1. 07 May, 2003 1 commit
  2. 08 Apr, 2003 1 commit
  3. 03 Mar, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-03-03 12:43:31 by simonmar] · 19108ede
      simonmar authored
      A round of space-leak fixing.
      
        - re-instate zapping of the PersistentCompilerState at various
          points during the compilation cycle in HscMain.  This affects
          one-shot compilation only, since in this mode the information
          collected in the PCS is not required after creating the final
          interface file.
      
        - Unravel the recursive dependency between MkIface and
          CoreTidy/CoreToStg.  Previously the CafInfo for each binding was
          calculated by CoreToStg, and fed back into the IdInfo of the Ids
          generated by CoreTidy (an earlier pass).  MkIface then took this
          IdInfo and the bindings from CoreTidy to generate the interface;
          but it couldn't do this until *after* CoreToStg, because the CafInfo
          hadn't been calculated yet.  The result was that the CoreTidy
          output lived until after CoreToStg, and at the same time as the
          CorePrep and STG syntax, which is wasted space, not to mention
          the complexity and general ugliness in HscMain.
      
          So now we calculate CafInfo directly in CoreTidy.  The downside is
          that we have to predict what CorePrep is going to do to the
          bindings so we can tell what will turn into a CAF later, but it's
          no worse than before (it turned out that we were doing this
          prediction before in CoreToStg anyhow).
      
        - The typechecker lazilly typechecks unfoldings.  It turns out that
          this is a good idea from a performance perspective, but it also
          means that it must hang on to all the information it needs to
          do the typechecking.  Previously this meant holding on to the
          whole of the typechecker's environment, which includes all sorts
          of stuff which isn't necessary to typecheck unfoldings.  By paring
          down the environment captured by the lazy unfoldings, we can
          save quite a bit of space in the phases after typechecking.
      19108ede
  4. 21 Feb, 2003 1 commit
  5. 20 Feb, 2003 1 commit
  6. 12 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-12 15:01:31 by simonpj] · 42b63073
      simonpj authored
      -------------------------------------
        Big upheaval to the way that constructors are named
      	-------------------------------------
      
      This commit enshrines the new story for constructor names.  We could never
      really get External Core to work nicely before, but now it does.
      
      The story is laid out in detail in the Commentary
      	ghc/docs/comm/the-beast/data-types.html
      so I will not repeat it here.
      
      	[Manuel: the commentary isn't being updated, apparently.]
      
      However, the net effect is that in Core and in External Core, contructors look
      like constructors, and the way things are printed is all consistent.
      
      It is a fairly pervasive change (which is why it has been so long postponed),
      but I hope the question is now finally closed.
      
      All the libraries compile etc, and I've run many tests, but doubtless there will
      be some dark corners.
      42b63073
  7. 13 Jan, 2003 1 commit
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      [project @ 2003-01-13 17:01:22 by simonpj] · 0877011a
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	(a) Improve reporting of staging errors
      	(b) Tidy up the construction of dict funs
      			and default methods
      	------------------------------------
      0877011a
  8. 06 Jan, 2003 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2003-01-06 14:40:04 by simonmar] · e26bfe83
      simonmar authored
      Disable the version check on the .hi file for --show-iface.  This
      means that it can be used on .hi files for other "ways" (eg. profiled)
      without having to resort to using the undocumented -buildtag option.
      e26bfe83
  9. 21 Nov, 2002 1 commit
  10. 18 Nov, 2002 1 commit
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      [project @ 2002-11-18 14:25:50 by simonpj] · 4e84be0c
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------------
      	Class ops that do not introduce for-alls
      	----------------------------------------
      
      	MERGE TO STABLE (if poss)
      
      The handling of class ops that do not add an extra for-all
      was utterly bogus.  For example:
      
      	class C a where
      	    fc :: (?p :: String) => a;
      
      	class D a where
      	    fd :: (Ord a) => [a] -> [a]
      
