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== MonadBase == |
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It seems that the liftIO function from MonadIO can be generalized to access whatever the base of a transformer stack happens to be. So there is no need for a liftSTM, liftST, etc. |
It seems that the liftIO function from MonadIO can be generalized to access whatever the base of a transformer stack happens to be. So there is no need for a liftSTM, liftST, etc. |
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− | View [[MonadBase]]. |
+ | View [[New monads/MonadBase]]. |

== MonadLib == |
== MonadLib == |
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− | This is by Iavor S. Diatchki and can be found at http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~diatchki/monadLib/ |
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+ | [[MonadLib]] is written by Iavor S. Diatchki. |
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− | It is a new version of the mtl package with |
+ | It is a new version of the mtl package with base monads: Id, and Lift, and transformers ReaderT, WriterT, StateT, ExceptionT, ChoiceT, and ContT. |

It also defines BaseM which is like MonadBase above. |
It also defines BaseM which is like MonadBase above. |
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+ | == MonadRandom == |
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+ | A simple monad transformer to allow computations in the transformed monad to generate random values. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadRandom]]. |
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+ | ===MonadRandomSplittable=== |
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+ | A refinement of MonadRandom to integrate RandomGen's split function. |
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+ | View at [[New monads/MonadRandomSplittable]] |
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+ | == MaybeT == |
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+ | The Maybe monad deserves a transformer, just like the other classic monads. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MaybeT]]. |
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+ | == MonadSupply == |
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+ | Here is a simple monad/monad transformer for computations which consume values from a (finite or infinite) supply. Note that due to pattern matching, running out of supply in a non-MonadZero monad will cause an error. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadSupply]]. |
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+ | == MonadUndo == |
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+ | Here is a modified state monad transformer for keeping track of undo/redo states automatically. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadUndo]]. |
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+ | == MonadUnique == |
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+ | This is a simple (trivial) monad transformer for supplying unique integer values to an algorithm. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadUnique]]. |
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+ | == MonadSTO == |
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+ | Here's an extension of the ST monad in which the references are ordered and showable (they list their creation index). |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadSTO]]. |
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+ | == MonadNondet == |
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+ | There is a [[Sudoku#Monadic_Non-Deterministic_Solver | MonadNondet]] that when compiled with optimizations outperforms List. |
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+ | == Stateful nondeterminism == |
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+ | There is a [[Stateful nondeterminism]] monad for if you want to do nondeterministic computation with local states for each of your threads and a global state shared by all your threads. |
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+ | == MonadAdvSTM == |
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+ | Here is an extension of STM to easy interaction with IO after committing or retrying. Inspired by Simon P-J. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadAdvSTM]]. |
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+ | == TimedStateT == |
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+ | A monad transformer which combines State, Reader, and Error functionality to give the effect of a StateT monad which checks clock-time and stops the current computation if a period is exceeded. |
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+ | darcs get http://www.mapcar.org/haskell/TimedStateT/ |
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+ | Haddocks: http://www.mapcar.org/haskell/TimedStateT/dist/doc/html/ |
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+ | == MonadExit == |
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+ | The Exit monad provides [[short-circuiting]] for complex program flow logic. |
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+ | If you are using CPS (either explicitly, or in a CPS-based monad such as MonadCont or LogicT) only for this purpose, the Exit monad will likely simplify your program considerably. |
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+ | '''Note:''' Now that a restriction on the Left type has been removed, the standard <hask>Either</hask> type can be used for this purpose. No separate Exit monad is needed anymore. For a monad transformer, use the version of EitherT defined in the [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/either either] package. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadExit|MonadExit]]. |
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+ | == MonadSplit == |
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+ | Represents the class of monads such that |
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+ | <haskell>l == (msplit l >>= \(x,xs) -> return x `mplus` xs)</haskell> |
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+ | In English, msplit is a counterpart to "mplus". |
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+ | Using this, you can redefine many of the functions which previously depended on lists: foldM, scanM, inits, tails, and some derived functions. |
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+ | Note: A more general form of this monad, |
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+ | [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/base/Data-Foldable.html Data.Foldable], is now part of the |
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+ | [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/ standard libraries]. |
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+ | View [[New monads/MonadSplit]]. |
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+ | == Lazy and Strict variants == |
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+ | This section contains monads that have interesting Strict or Lazy properties. |
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+ | === LazyWriterT === |
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+ | This came up on the mailing list: Why is WriterT never lazy? The answer is it does not use lazy patterns with "~". So here is a more useful [[New monads/LazyWriterT]] that add two "~" to the definition of (>>=) and renames WriterT to LazyWriterT. |
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+ | === Strict RWS === |
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+ | This was contribute by John Meacham on on the haskell-cafe mailing list. [[New monads/UnboxedRWS]] is an strict variant of RWS. |
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+ | [[Category:Idioms]] |
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+ | [[Category:Monad]] |
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+ | [[Category:Proposals]] |

