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Description

Template Haskell supports quasiquoting, which permits users to construct program fragments by directly writing concrete syntax. A quasiquoter is essentially a function with takes a string to a Template Haskell AST. This module defines the QuasiQuoter datatype, which specifies a quasiquoter q which can be invoked using the syntax [q| ... string to parse ... |] when the QuasiQuotes language extension is enabled, and some utility functions for manipulating quasiquoters. Nota bene: this package does not define any parsers, that is up to you.

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# Documentation

The QuasiQuoter type, a value q of this type can be used in the syntax [q| ... string to parse ...|]. In fact, for convenience, a QuasiQuoter actually defines multiple quasiquoters to be used in different splice contexts; if you are only interested in defining a quasiquoter to be used for expressions, you would define a QuasiQuoter with only quoteExp, and leave the other fields stubbed out with errors.

Constructors

 QuasiQuoter FieldsquoteExp :: String -> Q ExpQuasi-quoter for expressions, invoked by quotes like lhs = $[q|...]quotePat :: String -> Q PatQuasi-quoter for patterns, invoked by quotes like f$[q|...] = rhsquoteType :: String -> Q TypeQuasi-quoter for types, invoked by quotes like f :: \$[q|...]quoteDec :: String -> Q [Dec]Quasi-quoter for declarations, invoked by top-level quotes

quoteFile takes a QuasiQuoter and lifts it into one that read the data out of a file. For example, suppose asmq is an assembly-language quoter, so that you can write [asmq| ld r1, r2 |] as an expression. Then if you define asmq_f = quoteFile asmq, then the quote [asmq_f|foo.s|] will take input from file "foo.s" instead of the inline text

# For backwards compatibility

dataToQa :: forall a k q. Data a => (Name -> k) -> (Lit -> Q q) -> (k -> [Q q] -> Q q) -> (forall b. Data b => b -> Maybe (Q q)) -> a -> Q q Source #

dataToQa is an internal utility function for constructing generic conversion functions from types with Data instances to various quasi-quoting representations. See the source of dataToExpQ and dataToPatQ for two example usages: mkCon, mkLit and appQ are overloadable to account for different syntax for expressions and patterns; antiQ allows you to override type-specific cases, a common usage is just const Nothing, which results in no overloading.

dataToExpQ :: Data a => (forall b. Data b => b -> Maybe (Q Exp)) -> a -> Q Exp Source #

dataToExpQ converts a value to a 'Q Exp' representation of the same value, in the SYB style. It is generalized to take a function override type-specific cases; see liftData for a more commonly used variant.

dataToPatQ :: Data a => (forall b. Data b => b -> Maybe (Q Pat)) -> a -> Q Pat Source #

dataToPatQ converts a value to a 'Q Pat' representation of the same value, in the SYB style. It takes a function to handle type-specific cases, alternatively, pass const Nothing to get default behavior.