      De-bogus-ing means
      
      a) Being careful when taking apart the class op type in
      	MkIface.tcClassOpSig
      
      b) Ditto when making the method Id in an instance binding.
         Hence new function Inst.tcInstClassOp, and its calls
         in TcInstDcls, and TcClassDcls
      4e84be0c
  11. 25 Oct, 2002 1 commit
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      [project @ 2002-10-25 15:23:03 by simonpj] · 4ef18ea2
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------
      	More dependency fiddling
      	------------------------
      
      	WARNING: Interface file format has changed (again)
      		 You need to 'make clean' in all library code
      
      * Orphan modules are now kept separately
        Home-package dependencies now contain only home-package dependencies!
        See HscTypes.Dependencies
      
      * Linker now uses the dependencies to do dynamic linking
      
      Result: Template Haskell should work even without --make (not yet tested)
      4ef18ea2
  12. 24 Oct, 2002 2 commits
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-10-24 16:54:19 by simonpj] · 1dafd8c2
      simonpj authored
      Uh oh; got the versioning stuff a bit wrong in the last commit
      1dafd8c2
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-10-24 14:17:46 by simonpj] · e0445ffa
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------------
      	1. New try and module and package dependencies
      	2. OrigNameCache always contains final info
      	------------------------------------------
      
      These things nearly complete sorting out the incremental
      linking problem that started us off!
      
      1. This commit separates two kinds of information:
      
        (a) HscTypes.Dependencies:
      	What (i)  home-package modules, and
      	     (ii) other packages
            this module depends on, transitively.
      
            That is, to link the module, it should be enough
            to link the dependent modules and packages (plus
            any C stubs etc).
      
            Along with this info we record whether the dependent module
            is (a) a boot interface or (b) an orphan module.  So in
            fact (i) can contain non-home-package modules, namely the
            orphan ones in other packages (sigh).
      
        (b) HscTypes.Usage:
            What version of imported things were used to
            actually compile the module.  This info is used for
            recompilation control only.
      
      
      
      2. The Finder now returns a correct Module (incl package indicator)
      first time, so we can install the absolutely final Name in the
      OrigNameCache when we first come across an occurrence of that name,
      even if it's only an occurrence in an unfolding in some other interface
      file.  This is much tidier.
      
      As a result Module.lhs is much cleaner
      	No DunnoYet
      	No mkVanillaModule
      ALl very joyful stuff.
      e0445ffa
  13. 27 Sep, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-27 08:20:43 by simonpj] · dbc254c3
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------
              Implement recursive do-notation
      	--------------------------------
      
      This commit adds recursive do-notation, which Hugs has had for some time.
      
      	mdo { x <- foo y ;
      	      y <- baz x ;
      	      return (y,x) }
      
      turns into
      
      	do { (x,y) <- mfix (\~(x,y) -> do { x <- foo y;
      					    y <- baz x }) ;
      	     return (y,x) }
      
      This is all based on work by Levent Erkok and John Lanuchbury.
      
      The really tricky bit is in the renamer (RnExpr.rnMDoStmts) where
      we break things up into minimal segments.  The rest is easy, including
      the type checker.
      
      Levent laid the groundwork, and Simon finished it off. Needless to say,
      I couldn't resist tidying up other stuff, so there's no guaranteed I
      have not broken something.
      dbc254c3
  14. 13 Sep, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-13 15:02:25 by simonpj] · 9af77fa4
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------
      	Make Template Haskell into the HEAD
      	--------------------------------------
      
      This massive commit transfers to the HEAD all the stuff that
      Simon and Tim have been doing on Template Haskell.  The
      meta-haskell-branch is no more!
      
      WARNING: make sure that you
      
        * Update your links if you are using link trees.
          Some modules have been added, some have gone away.
      
