ghc-8.2.1: The GHC API

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Code generator views onto Types

unwrapType :: Type -> Type Source #

Gets rid of the stuff that prevents us from understanding the runtime representation of a type. Including: 1. Casts 2. Newtypes 3. Foralls 4. Synonyms But not type/data families, because we don't have the envs to hand.

Predicates on types

isVoidTy :: Type -> Bool Source #

True if the type has zero width.

Type representation for the code generator

typePrimRep :: HasDebugCallStack => Type -> [PrimRep] Source #

Discovers the primitive representation of a Type. Returns a list of PrimRep: it's a list because of the possibility of no runtime representation (void) or multiple (unboxed tuple/sum)

typePrimRep1 :: HasDebugCallStack => UnaryType -> PrimRep Source #

Like typePrimRep, but assumes that there is precisely one PrimRep output; an empty list of PrimReps becomes a VoidRep

runtimeRepPrimRep :: HasDebugCallStack => SDoc -> Type -> [PrimRep] Source #

Take a type of kind RuntimeRep and extract the list of PrimRep that it encodes.

data PrimRep Source #

A PrimRep is an abstraction of a type. It contains information that the code generator needs in order to pass arguments, return results, and store values of this type.



Unlifted pointer


Signed, word-sized value


Unsigned, word-sized value


Signed, 64 bit value (with 32-bit words only)


Unsigned, 64 bit value (with 32-bit words only)


A pointer, but not to a Haskell value (use '(Un)liftedRep')

VecRep Int PrimElemRep

A vector

primRepToType :: PrimRep -> Type Source #

Convert a PrimRep back to a Type. Used only in the unariser to give types to fresh Ids. Really, only the type's representation matters.

tyConPrimRep :: HasDebugCallStack => TyCon -> [PrimRep] Source #

Find the runtime representation of a TyCon. Defined here to avoid module loops. Returns a list of the register shapes necessary.

tyConPrimRep1 :: HasDebugCallStack => TyCon -> PrimRep Source #

Like tyConPrimRep, but assumed that there is precisely zero or one PrimRep output

Unboxed sum representation type

ubxSumRepType :: [[PrimRep]] -> [SlotTy] Source #

Given the arguments of a sum type constructor application, return the unboxed sum rep type.


( | Maybe Int | (, Float) #)

We call `ubxSumRepType [ [IntRep], [LiftedRep], [IntRep, FloatRep] ]`, which returns [WordSlot, PtrSlot, WordSlot, FloatSlot]

INVARIANT: Result slots are sorted (via Ord SlotTy), except that at the head of the list we have the slot for the tag.

layoutUbxSum :: SortedSlotTys -> [SlotTy] -> [Int] Source #