1. 24 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  2. 10 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  3. 06 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Basic completion in GHCi · 315a1f6c
      Simon Marlow authored
      This patch adds completion support to GHCi when readline is being
      used.  Completion of identifiers (in scope only, but including
      qualified identifiers) in expressions is provided.  Also, completion
      of commands (:cmd), and special completion for certain commands
      (eg. module names for the :module command) are also provided.
      315a1f6c
  4. 25 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Simon's big boxy-type commit · ac10f840
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      This very large commit adds impredicativity to GHC, plus
      numerous other small things.
        
      *** WARNING: I have compiled all the libraries, and
      ***	     a stage-2 compiler, and everything seems
      ***	     fine.  But don't grab this patch if you 
      ***	     can't tolerate a hiccup if something is
      ***	     broken.
        
      The big picture is this:
      
      a) GHC handles impredicative polymorphism, as described in the
         "Boxy types: type inference for higher-rank types and
         impredicativity" paper
      
      b) GHC handles GADTs in the new simplified (and very sligtly less
         epxrssive) way described in the
         "Simple unification-based type inference for GADTs" paper
      
        
      But there are lots of smaller changes, and since it was pre-Darcs
      they are not individually recorded.
        
      Some things to watch out for:
        
      c)   The story on lexically-scoped type variables has changed, as per
           my email.  I append the story below for completeness, but I 
           am still not happy with it, and it may change again.  In particular,
           the new story does not allow a pattern-bound scoped type variable
           to be wobbly, so (\(x::[a]) -> ...) is usually rejected.  This is
           more restrictive than before, and we might loosen up again.
        
      d)   A consequence of adding impredicativity is that GHC is a bit less
           gung ho about converting automatically between
        	(ty1 -> forall a. ty2)    and    (forall a. ty1 -> ty2)
           In particular, you may need to eta-expand some functions to make
           typechecking work again.
         
           Furthermore, functions are now invariant in their argument types,
           rather than being contravariant.  Again, the main consequence is
           that you may occasionally need to eta-expand function arguments when
           using higher-rank polymorphism.
        
      
      Please test, and let me know of any hiccups
      
      
      Scoped type variables in GHC
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      	January 2006
      
      0) Terminology.
         
         A *pattern binding* is of the form
      	pat = rhs
      
         A *function binding* is of the form
      	f pat1 .. patn = rhs
      
         A binding of the formm
      	var = rhs
         is treated as a (degenerate) *function binding*.
      
      
         A *declaration type signature* is a separate type signature for a
         let-bound or where-bound variable:
      	f :: Int -> Int
      
         A *pattern type signature* is a signature in a pattern: 
      	\(x::a) -> x
      	f (x::a) = x
      
         A *result type signature* is a signature on the result of a
         function definition:
      	f :: forall a. [a] -> a
      	head (x:xs) :: a = x
      
         The form
      	x :: a = rhs
         is treated as a (degnerate) function binding with a result
         type signature, not as a pattern binding.
      
      1) The main invariants:
      
           A) A lexically-scoped type variable always names a (rigid)
       	type variable (not an arbitrary type).  THIS IS A CHANGE.
              Previously, a scoped type variable named an arbitrary *type*.
      
           B) A type signature always describes a rigid type (since
      	its free (scoped) type variables name rigid type variables).
      	This is also a change, a consequence of (A).
      
           C) Distinct lexically-scoped type variables name distinct
      	rigid type variables.  This choice is open; 
      
      2) Scoping
      
      2(a) If a declaration type signature has an explicit forall, those type
         variables are brought into scope in the right hand side of the 
         corresponding binding (plus, for function bindings, the patterns on
         the LHS).  
      	f :: forall a. a -> [a]
      	f (x::a) = [x :: a, x]
         Both occurences of 'a' in the second line are bound by 
         the 'forall a' in the first line
      
