The emgm package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

EMGM is a general-purpose library for generic programming with type classes.

The design is based on the idea of modeling algebraic datatypes as sum-of-product structures. Many datatypes can be modeled this way, and because they all share a common structure, we can write generic functions that work on this structure.

The primary features of the library are:

EMGM includes an important collection of datatypes (e.g. sum, product, and unit) and type classes (e.g. Generic and Rep). Everything you need for your own generic functions or datatypes can be found here.

These provide a wide range of functionality. For example, there is crush (Generics.EMGM.Functions.Crush), a generalization of the foldl/foldr functions, that allows you to flexibly extract the elements of a polymorphic container. Now, you can do many of the operations with your container that were previously only available for lists.

Different generic functions work with different kinds of types as well. For example, collect (Generics.EMGM.Functions.Collect) works with any fully applied type while bimap (Generics.EMGM.Functions.Map) only works with bifunctor types such as Either or (,) (pairs).

EMGM provides full support for standard types such as [] (lists), tuples, and Maybe as well as many types you define in your own code. Using the Template Haskell functions provided in Generics.EMGM.Derive, it is very simple to add support for using generic functions with your datatype

For more information on EMGM, see http://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/GenericProgramming/EMGM


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Versions0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.4
Dependenciesbase (>=3.0 && <4.0), template-haskell (>=2.2 && <2.4)
LicenseBSD3
Copyright(c) 2008, 2009 Universiteit Utrecht
AuthorSean Leather, José Pedro Magalhães, Alexey Rodriguez, Andres Löh
Maintainergenerics@haskell.org
Stabilityexperimental
CategoryGenerics
Home pagehttp://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/GenericProgramming/EMGM
Executablestest
Upload dateTue Mar 3 11:21:43 UTC 2009
Uploaded bySeanLeather
Downloads351 total (30 in last 30 days)

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