Opened 2 months ago

Closed 2 weeks ago

#15740 closed bug (fixed)

Type family with higher-rank result is too accepting

Reported by: goldfire Owned by:
Priority: highest Milestone: 8.8.1
Component: Compiler Version: 8.6.1
Keywords: TypeFamilies, TypeInType Cc: RyanGlScott
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case: indexed-types/should_fail/T15740, should_compile/T15740a
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: #15793 Differential Rev(s):
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GHC accepts this garbage:

type family F2 :: forall k. k -> Type
data SBool :: Bool -> Type
data Nat
data SNat :: Nat -> Type
type instance F2 = SBool
type instance F2 = SNat

The family F2 should have an arity of 0, meaning that only one instance is possible -- and the RHS of that instance must have kind forall k. k -> Type. In other words, even accepting only one of the instances above is hogwash.

This is from comment:15:ticket:11719, but you don't have to read that to understand this.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by RyanGlScott

Cc: RyanGlScott added

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by RyanGlScott

As noted in comment:16:ticket:11719, this behavior is a regression from GHC 8.2, which rejects those instances. The first commit to demonstrate this behavior is 4239238306e911803bf61fdda3ad356fd0b42e05 (Fix #12369 by being more flexible with data insts).

comment:3 Changed 2 months ago by simonpj

Milestone: 8.8.1
Priority: normalhigh

Let's make sure this is fixed in 8.8. Can't be too hard, hence making high priority...

Last edited 2 months ago by simonpj (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 2 months ago by simonpj

Priority: highhighest

comment:5 Changed 8 weeks ago by RyanGlScott

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by goldfire

Simon appears to have stumbled upon this separately, in his ongoing work captured in Phab:D5305. The fix appears to be a small change to kcTyFamEqnRhs to instantiate only invisible arguments that are within the arity of the tyfam; right now, it wrongly instantiates all invisible arguments.

comment:7 Changed 2 weeks ago by Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj@…>

In 2257a86d/ghc:

Taming the Kind Inference Monster

My original goal was (Trac #15809) to move towards using level numbers
as the basis for deciding which type variables to generalise, rather
than searching for the free varaibles of the environment.  However
it has turned into a truly major refactoring of the kind inference

Let's deal with the level-numbers part first:

* Augment quantifyTyVars to calculate the type variables to
  quantify using level numbers, and compare the result with
  the existing approach.  That is; no change in behaviour,
  just a WARNing if the two approaches give different answers.

* To do this I had to get the level number right when calling
  quantifyTyVars, and this entailed a bit of care, especially
  in the code for kind-checking type declarations.

* However, on the way I was able to eliminate or simplify
  a number of calls to solveEqualities.

This work is incomplete: I'm not /using/ level numbers yet.
When I subsequently get rid of any remaining WARNings in
quantifyTyVars, that the level-number answers differ from
the current answers, then I can rip out the current
"free vars of the environment" stuff.

Anyway, this led me into deep dive into kind inference for type and
class declarations, which is an increasingly soggy part of GHC.
Richard already did some good work recently in

   commit 5e45ad10ffca1ad175b10f6ef3327e1ed8ba25f3
   Date:   Thu Sep 13 09:56:02 2018 +0200

    Finish fix for #14880.

    The real change that fixes the ticket is described in
    Note [Naughty quantification candidates] in TcMType.

but I kept turning over stones. So this patch has ended up
with a pretty significant refactoring of that code too.

Kind inference for types and classes

* Major refactoring in the way we generalise the inferred kind of
  a TyCon, in kcTyClGroup.  Indeed, I made it into a new top-level
  function, generaliseTcTyCon.  Plus a new Note to explain it
  Note [Inferring kinds for type declarations].

* We decided (Trac #15592) not to treat class type variables specially
  when dealing with Inferred/Specified/Required for associated types.
  That simplifies things quite a bit. I also rewrote
  Note [Required, Specified, and Inferred for types]

* Major refactoring of the crucial function kcLHsQTyVars:
  I split it into
       kcLHsQTyVars_Cusk  and  kcLHsQTyVars_NonCusk
  because the two are really quite different. The CUSK case is
  almost entirely rewritten, and is much easier because of our new
  decision not to treat the class variables specially

* I moved all the error checks from tcTyClTyVars (which was a bizarre
  place for it) into generaliseTcTyCon and/or the CUSK case of
  kcLHsQTyVars.  Now tcTyClTyVars is extremely simple.

