1. 21 Mar, 2019 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Reject nested predicates in impredicativity checking · 8d18a873
      Ryan Scott authored
      When GHC attempts to unify a metavariable with a type containing
      foralls, it will be rejected as an occurrence of impredicativity.
      GHC was /not/ extending the same treatment to predicate types, such
      as in the following (erroneous) example from #11514:
      foo :: forall a. (Show a => a -> a) -> ()
      foo = undefined
      This will attempt to instantiate `undefined` at
      `(Show a => a -> a) -> ()`, which is impredicative. This patch
      catches impredicativity arising from predicates in this fashion.
      Since GHC is pickier about impredicative instantiations, some test
      cases needed to be updated to be updated so as not to fall afoul of
      the new validity check. (There were a surprising number of
      impredicative uses of `undefined`!) Moreover, the `T14828` test case
      now has slightly less informative types shown with `:print`. This is
      due to a a much deeper issue with the GHCi debugger (see #14828).
      Fixes #11514.
  2. 02 Aug, 2018 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Remove decideKindGeneralisationPlan · c955a514
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      TypeInType came with a new function: decideKindGeneralisationPlan.
      This type-level counterpart to the term-level decideGeneralisationPlan
      chose whether or not a kind should be generalized. The thinking was
      that if `let` should not be generalized, then kinds shouldn't either
      (under the same circumstances around -XMonoLocalBinds).
      However, this is too conservative -- the situation described in the
      motivation for "let should be be generalized" does not occur in types.
      This commit thus removes decideKindGeneralisationPlan, always
      One consequence is that tc_hs_sig_type_and_gen no longer calls
      solveEqualities, which reports all unsolved constraints, instead
      relying on the solveLocalEqualities in tcImplicitTKBndrs. An effect
      of this is that reporing kind errors gets delayed more frequently.
      This seems to be a net benefit in error reporting; often, alongside
      a kind error, the type error is now reported (and users might find
      type errors easier to understand).
      Some of these errors ended up at the top level, where it was
      discovered that the GlobalRdrEnv containing the definitions in the
      local module was not in the TcGblEnv, and thus errors were reported
      with qualified names unnecessarily. This commit rejiggers some of
      the logic around captureTopConstraints accordingly.
      One error message (typecheck/should_fail/T1633)
      is a regression, mentioning the name of a default method. However,
      that problem is already reported as #10087, its solution is far from
      clear, and so I'm not addressing it here.
      This commit fixes #15141. As it's an internal refactor, there is
      no concrete test case for it.
      Along the way, we no longer need the hsib_closed field of
      HsImplicitBndrs (it was used only in decideKindGeneralisationPlan)
      and so it's been removed, simplifying the datatype structure.
      Along the way, I removed code in the validity checker that looks
      at coercions. This isn't related to this patch, really (though
      it was, at one point), but it's an improvement, so I kept it.
      This updates the haddock submodule.
  3. 01 Apr, 2018 1 commit
    • Richard Eisenberg's avatar
      Track type variable scope more carefully. · faec8d35
      Richard Eisenberg authored
      The main job of this commit is to track more accurately the scope
      of tyvars introduced by user-written foralls. For example, it would
      be to have something like this:
        forall a. Int -> (forall k (b :: k). Proxy '[a, b]) -> Bool
      In that type, a's kind must be k, but k isn't in scope. We had a
      terrible way of doing this before (not worth repeating or describing
      here, but see the old tcImplicitTKBndrs and friends), but now
      we have a principled approach: make an Implication when kind-checking
      a forall. Doing so then hooks into the existing machinery for
      preventing skolem-escape, performing floating, etc. This also means
      that we bump the TcLevel whenever going into a forall.
      The new behavior is done in TcHsType.scopeTyVars, but see also
      TcHsType.tc{Im,Ex}plicitTKBndrs, which have undergone significant
      rewriting. There are several Notes near there to guide you. Of
      particular interest there is that Implication constraints can now
      have skolems that are out of order; this situation is reported in
      A major consequence of this is a slightly tweaked process for type-
      checking type declarations. The new Note [Use SigTvs in kind-checking
      pass] in TcTyClsDecls lays it out.
      The error message for dependent/should_fail/TypeSkolEscape has become
      noticeably worse. However, this is because the code in TcErrors goes to
      some length to preserve pre-8.0 error messages for kind errors. It's time
      to rip off that plaster and get rid of much of the kind-error-specific
      error messages. I tried this, and doing so led to a lovely error message
      for TypeSkolEscape. So: I'm accepting the error message quality regression
      for now, but will open up a new ticket to fix it, along with a larger
      error-message improvement I've been pondering. This applies also to
      dependent/should_fail/{BadTelescope2,T14066,T14066e}, polykinds/T11142.
      Other minor changes:
       - isUnliftedTypeKind didn't look for tuples and sums. It does now.
       - check_type used check_arg_type on both sides of an AppTy. But the left
         side of an AppTy isn't an arg, and this was causing a bad error message.
         I've changed it to use check_type on the left-hand side.
       - Some refactoring around when we print (TYPE blah) in error messages.
         The changes decrease the times when we do so, to good effect.
         Of course, this is still all controlled by
      Fixes #14066 #14749
      Test cases: dependent/should_compile/{T14066a,T14749},
  4. 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
       * 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.