1. 09 Feb, 2018 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Fix isDroppableCt (Trac #14763) · f2bb550e
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      When finishing up an implication constraint, it's a bit tricky to
      decide which Derived constraints to retain (for error reporting) and
      which to discard.  I got this wrong in commit
         f20cf982
         (Remove wc_insol from WantedConstraints)
      
      The particular problem in Trac #14763 was that we were reporting as an
      error a fundep-generated constraint
        (ex ~ T)
      where 'ex' is an existentially-bound variable in a pattern match.
      But this isn't really an error at all.
      
      This patch fixes the problem. Indeed, since I had to understand
      this rather tricky code, I took the opportunity to clean it up
      and document better.  See
        isDroppableCt :: Ct -> Bool
      and Note [Dropping derived constraints]
      
      I also removed wl_deriv altogether from the WorkList data type.  It
      was there in the hope of gaining efficiency by not even processing
      lots of derived constraints, but it has turned out that most derived
      constraints (notably equalities) must be processed anyway; see
      Note [Prioritise equalities] in TcSMonad.
      
      The two are coupled because to decide which constraints to put in
      wl_deriv I was using another variant of isDroppableCt.  Now it's much
      simpler -- and perhaps even more efficient too.
      
      (cherry picked from commit 6edafe3b)
      f2bb550e