The definitive-base package


The Definitive framework is an attempt at harnessing the declarative nature of Haskell to provide a solid and simple base for writing real-world programs, as well as complex algorithms.

This package contains the base modules of the framework, and provides only the most basic functionality, ranging from basic algebraic structures, such as monoids and rings, to functors, applicative functors, monads and transformers.

Lenses are used heavily in all the framework's abstractions, replacing more traditional functions (WriterT and runWriterT are implemented in the same isomorphism writerT, for example). When used wisely, lenses can greatly improve clarity in both code and thought, so I tried to provide for them in the most ubiquitous way possible, defining them as soon as possible. Isomorphisms in particular are surprisingly useful in many instances, from converting between types to acting on a value's representation as if it were the value itself.

Packages using the Definitive framework should be compiled with the RebindableSyntax flag and include the Definitive module, which exports the same interface as the Prelude, except for some extras. Here is a list of design differences between the standard Prelude and the Definitive framework :


Versions 1.0, 1.2, 1.2.1, 2.3
Dependencies array (==0.5.*), base (==4.7.*), bytestring (==0.10.*), containers (==0.5.*), deepseq (==1.3.*), ghc-prim (==0.3.*), GLURaw (==1.4.*), OpenGL (==2.9.*), OpenGLRaw (==1.5.*), primitive (==0.5.*), vector (==0.10.*) [details]
License OtherLicense
Author Marc Coiffier
Category Prelude
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Uploaded Tue Nov 11 21:38:09 UTC 2014 by MarcCoiffier
Distributions NixOS:2.3
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