Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3014 closed bug (wontfix)

Any type being derived in Haskell 98 module

Reported by: fasta Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Compiler (Type checker) Version: 6.10.1
Keywords: any type Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: Differential Rev(s):


Load the attached module with ghci -ignore-dot-ghci, do :browse and observe the type of z, z :: GHC.Prim.Any -> Double

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BreakCompiler.hs (119 bytes) - added by fasta 7 years ago.
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Change History (3)

Changed 7 years ago by fasta

Minimal test case

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by duncan

Hugs says:

z :: a -> Double

ghci-6.6.1 says:

z :: () -> Double

ghci-6.8.2 and ghci-6.10.1 say:

z :: GHC.Prim.Any -> Double

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by simonmar

  • difficulty set to Unknown
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

As we discussed on IRC, this is due to monomorphic pattern bindings; use -XNoMonoPatBinds to turn them off.

Arguably its an infelicity to see the Any type exposed. However I think we're agreed that the right fix is to implement the Haskell' static semantics for pattern bindings, see #2357.

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