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Commonly useful utilites for manipulating the Core language | ||||||||||

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Constructing expressions | ||||||||||

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Wraps the given expression in an inlining hint unless the expression is trivial in some sense, so that doing so would usually hurt us | ||||||||||

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Wraps the given expression in the cost centre unless in a way that maximises their utility to the user | ||||||||||

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Wrap the given expression in the coercion safely, coalescing nested coercions | ||||||||||

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Wrap the given expression in the coercion, dropping identity coercions and coalescing nested coercions | ||||||||||

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let x = r in b or: case r of x { _DEFAULT_ -> b } depending on whether we have to use a | ||||||||||

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Tests whether we have to use a case rather than let binding for this expression
as per the invariants of CoreExpr: see CoreSyn
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Makes a (->) type or a forall type, depending
on whether it is given a type variable or a term variable.
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mkPiType for multiple type or value arguments
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Taking expressions apart | ||||||||||

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Extract the default case alternative | ||||||||||

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Find the case alternative corresponding to a particular constructor: panics if no such constructor exists | ||||||||||

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Merge alternatives preserving order; alternatives in the first argument shadow ones in the second | ||||||||||

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Given: case (C a b x y) of C b x y -> ... We want to drop the leading type argument of the scrutinee leaving the arguments to match agains the pattern | ||||||||||

Properties of expressions | ||||||||||

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Recover the type of a well-typed Core expression. Fails when
applied to the actual Type expression as it cannot
really be said to have a type
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Returns the type of the alternatives right hand side | ||||||||||

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Returns the type of the first alternative, which should be the same as for all alternatives | ||||||||||

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This returns true for expressions that are certainly case x of _ -> e into: e and to decide whether it's safe to discard a (:) (f x) (map f xs) map (...redex...) Because For unlifted argument types, we have to be careful: C (f x :: Int#) Suppose | ||||||||||

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- Safe to evaluate even if normal order eval might not evaluate the expression at all, or
- Safe
*not*to evaluate even if normal order would do so
Precisely, it returns - The expression guarantees to terminate,
- soon,
- without raising an exception,
- without causing a side effect (e.g. writing a mutable variable)
Note that if let x = case y# +# 1# of { r# -> I# r# } in E being translated to: case y# +# 1# of { r# -> let x = I# r# in E } We can only do this if the | ||||||||||

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Returns True of expressions that are too big to be compared by cheapEqExpr
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Returns Just (dc, [x1..xn]) if the argument expression is
a constructor application of the form dc x1 .. xn
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True of expressions that are guaranteed to diverge upon execution | ||||||||||

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This function is called only on *top-level* right-hand sides.
Returns True if the RHS can be allocated statically in the output,
with no thunks involved at all.
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Expression and bindings size | ||||||||||

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A measure of the size of the expressions, strictly greater than 0 It also forces the expression pretty drastically as a side effect | ||||||||||

Hashing | ||||||||||

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Two expressions that hash to the same The emphasis is on a crude, fast hash, rather than on high precision. But unequal here means "not identical"; two alpha-equivalent expressions may hash to the different Ints. We must be careful that | ||||||||||

Equality | ||||||||||

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A cheap equality test which bales out fast!
If it returns See also | ||||||||||

Manipulating data constructors and types | ||||||||||

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A more efficient version of applyTypeToArg when we have several arguments.
The first argument is just for debugging, and gives some context
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Determines the type resulting from applying an expression to a function with the given type | ||||||||||

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Produced by Haddock version 2.6.1 |