Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of Commentary/Compiler/RdrNameType


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Sep 14, 2006 6:31:51 PM (9 years ago)
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andykam
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    4949An {{{OccName}}} is more-or-less just a string, like "foo" or "Tree", giving the (unqualified) name of an entity.
    5050Well, not quite just a string, because in Haskell a name like "C" could mean a type constructor or data constructor, depending on context. So GHC defines a type OccName (defined in basicTypes/OccName.lhs) that is a pair of a {{{FastString}}} and a {{{NameSpace}}} indicating which name space the name is drawn from. The data type is defined (abstractly) in [[GhcFile(compiler/basicTypes/OccName.lhs)]]:
    51 {{{
    52 data OccName = OccName NameSpace FastString
     51{{
     52data OccName = OccName
     53    { occNameSpace  :: !NameSpace
     54    , occNameFS     :: !FastString
     55    }
    5356}}}
    54 The {{{EncodedFS}}} is a synonym for {{{FastString}}} indicating that the string is Z-encoded. (Details in [[GhcFile(compiler/basicTypes/OccName.lhs)]].) Z-encoding encodes funny characters like '%' and '$' into alphabetic characters, like "zp" and "zd", so that they can be used in object-file symbol tables without confusing linkers and suchlike.
     57{{{FastString}}} is a packed string implementation of strings.
    5558
    5659The name spaces are: