1. 21 Dec, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactor coercion holes · a492af06
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      In fixing Trac #14584 I found that it would be /much/ more
      convenient if a "hole" in a coercion (much like a unification
      variable in a type) acutally had a CoVar associated with it
      rather than just a Unique.  Then I can ask what the free variables
      of a coercion is, and get a set of CoVars including those
      as-yet-un-filled in holes.
      
      Once that is done, it makes no sense to stuff coercion holes
      inside UnivCo.  They were there before so we could know the
      kind and role of a "hole" coercion, but once there is a CoVar
      we can get that info from the CoVar.  So I removed HoleProv
      from UnivCoProvenance and added HoleCo to Coercion.
      
      In summary:
      
      * Add HoleCo to Coercion and remove HoleProv from UnivCoProvanance
      
      * Similarly in IfaceCoercion
      
      * Make CoercionHole have a CoVar in it, not a Unique
      
      * Make tyCoVarsOfCo return the free coercion-hole variables
        as well as the ordinary free CoVars.  Similarly, remember
        to zonk the CoVar in a CoercionHole
      
      We could go further, and remove CoercionHole as a distinct type
      altogther, just collapsing it into HoleCo.  But I have not done
      that yet.
      a492af06
  2. 19 Dec, 2017 1 commit
  3. 18 Dec, 2017 1 commit
  4. 21 Nov, 2017 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Revert "trees that grow" work · 314bc314
      Ben Gamari authored
      As documented in #14490, the Data instances currently blow up
      compilation time by too much to stomach. Alan will continue working on
      this in a branch and we will perhaps merge to 8.2 before 8.2.1 to avoid
      having to perform painful cherry-picks in 8.2 minor releases.
      
      Reverts haddock submodule.
      
      This reverts commit 47ad6578.
      This reverts commit e3ec2e7a.
      This reverts commit 438dd1cb.
      This reverts commit 0ff152c9.
      314bc314
  5. 08 Nov, 2017 1 commit
  6. 07 Nov, 2017 2 commits
  7. 26 Sep, 2017 1 commit
  8. 21 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatar
      Also show types that subsume a hole as valid substitutions for that hole. · 1c920832
      Matthías Páll Gissurarson authored
      
      
      This builds on the previous "Valid substitutions include..." functionality,
      but add subsumption checking as well, so that the suggested valid substitutions
      show not only exact matches, but also identifiers that fit the hole by virtue of
      subsuming the type of the hole (i.e. being more general than the type of the
      hole).
      
      Building on the previous example, in the given program
      
      ```
      ps :: String -> IO ()
      ps = putStrLn
      
      ps2 :: a -> IO ()
      ps2 _ = putStrLn "hello, world"
      
      main :: IO ()
      main = _ "hello, world"
      ```
      
      The results would be something like
      
      ```
          • Found hole: _ :: [Char] -> IO ()
          • In the expression: _
            In the expression: _ "hello, world"
            In an equation for ‘main’: main = _ "hello, world"
          • Relevant bindings include main :: IO () (bound at t1.hs:8:1)
            Valid substitutions include
              ps :: String -> IO () (defined at t1.hs:2:1)
              ps2 :: forall a. a -> IO () (defined at t1.hs:5:1)
              putStrLn :: String -> IO ()
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘System.IO’))
              fail :: forall (m :: * -> *). Monad m => forall a. String -> m a
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘GHC.Base’))
              mempty :: forall a. Monoid a => a
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘GHC.Base’))
              print :: forall a. Show a => a -> IO ()
                (imported from ‘Prelude’ at t1.hs:1:1
                 (and originally defined in ‘System.IO’))
              (Some substitutions suppressed;
               use -fmax-valid-substitutions=N or -fno-max-valid-substitutions)
      ```
      Signed-off-by: Matthías Páll Gissurarson's avatarMatthías Páll Gissurarson <mpg@mpg.is>
      
      Modified according to suggestions from Simon PJ
      
      Accept tests that match the expectations, still a few to look better at
      
      Swithced to using tcLookup, after sit down with SPJ at ICFP. Implications are WIP.
      
      Now works with polymorphism and constraints!
      
      We still need to merge the latest master, before we can make a patch.
      
