Ticket #1777 (closed task: fixed)
Refactor the implementation of arrow notation
|Reported by:||simonpj||Owned by:||ross|
|Type of failure:||None/Unknown||Difficulty:||Unknown|
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The implementation of arrow notation is not really satisfactory. See #1662 for some background.
To fix it properly we need to re-factor the way that arrows are typechecked. Ross and I discussed this. Our preliminary plan is this.
- Instead of re-using HsExpr for commands, make a new data type. (C.f. the comments in HsExpr line 540 or so.)
- That will allow the renamer to decorate the (now command-specific) tree with what variables are in scope where, and that in turn will greatly simplify the desugarer. (The desugarer is currently duplicating much of what the renamer does.)
- We'll need think about constraint gathering for "holes in the scope". cf #1662