* I got rid of all the all the subtleties in tcImplicitTKBndrs. Indeed
  now there is no difference between tcImplicitTKBndrs and
  kcImplicitTKBndrs; there is now a single bindImplicitTKBndrs.
  Same for kc/tcExplicitTKBndrs.  None of them monkey with level
  numbers, nor build implication constraints.  scopeTyVars is gone
  entirely, as is kcLHsQTyVarBndrs. It's vastly simpler.

  I found I could get rid of kcLHsQTyVarBndrs entirely, in favour of
  the bnew bindExplicitTKBndrs.

* I now deal with the "naughty quantification candidates"
  of the previous patch in candidateQTyVars, rather than in
  quantifyTyVars; see Note [Naughty quantification candidates]
  in TcMType.

  I also killed off closeOverKindsCQTvs in favour of the same
  strategy that we use for tyCoVarsOfType: namely, close over kinds
  at the occurrences.

  And candidateQTyVars no longer needs a gbl_tvs argument.

* Passing the ContextKind, rather than the expected kind itself,
  to tc_hs_sig_type_and_gen makes it easy to allocate the expected
  result kind (when we are in inference mode) at the right level.

Type families
* I did a major rewrite of the impenetrable tcFamTyPats. The result
  is vastly more comprehensible.

* I got rid of kcDataDefn entirely, quite a big function.

* I re-did the way that checkConsistentFamInst works, so
  that it allows alpha-renaming of invisible arguments.

* The interaction of kind signatures and family instances is tricky.
    Type families: see Note [Apparently-nullary families]
    Data families: see Note [Result kind signature for a data family instance]
                   and Note [Eta-reduction for data families]

* The consistent instantation of an associated type family is tricky.
  See Note [Checking consistent instantiation] and
      Note [Matching in the consistent-instantation check]
  in TcTyClsDecls.  It's now checked in TcTyClsDecls because that is
  when we have the relevant info to hand.

* I got tired of the compromises in etaExpandFamInst, so I did the
  job properly by adding a field cab_eta_tvs to CoAxBranch.
  See Coercion.etaExpandCoAxBranch.

tcInferApps and friends
* I got rid of the mysterious and horrible ClsInstInfo argument
  to tcInferApps, checkExpectedKindX, and various checkValid
  functions.  It was horrible!

* I got rid of [Type] result of tcInferApps.  This list was used
  only in tcFamTyPats, when checking the LHS of a type instance;
  and if there is a cast in the middle, the list is meaningless.
  So I made tcInferApps simpler, and moved the complexity
  (not much) to tcInferApps.

  Result: tcInferApps is now pretty comprehensible again.

* I refactored the many function in TcMType that instantiate skolems.

Smaller things

* I rejigged the error message in checkValidTelescope; I think it's
  quite a bit better now.

* checkValidType was not rejecting constraints in a kind signature
     forall (a :: Eq b => blah). blah2
  That led to further errors when we then do an ambiguity check.
  So I make checkValidType reject it more aggressively.

* I killed off quantifyConDecl, instead calling kindGeneralize

* I fixed an outright bug in tyCoVarsOfImplic, where we were not
  colleting the tyvar of the kind of the skolems

* Renamed ClsInstInfo to AssocInstInfo, and made it into its
  own data type

* Some fiddling around with pretty-printing of family
  instances which was trickier than I thought.  I wanted
  wildcards to print as plain "_" in user messages, although
  they each need a unique identity in the CoAxBranch.

Some other oddments

* Refactoring around the trace messages from reportUnsolved.
* A bit of extra tc-tracing in TcHsSyn.commitFlexi

This patch fixes a raft of bugs, and includes tests for them.

 * #14887
 * #15740
 * #15764
 * #15789
 * #15804
 * #15817
 * #15870
 * #15874
 * #15881

comment:8 Changed 2 weeks ago by simonpj

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Test Case: indexed-types/should_fail/T15740, should_compile/T15740a
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