        * Do 'make clean' in all library trees.
          The interface file format has changed, and you can
          get strange panics (sadly) if GHC tries to read old interface files:
          e.g.  ghc-5.05: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version 5.05):
      	  Binary.get(TyClDecl): ForeignType
      
        * You need to recompile the rts too; Linker.c has changed
      
      
      However the libraries are almost unaltered; just a tiny change in
      Base, and to the exports in Prelude.
      
      
      NOTE: so far as TH itself is concerned, expression splices work
      fine, but declaration splices are not complete.
      
      
      		---------------
      		The main change
      		---------------
      
      The main structural change: renaming and typechecking have to be
      interleaved, because we can't rename stuff after a declaration splice
      until after we've typechecked the stuff before (and the splice
      itself).
      
      * Combine the renamer and typecheker monads into one
      	(TcRnMonad, TcRnTypes)
        These two replace TcMonad and RnMonad
      
      * Give them a single 'driver' (TcRnDriver).  This driver
        replaces TcModule.lhs and Rename.lhs
      
      * The haskell-src library package has a module
      	Language/Haskell/THSyntax
        which defines the Haskell data type seen by the TH programmer.
      
      * New modules:
      	hsSyn/Convert.hs 	converts THSyntax -> HsSyn
      	deSugar/DsMeta.hs 	converts HsSyn -> THSyntax
      
      * New module typecheck/TcSplice type-checks Template Haskell splices.
      
      		-------------
      		Linking stuff
      		-------------
      
      * ByteCodeLink has been split into
      	ByteCodeLink	(which links)
      	ByteCodeAsm	(which assembles)
      
      * New module ghci/ObjLink is the object-code linker.
      
      * compMan/CmLink is removed entirely (was out of place)
        Ditto CmTypes (which was tiny)
      
      * Linker.c initialises the linker when it is first used (no need to call
        initLinker any more).  Template Haskell makes it harder to know when
        and whether to initialise the linker.
      
      
      	-------------------------------------
      	Gathering the LIE in the type checker
      	-------------------------------------
      
      * Instead of explicitly gathering constraints in the LIE
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM (TypecheckedExpr, LIE)
        we now dump the constraints into a mutable varabiable carried
        by the monad, so we get
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM TypecheckedExpr
      
        Much less clutter in the code, and more efficient too.
        (Originally suggested by Mark Shields.)
      
      
      		-----------------
      		Remove "SysNames"
      		-----------------
      
      Because the renamer and the type checker were entirely separate,
      we had to carry some rather tiresome implicit binders (or "SysNames")
      along inside some of the HsDecl data structures.  They were both
      tiresome and fragile.
      
      Now that the typechecker and renamer are more intimately coupled,
      we can eliminate SysNames (well, mostly... default methods still
      carry something similar).
      
      		-------------
      		Clean up HsPat
      		-------------
      
      One big clean up is this: instead of having two HsPat types (InPat and
      OutPat), they are now combined into one.  This is more consistent with
      the way that HsExpr etc is handled; there are some 'Out' constructors
      for the type checker output.
      
      So:
      	HsPat.InPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	HsPat.OutPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	No 'pat' type parameter in HsExpr, HsBinds, etc
      
      	Constructor patterns are nicer now: they use
      		HsPat.HsConDetails
      	for the three cases of constructor patterns:
      		prefix, infix, and record-bindings
      
      	The *same* data type HsConDetails is used in the type
      	declaration of the data type (HsDecls.TyData)
      
      Lots of associated clean-up operations here and there.  Less code.
      Everything is wonderful.
      9af77fa4
  15. 29 Apr, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-04-29 14:03:38 by simonmar] · b085ee40
      simonmar authored
      FastString cleanup, stage 1.
      
      The FastString type is no longer a mixture of hashed strings and
      literal strings, it contains hashed strings only with O(1) comparison
      (except for UnicodeStr, but that will also go away in due course).  To
      create a literal instance of FastString, use FSLIT("..").
      
