ghc-typelits-knownnat-0.1.1: Derive KnownNat constraints from other KnownNat constraints

GHC.TypeLits.KnownNat.Solver

Description

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 only derive KnownNat constraints consisting of:

• Type-level naturals
• Type variables
• Applications of the arithmetic expression: {+,*,^}

i.e. it cannot derive a KnownNat (n-1) constraint from a KnownNat n constraint

To use the plugin, add the

OPTIONS_GHC -fplugin GHC.TypeLits.KnownNat.Solver


Synopsis

Documentation

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 only derive KnownNat constraints consisting of:

• Type-level naturals
• Type variables
• Applications of the arithmetic expression: {+,*,^}.

i.e. it cannot derive a KnownNat (n-1) constraint from a KnownNat n constraint

To use the plugin, add the

OPTIONS_GHC -fplugin GHC.TypeLits.KnownNat.Solver