Portability | non-portable (class-associated types) |
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Stability | experimental |

Maintainer | Edward Kmett <ekmett@gmail.com> |

A `Monoidal`

category is a category with an associated biendofunctor that has an identity,
which satisfies Mac Lane''s pentagonal and triangular coherence conditions
Technically we usually say that category is `Monoidal`

, but since
most interesting categories in our world have multiple candidate bifunctors that you can
use to enrich their structure, we choose here to think of the bifunctor as being
monoidal. This lets us reuse the same `Bifunctor`

over different categories without
painful newtype wrapping.

- type family Id k p :: *
- class Associative k p => Monoidal k p where
- class Disassociative k p => Comonoidal k p where

# Documentation

Denotes that we have some reasonable notion of `Identity`

for a particular `Bifunctor`

in this `Category`

. This
notion is currently used by both `Monoidal`

and `Comonoidal`

class Associative k p => Monoidal k p whereSource

class Disassociative k p => Comonoidal k p whereSource

A comonoidal category satisfies the dual form of the triangle identities

first idr = disassociate . second idl second idl = disassociate . first idr

This type class is also (ab)used for the inverse operations needed for a strict (co)monoidal category.
A strict (co)monoidal category is one that is both `Monoidal`

and `Comonoidal`

and satisfies the following laws:

idr . coidr = id idl . coidl = id coidl . idl = id coidr . idr = id

Comonoidal (->) Either | |

Comonoidal (->) (,) |