      By far the most common use of the old literal version of FastString
      was in the pattern
      
      	  ptext SLIT("...")
      
      this combination still works, although it doesn't go via FastString
      any more.  The next stage will be to remove the need to use this
      special combination at all, using a RULE.
      
      To convert a FastString into an SDoc, now use 'ftext' instead of
      'ptext'.
      
      I've also removed all the FAST_STRING related macros from HsVersions.h
      except for SLIT and FSLIT, just use the relevant functions from
      FastString instead.
      b085ee40
  16. 01 Apr, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-04-01 08:23:30 by simonpj] · 9003a18c
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------------------
      	Change the treatment of the stupid
      	   context on data constructors
      	-----------------------------------
      
      Data types can have a context:
      
      	data (Eq a, Ord b) => T a b = T1 a b | T2 a
      
      and that makes the constructors have a context too
      (notice that T2's context is "thinned"):
      
      	T1 :: (Eq a, Ord b) => a -> b -> T a b
      	T2 :: (Eq a) => a -> T a b
      
      Furthermore, this context pops up when pattern matching
      (though GHC hasn't implemented this, but it is in H98, and
      I've fixed GHC so that it now does):
      
      	f (T2 x) = x
      gets inferred type
      	f :: Eq a => T a b -> a
      
      I say the context is "stupid" because the dictionaries passed
      are immediately discarded -- they do nothing and have no benefit.
      It's a flaw in the language.
      
      Up to now I have put this stupid context into the type of
      the "wrapper" constructors functions, T1 and T2, but that turned
      out to be jolly inconvenient for generics, and record update, and
      other functions that build values of type T (because they don't
      have suitable dictionaries available).
      
      So now I've taken the stupid context out.  I simply deal with
      it separately in the type checker on occurrences of a constructor,
      either in an expression or in a pattern.
      
      To this end
      
      * Lots of changes in DataCon, MkId
      
      * New function Inst.tcInstDataCon to instantiate a data constructor
      
      
      
      I also took the opportunity to
      
      * Rename
      	dataConId --> dataConWorkId
        for consistency.
      
      * Tidied up MkId.rebuildConArgs quite a bit, and renamed it
      	mkReboxingAlt
      
      * Add function DataCon.dataConExistentialTyVars, with the obvious meaning
      9003a18c
  17. 25 Mar, 2002 1 commit
  18. 18 Mar, 2002 1 commit
  19. 14 Mar, 2002 2 commits
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-14 16:22:31 by simonmar] · 0e8e53db
      simonmar authored
      Misc cleanup: remove the iface pretty-printing style, and clean up
      bits of StringBuffer that aren't required any more.
      0e8e53db
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-14 15:27:15 by simonpj] · 1553c778
      simonpj authored
      ------------------------
      	Change
      		GlobalName --> ExternalName
      		LocalName  ->  InternalName
      	------------------------
      
      For a long time there's been terminological confusion between
      
      	GlobalName vs LocalName	 (property of a Name)
      	GlobalId vs LocalId	 (property of an Id)
      
      I've now changed the terminology for Name to be
      
      	ExternalName vs InternalName
      
      I've also added quite a bit of documentation in the Commentary.
      1553c778
  20. 04 Mar, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-03-04 17:01:26 by simonmar] · 0171936c
      simonmar authored
      Binary Interface Files - stage 1
      --------------------------------
      
      This commit changes the default interface file format from text to
      binary, in order to improve compilation performace.
      
      To view an interface file, use 'ghc --show-iface Foo.hi'.
      
      utils/Binary.hs is the basic Binary I/O library, based on the nhc98
      binary I/O library but much stripped-down and working in terms of
      bytes rather than bits, and with some special features for GHC: it
      remembers which Module is being emitted to avoid dumping too many
      qualified names, and it keeps track of a "dictionary" of FastStrings
      so that we don't dump the same FastString more than once into the
      binary file.  I'll make a generic version of this for the libraries at
      some point.
      
      main/BinIface.hs contains most of the Binary instances.  Some
      instances are in the same module as the data type (RdrName, Name,
      OccName in particular).  Most instances were generated using a
      modified version of DrIFT, which I'll commit later.  However, editing
      them by hand isn't hard (certainly easier than modifying
      ParseIface.y).
      
