The HList package

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HList provides many operations to create and manipulate heterogenous lists (HLists) whose length and element types are known at compile-time. HLists are used to implement

User code should import Data.HList or Data.HList.CommonMain for a slightly more limited scope

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Versions 0.1, 0.1.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.2.3, 0.3.0,,,,,,,,,
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Dependencies array, base (>=4.6 && <4.12), base-orphans, ghc-prim, mtl, profunctors, semigroups, tagged, template-haskell [details]
License MIT
Author 2004 Oleg Kiselyov (FNMOC, Monterey), Ralf Laemmel (CWI/VU, Amsterdam), Keean Schupke (London)
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use Data.Type.Equality.== to define the instance of HEq instead of overlapping instances (in Data.HList.TypeEqO) (needs ghc >= 7.8)

This version does not allow `HEq x [x] f` to lead to f ~ False, unlike the version with overlapping instances. See


Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info


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For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for HList-

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(C) 2004--2010, Oleg Kiselyov, Ralf Laemmel, Keean Schupke

	Justin Bailey, Brian Bloniarz, Gwern Branwen, Einar Karttunen,
	and Adam Vogt

The HList library and samples


Getting the code

> git clone HList


Pushing changes

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> cd HList
> git clone
> git pull
> git commit --interactive
> git push


This distribution covers all essential issues discussed in the HList paper,
though the implementation has been adapted to ghc features implemented
after the paper's writing.

Additional examples and HList operations are provided.
The code from the database section of the HList paper is not included
since doing so would have implied inclusion of substantial packages,
namely the underlying infrastructure for database access library.

You can get HList from Hackage or from bitbucket:

$ cabal update && cabal install HList


$ git clone HList
$ cd HList; cabal install

The code works --- within the limits exercised in the source files ---
for GHC-7.6, 7.8, 7.10, 8.2 and
Older compilers are not supported.

One may run "cabal test" to check the distribution.

See ChangeLog for updates.