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*Caution*: Improper use of this module can lead to unexpected behaviour if the preconditions of the functions are not met.

- lens :: Functor f => (a -> b) -> (a -> b' -> a') -> LensLike f a a' b b'
- iso :: Functor f => (a -> b) -> (b' -> a') -> LensLike f a a' b b'
- setting :: Identical f => ((b -> b') -> a -> a') -> LensLike f a a' b b'
- type LensLike f a a' b b' = (b -> f b') -> a -> f a'
- type LensLike' f a b = (b -> f b) -> a -> f a
- class Applicative f => Identical f

# Lenses

A lens family is created by separating a substructure from the rest of its structure by a functor. How to create a lens family is best illustrated by the common example of a field of a record:

data MyRecord a = MyRecord { _myA :: a, _myB :: Int } -- The use of type variables a and a' allow for polymorphic updates. myA :: Functor f => LensLike f (MyRecord a) (MyRecord a') a a' myA f (MyRecord a b) = (\a' -> MyRecord a' b) `fmap` (f a) -- The field _myB is monomorphic, so we can use a 'LensLike'' type. -- However, the structure of the function is exactly the same as for LensLike. myB :: Functor f => LensLike' f (MyRecord a) Int myB f (MyRecord a b) = (\b' -> MyRecord a b') `fmap` (f b)

By following this template you can safely build your own lenses.
To use this template, you do not need anything from this module other than the type synonyms `LensLike`

and `LensLike'`

, and even they are optional.
See the `lens-family-th`

package to generate this code using Template Haskell.

*Note*: It is possible to build lenses without even depending on `lens-family-core`

by expanding away the type synonym.

-- A lens definition that only requires the Haskell "Prelude". myA :: Functor f => (a -> f a') -> (MyRecord a) -> f (MyRecord a') myA f (MyRecord a b) = (\a' -> MyRecord a' b) `fmap` (f a)

You can build lenses for more than just fields of records.
Any value `l :: Functor f => LensLike f a a' b b'`

is well-defined when it satisfies the two van Laarhoven lens laws:

l Identity === Identity

l (Compose . fmap f . g) === Compose . fmap (l f) . (l g)

The functions `lens`

and `iso`

can also be used to construct lenses.
The resulting lenses will be well-defined so long as their preconditions are satisfied.

# Traversals

If you have zero or more fields of the same type of a record, a traversal can be used to refer to all of them in order.
Multiple references are made by replacing the `Functor`

constraint of lenses with an `Applicative`

constraint.
Consider the following example of a record with two `Int`

fields.

data MyRecord = MyRecord { _myA :: Int, _myB :: Int } -- myInts is a traversal over both fields of MyRecord. myInts :: Applicative f => LensLike' f MyRecord Int myInts f (MyRecord a b) = MyRecord <$> f a <*> f b

If the record and the referenced fields are parametric, you can can build traversals with polymorphic updating.
Consider the following example of a record with two `Maybe`

fields.

data MyRecord a = MyRecord { _myA :: Maybe a, _myB :: Maybe a } -- myInts is a traversal over both fields of MyRecord. myMaybes :: Applicative f => LensLike f (MyRecord a) (MyRecord a') (Maybe a) (Maybe a') myMaybes f (MyRecord a b) = MyRecord <$> f a <*> f b

*Note*: As with lenses, is possible to build traversals without even depending on `lens-family-core`

by expanding away the type synonym.

-- A traversal definition that only requires the Haskell "Prelude". myMaybes :: Applicative f => (Maybe a -> f (Maybe a')) -> MyRecord a -> f (MyRecord a') myMaybes f (MyRecord a b) = MyRecord <$> f a <*> f b

Unfortuantely, there are no helper functions for making traversals. You must make them by hand.

Any value `t :: Applicative f => LensLike f a a' b b'`

is well-defined when it satisfies the two van Laarhoven traversal laws:

t Identity === Identity

t (Compose . fmap f . g) === Compose . fmap (t f) . (t g)

`traverse`

is the canonical traversal for various containers.

# Documentation

lens :: (a -> b) -> (a -> b' -> a') -> Lens a a' b b'

Build a lens from a `getter`

and `setter`

families.

*Caution*: In order for the generated lens family to be well-defined, you must ensure that the three lens laws hold:

getter (setter a b) === b

setter a (getter a) === a

setter (setter a b1) b2) === setter a b2

iso :: (a -> b) -> (b' -> a') -> Lens a a' b b'

Build a lens from isomorphism families.

*Caution*: In order for the generated lens family to be well-defined, you must ensure that the two isomorphism laws hold:

yin . yang === id

yang . yin === id

`setting`

promotes a "semantic editor combinator" to a modify-only lens.
To demote a lens to a semantic edit combinator, use the section `(l %~)`

or `over l`

from Lens.Family.

`>>>`

[(3,0),(5,1),(5,1),(3,2)]`setting map . fstL %~ length $ [("The",0),("quick",1),("brown",1),("fox",2)]`

*Caution*: In order for the generated setter family to be well-defined, you must ensure that the two functors laws hold:

sec id === id

sec f . sec g === sec (f . g)