The functor-apply package

[Tags: bsd3, deprecated, library]

Deprecated in favor of semigroupoids

Provides a wide array of semigroup based Functors.

When working with comonads you often have the <*> portion of an Applicative, but not the pure. This was captured in Uustalu and Vene's "Essence of Dataflow Programming" in the form of the ComonadZip class in the days before Applicative. Apply provides a weaker invariant, but for the comonads used for data flow programming (found in the streams package), this invariant is preserved.

Logically:

 Functor -> Apply -------> Bind
  |           |             |
  v           v             v
 Alt     Applicative ---> Monad
  |           |             |
  v           v             v
 Plus -> Alternative -> MonadPlus

This lets us remove many of the restrictions from various monad transformers as in many cases the binding operation or <*> operation does not require them.

Finally, to work with these weaker structures it is beneficial to have containers that can provide stronger guarantees about their contents, so versions of Traversable and Foldable that can be folded with just a Semigroup are added.


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Versions0.5.0, 0.6.0, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.7.2, 0.7.3, 0.7.4, 0.7.4.1, 0.9.0, 0.9.1, 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.10.0, 0.10.0.1, 0.10.0.2, 0.10.0.3, 0.10.1, 0.10.3, 0.10.4, 0.10.5, 0.11
Dependenciesbase (>=4 && <4.4), comonad (>=0.9.0 && <1.0), containers (>=0.4.0 && <0.5), semigroups (>=0.3.2 && <0.4), transformers (>=0.2.0 && <0.3)
LicenseBSD3
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2011 Edward A. Kmett
AuthorEdward A. Kmett
MaintainerEdward A. Kmett <ekmett@gmail.com>
Stabilityprovisional
CategoryControl, Comonads
Home pagehttp://comonad.com/reader/
Upload dateSat Jan 29 12:15:55 UTC 2011
Uploaded byEdwardKmett
Downloads1351 total (79 in last 30 days)

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