1. 07 Jan, 2016 1 commit
  2. 16 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  3. 15 Dec, 2015 2 commits
    • 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
    • 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
  4. 12 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • 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
  5. 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
  6. 18 Nov, 2015 1 commit
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 21 Sep, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Refactor BranchLists. · cd2840a7
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      Now we use Array to store branches. This makes sense because we often
      have to do random access (once inference is done). This also vastly
      simplifies the awkward BranchList type.
      
      This fixes #10837 and updates submodule utils/haddock.
      cd2840a7
  10. 11 Sep, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      A CFunEqCan can be Derived · a7f69097
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This fixes the ASSERTION failures in
        indexed-types/should_fail/T5439
        typecheck/should_fail/T5490
      when GHC is compiled with -DDEBUG
      
      See Phab:D202 attached to Trac #6018
      a7f69097
  11. 03 Sep, 2015 1 commit
  12. 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
  13. 31 Jul, 2015 1 commit
  14. 21 Jul, 2015 1 commit
  15. 26 Jun, 2015 1 commit
  16. 21 Jun, 2015 1 commit
  17. 16 Jun, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Decompose wanted repr. eqs. when no matchable givens. · ff82387d
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This is pursuant to a conversion with SPJ, where we agreed that
      the logic behind Note [Instance and Given overlap] in TcInteract
      applied to newtype decomposition for representational equality.
      
      There is no bug report or test case, as tickling this kind of thing
      is quite hard to do!
      ff82387d
  18. 15 Jun, 2015 1 commit
  19. 11 Jun, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Another major improvement of "improvement" · ddbb97d0
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      I wasn't very happy with my fix to Trac #10009. This is much better.
      
      The main idea is that the inert set now contains a "model", which
      embodies *all* the (nominal) equalities that we know about, with
      a view to exposing unifications.  This requires a lot fewer iterations
      of the solver than before.
      
      There are extensive comments in
       TcSMonad:  Note [inert_model: the inert model]
                  Note [Adding an inert canonical constraint the InertCans]
      
      The big changes are
      
        * New inert_model field in InertCans
      
        * Functions addInertEq, addInertCan deal with adding a
          constraint, maintaining the model
      
        * A nice improvement is that unification variables can
          unify with fmvs, so that from, say   alpha ~ fmv
          we get              alpha := fmv
          See Note [Orientation of equalities with fmvs] in TcFlatten
          It's still not perfect, as the Note explains
      
      New flag -fconstraint-solver-iterations=n, allows us to control
      the number of constraint solver iterations, and in particular
      will flag up when it's more than a small number.
      
      Performance is generally slightly better:
      T5837 is a lot better for some reason.
      ddbb97d0
  20. 01 Jun, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Re-do superclass solving (again); fixes #10423 · 1189196c
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      TcInstDcls.tcSuperClasses was getting increasingly baroque as a
      succession of tickets (#10423 being the latest) pointed out that
      my cunning plan was not so cunning.
      
      The big issue is how to restrict the evidence that we generate
      for superclass constraints in an instance declaration to avoid
      superclass loops.  See Note [Recursive superclasses] in TcInstDcls
      which explains the plan.
      
      The question is how to implement the plan.  The new implementation is
      much neater, and is described in Note [Solving superclass constraints]
      in TcInstDcls.
      1189196c
  21. 18 May, 2015 2 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make the "matchable-given" check happen first · 228ddb95
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This change makes the matchable-given check apply uniformly to
           - constraint tuples
           - natural numbers
           - Typeable
      as well as to vanilla class constraints.
      
      See Note [Instance and Given overlap] in TcInteract
      228ddb95
    • 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
  22. 14 May, 2015 1 commit
    • Austin Seipp's avatar
      Revert multiple commits · 3cf8ecdc
      Austin Seipp authored
      This reverts multiple commits from Simon:
      
        - 04a484ea Test Trac #10359
        - a9ccd37a Test Trac #10403
        - c0aae6f6 Test Trac #10248
        - eb6ca851 Make the "matchable-given" check happen first
        - ca173aa3 Add a case to checkValidTyCon
        - 51cbad15 Update haddock submodule
        - 6e1174da Separate transCloVarSet from fixVarSet
        - a8493e03 Fix imports in HscMain (stage2)
        - a154944b Two wibbles to fix the build
        - 5910a1bc Change in capitalisation of error msg
        - 130e93aa Refactor tuple constraints
        - 8da785d5 Delete commented-out line
      
      These break the build by causing Haddock to fail mysteriously when
      trying to examine GHC.Prim it seems.
      3cf8ecdc
  23. 13 May, 2015 3 commits
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Make the "matchable-given" check happen first · eb6ca851
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This change makes the matchable-given check apply uniformly to
           - constraint tuples
           - natural numbers
           - Typeable
      as well as to vanilla class constraints.
      
      See Note [Instance and Given overlap] in TcInteract
      eb6ca851
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Two wibbles to fix the build · a154944b
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      ...following the constraint-tuple patch.
      
      * There was interaction with the recent Safe Haskell change
      * Haddock comoplained about constraint tuples defined but not used
      a154944b
    • 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
  24. 12 May, 2015 2 commits
    • Erik de Castro Lopo's avatar
      Use fmap instead of <$> (Fixes #10407) · c119a802
      Erik de Castro Lopo authored
      The <$> operator is only available in the standard Prelude in
      ghc 7.10 and later.
      Signed-off-by: Erik de Castro Lopo's avatarErik de Castro Lopo <erikd@mega-nerd.com>
      
      Test Plan: build with ghc-7.6
      
      Reviewers: dterei, ezyang, austin
      
      Subscribers: bgamari, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D886
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #10407
      c119a802
    • David Terei's avatar
      New handling of overlapping inst in Safe Haskell · 4fffbc34
      David Terei authored
      We do much better now due to the newish per-instance flags. Rather than
      mark any module that uses `-XOverlappingInstances`,
      `-XIncoherentInstances` or the new `OVERLAP*` pragmas as unsafe, we
      regard them all as safe and defer the check until an overlap occurs.
      
