The first phase of this tidyup is focussed on the header files, and in particular making sure we are exposinng publicly exactly what we need to, and no more. - Rts.h now includes everything that the RTS exposes publicly, rather than a random subset of it. - Most of the public header files have moved into subdirectories, and many of them have been renamed. But clients should not need to include any of the other headers directly, just #include the main public headers: Rts.h, HsFFI.h, RtsAPI.h. - All the headers needed for via-C compilation have moved into the stg subdirectory, which is self-contained. Most of the headers for the rest of the RTS APIs have moved into the rts subdirectory. - I left MachDeps.h where it is, because it is so widely used in Haskell code. - I left a deprecated stub for RtsFlags.h in place. The flag structures are now exposed by Rts.h. - Various internal APIs are no longer exposed by public header files. - Various bits of dead code and declarations have been removed - More gcc warnings are turned on, and the RTS code is more warning-clean. - More source files #include "PosixSource.h", and hence only use standard POSIX (1003.1c-1995) interfaces. There is a lot more tidying up still to do, this is just the first pass. I also intend to standardise the names for external RTS APIs (e.g use the rts_ prefix consistently), and declare the internal APIs as hidden for shared libraries.
This is the result of Bernie Pope's internship work at MSR Cambridge, with some subsequent improvements by me. The main plan was to (a) Reduce the overhead for breakpoints, so we could enable the feature by default without incurrent a significant penalty (b) Scatter more breakpoint sites throughout the code Currently we can set a breakpoint on almost any subexpression, and the overhead is around 1.5x slower than normal GHCi. I hope to be able to get this down further and/or allow breakpoints to be turned off. This patch also fixes up :print following the recent changes to constructor info tables. (most of the :print tests now pass) We now support single-stepping, which just enables all breakpoints. :step <expr> executes <expr> with single-stepping turned on :step single-steps from the current breakpoint The mechanism is quite different to the previous implementation. We share code with the HPC (haskell program coverage) implementation now. The coverage pass annotates source code with "tick" locations which are tracked by the coverage tool. In GHCi, each "tick" becomes a potential breakpoint location. Previously breakpoints were compiled into code that magically invoked a nested instance of GHCi. Now, a breakpoint causes the current thread to block and control is returned to GHCi. See the wiki page for more details and the current ToDo list: http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/NewGhciDebugger
This is a simplification & minor optimisation for GHCi
In preparation for parallel GC, split up the monolithic GC.c file into smaller parts. Also in this patch (and difficult to separate, unfortunatley): - Don't include Stable.h in Rts.h, instead just include it where necessary. - consistently use STATIC_INLINE in source files, and INLINE_HEADER in header files. STATIC_INLINE is now turned off when DEBUG is on, to make debugging easier. - The GC no longer takes the get_roots function as an argument. We weren't making use of this generalisation.
Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree without losing history, so here goes. The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it contained is now at the top level. The build system now makes no pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system. No doubt this will break many things, and there will be a period of instability while we fix the dependencies. A straightforward build should work, but I haven't yet fixed binary/source distributions. Changes to the Building Guide will follow, too.