Copyright | (c) Andy Gill 2001 (c) Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology 2001 |
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License | BSD-style (see the file LICENSE) |

Maintainer | R.Paterson@city.ac.uk |

Stability | experimental |

Portability | portable |

Safe Haskell | Safe |

Language | Haskell2010 |

Class of monads based on `IO`

.

# Documentation

class Monad m => MonadIO m where Source #

Monads in which `IO`

computations may be embedded.
Any monad built by applying a sequence of monad transformers to the
`IO`

monad will be an instance of this class.

Instances should satisfy the following laws, which state that `liftIO`

is a transformer of monads:

liftIO :: IO a -> m a Source #

Lift a computation from the `IO`

monad.
This allows us to run IO computations in any monadic stack, so long as it supports these kinds of operations
(i.e. `IO`

is the base monad for the stack).

### Example

import Control.Monad.Trans.State -- from the "transformers" library printState :: Show s => StateT s IO () printState = do state <- get liftIO $ print state

Had we omitted

, we would have ended up with this error:`liftIO`

• Couldn't match type ‘IO’ with ‘StateT s IO’ Expected type: StateT s IO () Actual type: IO ()

The important part here is the mismatch between `StateT s IO ()`

and

.`IO`

()

Luckily, we know of a function that takes an

and returns an `IO`

a`(m a)`

:

,
enabling us to run the program and see the expected results:`liftIO`

> evalStateT printState "hello" "hello" > evalStateT printState 3 3