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Problem with constraints, with type, and polymorphic variants #7834

vicuna opened this Issue Jul 31, 2018 · 0 comments


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vicuna commented Jul 31, 2018

Original bug ID: 7834
Reporter: @lpw25
Status: new
Resolution: open
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Category: typing
Monitored by: smuenzel-js @gasche

Bug description

The following code seems pretty reasonable:

  module type Q = sig
    type 'a t constraint 'a = [< `Empty | `Filled of _ ]
    module type S = sig 
      type 'a t constraint 'a = [< `Empty | `Filled of _ ] 
    module M : S with type 'a t = 'a t

but fails with the following error:

  Error: In this `with' constraint, the new definition of t
  does not match its original definition in the constrained signature:
  Type declarations do not match:                                                                                 
       type 'a t = 'a t constraint 'a = [< `Empty | `Filled of 'b & 'c & 'd ]
     is not included in
       type 'a t constraint 'a = [< `Empty | `Filled of 'b ]
     Their constraints differ.

I haven't dug into this issue properly, but I can see basically how it happens. I'm not really sure there is much we can do to fix it, I suspect it would require comparing the different &ed types, and that has been ruled out as a too much of a PITA before. Still I figured it was worth reporting anyway.

@vicuna vicuna added the typing label Mar 14, 2019

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