Copyright | Ross Paterson 2005 |
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License | BSD-style (see the LICENSE file in the distribution) |

Maintainer | libraries@haskell.org |

Stability | experimental |

Portability | portable |

Safe Haskell | Trustworthy |

Language | Haskell2010 |

Class of data structures that can be folded to a summary value.

- class Foldable t where
- foldrM :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => (a -> b -> m b) -> b -> t a -> m b
- foldlM :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => (b -> a -> m b) -> b -> t a -> m b
- traverse_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => (a -> f b) -> t a -> f ()
- for_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => t a -> (a -> f b) -> f ()
- sequenceA_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => t (f a) -> f ()
- asum :: (Foldable t, Alternative f) => t (f a) -> f a
- mapM_ :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => (a -> m b) -> t a -> m ()
- forM_ :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => t a -> (a -> m b) -> m ()
- sequence_ :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => t (m a) -> m ()
- msum :: (Foldable t, MonadPlus m) => t (m a) -> m a
- concat :: Foldable t => t [a] -> [a]
- concatMap :: Foldable t => (a -> [b]) -> t a -> [b]
- and :: Foldable t => t Bool -> Bool
- or :: Foldable t => t Bool -> Bool
- any :: Foldable t => (a -> Bool) -> t a -> Bool
- all :: Foldable t => (a -> Bool) -> t a -> Bool
- maximumBy :: Foldable t => (a -> a -> Ordering) -> t a -> a
- minimumBy :: Foldable t => (a -> a -> Ordering) -> t a -> a
- notElem :: (Foldable t, Eq a) => a -> t a -> Bool
- find :: Foldable t => (a -> Bool) -> t a -> Maybe a

# Documentation

class Foldable t where Source #

Data structures that can be folded.

For example, given a data type

data Tree a = Empty | Leaf a | Node (Tree a) a (Tree a)

a suitable instance would be

instance Foldable Tree where foldMap f Empty = mempty foldMap f (Leaf x) = f x foldMap f (Node l k r) = foldMap f l `mappend` f k `mappend` foldMap f r

This is suitable even for abstract types, as the monoid is assumed
to satisfy the monoid laws. Alternatively, one could define `foldr`

:

instance Foldable Tree where foldr f z Empty = z foldr f z (Leaf x) = f x z foldr f z (Node l k r) = foldr f (f k (foldr f z r)) l

`Foldable`

instances are expected to satisfy the following laws:

foldr f z t = appEndo (foldMap (Endo . f) t ) z

foldl f z t = appEndo (getDual (foldMap (Dual . Endo . flip f) t)) z

fold = foldMap id

`sum`

, `product`

, `maximum`

, and `minimum`

should all be essentially
equivalent to `foldMap`

forms, such as

sum = getSum . foldMap Sum

but may be less defined.

If the type is also a `Functor`

instance, it should satisfy

foldMap f = fold . fmap f

which implies that

foldMap f . fmap g = foldMap (f . g)

fold :: Monoid m => t m -> m Source #

Combine the elements of a structure using a monoid.

foldMap :: Monoid m => (a -> m) -> t a -> m Source #

Map each element of the structure to a monoid, and combine the results.

foldr :: (a -> b -> b) -> b -> t a -> b Source #

Right-associative fold of a structure.

In the case of lists, `foldr`

, when applied to a binary operator, a
starting value (typically the right-identity of the operator), and a
list, reduces the list using the binary operator, from right to left:

foldr f z [x1, x2, ..., xn] == x1 `f` (x2 `f` ... (xn `f` z)...)

Note that, since the head of the resulting expression is produced by
an application of the operator to the first element of the list,
`foldr`

can produce a terminating expression from an infinite list.

For a general `Foldable`

structure this should be semantically identical
to,

foldr f z =`foldr`

f z .`toList`

foldr' :: (a -> b -> b) -> b -> t a -> b Source #

Right-associative fold of a structure, but with strict application of the operator.

foldl :: (b -> a -> b) -> b -> t a -> b Source #

Left-associative fold of a structure.

In the case of lists, `foldl`

, when applied to a binary
operator, a starting value (typically the left-identity of the operator),
and a list, reduces the list using the binary operator, from left to
right:

foldl f z [x1, x2, ..., xn] == (...((z `f` x1) `f` x2) `f`...) `f` xn

Note that to produce the outermost application of the operator the
entire input list must be traversed. This means that `foldl'`

will
diverge if given an infinite list.