         A declaration type signature *without* an explicit top-level forall
         is implicitly quantified over all the type variables that are
         mentioned in the type but not already in scope.  GHC's current
         rule is that this implicit quantification does *not* bring into scope
         any new scoped type variables.
      	f :: a -> a
      	f x = ...('a' is not in scope here)...
         This gives compatibility with Haskell 98
      
      2(b) A pattern type signature implicitly brings into scope any type
         variables mentioned in the type that are not already into scope.
         These are called *pattern-bound type variables*.
      	g :: a -> a -> [a]
      	g (x::a) (y::a) = [y :: a, x]
         The pattern type signature (x::a) brings 'a' into scope.
         The 'a' in the pattern (y::a) is bound, as is the occurrence on 
         the RHS.  
      
         A pattern type siganture is the only way you can bring existentials 
         into scope.
      	data T where
      	  MkT :: forall a. a -> (a->Int) -> T
      
      	f x = case x of
      		MkT (x::a) f -> f (x::a)
      
      2a) QUESTION
      	class C a where
      	  op :: forall b. b->a->a
      
      	instance C (T p q) where
      	  op = <rhs>
          Clearly p,q are in scope in <rhs>, but is 'b'?  Not at the moment.
          Nor can you add a type signature for op in the instance decl.
          You'd have to say this:
      	instance C (T p q) where
      	  op = let op' :: forall b. ...
      	           op' = <rhs>
      	       in op'
      
      3) A pattern-bound type variable is allowed only if the pattern's
         expected type is rigid.  Otherwise we don't know exactly *which*
         skolem the scoped type variable should be bound to, and that means
         we can't do GADT refinement.  This is invariant (A), and it is a 
         big change from the current situation.
      
      	f (x::a) = x	-- NO; pattern type is wobbly
      	
      	g1 :: b -> b
      	g1 (x::b) = x	-- YES, because the pattern type is rigid
      
      	g2 :: b -> b
      	g2 (x::c) = x	-- YES, same reason
      
      	h :: forall b. b -> b
      	h (x::b) = x	-- YES, but the inner b is bound
      
      	k :: forall b. b -> b
      	k (x::c) = x	-- NO, it can't be both b and c
      
      3a) You cannot give different names for the same type variable in the same scope
          (Invariant (C)):
      
      	f1 :: p -> p -> p		-- NO; because 'a' and 'b' would be
      	f1 (x::a) (y::b) = (x::a)	--     bound to the same type variable
      
      	f2 :: p -> p -> p		-- OK; 'a' is bound to the type variable
      	f2 (x::a) (y::a) = (x::a)	--     over which f2 is quantified
      					-- NB: 'p' is not lexically scoped
      
      	f3 :: forall p. p -> p -> p	-- NO: 'p' is now scoped, and is bound to
      	f3 (x::a) (y::a) = (x::a)	--     to the same type varialble as 'a'
      
      	f4 :: forall p. p -> p -> p	-- OK: 'p' is now scoped, and its occurences
      	f4 (x::p) (y::p) = (x::p)	--     in the patterns are bound by the forall
      
      
      3b) You can give a different name to the same type variable in different
          disjoint scopes, just as you can (if you want) give diferent names to 
          the same value parameter
      
      	g :: a -> Bool -> Maybe a
      	g (x::p) True  = Just x  :: Maybe p
      	g (y::q) False = Nothing :: Maybe q
      
      3c) Scoped type variables respect alpha renaming. For example, 
          function f2 from (3a) above could also be written:
      	f2' :: p -> p -> p
      	f2' (x::b) (y::b) = x::b
         where the scoped type variable is called 'b' instead of 'a'.
      
      
      4) Result type signatures obey the same rules as pattern types signatures.
         In particular, they can bind a type variable only if the result type is rigid
      
      	f x :: a = x	-- NO
      
      	g :: b -> b
      	g x :: b = x	-- YES; binds b in rhs
      
      5) A *pattern type signature* in a *pattern binding* cannot bind a 
         scoped type variable
      
      	(x::a, y) = ...		-- Legal only if 'a' is already in scope
      
         Reason: in type checking, the "expected type" of the LHS pattern is
         always wobbly, so we can't bind a rigid type variable.  (The exception
         would be for an existential type variable, but existentials are not
         allowed in pattern bindings either.)
       
