Catana-0.1: A monad for complex manipulation of a stream.

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Control.Monad.Catana

Description

Computation type:
Computations that both consume and produce elements lazily with support for advanced control flow using continuations
Binding Strategy:
Binding a function to a monadic value produces a continuation which passes the unconsumed input and the combined output function in turn to the next continuation.
Useful for:
Lazily processing a list with complex control structures.
Zero and plus:
None.
Example type:
`Catana i o b a`

The Catana monad represents computations that are both catamorphisms and anamorphisms; they both consume and produce values. In addition, the Catana monad represents the computation in continuation-passing style, allowing the continuations to be manipulated as is Control.Monad.Cont

Synopsis

# The Catana monad

data Catana i o b a Source

Constructors

 Catana FieldsrunCatana :: [i] -> (CatanaIO i o a -> CatanaIO i o b) -> CatanaIO i o b

Instances

 Monad (Catana i o b) Functor (Catana i o b) Applicative (Catana i o b) MonadCont (Catana i o b)

consume :: Catana i o a iSource

Consumes an element from the input list, returning it If there is no more input, the chain of continuations ends immediately; no more computations will be processed

top :: Catana i o a iSource

Returns the next input without consuming it

push :: i -> Catana i o a ()Source

Pushes `x` into the input

produce :: o -> Catana i o a ()Source

Produces `x` in the output

stop :: Catana i o () aSource

Stops computation, ending the continuation chain

more :: Catana i o a BoolSource

Tests for more input

evalCatana :: Catana i o a a -> [i] -> [o]Source

Converts a Catana monad into a function over lists

evalCatana' :: Catana i o a a -> [i] -> (a, [o])Source

Evaluates a Catana monad over a list returning the result and output

# Example 1: Usage of the Catana monad

An example of complex control structure using Catana:

```catanaExample1 =
forever \$ do
z <- callCC \$ \exit -> do
(x, y) <- (,) <\$> consume <*> consume
produce (x + y)
produce (x * y)
if x > 1
then exit 0
else do
produce (x - y)
produce (x / y)
return 1
produce z
```

Catana monads can be converted into a function over lists using `evalCatana`.

``` evalCatana catanaExample1 [1..4]
-- result: [3.0,2.0,-1.0,0.5,1.0,7.0,12.0,0.0]
```