      The first thing in a binary interface is the interface version, so
      nice error messages will be generated if the binary format changes and
      you still have old interfaces lying around.  The version also now
      includes the "way" as an extra sanity check.
      
      Other changes
      -------------
      
      I don't like the way FastStrings contain both hashed strings (with
      O(1) comparison) and literal C strings (with O(n) comparison).  So as
      a first step to separating these I made serveral "literal" type
      strings into hashed strings.  SLIT() still generates a literal, and
      now FSLIT() generates a hashed string.  With DEBUG on, you'll get a
      warning if you try to compare any SLIT()s with anything, and the
      compiler will fall over if you try to dump any literal C strings into
      an interface file (usually indicating a use of SLIT() which should be
      FSLIT()).
      
      mkSysLocal no longer re-encodes its FastString argument each time it
      is called.
      
      I also fixed the -pgm options so that the argument can now optionally
      be separted from the option.
      
      Bugfix: PrelNames declared Names for several comparison primops, eg.
      eqCharName, eqIntName etc. but these had different uniques from the
      real primop names.  I've moved these to PrimOps and defined them using
      mkPrimOpIdName instead, and deleted some for which we don't have real
      primops (Manuel: please check that things still work for you after
      this change).
      0171936c
  21. 27 Feb, 2002 1 commit
  22. 13 Feb, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-02-13 15:19:17 by simonpj] · 711e4d7a
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------
      	Do the Right Thing for TyCons where we
      	can't see all their constructors.
      	----------------------------------
      
      Inside a TyCon, three things can happen
      
      1. GHC knows all the constructors, and has them to hand.
         (Nowadays, there may be zero constructors.)
      
      2. GHC knows all the constructors, but has declined to slurp
         them all in, to avoid sucking in more declarations than
         necessary.  All we remember is the number of constructors,
         so we can get the return convention right.
      
      3. GHC doesn't know anything. This happens *only* for decls
         coming from .hi-boot files, where the programmer declines to
         supply a representation.
      
      Until now, these three cases have been conflated together.  Matters
      are worse now that a TyCon really can have zero constructors.  In
      fact, by confusing (3) with (1) we can actually generate bogus code.
      
      With this commit, the dataCons field of a TyCon is of type:
      
      data DataConDetails datacon
        = DataCons [datacon]	-- Its data constructors, with fully polymorphic types
      			-- A type can have zero constructors
      
        | Unknown		-- We're importing this data type from an hi-boot file
      			-- and we don't know what its constructors are
      
        | HasCons Int		-- In a quest for compilation speed we have imported
      			-- only the number of constructors (to get return
      			-- conventions right) but not the constructors themselves
      
      This says exactly what is going on.  There are lots of consequential small
      changes.
      711e4d7a
  23. 05 Feb, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-02-05 15:42:04 by simonpj] · e6601808
      simonpj authored
      ---------
      		Main.main
      		---------
      
      A bunch of related fixes concerning 'main'
      
      * Arrange that 'main' doesn't need to be defined in module Main;
        it can be imported.
      
      * The typechecker now injects a binding
      	Main.$main = PrelTopHandler.runMain main
      
        So the runtime system now calls Main.$main, not PrelMain.main.
        With z-encoding, this look like
      		Main_zdmain_closure
      
      * The function
        	PrelTopHandler.runMain :: IO a -> IO ()
        wraps the programmer's 'main' in an exception-cacthing wrapper.
      
