set-monad-0.1.0.0: Set monad

Safe HaskellSafe

Data.Set.Monad

Contents

Description

The set-monad library exports the Set abstract data type and set-manipulating functions. These functions behave exactly as their namesakes from the Data.Set module of the containers library. In addition, the set-monad library extends Data.Set by providing Functor, Applicative, Alternative, Monad, and MonadPlus instances for sets.

In other words, you can use the set-monad library as a drop-in replacement for the Data.Set module of the containers library and, in addition, you will also get the aforementioned instances which are not available in the containers package.

It is not possible to directly implement instances for the aforementioned standard Haskell type classes for the Set data type from the containers library. This is because the key operations map and union, are constrained with Ord as follows.

 map :: (Ord a, Ord b) => (a -> b) -> Set a -> Set b
 union :: (Ord a) => Set a -> Set a -> Set a

The set-monad library provides the type class instances by wrapping the constrained Set type into a data type that has unconstrained constructors corresponding to monadic combinators. The data type constructors that represent monadic combinators are evaluated with a constrained run function. This elevates the need to use the constraints in the instance definitions (this is what prevents a direct definition). The wrapping and unwrapping happens internally in the library and does not affect its interface.

For details, see the rather compact definitions of the run function and type class instances. The left identity and associativity monad laws play a crucial role in the definition of the run function. The rest of the code should be self explanatory.

The technique is not new. This library was inspired by [1]. To my knowledge, the original, systematic presentation of the idea to represent monadic combinators as data is given in [2]. There is also a Haskell library that provides a generic infrastructure for the aforementioned wrapping and unwrapping [3].

The set-monad library is particularly useful for writing set-oriented code using the do and/or monad comprehension notations. For example, the following definitions now type check.

 s1 :: Set (Int,Int)
 s1 = do a <- fromList [1 .. 4]
         b <- fromList [1 .. 4]
         return (a,b)
 -- with -XMonadComprehensions
 s2 :: Set (Int,Int)
 s2 = [ (a,b) | (a,b) <- s1, even a, even b ]
 s3 :: Set Int
 s3 = fmap (+1) (fromList [1 .. 4])

As noted in [1], the implementation technique can be used for monadic libraries and EDSLs with restricted types (compiled EDSLs often restrict the types that they can handle). Haskell's standard monad type class can be used for restricted monad instances. There is no need to resort to GHC extensions that rebind the standard monadic combinators with the library or EDSL specific ones.

[1] CSDL Blog: The home of applied functional programming at KU. Monad Reification in Haskell and the Sunroof Javascript compiler. http://www.ittc.ku.edu/csdlblog/?p=88

[2] Chuan-kai Lin. 2006. Programming monads operationally with Unimo. In Proceedings of the eleventh ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP '06). ACM.

[3] Heinrich Apfelmus. The operational package. http://hackage.haskell.org/package/operational

Synopsis

Set type

data Set a Source

Instances

Monad Set 
Functor Set 
MonadPlus Set 
Applicative Set 
Alternative Set 
Ord a => Eq (Set a) 
Ord a => Ord (Set a) 
(Read a, Ord a) => Read (Set a) 
(Show a, Ord a) => Show (Set a) 
Ord a => Monoid (Set a) 
(NFData a, Ord a) => NFData (Set a) 

Operators

(\\) :: Ord a => Set a -> Set a -> Set aSource

Query

null :: Ord a => Set a -> BoolSource

size :: Ord a => Set a -> IntSource

member :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> BoolSource

notMember :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> BoolSource

isSubsetOf :: Ord a => Set a -> Set a -> BoolSource

Construction

empty :: Ord a => Set aSource

singleton :: Ord a => a -> Set aSource

insert :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> Set aSource

delete :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> Set aSource

Combine

union :: Ord a => Set a -> Set a -> Set aSource

unions :: Ord a => [Set a] -> Set aSource

difference :: Ord a => Set a -> Set a -> Set aSource

intersection :: Ord a => Set a -> Set a -> Set aSource

Filter

filter :: Ord a => (a -> Bool) -> Set a -> Set aSource

partition :: Ord a => (a -> Bool) -> Set a -> (Set a, Set a)Source

split :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> (Set a, Set a)Source

splitMember :: Ord a => a -> Set a -> (Set a, Bool, Set a)Source

Map

map :: (Ord a, Ord b) => (a -> b) -> Set a -> Set bSource

mapMonotonic :: (Ord a, Ord b) => (a -> b) -> Set a -> Set bSource

Folds

foldr :: Ord a => (a -> b -> b) -> b -> Set a -> bSource

foldl :: Ord a => (b -> a -> b) -> b -> Set a -> bSource

Strict folds

foldr' :: Ord a => (a -> b -> b) -> b -> Set a -> bSource

foldl' :: Ord a => (b -> a -> b) -> b -> Set a -> bSource

Legacy folds

fold :: Ord a => (a -> b -> b) -> b -> Set a -> bSource

Min/Max

findMin :: Ord a => Set a -> aSource

findMax :: Ord a => Set a -> aSource

deleteMin :: Ord a => Set a -> Set aSource

deleteMax :: Ord a => Set a -> Set aSource

deleteFindMin :: Ord a => Set a -> (a, Set a)Source

deleteFindMax :: Ord a => Set a -> (a, Set a)Source

maxView :: Ord a => Set a -> Maybe (a, Set a)Source

minView :: Ord a => Set a -> Maybe (a, Set a)Source

Conversion

List

elems :: Ord a => Set a -> [a]Source

toList :: Ord a => Set a -> [a]Source

fromList :: Ord a => [a] -> Set aSource

Ordered list

toAscList :: Ord a => Set a -> [a]Source

fromAscList :: Ord a => [a] -> Set aSource

Debugging

showTree :: (Show a, Ord a) => Set a -> StringSource

showTreeWith :: (Show a, Ord a) => Bool -> Bool -> Set a -> StringSource

valid :: Ord a => Set a -> BoolSource