      Wrap the type of the hole, instead of implication shenanigans,
      
      As per SPJs suggestion, this is simpler and feels closer to
      what we actually want to do.
      
      Updated tests with the new implementation
      
      Remove debugging trace and update documentation
      
      Reviewers: austin, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: RyanGlScott, rwbarton, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3930
      1c920832
  9. 19 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Herbert Valerio Riedel's avatar
      compiler: introduce custom "GhcPrelude" Prelude · f63bc730
      Herbert Valerio Riedel authored
      This switches the compiler/ component to get compiled with
      -XNoImplicitPrelude and a `import GhcPrelude` is inserted in all
      modules.
      
      This is motivated by the upcoming "Prelude" re-export of
      `Semigroup((<>))` which would cause lots of name clashes in every
      modulewhich imports also `Outputable`
      
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, bgamari, alanz, simonmar
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: goldfire, rwbarton, thomie, mpickering, bgamari
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3989
      f63bc730
  10. 14 Sep, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Tidying could cause ill-kinded types · 8bf865d3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I found (Trac #14175) that the tidying we do when reporting
      type error messages could cause a well-kinded type to become
      ill-kinded. Reason: we initialised the tidy-env with a
      completely un-zonked TidyEnv accumulated in the TcLclEnv
      as we come across lexical type-varialbe bindings.
      
      Solution: zonk them.
      
      But I ended up refactoring a bit:
      
      * Get rid of tcl_tidy :: TidyEnv altogether
      
      * Instead use tcl_bndrs :: TcBinderStack
        This used to contain only Ids, but now I've added those
        lexically scoped TyVars too.
      
      * Change names:
           TcIdBinderStack -> TcBinderStack
           TcIdBinder      -> TcBinder
           extendTcIdBndrs -> extendTcBinderStack
      
      * Now tcInitTidyEnv can grab those TyVars from the
        tcl_bndrs, zonk, and tidy them.
      
      The only annoyance is that I had to add TcEnv.hs-boot, to
      break the recursion between the zonking code and the
      TrRnMonad functions like addErrTc that call tcInitTidyEnv.
      Tiresome, but in fact that file existed already.
      8bf865d3
  11. 29 Aug, 2017 1 commit
  12. 20 Jul, 2017 1 commit
  13. 16 Jun, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix the treatment of 'closed' definitions · dc8e6861
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The IdBindingInfo field of ATcId serves two purposes
      
      - to control generalisation when we have -XMonoLocalBinds
      - to check for floatability when dealing with (static e)
      
      These are related, but not the same, and they'd becomme confused.
      Trac #13804 showed this up via an example like this:
      
        f periph = let sr :: forall a. [a] -> [a]
                       sr = if periph then reverse else id
      
                       sr2 = sr
                       -- The question: is sr2 generalised?
                       -- It should be, because sr has a type sig
                       -- even though it has periph free
                   in
                   (sr2 [True], sr2 "c")
      
      Here sr2 should be generalised, despite the free var 'periph'
      in 'sr' because 'sr' has a closed type signature.
      
      I documented all this very carefully this time, in TcRnTypes:
        Note [Meaning of IdBindingInfo]
        Note [Bindings with closed types: ClosedTypeId]
      dc8e6861
  14. 05 Jun, 2017 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      Udate hsSyn AST to use Trees that Grow · 8e6ec0fa
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      See https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/ImplementingTreesThatGrow
      
      This commit prepares the ground for a full extensible AST, by replacing the type
      parameter for the hsSyn data types with a set of indices into type families,
      
          data GhcPs -- ^ Index for GHC parser output
          data GhcRn -- ^ Index for GHC renamer output
          data GhcTc -- ^ Index for GHC typechecker output
      
      These are now used instead of `RdrName`, `Name` and `Id`/`TcId`/`Var`
      
      Where the original name type is required in a polymorphic context, this is
      accessible via the IdP type family, defined as
      
          type family IdP p
          type instance IdP GhcPs = RdrName
          type instance IdP GhcRn = Name
          type instance IdP GhcTc = Id
      
      These types are declared in the new 'hsSyn/HsExtension.hs' module.
      
      To gain a better understanding of the extension mechanism, it has been applied
      to `HsLit` only, also replacing the `SourceText` fields in them with extension
      types.
      
