1. 02 Sep, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Improve documentation for the 7.8 release · d5b81cb3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      * Document ExplicitNamespaces
      * Improve documentation of ambiguity, and AllowAmbiguousTypes
      * Improve documentation of overlapping/incoherent instance rules
      * List language extensions in alphabetical order
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    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Revise implementation of overlapping type family instances. · 569b2652
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      This commit changes the syntax and story around overlapping type
      family instances. Before, we had "unbranched" instances and
      "branched" instances. Now, we have closed type families and
      open ones.
      
      The behavior of open families is completely unchanged. In particular,
      coincident overlap of open type family instances still works, despite
      emails to the contrary.
      
      A closed type family is declared like this:
      > type family F a where
      >   F Int = Bool
      >   F a   = Char
      The equations are tried in order, from top to bottom, subject to
      certain constraints, as described in the user manual. It is not
      allowed to declare an instance of a closed family.
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Rearrange the typechecking of arrows, especially arrow "forms" · c3ad38d7
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The typechecking of arrow forms (in GHC 7.6) is known to be bogus, as
      described in Trac #5609, because it marches down tuple types that may
      not yet be fully worked out, depending on when constraint solving
      happens.  Moreover, coercions are generated and simply discarded.  The
      fact that it works at all is a miracle.
      
      This refactoring is based on a conversation with Ross, where we
      rearranged the typing of the argument stack, so that the arrows
      have the form
         a (env, (arg1, (arg2, ...(argn, ())))) res
      rather than
         a (arg1, (arg2, ...(argn, env))) res
      as it was before.
      
      This is vastly simpler to typecheck; just look at the beautiful,
      simple type checking of arrow forms now!
      
      We need a new HsCmdCast to capture the coercions generated from
      the argument stack.
      
      This leaves us in a better position to tackle the open arrow tickets
       * Trac #5777 still fails.  (I was hoping this patch would cure it.)
       * Trac #5609 is too complicated for me to grok.  Ross?
       * Trac #344
       * Trac #5333
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Add OverloadedLists, allowing list syntax to be overloaded · 3234a4ad
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      This work was all done by
         Achim Krause <achim.t.krause@gmail.com>
         George Giorgidze <giorgidze@gmail.com>
         Weijers Jeroen <jeroen.weijers@uni-tuebingen.de>
      
      It allows list syntax, such as [a,b], [a..b] and so on, to be
      overloaded so that it works for a variety of types.
      
      The design is described here:
          http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/OverloadedLists
      
      Eg. you can use it for maps, so that
              [(1,"foo"), (4,"bar")] :: Map Int String
      
      The main changes
       * The ExplicitList constructor of HsExpr gets witness field
       * Ditto ArithSeq constructor
       * Ditto the ListPat constructor of HsPat
      
      Everything else flows from this.
      3234a4ad
  22. 12 Feb, 2013 2 commits
    • jpm@cs.ox.ac.uk's avatar
    • jpm@cs.ox.ac.uk's avatar
      Implement poly-kinded Typeable · 72b0ba09
      jpm@cs.ox.ac.uk authored
      This patch makes the Data.Typeable.Typeable class work with arguments of any
      kind. In particular, this removes the Typeable1..7 class hierarchy, greatly
      simplyfing the whole Typeable story. Also added is the AutoDeriveTypeable
      language extension, which will automatically derive Typeable for all types and
      classes declared in that module. Since there is now no good reason to give
      handwritten instances of the Typeable class, those are ignored (for backwards
      compatibility), and a warning is emitted.
      
      The old, kind-* Typeable class is now called OldTypeable, and lives in the
      Data.OldTypeable module. It is deprecated, and should be removed in some future
      version of GHC.
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    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Allow empty case expressions (and lambda-case) with -XEmptyCase · 3671e674
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The main changes are:
        * Parser accepts empty case alternatives
        * Renamer checks that -XEmptyCase is on in that case
        * (Typechecker is pretty much unchanged.)
        * Desugarer desugars empty case alternatives, esp:
            - Match.matchWrapper and Match.match now accept empty eqns
            - New function matchEmpty deals with the empty case
            - See Note [Empty case alternatives] in Match
      
      This patch contains most of the work, but it's a bit mixed up
      with a refactoring of MatchGroup that I did at the same time
      (next commit).
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    • eir@cis.upenn.edu's avatar
      Implement overlapping type family instances. · 8366792e
      eir@cis.upenn.edu authored
      An ordered, overlapping type family instance is introduced by 'type
      instance
      where', followed by equations. See the new section in the user manual
      (7.7.2.2) for details. The canonical example is Boolean equality at the
      type
      level:
      
      type family Equals (a :: k) (b :: k) :: Bool
      type instance where
        Equals a a = True
        Equals a b = False
      
      A branched family instance, such as this one, checks its equations in
      order
      and applies only the first the matches. As explained in the note
      [Instance
      checking within groups] in FamInstEnv.lhs, we must be careful not to
      simplify,
      say, (Equals Int b) to False, because b might later unify with Int.
      
