting the conservative restrictions on superclass constraints.
      
      These restrictions are there (and have been since Haskell was born) to
      ensure that the transitive superclasses of a class constraint is a finite
      set.  However (a) this restriction is conservative, and can be annoying
      when there really is no recursion, and (b) sometimes genuinely recursive
      superclasses are useful (see the tickets).
      
      Dimitrios and I worked out that there is actually a relatively simple way
      to do the job. It’s described in some detail in
      
         Note [The superclass story] in TcCanonical
         Note [Expanding superclasses] in TcType
      
      In brief, the idea is to expand superclasses only finitely, but to
      iterate (using a loop that already existed) if there are more
      superclasses to explore.
      
      Other small things
      
      - I improved grouping of error messages a bit in TcErrors
      
      - I re-centred the haddock.compiler test, which was at 9.8%
        above the norm, and which this patch pushed slightly over
      6eabb6dd
  12. 12 Dec, 2015 2 commits
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Remove redundant imports · 669c5ed6
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      669c5ed6
    • Eric Seidel's avatar
      Rework the Implicit CallStack solver to handle local lets. · 3ec8288a
      Eric Seidel authored
      We can't just solve CallStack constraints indiscriminately when they
      occur in the RHS of a let-binder. The top-level given CallStack (if
      any) will not be in scope, so I've re-worked the CallStack solver as
      follows:
      
      1. CallStacks are treated like regular IPs unless one of the following
         two rules apply.
      
      2. In a function call, we push the call-site onto a NEW wanted
         CallStack, which GHC will solve as a regular IP (either directly from a
         given, or by quantifying over it in a local let).
      
      3. If, after the constraint solver is done, any wanted CallStacks
         remain, we default them to the empty CallStack. This rule exists mainly
         to clean up after rule 2 in a top-level binder with no given CallStack.
      
      In rule (2) we have to be careful to emit the new wanted with an
      IPOccOrigin instead of an OccurrenceOf origin, so rule (2) doesn't fire
      again. This is a bit shady but I've updated the Note to explain the
      trick.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, austin, bgamari, hvr
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1422
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #10845
      3ec8288a
  13. 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
  14. 08 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  15. 04 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  16. 03 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • 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
  17. 01 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor treatment of wildcards · 1e041b73
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch began as a modest refactoring of HsType and friends, to
      clarify and tidy up exactly where quantification takes place in types.
      Although initially driven by making the implementation of wildcards more
      tidy (and fixing a number of bugs), I gradually got drawn into a pretty
      big process, which I've been doing on and off for quite a long time.
      
      There is one compiler performance regression as a result of all
      this, in perf/compiler/T3064.  I still need to look into that.
      
      * The principal driving change is described in Note [HsType binders]
        in HsType.  Well worth reading!
      
      * Those data type changes drive almost everything else.  In particular
        we now statically know where
      
             (a) implicit quantification only (LHsSigType),
                 e.g. in instance declaratios and SPECIALISE signatures
      
             (b) implicit quantification and wildcards (LHsSigWcType)
                 can appear, e.g. in function type signatures
      
      * As part of this change, HsForAllTy is (a) simplified (no wildcards)
        and (b) split into HsForAllTy and HsQualTy.  The two contructors
        appear when and only when the correponding user-level construct
        appears.  Again see Note [HsType binders].
      
        HsExplicitFlag disappears altogether.
      
      * Other simplifications
      
           - ExprWithTySig no longer needs an ExprWithTySigOut variant
      
           - TypeSig no longer needs a PostRn name [name] field
             for wildcards
      
           - PatSynSig records a LHsSigType rather than the decomposed
             pieces
      
           - The mysterious 'GenericSig' is now 'ClassOpSig'
      
      * Renamed LHsTyVarBndrs to LHsQTyVars
      
      * There are some uninteresting knock-on changes in Haddock,
        because of the HsSyn changes
      
      I also did a bunch of loosely-related changes:
      
      * We already had type synonyms CoercionN/CoercionR for nominal and
        representational coercions.  I've added similar treatment for
      
            TcCoercionN/TcCoercionR
      
            mkWpCastN/mkWpCastN
      
        All just type synonyms but jolly useful.
      
