transformers-0.4.1.0: Concrete functor and monad transformers

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Description

Delimited continuation operators are taken from Kenichi Asai and Oleg Kiselyov's tutorial at CW 2011, "Introduction to programming with shift and reset" (http://okmij.org/ftp/continuations/#tutorial).

Synopsis

type Cont r = ContT r IdentitySource

Continuation monad. `Cont r a` is a CPS computation that produces an intermediate result of type `a` within a CPS computation whose final result type is `r`.

The `return` function simply creates a continuation which passes the value on.

The `>>=` operator adds the bound function into the continuation chain.

cont :: ((a -> r) -> r) -> Cont r aSource

Construct a continuation-passing computation from a function. (The inverse of `runCont`)

Arguments

 :: Cont r a continuation computation (`Cont`). -> (a -> r) the final continuation, which produces the final result (often `id`). -> r

The result of running a CPS computation with a given final continuation. (The inverse of `cont`)

evalCont :: Cont r r -> rSource

The result of running a CPS computation with the identity as the final continuation.

• ``evalCont` (`return` x) = x`

mapCont :: (r -> r) -> Cont r a -> Cont r aSource

Apply a function to transform the result of a continuation-passing computation.

• ``runCont` (`mapCont` f m) = f . `runCont` m`

withCont :: ((b -> r) -> a -> r) -> Cont r a -> Cont r bSource

Apply a function to transform the continuation passed to a CPS computation.

• ``runCont` (`withCont` f m) = `runCont` m . f`

## Delimited continuations

reset :: Cont r r -> Cont r' rSource

`reset m` delimits the continuation of any `shift` inside `m`.

• ``reset` (`return` m) = `return` m`

shift :: ((a -> r) -> Cont r r) -> Cont r aSource

`shift f` captures the continuation up to the nearest enclosing `reset` and passes it to `f`:

• ``reset` (`shift` f >>= k) = `reset` (f (`evalCont` . k))`

newtype ContT r m a Source

Constructors

 ContT FieldsrunContT :: (a -> m r) -> m r

Instances

evalContT :: Monad m => ContT r m r -> m rSource

The result of running a CPS computation with `return` as the final continuation.

• ``evalContT` (`lift` m) = m`

mapContT :: (m r -> m r) -> ContT r m a -> ContT r m aSource

Apply a function to transform the result of a continuation-passing computation.

• ``runContT` (`mapContT` f m) = f . `runContT` m`

withContT :: ((b -> m r) -> a -> m r) -> ContT r m a -> ContT r m bSource

Apply a function to transform the continuation passed to a CPS computation.

• ``runContT` (`withContT` f m) = `runContT` m . f`

callCC :: ((a -> ContT r m b) -> ContT r m a) -> ContT r m aSource

`callCC` (call-with-current-continuation) calls its argument function, passing it the current continuation. It provides an escape continuation mechanism for use with continuation monads. Escape continuations one allow to abort the current computation and return a value immediately. They achieve a similar effect to `throwE` and `catchE` within an `ExceptT` monad. The advantage of this function over calling `return` is that it makes the continuation explicit, allowing more flexibility and better control.

The standard idiom used with `callCC` is to provide a lambda-expression to name the continuation. Then calling the named continuation anywhere within its scope will escape from the computation, even if it is many layers deep within nested computations.

## Delimited continuations

resetT :: Monad m => ContT r m r -> ContT r' m rSource

`resetT m` delimits the continuation of any `shiftT` inside `m`.

• ``resetT` (`lift` m) = `lift` m`

shiftT :: Monad m => ((a -> m r) -> ContT r m r) -> ContT r m aSource

`shiftT f` captures the continuation up to the nearest enclosing `resetT` and passes it to `f`:

• ``resetT` (`shiftT` f >>= k) = `resetT` (f (`evalContT` . k))`

# Lifting other operations

liftLocal :: Monad m => m r' -> ((r' -> r') -> m r -> m r) -> (r' -> r') -> ContT r m a -> ContT r m aSource

`liftLocal ask local` yields a `local` function for `ContT r m`.