      This commit includes all of the commits on the overlapping-tyfams
      branch. SPJ
      requested that I combine all my commits over the past several months
      into one
      monolithic commit. The following GHC repos are affected: ghc, testsuite,
      utils/haddock, libraries/template-haskell, and libraries/dph.
      
      Here are some details for the interested:
      
      - The definition of CoAxiom has been moved from TyCon.lhs to a
        new file CoAxiom.lhs. I made this decision because of the
        number of definitions necessary to support BranchList.
      
      - BranchList is a GADT whose type tracks whether it is a
        singleton list or not-necessarily-a-singleton-list. The reason
        I introduced this type is to increase static checking of places
        where GHC code assumes that a FamInst or CoAxiom is indeed a
        singleton. This assumption takes place roughly 10 times
        throughout the code. I was worried that a future change to GHC
        would invalidate the assumption, and GHC might subtly fail to
        do the right thing. By explicitly labeling CoAxioms and
        FamInsts as being Unbranched (singleton) or
        Branched (not-necessarily-singleton), we make this assumption
        explicit and checkable. Furthermore, to enforce the accuracy of
        this label, the list of branches of a CoAxiom or FamInst is
        stored using a BranchList, whose constructors constrain its
        type index appropriately.
      
      I think that the decision to use BranchList is probably the most
      controversial decision I made from a code design point of view.
      Although I provide conversions to/from ordinary lists, it is more
      efficient to use the brList... functions provided in CoAxiom than
      always to convert. The use of these functions does not wander far
      from the core CoAxiom/FamInst logic.
      
      BranchLists are motivated and explained in the note [Branched axioms] in
      CoAxiom.lhs.
      
      - The CoAxiom type has changed significantly. You can see the new
        type in CoAxiom.lhs. It uses a CoAxBranch type to track
        branches of the CoAxiom. Correspondingly various functions
        producing and consuming CoAxioms had to change, including the
        binary layout of interface files.
      
      - To get branched axioms to work correctly, it is important to have a
        notion
        of type "apartness": two types are apart if they cannot unify, and no
        substitution of variables can ever get them to unify, even after type
      family
        simplification. (This is different than the normal failure to unify
      because
        of the type family bit.) This notion in encoded in tcApartTys, in
      Unify.lhs.
        Because apartness is finer-grained than unification, the tcUnifyTys
      now
        calls tcApartTys.
      
      - CoreLinting axioms has been updated, both to reflect the new
        form of CoAxiom and to enforce the apartness rules of branch
        application. The formalization of the new rules is in
        docs/core-spec/core-spec.pdf.
      
      - The FamInst type (in types/FamInstEnv.lhs) has changed
        significantly, paralleling the changes to CoAxiom. Of course,
        this forced minor changes in many files.
      
      - There are several new Notes in FamInstEnv.lhs, including one
        discussing confluent overlap and why we're not doing it.
      
      - lookupFamInstEnv, lookupFamInstEnvConflicts, and
        lookup_fam_inst_env' (the function that actually does the work)
        have all been more-or-less completely rewritten. There is a
        Note [lookup_fam_inst_env' implementation] describing the
        implementation. One of the changes that affects other files is
        to change the type of matches from a pair of (FamInst, [Type])
        to a new datatype (which now includes the index of the matching
        branch). This seemed a better design.
      
      - The TySynInstD constructor in Template Haskell was updated to
        use the new datatype TySynEqn. I also bumped the TH version
        number, requiring changes to DPH cabal files. (That's why the
        DPH repo has an overlapping-tyfams branch.)
      
      - As SPJ requested, I refactored some of the code in HsDecls:
      
       * splitting up TyDecl into SynDecl and DataDecl, correspondingly
         changing HsTyDefn to HsDataDefn (with only one constructor)
      
       * splitting FamInstD into TyFamInstD and DataFamInstD and
         splitting FamInstDecl into DataFamInstDecl and TyFamInstDecl
      
       * making the ClsInstD take a ClsInstDecl, for parallelism with
         InstDecl's other constructors
      
       * changing constructor TyFamily into FamDecl
      
       * creating a FamilyDecl type that stores the details for a family
         declaration; this is useful because FamilyDecls can appear in classes
      but
         other decls cannot
      
       * restricting the associated types and associated type defaults for a
       * class
         to be the new, more restrictive types
      
       * splitting cid_fam_insts into cid_tyfam_insts and cid_datafam_insts,
         according to the new types
      
       * perhaps one or two more that I'm overlooking
      
      None of these changes has far-reaching implications.
      
      - The user manual, section 7.7.2.2, is updated to describe the new type
        family
        instances.
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