## Latest revision as of 09:43, 9 December 2014

## Contents

Remember to add a [ [ Category:Code ] ] tag to any new sub-pages.

## MonadBase

It seems that the liftIO function from MonadIO can be generalized to access whatever the base of a transformer stack happens to be. So there is no need for a liftSTM, liftST, etc.

View New monads/MonadBase.

## MonadLib

MonadLib is written by Iavor S. Diatchki.

It is a new version of the mtl package with base monads: Id, and Lift, and transformers ReaderT, WriterT, StateT, ExceptionT, ChoiceT, and ContT.

It also defines BaseM which is like MonadBase above.

## MonadRandom

A simple monad transformer to allow computations in the transformed monad to generate random values.

View New monads/MonadRandom.

### MonadRandomSplittable

A refinement of MonadRandom to integrate RandomGen's split function.

View at New monads/MonadRandomSplittable

## MaybeT

The Maybe monad deserves a transformer, just like the other classic monads.

View New monads/MaybeT.

## MonadSupply

Here is a simple monad/monad transformer for computations which consume values from a (finite or infinite) supply. Note that due to pattern matching, running out of supply in a non-MonadZero monad will cause an error.

View New monads/MonadSupply.

## MonadUndo

Here is a modified state monad transformer for keeping track of undo/redo states automatically.

View New monads/MonadUndo.

## MonadUnique

This is a simple (trivial) monad transformer for supplying unique integer values to an algorithm.

View New monads/MonadUnique.

## MonadSTO

Here's an extension of the ST monad in which the references are ordered and showable (they list their creation index).

View New monads/MonadSTO.

## MonadNondet

There is a MonadNondet that when compiled with optimizations outperforms List.

## Stateful nondeterminism

There is a Stateful nondeterminism monad for if you want to do nondeterministic computation with local states for each of your threads and a global state shared by all your threads.

## MonadAdvSTM

Here is an extension of STM to easy interaction with IO after committing or retrying. Inspired by Simon P-J.

View New monads/MonadAdvSTM.

## TimedStateT

A monad transformer which combines State, Reader, and Error functionality to give the effect of a StateT monad which checks clock-time and stops the current computation if a period is exceeded.

darcs get http://www.mapcar.org/haskell/TimedStateT/

Haddocks: http://www.mapcar.org/haskell/TimedStateT/dist/doc/html/

## MonadExit

The Exit monad provides short-circuiting for complex program flow logic.

If you are using CPS (either explicitly, or in a CPS-based monad such as MonadCont or LogicT) only for this purpose, the Exit monad will likely simplify your program considerably.

**Note:** Now that a restriction on the Left type has been removed, the standard `Either`

type can be used for this purpose. No separate Exit monad is needed anymore. For a monad transformer, use the version of EitherT defined in the either package.

View MonadExit.

## MonadSplit

Represents the class of monads such that

```
l == (msplit l >>= \(x,xs) -> return x `mplus` xs)
```

In English, msplit is a counterpart to "mplus".

Using this, you can redefine many of the functions which previously depended on lists: foldM, scanM, inits, tails, and some derived functions.

Note: A more general form of this monad, Data.Foldable, is now part of the standard libraries.

View New monads/MonadSplit.

## Lazy and Strict variants

This section contains monads that have interesting Strict or Lazy properties.

### LazyWriterT

This came up on the mailing list: Why is WriterT never lazy? The answer is it does not use lazy patterns with "~". So here is a more useful New monads/LazyWriterT that add two "~" to the definition of (>>=) and renames WriterT to LazyWriterT.

### Strict RWS

This was contribute by John Meacham on on the haskell-cafe mailing list. New monads/UnboxedRWS is an strict variant of RWS.