[m-dev.] equivalence type expansion

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Oct 23 13:55:54 AEST 2003

On 23-Oct-2003, Simon Taylor <stayl at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> equiv_type__replace_in_type currently modifies the tvarset
> of the item being expanded.  I'm not sure why.  Shouldn't
> all type variables occurring in the body of the equivalence
> type be substituted away?

Currently I think that is the case, yes.

But in future we might want to allow the cases which don't satisfy that,
e.g. for first-class polymorphism:

	:- type foo == (all [X] pred(X, int)).

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