Merge FUN_STATIC closure with its SRT

Authored by simonmar on Apr 22 2018, 1:34 PM.


Merge FUN_STATIC closure with its SRT

The idea here is to save a little code size and some work in the GC,
by collapsing FUN_STATIC closures and their SRTs.

This is (4) in a series; see D4632 for more details.

There's a tradeoff here: more complexity in the compiler in exchange
for a modest code size reduction (probably around 0.5%).


  • GHC binary itself (statically linked) is 1% smaller
  • -0.2% binary sizes in nofib (-0.5% module sizes)

Full nofib results comparing D4634 with this: P177 (ignore runtimes,
these aren't stable on my laptop)

Test Plan: validate, nofib

Reviewers: bgamari, niteria, simonpj, erikd

Subscribers: thomie, carter

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