         Even this is illegal
      	f :: forall a. a -> a
      	f x = let ((y::b)::a, z) = ... 
      	      in 
         Here it looks as if 'b' might get a rigid binding; but you can't bind
         it to the same skolem as a.
      
      6) Explicitly-forall'd type variables in the *declaration type signature(s)*
         for a *pattern binding* do not scope AT ALL.
      
      	x :: forall a. a->a	  -- NO; the forall a does 
      	Just (x::a->a) = Just id  --     not scope at all
      
      	y :: forall a. a->a
      	Just y = Just (id :: a->a)  -- NO; same reason
      
         THIS IS A CHANGE, but one I bet that very few people will notice.
         Here's why:
      
      	strange :: forall b. (b->b,b->b)
      	strange = (id,id)
      
      	x1 :: forall a. a->a
      	y1 :: forall b. b->b
      	(x1,y1) = strange
      
          This is legal Haskell 98 (modulo the forall). If both 'a' and 'b'
          both scoped over the RHS, they'd get unified and so cannot stand
          for distinct type variables. One could *imagine* allowing this:
         
      	x2 :: forall a. a->a
      	y2 :: forall a. a->a
      	(x2,y2) = strange
      
          using the very same type variable 'a' in both signatures, so that
          a single 'a' scopes over the RHS.  That seems defensible, but odd,
          because though there are two type signatures, they introduce just
          *one* scoped type variable, a.
      
      7) Possible extension.  We might consider allowing
      	\(x :: [ _ ]) -> <expr>
          where "_" is a wild card, to mean "x has type list of something", without
          naming the something.
      ac10f840
  5. 18 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  6. 12 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2006-01-12 16:16:28 by simonmar] · 44713ec1
      simonmar authored
      GHC.runStmt: run the statement in a new thread to insulate the
      environment from bad things that the user code might do, such as fork
      a thread to send an exception back at a later time.  In order to do
      this, we had to keep track of which thread the ^C exception should go
      to in a global variable.
      
      Also, bullet-proof the top-level exception handler in GHCi a bit;
      there was a small window where an exception could get through, so if
      you lean on ^C for a while then press enter you could cause GHCi to
      exit.
      44713ec1
  7. 06 Jan, 2006 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2006-01-06 16:30:17 by simonmar] · 9d7da331
      simonmar authored
      Add support for UTF-8 source files
      
      GHC finally has support for full Unicode in source files.  Source
      files are now assumed to be UTF-8 encoded, and the full range of
      Unicode characters can be used, with classifications recognised using
      the implementation from Data.Char.  This incedentally means that only
      the stage2 compiler will recognise Unicode in source files, because I
      was too lazy to port the unicode classifier code into libcompat.
      
      Additionally, the following synonyms for keywords are now recognised:
      
        forall symbol 	(U+2200)	forall
        right arrow   	(U+2192)	->
        left arrow   		(U+2190)	<-
        horizontal ellipsis 	(U+22EF)	..
      
      there are probably more things we could add here.
      
      This will break some source files if Latin-1 characters are being used.
      In most cases this should result in a UTF-8 decoding error.  Later on
      if we want to support more encodings (perhaps with a pragma to specify
      the encoding), I plan to do it by recoding into UTF-8 before parsing.
      
      Internally, there were some pretty big changes:
      
        - FastStrings are now stored in UTF-8
      
        - Z-encoding has been moved right to the back end.  Previously we
          used to Z-encode every identifier on the way in for simplicity,
          and only decode when we needed to show something to the user.
          Instead, we now keep every string in its UTF-8 encoding, and
          Z-encode right before printing it out.  To avoid Z-encoding the
          same string multiple times, the Z-encoding is cached inside the
          FastString the first time it is requested.
      
