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It’s functions all the way down


This library provides a data structure, a “Registry”, to control the creation of functions from other functions. You can use this technique to:

You can watch a video presenting the main ideas behind the library here.

The following sections introduce in more details the problem that this library is addressing, the concepts behind the solution and various use-cases which can arise on real projects:

  1. what is the problem?
  2. the concept of a Registry and the resolution algorithm
  3. how does this compare to monad transformers and effects?


  1. tutorial: use a Registry to create applications and define components
  2. use a Registry to compose Hedgehog generators
  3. workshop: implement your own simplified registry and understand the basic concepts behind it


  1. how to install this library?
  2. how to do mocking?
  3. how to specialize some values in some contexts?
  4. how to control effects occurring when creating a component (like a connection pool)?
  5. how to allocate resources which must be finalized?
  6. how to extract a dot graph from the registry in an application?
  7. how to interact with a library using monad transformers?
  8. how to remove boilerplate due to parameter passing?
  9. how to create a typeclass from a record of functions?
  10. how to read type errors?

Reference guides

  1. main operators and functions
  2. implementation notes