Stream: wg-traits

Topic: lazy normalization in chalk


nikomatsakis (Sep 12 2019 at 13:25, on Zulip):

So I'm starting this topic to try and log some intermediate thoughts.

I've been thinking a lot about lazy normalization in chalk since @Florian Diebold opened chalk#234. I just posted a new comment here about the interaction of lazy norm and floundering with the "on demand" API changes. In particular, I wanted to try and ensure that we never request "all impls" of a trait (or, at least, not outside coherence), but chalk's existing approach to lazy norm is a complication there.

nikomatsakis (Sep 23 2019 at 21:22, on Zulip):

@scalexm I'm interested to hear what you think about the lazy norm desugaring I proposed here. I'm sort of planning to pursue implementing it a bit as an experiment. It seems increasingly important to be able to know the "self type" we are looking for.

Last update: Nov 18 2019 at 00:35UTC