# ghc-typelits-knownnat: Derive KnownNat constraints from other KnownNat constraints

A type checker plugin for GHC that can derive "complex" `KnownNat`

constraints from other simple/variable `KnownNat`

constraints. i.e. without
this plugin, you must have both a `KnownNat n`

and a `KnownNat (n+2)`

constraint in the type signature of the following function:

f :: forall n . (KnownNat n, KnownNat (n+2)) => Proxy n -> Integer f _ = natVal (Proxy :: Proxy n) + natVal (Proxy :: Proxy (n+2))

Using the plugin you can omit the `KnownNat (n+2)`

constraint:

f :: forall n . KnownNat n => Proxy n -> Integer f _ = natVal (Proxy :: Proxy n) + natVal (Proxy :: Proxy (n+2))

The plugin can derive `KnownNat`

constraints for types consisting of:

Type variables, when there is a corresponding

`KnownNat`

constraintType-level naturals

Applications of the arithmetic expression: +,-,*,^

Type functions, when there is either:

a matching given

`KnownNat`

constraint; ora corresponding

`KnownNat<N>`

instance for the type function

To use the plugin, add the

OPTIONS_GHC -fplugin GHC.TypeLits.KnownNat.Solver

Pragma to the header of your file.

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Versions [faq] | 0.1, 0.1.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.2.3, 0.2.4, 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.4, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.5, 0.5.1, 0.6 |
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Change log | CHANGELOG.md |

Dependencies | base (>=4.9 && <5), ghc (>=8.0.1 && <8.8), ghc-tcplugins-extra (>=0.3), ghc-typelits-natnormalise (==0.6.*), template-haskell (>=2.11.0.0 && <2.15), transformers (>=0.5.2.0 && <0.6) [details] |

License | BSD-2-Clause |

Copyright | Copyright © 2016 , University of Twente, 2017-2018, QBayLogic B.V., 2017 , Google Inc. |

Author | Christiaan Baaij |

Maintainer | christiaan.baaij@gmail.com |

Category | Type System |

Home page | http://clash-lang.org/ |

Source repo | head: git clone https://github.com/clash-lang/ghc-typelits-knownnat.git |

Uploaded | by ChristiaanBaaij at Fri Sep 14 13:05:26 UTC 2018 |

Distributions | Arch:0.6, LTSHaskell:0.6, NixOS:0.6, Stackage:0.6 |

Downloads | 3702 total (136 in the last 30 days) |

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## Flags

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## Downloads

- ghc-typelits-knownnat-0.6.tar.gz [browse] (Cabal source package)
- Package description (as included in the package)