Plan for GHC 8.6.1

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Mon May 14 18:48:46 UTC 2018

Even aside from committee feedback easily being weeks away for such a
complex proposal, I’m also concerned about how the current proposed design
changes to core seem a bit fragile with linear types.  Perhaps I’m
misunderstanding some of the current planned details , but I’m fairly
confident that I’ve got a median or better comprehension.

Type checking as if the code were inlined (per join points and related case
expressions as the linear core doc says ) tends to be a symptom of the
types not quite modelling the right information.  Likewise would not that
sort of checking create a possible quadratic blowup when linting/ type
checking core? (And quadratic blowups are bad when debugging/checking
 possibly large core programs in the core of any ghc debugging or the like

That said, putting a check point on phab for feedback of a technical sort
is def something that would help.  The ghc proposal spec is vaguer than I’d
like for something like this.  And a lot of important details I care about
will be visible in the code that are lacking in the associated proposal and

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 11:02 AM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> Matthew Pickering <matthewtpickering at> writes:
> > Perhaps Nested CPR will be ready :) ?
> >
> > I am also working on the linear types branch. Arnaud is quite keen for
> > it to be ready for 8.6 but we still have a bit to go.
> >
> I'll admit that I'm a bit worried that the linear types branch may be a
> bit late given that the proposal only went to the committee last week.
> That being said, I'm happy to keep all options on the table.
> Regardless, it might be a good idea to put up a patch sooner rather than
> later so we can begin the review process.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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