      * I record-ised ForeignImport and ForeignExport
      
      * I improved the (poor) fix to Trac #10896, by making
        TcTyClsDecls.checkValidTyCl recover from errors, but adding a
        harmless, abstract TyCon to the envt if so.
      
      * I did some significant refactoring in RnEnv.lookupSubBndrOcc,
        for reasons that I have (embarrassingly) now totally forgotten.
        It had to do with something to do with import and export
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      1e041b73
  18. 18 Nov, 2015 2 commits
  19. 17 Nov, 2015 2 commits
  20. 16 Nov, 2015 3 commits
  21. 13 Nov, 2015 3 commits
  22. 11 Nov, 2015 1 commit
  23. 30 Oct, 2015 2 commits
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Generate Typeable info at definition sites · 91c6b1f5
      Ben Gamari authored
      This is the second attempt at merging D757.
      
      This patch implements the idea floated in Trac #9858, namely that we
      should generate type-representation information at the data type
      declaration site, rather than when solving a Typeable constraint.
      
      However, this turned out quite a bit harder than I expected. I still
      think it's the right thing to do, and it's done now, but it was quite
      a struggle.
      
      See particularly
      
       * Note [Grand plan for Typeable] in TcTypeable (which is a new module)
       * Note [The overall promotion story] in DataCon (clarifies existing
      stuff)
      
      The most painful bit was that to generate Typeable instances (ie
      TyConRepName bindings) for every TyCon is tricky for types in ghc-prim
      etc:
      
       * We need to have enough data types around to *define* a TyCon
       * Many of these types are wired-in
      
      Also, to minimise the code generated for each data type, I wanted to
      generate pure data, not CAFs with unpackCString# stuff floating about.
      
      Performance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Three perf/compiler tests start to allocate quite a bit more. This isn't
      surprising, because they all allocate zillions of data types, with
      practically no other code, esp. T1969
      
       * T1969:    GHC allocates 19% more
       * T4801:    GHC allocates 13% more
       * T5321FD:  GHC allocates 13% more
       * T9675:    GHC allocates 11% more
       * T783:     GHC allocates 11% more
       * T5642:    GHC allocates 10% more
      
      I'm treating this as acceptable. The payoff comes in Typeable-heavy
      code.
      
      Remaining to do
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
       * I think that "TyCon" and "Module" are over-generic names to use for
         the runtime type representations used in GHC.Typeable. Better might
      be
         "TrTyCon" and "TrModule". But I have not yet done this
      
       * Add more info the the "TyCon" e.g. source location where it was
         defined
      
       * Use the new "Module" type to help with Trac Trac #10068
      
       * It would be possible to generate TyConRepName (ie Typeable
         instances) selectively rather than all the time. We'd need to persist
         the information in interface files. Lacking a motivating reason I
      have
         not done this, but it would not be difficult.
      
      Refactoring
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      As is so often the case, I ended up refactoring more than I intended.
      In particular
      
       * In TyCon, a type *family* (whether type or data) is repesented by a
         FamilyTyCon
           * a algebraic data type (including data/newtype instances) is
             represented by AlgTyCon This wasn't true before; a data family
             was represented as an AlgTyCon. There are some corresponding
             changes in IfaceSyn.
      
           * Also get rid of the (unhelpfully named) tyConParent.
      
       * In TyCon define 'Promoted', isomorphic to Maybe, used when things are
         optionally promoted; and use it elsewhere in GHC.
      
       * Cleanup handling of knownKeyNames
      
       * Each TyCon, including promoted TyCons, contains its TyConRepName, if
         it has one. This is, in effect, the name of its Typeable instance.
      
      Updates haddock submodule
      
      Test Plan: Let Harbormaster validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, hvr, goldfire
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1404
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #9858
      91c6b1f5
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Record usage information using GlobalRdrElt · 3e94842d
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This patch implements an improvment that I've wanted to do for ages, but
      never gotten around to.
      
      Unused imports are computed based on how imported entities occur (qualified,
      unqualified).   This info was accumulated in tcg_used_rdrnames :: Set RdrName.
      But that was a huge pain, and it got worse when we introduced duplicate
      record fields.
      
      The Right Thing is to record tcg_used_gres :: [GlobalRdrElt], which records
      the GRE *after* filtering with pickGREs.  See Note [GRE filtering] in RdrName.
      This is much, much bette.  This patch deletes quite a bit of code, and is
      conceptually much easier to follow.
      
