1. 21 Jul, 2016 2 commits
    • Ömer Sinan Ağacan's avatar
      Fix and document Unique generation for sum TyCon and DataCons · 8265c783
      Ömer Sinan Ağacan authored
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, austin
      
      Reviewed By: bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2420
      8265c783
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      Implement unboxed sum primitive type · 714bebff
      Ömer Sinan Ağacan authored
      Summary:
      This patch implements primitive unboxed sum types, as described in
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/UnpackedSumTypes.
      
      Main changes are:
      
      - Add new syntax for unboxed sums types, terms and patterns. Hidden
        behind `-XUnboxedSums`.
      
      - Add unlifted unboxed sum type constructors and data constructors,
        extend type and pattern checkers and desugarer.
      
      - Add new RuntimeRep for unboxed sums.
      
      - Extend unarise pass to translate unboxed sums to unboxed tuples right
        before code generation.
      
      - Add `StgRubbishArg` to `StgArg`, and a new type `CmmArg` for better
        code generation when sum values are involved.
      
      - Add user manual section for unboxed sums.
      
      Some other changes:
      
      - Generalize `UbxTupleRep` to `MultiRep` and `UbxTupAlt` to
        `MultiValAlt` to be able to use those with both sums and tuples.
      
      - Don't use `tyConPrimRep` in `isVoidTy`: `tyConPrimRep` is really
        wrong, given an `Any` `TyCon`, there's no way to tell what its kind
        is, but `kindPrimRep` and in turn `tyConPrimRep` returns `PtrRep`.
      
      - Fix some bugs on the way: #12375.
      
      Not included in this patch:
      
      - Update Haddock for new the new unboxed sum syntax.
      
      - `TemplateHaskell` support is left as future work.
      
      For reviewers:
      
      - Front-end code is mostly trivial and adapted from unboxed tuple code
        for type checking, pattern checking, renaming, desugaring etc.
      
      - Main translation routines are in `RepType` and `UnariseStg`.
        Documentation in `UnariseStg` should be enough for understanding
        what's going on.
      
      Credits:
      
      - Johan Tibell wrote the initial front-end and interface file
        extensions.
      
      - Simon Peyton Jones reviewed this patch many times, wrote some code,
        and helped with debugging.
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, alanz, goldfire, RyanGlScott, simonpj, austin,
                 simonmar, hvr, erikd
      
      Reviewed By: simonpj
      
      Subscribers: Iceland_jack, ggreif, ezyang, RyanGlScott, goldfire,
                   thomie, mpickering
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D2259
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