      To preserve extension generality, a type class is introduced to capture the
      `SourceText` interface, which must be honoured by all of the extension points
      which originally had a `SourceText`.  The class is defined as
      
          class HasSourceText a where
            -- Provide setters to mimic existing constructors
            noSourceText  :: a
            sourceText    :: String -> a
      
            setSourceText :: SourceText -> a
            getSourceText :: a -> SourceText
      
      And the constraint is captured in `SourceTextX`, which is a constraint type
      listing all the extension points that make use of the class.
      
      Updating Haddock submodule to match.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, shayan-najd, goldfire, austin, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: rwbarton, thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D3609
      8e6ec0fa
  15. 19 May, 2017 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix scoping of data cons during kind checking · 2501fb70
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #13625 pointed out that in
      
         data X :: Y where Y :: X
      
      we need 'Y' to be in scope (as APromotionErr) when dealing with
      X's kind signature.  Previously we got a crash.
      
      This patch simplifies the code as well as making it work.
      2501fb70
  16. 23 Feb, 2017 1 commit
  17. 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
  18. 12 Dec, 2016 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      Add infix flag for class and data declarations · 8f6d241a
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      At the moment, data and type declarations using infix formatting produce the
      same AST as those using prefix.
      
      So
      
          type a ++ b = c
      
      and
      
          type (++) a b = c
      
      cannot be distinguished in the parsed source, without looking at the OccName
      details of the constructor being defined.
      
      Having access to the OccName requires an additional constraint which explodes
      out over the entire AST because of its recursive definitions.
      
      In keeping with moving the parsed source to more directly reflect the source
      code as parsed, add a specific flag to the declaration to indicate the fixity,
      as used in a Match now too.
      
      Note: this flag is to capture the fixity used for the lexical definition of the
      type, primarily for use by ppr and ghc-exactprint.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: mpickering, goldfire, bgamari, austin
      
      Reviewed By: mpickering
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2828
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #12942
      8f6d241a
  19. 07 Dec, 2016 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      Add HsSyn prettyprinter tests · 499e4382
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      Add prettyprinter tests, which take a file, parse it, pretty print it,
      re-parse the pretty printed version and then compare the original and
      new ASTs (ignoring locations)
      
      Updates haddock submodule to match the AST changes.
      
      There are three issues outstanding
      
      1. Extra parens around a context are not reproduced. This will require an
         AST change and will be done in a separate patch.
      
      2. Currently if an `HsTickPragma` is found, this is not pretty-printed,
         to prevent noise in the output.
      
         I am not sure what the desired behaviour in this case is, so have left
         it as before. Test Ppr047 is marked as expected fail for this.
      
      3. Apart from in a context, the ParsedSource AST keeps all the parens from
         the original source.  Something is happening in the renamer to remove the
         parens around visible type application, causing T12530 to fail, as the
         dumped splice decl is after the renamer.
      
         This needs to be fixed by keeping the parens, but I do not know where ...
      499e4382
  20. 05 Dec, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix used-variable calculation (Trac #12548) · 6305674f
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The used-variable calculation for pattern synonyms is a little
      tricky, for reasons described in RnBinds
      Note [Pattern synonym builders don't yield dependencies]
      
      It was right semantically, but the "unused-variable warning" was
      wrong, which led to Trac #12548.
      6305674f
  21. 08 Oct, 2016 1 commit
  22. 01 Jul, 2016 1 commit
  23. 13 Jun, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve typechecking of let-bindings · 15b9bf4b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This major commit was initially triggered by #11339, but it spiraled
      into a major review of the way in which type signatures for bindings
      are handled, especially partial type signatures.  On the way I fixed a
      number of other bugs, namely
         #12069
         #12033
         #11700
         #11339
         #11670
      
      The main change is that I completely reorganised the way in which type
      signatures in bindings are handled. The new story is in TcSigs
      Note [Overview of type signatures].  Some specific:
      
      * Changes in the data types for signatures in TcRnTypes:
        TcIdSigInfo and new TcIdSigInst
      
      * New module TcSigs deals with typechecking type signatures
        and pragmas. It contains code mostly moved from TcBinds,
        which is already too big
      
      * HsTypes: I swapped the nesting of HsWildCardBndrs
        and HsImplicitBndsrs, so that the wildcards are on the
        oustide not the insidde in a LHsSigWcType.  This is just
        a matter of convenient, nothing deep.
      
