The reactive package

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Reactive is a simple foundation for programming reactive systems functionally. Like Fran/FRP, it has a notions of (reactive) behaviors and events. Unlike most previous FRP implementations, Reactive has a hybrid demand/data-driven implementation, as described in the paper "Simply efficient functional reactivity", http://conal.net/papers/simply-reactive/.

Import FRP.Reactive for FRP client apps. To make a Reactive adapter for an imperative library, import FRP.Reactive.LegacyAdapters.

Please see the project wiki page: http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/reactive

© 2007-2008 by Conal Elliott; GNU AGPLv3 license (see COPYING).

With contributions from: Robin Green, Thomas Davie, Luke Palmer, David Sankel, Jules Bean, Creighton Hogg, Chuan-kai Lin, and Richard Smith. Please let me know if I've forgotten to list you.


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Versions 0.0, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.5.0.1, 0.8.3, 0.8.6, 0.8.8, 0.9.0, 0.9.1, 0.9.3, 0.9.4, 0.9.5, 0.9.6, 0.9.7, 0.9.8, 0.9.9, 0.9.10, 0.10.0, 0.10.1, 0.10.2, 0.10.3, 0.10.4, 0.10.5, 0.10.7, 0.11, 0.11.2, 0.11.3, 0.11.4, 0.11.5
Dependencies base, category-extras (>=0.53.5), checkers (>=0.2), old-time, QuickCheck (>=2), random, Stream (>=0.3.1), TypeCompose (>=0.6.3), unamb (>=0.1.5), vector-space (>=0.5) [details]
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Copyright (c) 2007-2008 by Conal Elliott
Author Conal Elliott
Maintainer conal@conal.net
Stability provisional
Category reactivity, FRP
Home page http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/reactive
Bug tracker http://trac.haskell.org/reactive
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_Reactive_ [1] is a simple foundation for programming reactive systems
functionally.  Like Fran/FRP, it has a notions of (reactive) behaviors and
events.  Like DataDriven [2], Reactive has a data-driven implementation.

The inspiration for Reactive was Mike Sperber's Lula [3] implementation of
FRP.  Mike used blocking threads, which I had never considered for FRP.
While playing with the idea, I realized that I could give a very elegant
and efficient solution to caching, which DataDriven doesn't do.  (For an
application "f <*> a" of a varying function to a varying argument, caching
remembers the latest function to apply to a new argument and the last
argument to which to apply a new function.)

The theory and implementation of Reactive are described in the paper "Simply
efficient functional reactivity" [4].

Note that cabal[5], version 1.4.0.1 or greater is required for installation.

You can configure, build, and install all in the usual way with Cabal
commands.

  runhaskell Setup.lhs configure
  runhaskell Setup.lhs build
  runhaskell Setup.lhs install


References:

[1] http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Reactive
[2] http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/DataDriven
[3] http://www-pu.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/lula/deutsch/publications.html
[4] http://conal.net/papers/simply-reactive
[5] http://www.haskell.org/cabal/download.html