Also note that if you want an efficient left-fold, you probably want to
use `foldl'`

instead of `foldl`

. The reason for this is that latter does
not force the "inner" results (e.g. `z `

in the above example)
before applying them to the operator (e.g. to `f`

x1`(`

). This results
in a thunk chain `f`

x2)`O(n)`

elements long, which then must be evaluated from
the outside-in.

For a general `Foldable`

structure this should be semantically identical
to,

foldl f z =`foldl`

f z .`toList`

foldl' :: (b -> a -> b) -> b -> t a -> b Source #

Left-associative fold of a structure but with strict application of the operator.

This ensures that each step of the fold is forced to weak head normal
form before being applied, avoiding the collection of thunks that would
otherwise occur. This is often what you want to strictly reduce a finite
list to a single, monolithic result (e.g. `length`

).

For a general `Foldable`

structure this should be semantically identical
to,

foldl f z =`foldl'`

f z .`toList`

foldr1 :: (a -> a -> a) -> t a -> a Source #

A variant of `foldr`

that has no base case,
and thus may only be applied to non-empty structures.

`foldr1`

f =`foldr1`

f .`toList`

foldl1 :: (a -> a -> a) -> t a -> a Source #

A variant of `foldl`

that has no base case,
and thus may only be applied to non-empty structures.

`foldl1`

f =`foldl1`

f .`toList`

List of elements of a structure, from left to right.

Test whether the structure is empty. The default implementation is optimized for structures that are similar to cons-lists, because there is no general way to do better.

Returns the size/length of a finite structure as an `Int`

. The
default implementation is optimized for structures that are similar to
cons-lists, because there is no general way to do better.

elem :: Eq a => a -> t a -> Bool infix 4 Source #

Does the element occur in the structure?

maximum :: forall a. Ord a => t a -> a Source #

The largest element of a non-empty structure.

minimum :: forall a. Ord a => t a -> a Source #

The least element of a non-empty structure.

sum :: Num a => t a -> a Source #

The `sum`

function computes the sum of the numbers of a structure.

product :: Num a => t a -> a Source #

The `product`

function computes the product of the numbers of a
structure.

# Special biased folds

foldrM :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => (a -> b -> m b) -> b -> t a -> m b Source #

Monadic fold over the elements of a structure, associating to the right, i.e. from right to left.

foldlM :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => (b -> a -> m b) -> b -> t a -> m b Source #

Monadic fold over the elements of a structure, associating to the left, i.e. from left to right.

# Folding actions

## Applicative actions

traverse_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => (a -> f b) -> t a -> f () Source #

Map each element of a structure to an action, evaluate these
actions from left to right, and ignore the results. For a version
that doesn't ignore the results see `traverse`

.

for_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => t a -> (a -> f b) -> f () Source #

sequenceA_ :: (Foldable t, Applicative f) => t (f a) -> f () Source #

Evaluate each action in the structure from left to right, and
ignore the results. For a version that doesn't ignore the results
see `sequenceA`

.

asum :: (Foldable t, Alternative f) => t (f a) -> f a Source #

The sum of a collection of actions, generalizing `concat`

.

## Monadic actions

sequence_ :: (Foldable t, Monad m) => t (m a) -> m () Source #

Evaluate each monadic action in the structure from left to right,
and ignore the results. For a version that doesn't ignore the
results see `sequence`

.

As of base 4.8.0.0, `sequence_`

is just `sequenceA_`

, specialized
to `Monad`

.

# Specialized folds

concat :: Foldable t => t [a] -> [a] Source #

The concatenation of all the elements of a container of lists.

concatMap :: Foldable t => (a -> [b]) -> t a -> [b] Source #

Map a function over all the elements of a container and concatenate the resulting lists.

any :: Foldable t => (a -> Bool) -> t a -> Bool Source #

Determines whether any element of the structure satisfies the predicate.

all :: Foldable t => (a -> Bool) -> t a -> Bool Source #

Determines whether all elements of the structure satisfy the predicate.

maximumBy :: Foldable t => (a -> a -> Ordering) -> t a -> a Source #

The largest element of a non-empty structure with respect to the given comparison function.

minimumBy :: Foldable t => (a -> a -> Ordering) -> t a -> a Source #

The least element of a non-empty structure with respect to the given comparison function.