Implementation notes for closure conversion


Almost all of the code concerning closure conversion is in the module ClosureConv in the directory vectorise/. This module exports the function closureConvert, which is invoked as part of the core-to-core passes right after the desugarer if the option fclosure-conv is provided.

Actual conversion

There is a separate description of the conversion scheme. This abstract description uses the convention that the existance of an Id, TyCon, or dataCon name followed by _CC indicates whether we have a closure converted variant of the corresponding declaration. In the concrete implementation this information is maintained in UniqFMs.

Cross-module information

The vectorisation information relevant across individual modules is maintained as values of type HscTypes.VectInfo and HscTypes.IfaceVectInfo. The former is the representation in HscTypes.ModGuts, HscTypes.ModDetails, and the HscTypes.ExternalPackageState; the latter is used in HscTypes.ModIface. The conversion between the two forms is peformed in MkIface and TcIface, respectively

In the ExternalPackageState, we use the same approach to combine the VectInfo of the various modules from the eps_PIT in a single table as is used for class instances, family instances, and rules. The corresponding field in ExternalPackageState is eps_vect_info::!PackageVectInfo. The information in this field is extended by LoadIface.loadInterface along with the corresponding fields for instances and rules.

The function HscTypes.hptVectInfo computes the combined vectorisation information of a home package table.

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