          This speeds up the compiler - I've measured some definite
          improvement in parsing at least, and I expect compilations overall
          to be faster too.  It also cleans up a lot of cruft from the
          OccName interface.  Z-encoding is nicely hidden inside the
          Outputable instance for Names & OccNames now.
      
        - StringBuffers are UTF-8 too, and are now represented as
          ForeignPtrs.
      
        - I've put together some test cases, not by any means exhaustive,
          but there are some interesting UTF-8 decoding error cases that
          aren't obvious.  Also, take a look at unicode001.hs for a demo.
      9d7da331
  8. 03 Jan, 2006 1 commit
  9. 19 Dec, 2005 1 commit
  10. 30 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • krasimir's avatar
      [project @ 2005-10-30 19:12:31 by krasimir] · 6e64c691
      krasimir authored
      Change the way in which the .exe suffix to the output file is added. The reason
      is that "-o main" will generate main.exe on Windows while the doesFileExists "main"
      in DriverPipeline.link will return False.
      6e64c691
  11. 29 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • krasimir's avatar
      [project @ 2005-10-29 18:13:52 by krasimir] · 57d26da8
      krasimir authored
      The guessed output file should have ".exe" extension on Windows. ld tends to
      add .exe automatically if the output file doesn't have extension but if
      we don't add the extension explicitly then the doesFileExists check in
      DriverPipeline.link will fail.
      57d26da8
  12. 28 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-10-28 11:35:35 by simonmar] · 55495951
      simonmar authored
      Change the default executable name to match the basename of the source
      file containing the Main module (or the module specified by -main-is),
      if there is one.  On Windows, the .exe extension is added.
      
      As requested on the ghc-users list, and as implemented by Tomasz
      Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com>, with modifications by me.
      
      I changed the type of the mainModIs field of DynFlags from Maybe
      String to Module, which removed some duplicate code.
      55495951
  13. 25 Oct, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-10-25 12:48:35 by simonmar] · 78b72ed1
      simonmar authored
      Two changes from Krasimir Angelov, which were required for Visual
      Haskell:
      
        - messaging cleanup throughout the compiler.  DynFlags has a new
          field:
      
          log_action :: Severity -> SrcSpan -> PprStyle -> Message -> IO ()
      
          this action is invoked for every message generated by the
          compiler.  This means a client of the GHC API can direct messages to
          any destination, or collect them up in an IORef for later
          perusal.
      
          This replaces previous hacks to redirect messages in the GHC API
          (hence some changes to function types in GHC.hs).
      
        - The JustTypecheck mode of GHC now does what it says.  It doesn't
          run any of the compiler passes beyond the typechecker for each module,
          but does generate the ModIface in order that further modules can be
          typechecked.
      
      And one change from me:
      
        - implement the LANGUAGE pragma, finally
      78b72ed1
  14. 18 Aug, 2005 1 commit
    • krasimir's avatar
      [project @ 2005-08-18 20:32:46 by krasimir] · e0963b10
      krasimir authored
      add pprInstanceHdr function. It is analogous to pprTyThingHdr and prints the
      instance but without the "-- Defined at ...." comment. The function is used in
      VStudio to populate the ClassView tree.
      e0963b10
  15. 28 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-28 14:58:27 by simonpj] · 721d0619
      simonpj authored
      Make ghc -M work when you give multiple files with the same
      module name.  We want to do this to the STABLE branch too,
      but this commit will not merge; it'll need to be done
      afresh.
      721d0619
  16. 19 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-07-19 16:44:50 by simonpj] · a7ecdf96
      simonpj authored
      WARNING: this is a big commit.  You might want 
      	to wait a few days before updating, in case I've 
      	broken something.
      
      	However, if any of the changes are what you wanted,
      	please check it out and test!
      
