[Haskell-cafe] Promoted data types
rae at richarde.dev
Mon May 3 14:11:07 UTC 2021
Perhaps Marcin is looking for https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/blob/master/proposals/0402-gadt-syntax.rst <https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/blob/master/proposals/0402-gadt-syntax.rst>, but that proposal would not accept the code in the original post, for the reasons Kai describes -- you just cannot have (x :: a) on one side of an arrow.
> On May 3, 2021, at 9:10 AM, Kai-Oliver Prott <kai.prott at hotmail.de> wrote:
> I think I don't quite understand the question.
> The code you propose seems wrong to me for a different reason:
> The type constructor (->) for function values has Kind: * -> * -> *
> In fact, GHC will print this error when compiling the snippet with the corresponding extensions.
> Promoting a data type is done differently.
> Can you elaborate on what exactly it is you are proposing?
> Kai Prott
> On 03.05.21 14:04, coot at coot.me <mailto:coot at coot.me> wrote:
>> Currently with `DataKind` extension, Haskell allows to promote terms / types to types / kinds. Currently, one cannot write:
>> data K a where
>> K0 :: forall (x :: a). x -> K a
>> Because `K0` is both a term and a type constructor, and as a term and one cannot represent `x` of kind `a`. Is there a proposal or an issue to allow such declaration and error at use sites of `K0` as a term, rather than at declaration site?
>> Best regards,
>> Marcin Szamotulski
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