Commit a661df91 authored by Ömer Sinan Ağacan's avatar Ömer Sinan Ağacan Committed by Marge Bot

Document Stg.FVs module

Fixes #17662

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-- | Free variable analysis on STG terms.
{- |
Non-global free variable analysis on STG terms. This pass annotates
non-top-level closure bindings with captured variables. Global variables are not
captured. For example, in a top-level binding like (pseudo-STG)
f = \[x,y] .
let g = \[p] . reverse (x ++ p)
in g y
In g, `reverse` and `(++)` are global variables so they're not considered free.
`p` is an argument, so `x` is the only actual free variable here. The annotated
version is thus:
f = \[x,y] .
let g = [x] \[p] . reverse (x ++ p)
in g y
Note that non-top-level recursive bindings are also considered free within the
map = {} \r [f xs0]
let {
Rec {
go = {f, go} \r [xs1]
case xs1 of {
[] -> [] [];
: x xs2 ->
let { xs' = {go, xs2} \u [] go xs2; } in
let { x' = {f, x} \u [] f x; } in
: [x' xs'];
end Rec }
} in go xs0;
Here go is free in its RHS.
Top-level closure bindings never capture variables as all of their free
variables are global.
module GHC.Stg.FVs (
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