      This commit does three main things:
      
      1. A re-organisation of the way that GHC handles bindings in HsSyn.
         This has been a bit of a mess for quite a while.  The key new
         types are
      
      	-- Bindings for a let or where clause
      	data HsLocalBinds id
      	  = HsValBinds (HsValBinds id)
      	  | HsIPBinds  (HsIPBinds id)
      	  | EmptyLocalBinds
      
      	-- Value bindings (not implicit parameters)
      	data HsValBinds id
      	  = ValBindsIn  -- Before typechecking
      		(LHsBinds id) [LSig id]	-- Not dependency analysed
      					-- Recursive by default
      
      	  | ValBindsOut	-- After typechecking
      		[(RecFlag, LHsBinds id)]-- Dependency analysed
      
      2. Implement Mark Jones's idea of increasing polymoprhism
         by using type signatures to cut the strongly-connected components
         of a recursive group.  As a consequence, GHC no longer insists
         on the contexts of the type signatures of a recursive group
         being identical.
      
         This drove a significant change: the renamer no longer does dependency
         analysis.  Instead, it attaches a free-variable set to each binding,
         so that the type checker can do the dep anal.  Reason: the typechecker
         needs to do *two* analyses:
      	one to find the true mutually-recursive groups
      		(which we need so we can build the right CoreSyn)
      	one to find the groups in which to typecheck, taking
      		account of type signatures
      
      3. Implement non-ground SPECIALISE pragmas, as promised, and as
         requested by Remi and Ross.  Certainly, this should fix the 
         current problem with GHC, namely that if you have
      	g :: Eq a => a -> b -> b
         then you can now specialise thus
      	SPECIALISE g :: Int -> b -> b
          (This didn't use to work.)
      
         However, it goes further than that.  For example:
      	f :: (Eq a, Ix b) => a -> b -> b
         then you can make a partial specialisation
      	SPECIALISE f :: (Eq a) => a -> Int -> Int
      
          In principle, you can specialise f to *any* type that is
          "less polymorphic" (in the sense of subsumption) than f's 
          actual type.  Such as
      	SPECIALISE f :: Eq a => [a] -> Int -> Int
          But I haven't tested that.
      
          I implemented this by doing the specialisation in the typechecker
          and desugarer, rather than leaving around the strange SpecPragmaIds,
          for the specialiser to find.  Indeed, SpecPragmaIds have vanished 
          altogether (hooray).
      
          Pragmas in general are handled more tidily.  There's a new
          data type HsBinds.Prag, which lives in an AbsBinds, and carries
          pragma info from the typechecker to the desugarer.
      
      
      Smaller things
      
      - The loop in the renamer goes via RnExpr, instead of RnSource.
        (That makes it more like the type checker.)
      
      - I fixed the thing that was causing 'check_tc' warnings to be 
        emitted.
      a7ecdf96
  17. 12 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  18. 21 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-06-21 10:44:37 by simonmar] · 0c53bd0e
      simonmar authored
      Relax the restrictions on conflicting packages.  This should address
      many of the traps that people have been falling into with the current
      package story.
      
      Now, a local module can shadow a module in an exposed package, as long
      as the package is not otherwise required by the program.  GHC checks
      for conflicts when it knows the dependencies of the module being
      compiled.
      
      Also, we now check for module conflicts in exposed packages only when
      importing a module: if an import can be satisfied from multiple
      packages, that's an error.  It's not possible to prevent GHC from
      starting by installing packages now (unless you install another base
      package).
      
      It seems to be possible to confuse GHCi by having a local module
      shadowing a package module that goes away and comes back again.  I
      think it's nearly right, but strange happenings have been observed.
      
      I'll try to merge this into the STABLE branch.
      0c53bd0e
  19. 16 Jun, 2005 1 commit
  20. 15 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-06-15 12:03:19 by simonmar] · e6de0678
      simonmar authored
      Re-implement GHCi's :info and :browse commands in terms of TyThings
      rather than IfaceSyn.
      