      * PrelMain.hs and Main.hi-boot are both removed from lib/std, along
        with multiple lines of special case handling in lib/std/Makefile.
        This is a worthwhile cleanup.
      
      * Since we now pick up whatever 'main' is in scope, the ranamer gets
        in on the act (RnRnv.checkMain).  There is a little more info to
        get from the renamer to the typechecker, so I've defined a new type
        Rename.RnResult (c.f. TcModule.TcResult)
      
      * With GHCi, it's now a warning, not an error, to omit the binding
        of main (RnEnv.checkMain)
      
      * It would be easy to add a flag "-main-is foo"; the place to use
        that information is in RnEnv.checkMain.
      
      
      -------
      
      On the way I made a new type,
      	type HscTypes.FixityEnv = NameEnv Fixity
      and used it in various places I'd tripped over
      e6601808
  24. 30 Jan, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-01-30 16:37:14 by simonmar] · 4aed87eb
      simonmar authored
      Simplify the package story inside the compiler.  The new story is
      this:
      
        The Finder no longer determines a module's package based on its
        filesystem location.  The filesystem location indicates only whether
        a given module is in the current package or not (i.e. found along
        the -i path ==> current package, found along the package path ==>
        other package).
      
        Hence a Module no longer contains a package name.  Instead it just
        contains PackageInfo, which is either ThisPackage or AnotherPackage.
        The compiler uses this information for generating cross-DLL calls
        and omitting certain version information from .hi files.
      
        The interface still contains the package name.  This isn't used for
        anything right now, but in the future (when we have hierarchical
        libraries) we might use it to automatically determine which packages
        a binary should be linked against.  When building a package, you
        should still use -package-name, but it won't be fatal if you don't.
      
      The warning/error about package name mismatches has gone away.
      4aed87eb
  25. 24 Jan, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-01-24 16:55:35 by simonmar] · 03b874e7
      simonmar authored
      Add support for Hugs's :browse (or :b) command.  There are two forms:
      
      	- :b M   (interpreted modules only) shows everything
                defined in M - the types of top-level functions,
      	  and definitions of classes and datatypes.
      
      	- :b *M  shows everything exported from module M.
      	  Available for both compiled and interpreted modules.
      
      The user interface is subject to change, but for now it is consistent
      with the new semantics of the :module command.
      
      The implementation is a little tricky, since for a package module we
      have to be sure to slurp in all the required declarations first.
      03b874e7
  26. 05 Dec, 2001 1 commit
  27. 25 Oct, 2001 1 commit
  28. 24 Oct, 2001 1 commit
  29. 23 Oct, 2001 1 commit
    • sof's avatar
      [project @ 2001-10-23 20:56:39 by sof] · 82069829
      sof authored
      - ifaceTyThing: avoid using (++) when constructing the IdInfo for AnId - Maybe
                      is preferable for this.
      - misc typesig tidy-ups to make easier to get into the workings of the
        functions herein.
      82069829
  30. 18 Oct, 2001 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-10-18 16:29:12 by simonpj] · 685e04e4
      simonpj authored
      ----------------------------------------------
      	The CoreTidy/CorePrep/CoreToStg saga continues
      	[actually, this commit mostly completes the job]
      	----------------------------------------------
      
      			DO NOT MERGE!
      
      * CorePrep injects implicit bindings, not the type checker,
        nor CgConTbls.   (This way, all the code generators see
        them, so no need to fiddle with the byte code generator.)
      
        As a result, all bindings in the module are for LocalIds,
        at least until CoreTidy.   This is a Big Win.
      
        Hence remove nasty isImplicitId test in update_bndr in
        SimplCore and DmdAnal
      
      * hasNoBinding is no longer true of a dataConId (worker).
        There's an implicit curried binding for it.
      
      * Remove yukky test in exprIsTrivial that did not regard
        a hasNoBinding Id as trivial; similarly in SimplUtils.tryEtaReduce
      
      * In CoreTidy, get the names to avoid from the type env.
        That way it includes implicit bindings too.
      
