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<span style='font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold'>Type system extensions in GHC</span>
 
<span style='font-size: x-large; font-weight: bold'>Type system extensions in GHC</span>
   
GHC comes with a rather large collection of type-system extensions (beyond Haskell 98). They are all documented in the [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/ghc-language-features.html user manual], but this page is a place to record observations, notes, and suggestions on them.
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GHC comes with a rather large collection of type-system extensions (beyond Haskell 98). {{GHCUsersGuide|exts||a section on Language Extensions}} But this page is a place to record user-oriented observations, notes, and suggestions on how to use them.
   
 
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* '''[[GHC/Indexed_types|Indexed data types]]'''
 
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* '''[[GHC/TypeHoles|Agda-like "holes" in GHC]]'''
== Overlapping instances ==
 
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* '''[[GHC/Stand-alone deriving declarations|"Stand-alone deriving" declarations]]'''
 
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* '''[[GHC/TypeSigsAndAmbiguity|Type signatures and ambiguity]]'''
GHC supports overlapping instances, with carefully specified rules. Make sure you read the [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/type-class-extensions.html#instance-decls relevant sections of the user manual].
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* '''Overlapping instances'''. GHC supports overlapping instances, with carefully specified rules. Make sure you read the [http://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/latest/docs/html/users_guide/exts/instances.html#overlapping-instances relevant sections of the user manual]. Here is an application note about [[GHC/AdvancedOverlap|advanced use of overlapping instances]], combined with functional dependencies.
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* '''[[GHC/SuperClass|Super-Class Constraints: Type Families, Type Equalities, FunDep, Overlaps]]'''
Here is an appliation note about [[GHC/AdvancedOverlap|advanced use of overlapping instances]], combined with functional dependencies.
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* '''[[GHC/Coercible|Safe coercions using Coercible]]'''
 
== Indexed data types and indexed newtypes ==
 
 
[[GHC/Indexed_types|Indexed data types]] (including associated data types) are a very recent addition to GHC's type system extensions that is not yet included in the user manual. To use the extension, you need to obtain a version of GHC from [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building/GettingTheSources its source repository].
 
 
== Stand-alone deriving clauses ==
 
 
Bjorn Bringert has recently implemented [[GHC/Stand-alone deriving declarations|"stand-alone deriving" declarations]].
 
 
== Type holes ==
 
 
Simon Peyton Jones, Sean Leather and Thijs Alkemade implemented [[GHC/TypeHoles|Agda-like "holes" in GHC]], which will ship in GHC 7.8.1.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:32, 23 July 2021

Type system extensions in GHC

GHC comes with a rather large collection of type-system extensions (beyond Haskell 98). The GHC Users Guide has a section on Language Extensions. But this page is a place to record user-oriented observations, notes, and suggestions on how to use them.