      The GHC API now exposes its internal types for Haskell entities:
      TyCons, Classes, DataCons, Ids and Instances (collectively known as
      TyThings), so we can inspect these directly to pretty-print
      information about an entity.  Previously the internal representations
      were converted to IfaceSyn for passing to InteractiveUI, but we can
      now remove that code.
      
      Some of the new code comes via Visual Haskell, but I've changed it
      around a lot to fix various dark corners and properly print things
      like GADTs.
      
      The pretty-printing interfaces for TyThings are exposed by a new
      module PprTyThing, which is implemented purely in terms of the GHC API
      (and is probably a good source of sample code).  Visual Haskell should
      be able to use the functions exported by this module directly.
      
      Lots of new goodies are exported by the GHC module, mainly for
      inspecting TyThings.
      e6de0678
  21. 13 Jun, 2005 1 commit
  22. 02 Jun, 2005 1 commit
  23. 31 May, 2005 3 commits
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-31 14:14:26 by simonmar] · ae658c18
      simonmar authored
      Make more error messages from the downsweep into ErrMsg exceptions.
      ae658c18
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-31 13:10:39 by simonmar] · 31f289ba
      simonmar authored
      oops, fix updating the module graph
      31f289ba
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-31 12:45:03 by simonmar] · aa6eb36c
      simonmar authored
      Fix some reporting of errors in the GHC API: errors during the
      downsweep were thrown as exceptions; now they're reported via the
      (Messages->IO ()) callback in the same way as other errors.
      
      getModuleInfo no longer prints anything on stdout.  It does ignore
      error messages and return Nothing, however - we should fix this and
      return the error messages at some point.
      
      The ErrMsg type can now be thrown as an exception.  This can be a
      convenient alternative if collecting multiple error messages isn't
      required.  We do this in the downsweep now.
      aa6eb36c
  24. 19 May, 2005 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-19 11:15:40 by simonpj] · 4a587049
      simonpj authored
      Tune up the reporting of unused imports
      
      		Merge to STABLE
      	(I think the earlier change made it across)
      	(PS: the commit also does some trimming of
      	redundant imports.  If they don't merge, just
      	discard them.)
      
      My earlier fixes to the reporting of unused imports still missed
      some obscure cases, some of which are now fixed by this commit.
      I had to make the import-provenance data type yet richer, but in
      fact it has more sharing now, so it may be cheaper on space.
      
      There's still one infelicity. Consider
      		import M( x )
      		imoprt N( x )
      where the same underlying 'x' is involved in both cases.  Currently we
      don't report a redundant import, because dropping either import would
      change the qualified names in scope (M.x, N.x). But if the qualified
      names aren't used, the import is indeed redundant. Sadly we don't know
      that, because we only know what Names are used.  Left for the future!
      There's a comment in RnNames.warnDuplicateImports
      
      This commit also trims quite a few redundant imports disovered
      by the new setup.
      4a587049
  25. 17 May, 2005 3 commits
  26. 16 May, 2005 2 commits
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-16 13:47:57 by simonmar] · 34c2b1b2
      simonmar authored
      Implement -x <suffix> flag to override the suffix of a filename for
      the purposes of determinig how it should be compiled.  The usage is
      similar to gcc, except that we just use a suffix rather than a name
      for the language. eg.
      
         ghc -c -x hs hello.blah
      
      will pretend hello.blah is a .hs file.  Another possible use is -x
      hspp, which skips preprocessing.
      
      This works for one-shot compilation, --make, GHCi, and ghc -e.  The
      original idea was to make it possible to use runghc on a file that
      doesn't end in .hs, so changes to runghc will follow.
      
      Also, I made it possible to specify .c files and other kinds of files
      on the --make command line; these will be compiled to objects as
      normal and linked into the final executable.
      
      GHC API change: I had to extend the Target type to include an optional
      start phase, and also GHC.guessTarget now takes a (Maybe Phase) argument.
      