      An type-class method call that involves overlapping instances is
      considered _unsafe_ when:
      
      1) The most specific instance, Ix, is from a module marked `-XSafe`
      2) Ix is an orphan instance or a MPTC
      3) At least one instance that Ix overlaps, Iy, is:
         a) from a different module than Ix
         AND
         b) Iy is not marked `OVERLAPPABLE`
      
      This check is only enforced in modules compiled with `-XSafe` or
      `-XTrustworthy`.
      
      This fixes Safe Haskell to work with the latest overlapping instance
      pragmas, and also brings consistent behavior. Previously, Safe Inferred
      modules behaved differently than `-XSafe` modules.
      4fffbc34
  25. 30 Apr, 2015 1 commit
  26. 29 Apr, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve improvement in the constraint solver · a1275a76
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This regrettably-big patch substantially improves the way in which
      "improvement" happens in the constraint solver.  It was triggered by
      trying to crack Trac #10009, but it turned out to solve #10340 as
      well.
      
      The big picture, with several of the trickiest examples, is described
      in Note [The improvement story] in TcInteract.
      
      The major change is this:
      
      * After solving we explicitly try "improvement", by
           - making the unsolved Wanteds into Deriveds
           - allowing Deriveds to rewrite Deriveds
        This more aggressive rewriting "unlocks" some extra
        guess-free unifications.
      
      * The main loop is in TcInteract.solveSimpleWanteds, but I also ended
        up refactoring TcSimplify.simpl_loop, and its surrounding code.
      
        Notably, any insolubles from the Givens are pulled out
        and treated separately, rather than staying in the inert set
        during the solveSimpleWanteds loop.
      
      There are a lot of follow-on changes
      
      * Do not emit generate Derived improvements from Wanteds.
        This saves work in the common case where they aren't needed.
      
      * For improvement we should really do type-class reduction on Derived
        constraints in doTopReactDict.  That entailed changing the GenInst
        constructor a bit; a local and minor change
      
      * Some annoying faffing about with dropping derived constraints;
        see dropDerivedWC, dropDerivedSimples, dropDerivedInsols,
        and their Notes.
      
      * Some substantial refactoring in TcErrors.reportWanteds.
        This work wasn't strictly forced, but I got sucked into it.
        All the changes are in TcErrors.
      
      * Use TcS.unifyTyVar consistently, rather than setWantedTyBind,
        so that unifications are properly tracked.
      
      * Refactoring around solveWantedsTcM, solveWantedsAndDrop.
        They previously guaranteed a zonked result, but it's more
        straightforward for clients to zonk.
      a1275a76
  27. 16 Apr, 2015 1 commit
  28. 14 Apr, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Do not allow Typeable on constraints (Trac #9858) · 7b042d5a
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The astonishingly-ingenious trio of
      Shachaf Ben-Kiki, Ørjan Johansen and Nathan van Doorn
      managed to persuade GHC 7.10.1 to cough up unsafeCoerce.
      
      That is very bad. This patch fixes it by no allowing Typable
      on Constraint-kinded things.  And that seems right, since
      it is, in effect, a form of impredicative polymorphism,
      which Typeable definitely doesn't support.
      
      We may want to creep back in the direction of allowing
      Typeable on constraints one day, but this is a good
      fix for now, and closes a terrible hole.
      7b042d5a
  29. 10 Apr, 2015 1 commit
  30. 09 Apr, 2015 1 commit
  31. 07 Apr, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      More aggressive Given/Wanted overlap check · 8b7ceece
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This fixes Trac #10195
      
      For some reason we considered untouchability before, but Trac #10195
      shows that this is positively worng.
      
      See Note [Instance and Given overlap] in TcInteract.
      
      Looking at the Git log, it seems that this bug was introduced at the
      same time that we introduced the Given/Wanted overlap check in the first
      place.
      8b7ceece
  32. 23 Mar, 2015 1 commit
    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Do proper depth checking in the flattener to avoid looping. · c1edbdfd
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This implements (roughly) the plan put forward in comment:14:ticket:7788,
      fixing #7788, #8550, #9554, #10139, and addressing concerns raised in #10079.
      There are some regressions w.r.t. GHC 7.8, but only with pathological type
      families (like F a = F a). This also (hopefully -- don't have a test case)
      fixes #10158. Unsolved problems include #10184 and #10185, which are both
      known deficiencies of the approach used here.
      
      As part of this change, the plumbing around detecting infinite loops has
      changed. Instead of -fcontext-stack and -ftype-function-depth, we now have
      one combined -freduction-depth parameter. Setting it to 0 disbales the
      check, which is now the recommended way to get (terminating) code to
      typecheck in releases. (The number of reduction steps may well change between
      minor GHC releases!)
      
      This commit also introduces a new IntWithInf type in BasicTypes
      that represents an integer+infinity. This type is used in a few
      places throughout the code.
      
      Tests in
        indexed-types/should_fail/T7788
        indexed-types/should_fail/T8550
        indexed-types/should_fail/T9554
        indexed-types/should_compile/T10079
        indexed-types/should_compile/T10139
        typecheck/should_compile/T10184  (expected broken)
        typecheck/should_compile/T10185  (expected broken)
      
      This commit also changes performance testsuite numbers, for the better.
      c1edbdfd
  33. 19 Mar, 2015 2 commits