      There are a host of other changes as knock-on effects, and
      it all took FAR longer than I anticipated :-).  But it is
      a significant improvement, I think.
      
      Lots of error messages changed slightly, some just variants but
      some modest improvements.
      
      New tests
      
      * typecheck/should_compile
          * SigTyVars: a scoped-tyvar test
          * ExPat, ExPatFail: existential pattern bindings
          * T12069
          * T11700
          * T11339
      
      * partial-sigs/should_compile
          * T12033
          * T11339a
          * T11670
      
      One thing to check:
      
      * Small change to output from ghc-api/landmines.
        Need to check with Alan Zimmerman
      15b9bf4b
  24. 09 Jun, 2016 1 commit
    • Facundo Domínguez's avatar
      Improve the error messages for static forms. · e9dfb6e5
      Facundo Domínguez authored
      Now the message explains why closed variables are not closed when
      encountered in the body of (static ...).
      
      This required adding to the local environment the free variables of
      the local bindings in scope. Thus we can analyze and explain why a
      variable is not closed when encountered.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, simonpj, bgamari
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: mboes, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2167
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #12003
      e9dfb6e5
  25. 06 Jun, 2016 1 commit
    • Alan Zimmerman's avatar
      Merge MatchFixity and HsMatchContext · a13cb279
      Alan Zimmerman authored
      Summary:
      MatchFixity was introduced to facilitate use of API Annotations.
      
      HsMatchContext does the same thing with more detail, but is chased
      through all over the place to provide context when processing a Match.
      
      Since we already have MatchFixity in the Match, it may as well provide
      the full context.
      
      updates submodule haddock
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, goldfire, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2271
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #12105
      
      (cherry picked from commit 306ecad5)
      a13cb279
  26. 01 May, 2016 1 commit
  27. 22 Apr, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Avoid double error on out-of-scope identifier · c2b7a3d9
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Trac #11941 demonstrated a case where an out-of-scope error also
      gave rise to a (bogus and confusing) stage restriction message.
      
      It's caused by the fact that out-of-scope errors do not stop
      renaming, but rather return an "unbound name".  We need to
      detect this in the stage-restriction test to avoid the double
      error.  Easy fix.
      c2b7a3d9
  28. 07 Apr, 2016 1 commit
  29. 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
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Refactoring on IdInfo and system derived names · ec8a188a
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      Some modest refactoring, triggered in part by Trac #11051
      
      * Kill off PatSynId, ReflectionId in IdDetails
        They were barely used, and only for pretty-printing
      
      * Add helper function Id.mkExportedVanillaId, and use it
      
      * Polish up OccName.isDerivedOccName, as a predicate for
        definitions generated internally by GHC, which we
        might not want to show to the user.
      
      * Kill off unused OccName.mkDerivedTyConOcc
      
      * Shorten the derived OccNames for newtype and data
        instance axioms
      
      * A bit of related refactoring around newFamInstAxiomName
      ec8a188a
  30. 07 Jan, 2016 1 commit
    • 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
  31. 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
  32. 15 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Expose enabled language extensions to TH · c1e25536
      Ben Gamari authored
      This exposes `template-haskell` functions for querying the language
      extensions which are enabled when compiling a module,
      
      - an `isExtEnabled` function to check whether an extension is enabled
      - an `extsEnabled` function to obtain a full list of enabled extensions
      
      To avoid code duplication this adds a `GHC.LanguageExtensions` module to
      `ghc-boot` and moves `DynFlags.ExtensionFlag` into it. A happy
      consequence of this is that the ungainly `DynFlags` lost around 500
      lines. Moreover, flags corresponding to language extensions are now
      clearly distinguished from other flags due to the `LangExt.*` prefix.
      
      Updates haddock submodule.
      
      This fixes #10820.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: austin, spinda, hvr, goldfire, alanz
      
      Reviewed By: goldfire
      
      Subscribers: mpickering, RyanGlScott, hvr, simonpj, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1200
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #10820
      c1e25536
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 30 Oct, 2015 1 commit
    • 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
  37. 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