      * CoreTidy set the Arity of a top-level Id permanently;
        it's up to the rest of the compiler to respect it.
        Notably, CorePrep uses etaExpand to make the manifest arity
        match the claimed arity.
      
      * As a result, nuke CgArity, so that CgInfo now contains only
        CafInfo.  The CafInfo is knot-tied as before.
      
      
      Other things
      
      * In Simplify.simplLazyBind, be a bit keener to float bindings
        out if it's a top-level binding.
      685e04e4
  31. 15 Oct, 2001 1 commit
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  33. 26 Sep, 2001 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-09-26 15:12:33 by simonpj] · e0d750be
      simonpj authored
      ------------------
      		Simon's big commit
      		------------------
      
      This commit, which I don't think I can sensibly do piecemeal, consists
      of the things I've been doing recently, mainly directed at making
      Manuel, George, and Marcin happier with RULES.
      
      
      Reogranise the simplifier
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      1. The simplifier's environment is now an explicit parameter.  This
      makes it a bit easier to figure out where it is going.
      
      2. Constructor arguments can now be arbitrary expressions, except
      when the application is the RHS of a let(rec).  This makes it much
      easier to match rules like
      
      	RULES
      	    "foo"  f (h x, g y) = f' x y
      
      In the simplifier, it's Simplify.mkAtomicArgs that ANF-ises a
      constructor application where necessary.  In the occurrence analyser,
      there's a new piece of context info (OccEncl) to say whether a
      constructor app is in a place where it should be in ANF.  (Unless
      it knows this it'll give occurrence info which will inline the
      argument back into the constructor app.)
      
      3. I'm experimenting with doing the "float-past big lambda" transformation
      in the full laziness pass, rather than mixed in with the simplifier (was
      tryRhsTyLam).
      
      4.  Arrange that
      	case (coerce (S,T) (x,y)) of ...
      will simplify.  Previous it didn't.
      A local change to CoreUtils.exprIsConApp_maybe.
      
      5. Do a better job in CoreUtils.exprEtaExpandArity when there's an
      error function in one branch.
      
      
      Phase numbers, RULES, and INLINE pragmas
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      1.  Phase numbers decrease from N towards zero (instead of increasing).
      This makes it easier to add new earlier phases, which is what users want
      to do.
      
      2.  RULES get their own phase number, N, and are disabled in phases before N.
      
      e.g. 	{-# RULES "foo" [2] forall x y.  f (x,y) = f' x y #-}
      
      Note the [2], which says "only active in phase 2 and later".
      
      3.  INLINE and NOINLINE pragmas have a phase number to.  This is now treated
      in just the same way as the phase number on RULE; that is, the Id is not inlined
      in phases earlier than N.  In phase N and later the Id *may* be inlined, and
      here is where INLINE and NOINLINE differ: INLNE makes the RHS look small, so
      as soon as it *may* be inlined it probably *will* be inlined.
      
      The syntax of the phase number on an INLINE/NOINLINE pragma has changed to be
      like the RULES case (i.e. in square brackets).  This should also make sure
      you examine all such phase numbers; many will need to change now the numbering
      is reversed.
      
      Inlining Ids is no longer affected at all by whether the Id appears on the
      LHS of a rule.  Now it's up to the programmer to put a suitable INLINE/NOINLINE
      pragma to stop it being inlined too early.
      
      
      Implementation notes:
      
      *  A new data type, BasicTypes.Activation says when a rule or inline pragma
      is active.   Functions isAlwaysActive, isNeverActive, isActive, do the
      obvious thing (all in BasicTypes).
      
      * Slight change in the SimplifierSwitch data type, which led to a lot of
      simplifier-specific code moving from CmdLineOpts to SimplMonad; a Good Thing.
      
