ghc-prim-0.10.0: GHC primitives
Copyright(c) The University of Glasgow 2001
LicenseBSD-style (see the file libraries/ghc-prim/LICENSE)
Portabilitynon-portable (GHC extensions)
Safe HaskellTrustworthy



The tuple data types

Users should not import this module. It is GHC internal only.



data Solo a Source #

Solo is the canonical lifted 1-tuple, just like (,) is the canonical lifted 2-tuple (pair) and (,,) is the canonical lifted 3-tuple (triple).

The most important feature of Solo is that it is possible to force its "outside" (usually by pattern matching) without forcing its "inside", because it is defined as a datatype rather than a newtype. One situation where this can be useful is when writing a function to extract a value from a data structure. Suppose you write an implementation of arrays and offer only this function to index into them:

index :: Array a -> Int -> a

Now imagine that someone wants to extract a value from an array and store it in a lazy-valued finite map/dictionary:

insert "hello" (arr index 12) m

This can actually lead to a space leak. The value is not actually extracted from the array until that value (now buried in a map) is forced. That means the entire array may be kept live by just that value! Often, the solution is to use a strict map, or to force the value before storing it, but for some purposes that's undesirable.

One common solution is to include an indexing function that can produce its result in an arbitrary Applicative context:

indexA :: Applicative f => Array a -> Int -> f a

When using indexA in a pure context, Solo serves as a handy Applicative functor to hold the result. You could write a non-leaky version of the above example thus:

case arr indexA 12 of
  Solo a -> insert "hello" a m

While such simple extraction functions are the most common uses for unary tuples, they can also be useful for fine-grained control of strict-spined data structure traversals, and for unifying the implementations of lazy and strict mapping functions.


MkSolo a 

Bundled Patterns

pattern Solo :: a -> Solo a

Deprecated: The Solo constructor has been renamed to MkSolo to avoid punning.


Instances details
Eq a => Eq (a) Source # 
Instance details

Defined in GHC.Classes


(==) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

(/=) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

Ord a => Ord (a) Source # 
Instance details

Defined in GHC.Classes


compare :: (a) -> (a) -> Ordering Source #

(<) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

(<=) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

(>) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

(>=) :: (a) -> (a) -> Bool Source #

max :: (a) -> (a) -> (a) Source #

min :: (a) -> (a) -> (a) Source #