GHC: Ticket #5719: Empty tuple doesn't have kind Constraint
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719
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Bas reports that this program does not work:
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<pre class="wiki">{-# LANGUAGE ConstraintKinds, TypeFamilies, FlexibleInstances #-}
module Main where
import GHC.Prim (Constraint)
import Prelude hiding (Functor, fmap)
import Data.Set (Set)
import qualified Data.Set as S (map, fromList)
class Functor f where
type C f a :: Constraint
type C f a = ()
fmap :: (C f a, C f b) => (a -> b) -> f a -> f b
instance Functor Set where
type C Set a = Ord a
fmap = S.map
instance Functor [] where
fmap = map
testList = fmap (+1) [1,2,3]
testSet = fmap (+1) (S.fromList [1,2,3])
main = do { print testList; print testSet }
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There's a complaint like
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<pre class="wiki">Foo.hs:13:16:
Kind mis-match
Expected kind `* -> Constraint', but `()' has kind `*'
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http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719
Trac 1.0.1simonpjFri, 23 Dec 2011 09:47:35 GMTdescription changed
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http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:1
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modified (<a href="/trac/ghc/ticket/5719?action=diff&version=1">diff</a>)
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This is a bug. The main delicacy in the Constraint-kind stuff is that the tuple syntax (a,b) is used for both things of kind <tt>*</tt> and things of kind <tt>Constraint</tt>. Pedro and I went to some trouble to make this work nicely, but we forgot about the empty-tuple case, which was parsed as a <tt>HsTyVar</tt> by the parser, rather than as an <tt>HsTupleTy</tt>.
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I'm validating a fix now.
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TicketdreixelFri, 23 Dec 2011 10:03:09 GMTcc set
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:2
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:2
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<em>jpm@…</em> added
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I thought this was right. His example was different, he had:
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<pre class="wiki">class Functor f where
type C f :: * -> Constraint
type C f = ()
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which correctly reports the kind error message you show.
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The class declaration you give compiles fine. And we are converting the singleton tuple from an <tt>HsTyVar</tt> into an <tt>HsTupleTy</tt> in <a class="ext-link" href="https://github.com/ghc/ghc/blob/master/compiler/typecheck/TcHsType.lhs#L345"><span class="icon"></span>TcHsType</a>. What am I missing here?
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TicketsimonpjFri, 23 Dec 2011 10:08:01 GMT
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:3
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:3
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Aha. Confusion
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<ul><li>I didn't know that <tt>TcHsType</tt> was doing that, and thought the error was becuase of the unit tuple thing, so I fixed the parser to do the right thing. I think that's cleaner anyway.
</li><li>After doing that I realised that the original program was wrong anyway, as you point out. So I fixed it as above.
</li><li>In fact it still didn't work becuase there was a real bug in the way default family instances were generated, so I fixed that too.
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Bottom line; you are right, but I prefer to stick with <tt>HsTupleTy</tt> throughout. I'll take the <tt>TcHsType</tt> fix out.
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Simon
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Ticketsimonpj@…Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:57:49 GMT
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:4
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:4
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commit <a class="changeset" href="http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/changeset/416c5903f3b8cf4cdd4a03c8949489df18cd790a/ghc" title="Use HsTupleTy [] for unit tuples, uniformly
This is just a tidy-up ...">416c5903f3b8cf4cdd4a03c8949489df18cd790a</a>
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<pre class="wiki">Author: Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri Dec 23 16:05:48 2011 +0000
Use HsTupleTy [] for unit tuples, uniformly
This is just a tidy-up triggered by #5719. We were parsing () as a
type constructor, rather than as a HsTupleTy, but it's better dealt
with uniformly as the former, I think. Somewhat a matter of taste.
compiler/hsSyn/HsTypes.lhs | 13 +++++++++++++
compiler/parser/Parser.y.pp | 30 ++++++++++++++++--------------
compiler/parser/RdrHsSyn.lhs | 22 +++++++++++-----------
compiler/typecheck/TcHsType.lhs | 12 ++++--------
4 files changed, 44 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
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TicketsimonpjFri, 23 Dec 2011 18:02:00 GMTstatus changed; testcase, resolution set
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:5
http://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/5719#comment:5
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<li><strong>status</strong>
changed from <em>new</em> to <em>closed</em>
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<li><strong>testcase</strong>
set to <em>indexed_types/should_run/T5719</em>
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<li><strong>resolution</strong>
set to <em>fixed</em>
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Merge if you like, but I don't think its needed.
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