# algebraic-classes: Conversions between algebraic classes and F-algebras.

Algebraic classes are type classes where all the methods return a value of the same type, which is also the class parameter.
Examples from `base`

are `Num`

and `Monoid`

.

F-algebras are functions `f a -> a`

, where the functor `f`

is called the signature, and the type `a`

the carrier.

This package relates these 2 concepts, and can create conversions between the two using Template Haskell. More specifically, it can generate:

signatures from algebraic classes

instances of algebraic classes from F-algebras.

This is useful because type classes are more commonly used in Haskell than F-algebras, but F-algebras are easier to work with, because they are just functions.

Versions [faq] | 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.4, 0.5, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.6, 0.7, 0.7.1, 0.8, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.2 |
---|---|

Dependencies | base (==4.6.*), syb (==0.4.*), template-haskell (==2.8.0.*) [details] |

License | BSD-3-Clause |

Author | Sjoerd Visscher |

Maintainer | sjoerd@w3future.com |

Category | Data, Generics, Math |

Home page | https://github.com/sjoerdvisscher/algebraic-classes |

Uploaded | by SjoerdVisscher at Tue Apr 16 22:37:52 UTC 2013 |

Distributions | NixOS:0.9.2 |

Downloads | 8295 total (330 in the last 30 days) |

Rating | (no votes yet) [estimated by rule of succession] |

Your Rating | |

Status | Docs uploaded by user Build status unknown [no reports yet] |

## Downloads

- algebraic-classes-0.1.tar.gz [browse] (Cabal source package)
- Package description (as included in the package)