Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Commentary/Compiler/HscMain


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    3 = Compiling one module: HscMain =
     3= Compiling one module: !HscMain =
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    55Here we are going to look at the compilation of a single module.
     
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    1212 * {{{HsSyn}}} is parameterised over the types of the variables it contains.  The first three passes of the compiler work like this:
    13    * The '''parser''' produces {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/RdrName {{{RdrName}}].  To a first approximation, a {{{RdrName}}} is just a string.
    14    * The '''renamer''' transforms this to {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/Name {{{Name}}].  To a first appoximation, a {{{Name}}} is a string plus a {{{Unique}}} (number) that uniquely identifies it.
    15    * The '''typechecker''' transforms this further, to {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/Id {{{Id}}].  To a first approximation, an {{{Id}}} is a {{{Name}}} plus a type.
     13   * The '''parser''' produces {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/RdrNameType {{{RdrName}}].  To a first approximation, a {{{RdrName}}} is just a string.
     14   * The '''renamer''' transforms this to {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/NameType {{{Name}}].  To a first appoximation, a {{{Name}}} is a string plus a {{{Unique}}} (number) that uniquely identifies it.
     15   * The '''typechecker''' transforms this further, to {{{HsSyn}}} parameterised by [wiki:Commentary/Compiler/IdType {{{Id}}].  To a first approximation, an {{{Id}}} is a {{{Name}}} plus a type.
    1616 These three data types are very important, and have their own pages.
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