{-# OPTIONS -fallow-undecidable-instances #-} {- | Module : Control.Monad.Reader.Class 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 (multi-param classes, functional dependencies) [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.Class ( MonadReader(..), asks, ) where {- | See examples in "Control.Monad.Reader". Note, the partially applied function type @(->) r@ is a simple reader monad. See the @instance@ declaration below. -} class (Monad m) => MonadReader r m | m -> r where -- | Retrieves the monad environment. ask :: m r {- | Executes a computation in a modified environment. Parameters: * The function to modify the environment. * @Reader@ to run. * The resulting @Reader@. -} local :: (r -> r) -> m a -> m a {- | Retrieves a function of the current environment. Parameters: * The selector function to apply to the environment. See an example in "Control.Monad.Reader". -} asks :: (MonadReader r m) => (r -> a) -> m a asks f = do r <- ask return (f r)