      * The InlinePragma in the IdInfo of an Id is now simply an Activation saying
      when the Id can be inlined.  (It used to be a rather bizarre pair of a
      Bool and a (Maybe Phase), so this is much much easier to understand.)
      
      * The simplifier has a "mode" environment switch, replacing the old
      black list.  Unfortunately the data type decl has to be in
      CmdLineOpts, because it's an argument to the CoreDoSimplify switch
      
          data SimplifierMode = SimplGently | SimplPhase Int
      
      Here "gently" means "no rules, no inlining".   All the crucial
      inlining decisions are now collected together in SimplMonad
      (preInlineUnconditionally, postInlineUnconditionally, activeInline,
      activeRule).
      
      
      Specialisation
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      1.  Only dictionary *functions* are made INLINE, not dictionaries that
      have no parameters.  (This inline-dictionary-function thing is Marcin's
      idea and I'm still not sure whether it's a good idea.  But it's definitely
      a Bad Idea when there are no arguments.)
      
      2.  Be prepared to specialise an INLINE function: an easy fix in
      Specialise.lhs
      
      But there is still a problem, which is that the INLINE wins
      at the call site, so we don't use the specialised version anyway.
      I'm still unsure whether it makes sense to SPECIALISE something
      you want to INLINE.
      
      
      
      
      
      Random smaller things
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      * builtinRules (there was only one, but may be more) in PrelRules are now
        incorporated.   They were being ignored before...
      
      * OrdList.foldOL -->  OrdList.foldrOL, OrdList.foldlOL
      
      * Some tidying up of the tidyOpenTyVar, tidyTyVar functions.  I've
        forgotten exactly what!
      e0d750be
  34. 14 Sep, 2001 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-09-14 15:51:41 by simonpj] · 5ab261bb
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------
      	Add a rule-check pass
      	(special request by Manuel)
      	--------------------------
      
      	DO NOT merge with stable
      
      The flag
      
      	-frule-check foo
      
      will report all sites at which RULES whose name starts with "foo.."
      might apply, but in fact the arguments don't match so the rule
      doesn't apply.
      
      The pass is run right after all the core-to-core passes.  (Next thing
      to do: make the core-to-core script external, so you can fiddle with
      it.  Meanwhile, the core-to-core script is in
      	DriverState.builCoreToDo
      so you can move the CoreDoRuleCheck line around if you want.
      
      The format of the report is experimental: Manuel, feel free to fiddle
      with it.
      
      Most of the code is in specialise/Rules.lhs
      
      
      Incidental changes
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Change BuiltinRule so that the rule name is accessible
      without actually successfully applying the rule.  This
      change affects quite a few files in a trivial way.
      5ab261bb
  35. 20 Aug, 2001 1 commit
  36. 15 Aug, 2001 1 commit
  37. 23 Jul, 2001 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2001-07-23 10:54:46 by simonpj] · f6cd95ff
      simonpj authored
      ---------------------------------
      	Switch to the new demand analyser
      	---------------------------------
      
      This commit makes the new demand analyser the main beast,
      with the old strictness analyser as a backup.  When
      DEBUG is on, the old strictness analyser is run too, and the
      results compared.
      
      WARNING: this isn't thorougly tested yet, so expect glitches.
      Delay updating for a few days if the HEAD is mission critical
      for you.
      
      But do try it out.  I'm away for 2.5 weeks from Thursday, so
      it would be good to shake out any glaring bugs before then.
      f6cd95ff
  38. 18 Jul, 2001 1 commit
    • rrt's avatar
      [project @ 2001-07-18 16:06:10 by rrt] · 0143969c
      rrt authored
      Add support for Hugs's :info command. Doesn't work yet, but shouldn't
      interfere with anything else. Some of the files touched are just to correct
      out-of-date comments.
      
      Highlights are:
      
      hscThing: like hscStmt, but just gets info about a single identifier
      cmInfoThing: exposes hscThing's functionality to the outside world
      0143969c