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:
      
      ```haskell
      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.
      8d18a873
  2. 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
         features.
      
       * 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.
      67465497
  3. 06 Jan, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Peyton Jones's avatar
      Major patch to add -fwarn-redundant-constraints · 32973bf3
      Simon Peyton Jones authored
      The idea was promted by Trac #9939, but it was Christmas, so I did
      some recreational programming that went much further.
      
      The idea is to warn when a constraint in a user-supplied context is
      redundant.  Everything is described in detail in
        Note [Tracking redundant constraints]
      in TcSimplify.
      
      Main changes:
      
       * The new ic_status field in an implication, of type ImplicStatus.
         It replaces ic_insol, and includes information about redundant
         constraints.
      
       * New function TcSimplify.setImplicationStatus sets the ic_status.
      
       * TcSigInfo has sig_report_redundant field to say whenther a
         redundant constraint should be reported; and similarly
         the FunSigCtxt constructor of UserTypeCtxt
      
       * EvBinds has a field eb_is_given, to record whether it is a given
         or wanted binding. Some consequential chagnes to creating an evidence
         binding (so that we record whether it is given or wanted).
      
       * AbsBinds field abs_ev_binds is now a *list* of TcEvBiinds;
         see Note [Typechecking plan for instance declarations] in
         TcInstDcls
      
       * Some significant changes to the type checking of instance
         declarations; Note [Typechecking plan for instance declarations]
         in TcInstDcls.
      
       * I found that TcErrors.relevantBindings was failing to zonk the
         origin of the constraint it was looking at, and hence failing to
         find some relevant bindings.  Easy to fix, and orthogonal to
         everything else, but hard to disentangle.
      
      Some minor refactorig:
      
       * TcMType.newSimpleWanteds moves to Inst, renamed as newWanteds
      
       * TcClassDcl and TcInstDcls now have their own code for typechecking
         a method body, rather than sharing a single function. The shared
         function (ws TcClassDcl.tcInstanceMethodBody) didn't have much code
         and the differences were growing confusing.
      
       * Add new function TcRnMonad.pushLevelAndCaptureConstraints, and
         use it
      
       * Add new function Bag.catBagMaybes, and use it in TcSimplify
      32973bf3
  4. 21 Nov, 2014 1 commit