The pez package

[Tags:bsd3, library, test]

PEZ is a generic zipper library. It uses lenses from the 'fclabels' package to reference a "location" to move to in the zipper. The zipper is restricted to types in the Typeable class, allowing the user to "move up" through complex data structures such as mutually-recursive types.

Both the Typeable class and fclabels lenses can be derived in GHC, making it easy for the programmer to use a zipper with a minimum of boilerplate.

First import the library, which brings in the Typeable and fclabels modules. You will also want to enable a few extensions:

> -# LANGUAGE TemplateHaskell, DeriveDataTypeable, TypeOperators #- > module Main where > > import Data.Typeable.Zipper

Create a datatype, deriving an instance of the Typeable class, and generate a lens using functions from fclabels:

> data Tree a = Node _leftNode :: Tree a, > _val :: a, > _rightNode :: Tree a > | Nil > deriving (Typeable,Show) > > $(mkLabelsNoTypes [''Tree])

Now we can go crazy using Tree in a Zipper:

> treeBCD = Node (Node Nil 'b' Nil) 'c' (Node Nil 'd' Nil) > > descendLeft :: Zipper1 (Tree a) -> Zipper1 (Tree a) > descendLeft z = case (viewf z) of > Nil -> z > _ -> descendLeft $ moveTo leftNode z > > insertLeftmost :: a -> Tree a -> Tree a > insertLeftmost x = close . setL focus x . descendLeft . zipper > > treeABCD = insertLeftmost 'a' treeBCD

Because of the flexibility of fclabels, this zipper library can be used to express moving about in reversible computations simply by defining such a lens, for instance:

> stringRep :: (Show b, Read b) => b :-> String > stringRep = lens show (const . read)

Please send any feature requests or bug reports along.


Versions 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.3, 0.0.4, 0.1.0
Dependencies base (==4.*), fclabels (>= && <0.12), thrist (==0.2.*) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Brandon Simmons, 2011
Author Brandon Simmons
Category Data
Home page
Uploaded Tue Apr 19 20:04:59 UTC 2011 by BrandonSimmons
Distributions NixOS:0.1.0
Downloads 1059 total (15 in the last 30 days)
0 []
Status Docs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2016-12-28 [all 7 reports]
Hackage Matrix CI


  • Data
    • Typeable
      • Data.Typeable.Zipper


Maintainer's Corner

For package maintainers and hackage trustees