Portability | portable |
---|---|

Stability | experimental |

Maintainer | paul@cogito.org.uk |

- class Ord a => DiscreteOrdered a where
- enumAdjacent :: (Ord a, Enum a) => a -> a -> Bool
- boundedAdjacent :: (Ord a, Enum a) => a -> a -> Bool
- data Boundary a
- = BoundaryAbove a
- | BoundaryBelow a
- | BoundaryAboveAll
- | BoundaryBelowAll

- above :: Ord v => Boundary v -> v -> Bool
- (/>/) :: Ord v => v -> Boundary v -> Bool

# Documentation

class Ord a => DiscreteOrdered a whereSource

Distinguish between dense and sparse ordered types. A dense type is
one in which any two values `v1 < v2`

have a third value `v3`

such that
`v1 < v3 < v2`

.

In theory the floating types are dense, although in practice they can only have finitely many values. This class treats them as dense.

Tuples up to 4 members are declared as instances. Larger tuples may be added if necessary.

This approach was suggested by Ben Rudiak-Gould on comp.lang.functional.

adjacent :: a -> a -> BoolSource

Two values `x`

and `y`

are adjacent if `x < y`

and there does not
exist a third value between them. Always `False`

for dense types.

DiscreteOrdered Bool | |

DiscreteOrdered Char | |

DiscreteOrdered Double | |

DiscreteOrdered Float | |

DiscreteOrdered Int | |

DiscreteOrdered Integer | |

DiscreteOrdered Ordering | |

Ord a => DiscreteOrdered [a] | |

Integral a => DiscreteOrdered (Ratio a) | |

(Ord a, DiscreteOrdered b) => DiscreteOrdered (a, b) | |

(Ord a, Ord b, DiscreteOrdered c) => DiscreteOrdered (a, b, c) | |

(Ord a, Ord b, Ord c, DiscreteOrdered d) => DiscreteOrdered (a, b, c, d) |

enumAdjacent :: (Ord a, Enum a) => a -> a -> BoolSource

Check adjacency for sparse enumerated types (i.e. where there
is no value between `x`

and `succ x`

). Use as the definition of
adjacent for most enumerated types.

boundedAdjacent :: (Ord a, Enum a) => a -> a -> BoolSource

Check adjacency, allowing for case where x = maxBound. Use as the definition of adjacent for bounded enumerated types such as Int and Char.

A Boundary is a division of an ordered type into values above and below the boundary. No value can sit on a boundary.

Known bug: for Bounded types

BoundaryAbove maxBound < BoundaryAboveAll

BoundaryBelow minBound > BoundaryBelowAll

This is incorrect because there are no possible values in between the left and right sides of these inequalities.

BoundaryAbove a | The argument is the highest value below the boundary. |

BoundaryBelow a | The argument is the lowest value above the boundary. |

BoundaryAboveAll | The boundary above all values. |

BoundaryBelowAll | The boundary below all values. |