      Hooray.  There should be no change in functionality.
      3e94842d
  24. 29 Oct, 2015 2 commits
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Revert "Generate Typeable info at definition sites" · bbaf76f9
      Ben Gamari authored
      This reverts commit bef2f03e.
      
      This merge was botched
      
      Also reverts haddock submodule.
      bbaf76f9
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Generate Typeable info at definition sites · bef2f03e
      Ben Gamari authored
      This patch implements the idea floated in Trac #9858, namely that we
      should generate type-representation information at the data type
      declaration site, rather than when solving a Typeable constraint.
      
      However, this turned out quite a bit harder than I expected. I still
      think it's the right thing to do, and it's done now, but it was quite
      a struggle.
      
      See particularly
      
       * Note [Grand plan for Typeable] in TcTypeable (which is a new module)
       * Note [The overall promotion story] in DataCon (clarifies existing stuff)
      
      The most painful bit was that to generate Typeable instances (ie
      TyConRepName bindings) for every TyCon is tricky for types in ghc-prim
      etc:
      
       * We need to have enough data types around to *define* a TyCon
       * Many of these types are wired-in
      
      Also, to minimise the code generated for each data type, I wanted to
      generate pure data, not CAFs with unpackCString# stuff floating about.
      
      Performance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      Three perf/compiler tests start to allocate quite a bit more. This isn't
      surprising, because they all allocate zillions of data types, with
      practically no other code, esp. T1969
      
       * T3294:   GHC allocates 110% more (filed #11030 to track this)
       * T1969:   GHC allocates 30% more
       * T4801:   GHC allocates 14% more
       * T5321FD: GHC allocates 13% more
       * T783:    GHC allocates 12% more
       * T9675:   GHC allocates 12% more
       * T5642:   GHC allocates 10% more
       * T9961:   GHC allocates 6% more
      
       * T9203:   Program allocates 54% less
      
      I'm treating this as acceptable. The payoff comes in Typeable-heavy
      code.
      
      Remaining to do
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
       * I think that "TyCon" and "Module" are over-generic names to use for
         the runtime type representations used in GHC.Typeable. Better might be
         "TrTyCon" and "TrModule". But I have not yet done this
      
       * Add more info the the "TyCon" e.g. source location where it was
         defined
      
       * Use the new "Module" type to help with Trac Trac #10068
      
       * It would be possible to generate TyConRepName (ie Typeable
         instances) selectively rather than all the time. We'd need to persist
         the information in interface files. Lacking a motivating reason I have
         not done this, but it would not be difficult.
      
      Refactoring
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      As is so often the case, I ended up refactoring more than I intended.
      In particular
      
       * In TyCon, a type *family* (whether type or data) is repesented by a
         FamilyTyCon
           * a algebraic data type (including data/newtype instances) is
             represented by AlgTyCon This wasn't true before; a data family
             was represented as an AlgTyCon. There are some corresponding
             changes in IfaceSyn.
      
           * Also get rid of the (unhelpfully named) tyConParent.
      
       * In TyCon define 'Promoted', isomorphic to Maybe, used when things are
         optionally promoted; and use it elsewhere in GHC.
      
       * Cleanup handling of knownKeyNames
      
       * Each TyCon, including promoted TyCons, contains its TyConRepName, if
         it has one. This is, in effect, the name of its Typeable instance.
      
      Requires update of the haddock submodule.
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D757
      bef2f03e
  25. 17 Oct, 2015 1 commit
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      Make Monad/Applicative instances MRP-friendly · e8ed2136
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      This patch refactors pure/(*>) and return/(>>) in MRP-friendly way, i.e.
      such that the explicit definitions for `return` and `(>>)` match the
      MRP-style default-implementation, i.e.
      
        return = pure
      
      and
      
        (>>) = (*>)
      
      This way, e.g. all `return = pure` definitions can easily be grepped and
      removed in GHC 8.1;
      
      Test Plan: Harbormaster
      
      Reviewers: goldfire, alanz, bgamari, quchen, austin
      
      Reviewed By: quchen, austin
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1312
      e8ed2136
  26. 16 Oct, 2015 1 commit