This package provides the notion that is categorically dual to
Functor is one that you can push any functor inside of.
distribute :: (Functor f, Distributive g) => f (g a) -> g (f a)
Compare this with the corresponding Traversable notion,
sequenceA :: (Applicative f, Traversable g) => g (f a) -> f (g a)
This package includes instances for common types, and includes other methods similar to
traverse which fuse the use of
We only require
Functor rather than some dual notion to
Applicative, because the latter cannot meaningfully exist in Haskell
since all comonoids there are trivial.
Contributions and bug reports are welcome!
Please feel free to contact me through github or on the #haskell IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.
Distributiveinstances for datatypes from
- A more elegant fix for builds on GHC 7.2
- Fix builds on GHC 7.2
- Added flags for removing some dependencies.
doctestswhen building to non-standard locations (such as when using
- Fixed builds with older versions of GHC
Control.Monad.Instancesis deprecated in GHC 7.8. Don’t import it there.
- Added support for
- Minor documentation fix
- Added instances for
transformers0.3, taking them from
transformers-compatif necessary for