      I thought this would be half an hour, in fact it took half a day, and
      I still haven't documented it.  Sigh.
      34c2b1b2
    • krasimir's avatar
      [project @ 2005-05-16 13:21:11 by krasimir] · afdca09f
      krasimir authored
      added modInfoIsExportedName & modInfoLookupName functions
      afdca09f
  27. 13 May, 2005 3 commits
  28. 05 May, 2005 1 commit
  29. 04 May, 2005 2 commits
  30. 28 Apr, 2005 1 commit
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      [project @ 2005-04-28 10:09:41 by simonpj] · dd313897
      simonpj authored
      This big commit does several things at once (aeroplane hacking)
      which change the format of interface files.  
      
      	So you'll need to recompile your libraries!
      
      1. The "stupid theta" of a newtype declaration
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Retain the "stupid theta" in a newtype declaration.
      For some reason this was being discarded, and putting it
      back in meant changing TyCon and IfaceSyn slightly.
         
      
      2. Overlap flags travel with the instance
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Arrange that the ability to support overlap and incoherence
      is a property of the *instance declaration* rather than the
      module that imports the instance decl.  This allows a library
      writer to define overlapping instance decls without the
      library client having to know.  
      
      The implementation is that in an Instance we store the
      overlap flag, and preseve that across interface files
      
      
      3. Nuke the "instnce pool" and "rule pool"
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      A major tidy-up and simplification of the way that instances
      and rules are sucked in from interface files.  Up till now
      an instance decl has been held in a "pool" until its "gates" 
      (a set of Names) are in play, when the instance is typechecked
      and added to the InstEnv in the ExternalPackageState.  
      This is complicated and error-prone; it's easy to suck in 
      too few (and miss an instance) or too many (and thereby be
      forced to suck in its type constructors, etc).
      
      Now, as we load an instance from an interface files, we 
      put it straight in the InstEnv... but the Instance we put in
      the InstEnv has some Names (the "rough-match" names) that 
      can be used on lookup to say "this Instance can't match".
      The detailed dfun is only read lazily, and the rough-match
      thing meansn it is'nt poked on until it has a chance of
      being needed.
      
      This simply continues the successful idea for Ids, whereby
      they are loaded straightaway into the TypeEnv, but their
      TyThing is a lazy thunk, not poked on until the thing is looked
      up.
      
      Just the same idea applies to Rules.
      
      On the way, I made CoreRule and Instance into full-blown records
      with lots of info, with the same kind of key status as TyCon or 
      DataCon or Class.  And got rid of IdCoreRule altogether.   
      It's all much more solid and uniform, but it meant touching
      a *lot* of modules.
      
      
      4. Allow instance decls in hs-boot files
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Allowing instance decls in hs-boot files is jolly useful, becuase
      in a big mutually-recursive bunch of data types, you want to give
      the instances with the data type declarations.  To achieve this
      
      * The hs-boot file makes a provisional name for the dict-fun, something
        like $fx9.
      
      * When checking the "mother module", we check that the instance
        declarations line up (by type) and generate bindings for the 
        boot dfuns, such as
      	$fx9 = $f2
        where $f2 is the dfun generated by the mother module
      
      * In doing this I decided that it's cleaner to have DFunIds get their
        final External Name at birth.  To do that they need a stable OccName,
        so I have an integer-valued dfun-name-supply in the TcM monad.
        That keeps it simple.
      
      This feature is hardly tested yet.
      
      
      5. Tidy up tidying, and Iface file generation
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      main/TidyPgm now has two entry points:
      
        simpleTidyPgm is for hi-boot files, when typechecking only
        (not yet implemented), and potentially when compiling without -O.
        It ignores the bindings, and generates a nice small TypeEnv.
      
        optTidyPgm is the normal case: compiling with -O.  It generates a
        TypeEnv rich in IdInfo
      
      MkIface.mkIface now only generates a ModIface.  A separate
      procedure, MkIface.writeIfaceFile, writes the file out to disk.
      dd313897
  31. 27 Apr, 2005 1 commit
  32. 20 Apr, 2005 1 commit