{- |
Module      :  Control.Monad.Reader
Copyright   :  (c) Andy Gill 2001,
               (c) Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology 2001,
               (c) Jeff Newbern 2003-2007,
               (c) Andriy Palamarchuk 2007
License     :  BSD-style (see the file libraries/base/LICENSE)

Maintainer  :  libraries@haskell.org
Stability   :  experimental
Portability :  non-portable (type families)

[Computation type:] Computations which read values from a shared environment.

[Binding strategy:] Monad values are functions from the environment to a value.
The bound function is applied to the bound value, and both have access
to the shared environment.

[Useful for:] Maintaining variable bindings, or other shared environment.

[Zero and plus:] None.

[Example type:] @'Reader' [(String,Value)] a@

The 'Reader' monad (also called the Environment monad).
Represents a computation, which can read values from
a shared environment, pass values from function to function,
and execute sub-computations in a modified environment.
Using 'Reader' monad for such computations is often clearer and easier
than using the 'Control.Monad.State.State' monad.

  Inspired by the paper
  /Functional Programming with Overloading and
      Higher-Order Polymorphism/, 
    Mark P Jones (<http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mpj/>)
    Advanced School of Functional Programming, 1995.

module Control.Monad.Reader (
    -- * MonadReader class
    -- * The Reader monad
    -- * The ReaderT monad transformer
    module Control.Monad,
    module Control.Monad.Fix,
    module Control.Monad.Trans,
    -- * Example 1: Simple Reader Usage
    -- $simpleReaderExample

    -- * Example 2: Modifying Reader Content With @local@
    -- $localExample

    -- * Example 3: @ReaderT@ Monad Transformer
    -- $ReaderTExample
    ) where

import Control.Monad.Reader.Class

import Control.Monad.Trans.Reader (
    Reader, runReader, mapReader, withReader,
    ReaderT(..), mapReaderT, withReaderT)
import Control.Monad.Trans

import Control.Monad
import Control.Monad.Fix

{- $simpleReaderExample

In this example the @Reader@ monad provides access to variable bindings.
Bindings are a @Map@ of integer variables.
The variable @count@ contains number of variables in the bindings.
You can see how to run a Reader monad and retrieve data from it
with 'runReader', how to access the Reader data with 'ask' and 'asks'.

> type Bindings = Map String Int;
>-- Returns True if the "count" variable contains correct bindings size.
>isCountCorrect :: Bindings -> Bool
>isCountCorrect bindings = runReader calc_isCountCorrect bindings
>-- The Reader monad, which implements this complicated check.
>calc_isCountCorrect :: Reader Bindings Bool
>calc_isCountCorrect = do
>    count <- asks (lookupVar "count")
>    bindings <- ask
>    return (count == (Map.size bindings))
>-- The selector function to  use with 'asks'.
>-- Returns value of the variable with specified name.
>lookupVar :: String -> Bindings -> Int
>lookupVar name bindings = fromJust (Map.lookup name bindings)
>sampleBindings = Map.fromList [("count",3), ("1",1), ("b",2)]
>main = do
>    putStr $ "Count is correct for bindings " ++ (show sampleBindings) ++ ": ";
>    putStrLn $ show (isCountCorrect sampleBindings);

{- $localExample

Shows how to modify Reader content with 'local'.

>calculateContentLen :: Reader String Int
>calculateContentLen = do
>    content <- ask
>    return (length content);
>-- Calls calculateContentLen after adding a prefix to the Reader content.
>calculateModifiedContentLen :: Reader String Int
>calculateModifiedContentLen = local ("Prefix " ++) calculateContentLen
>main = do
>    let s = "12345";
>    let modifiedLen = runReader calculateModifiedContentLen s
>    let len = runReader calculateContentLen s
>    putStrLn $ "Modified 's' length: " ++ (show modifiedLen)
>    putStrLn $ "Original 's' length: " ++ (show len)

{- $ReaderTExample

Now you are thinking: 'Wow, what a great monad! I wish I could use
Reader functionality in MyFavoriteComplexMonad!'. Don't worry.
This can be easy done with the 'ReaderT' monad transformer.
This example shows how to combine @ReaderT@ with the IO monad.

>-- The Reader/IO combined monad, where Reader stores a string.
>printReaderContent :: ReaderT String IO ()
>printReaderContent = do
>    content <- ask
>    liftIO $ putStrLn ("The Reader Content: " ++ content)
>main = do
>    runReaderT printReaderContent "Some Content"