Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of PatternSynonyms
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 Jun 12, 2011 10:14:44 AM (6 years ago)
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v2 v3 52 52 Pattern synonyms can be exported and imported by mentioning the ''conid'' in the export/import list. Note that this suffers from the same constructor vs type confusion that already exists in `hiding` list, i.e., given the mention of a ''conid'' you cannot tell if it refers to a constructor or a type. 53 53 54 You may also give a type signature for a pattern, but as with most other type signatures in Haskell it is optional: 55 56 `pattern` ''conid'' `::` ''type'' 57 58 E.g. 59 {{{ 60 pattern Arrow :: Type > Type > Type 61 pattern Arrow t1 t2 = App ">" [t1, t2] 62 }}} 63 54 64 == Pattern only synonyms == 55 65 The simple patterns synonyms are restricted to having a right hand side that is also a valid expression. … … 68 78 third (ThirdElem a) = a 69 79 third _ = error "No third" 80 70 81 fcn :: (Int, (Int, Int)) 71 82 fcn (LazySecond x (y, z)) = if x == 0 then 0 else y+z … … 75 86 third (_:_:a:_) = a 76 87 third _ = error "No third" 88 77 89 fcn :: (Int, (Int, Int)) 78 fcn (x ~(y, z)) = if x == 0 then 0 else y+z90 fcn (x, ~(y, z)) = if x == 0 then 0 else y+z 79 91 }}} 80 92 93 Together with ViewPatternsAlternative we can now create patterns that look like regular patterns to match on existing (perhaps abstract) types in new ways. 94 {{{ 95 pattern Plus1 n ~ n1  let n = n11, n >= 0 81 96 82 == Bidirectional synonyms == 97 fac 0 = 0 98 fac (Plus1 n) = (n+1) * fac n 99 }}} 100 Note that the right hand side of `Plus1` binds `n1` and `n`, but since only `n` is mentioned on the left hand side it is the only variable that gets bound when `Plus1` is used. 101 102 == Bidirectional pattern synonyms == 103 What if you want to use `Plus1` from the earlier example in an expression. 104 It's clearly impossible since its expansion is a pattern that has no meaning as an expression. 105 Nevertheless, if we want to make what looks like constructors for a type we will often want to use them in both patterns and expressions. 106 This is the rational for the most complicated synonyms, the bidirectional ones. They provide two expansions, one for patterns and one for expressions. 107 108 `pattern` ''conid'' ''varid,,1,,'' ... ''varid,,n,,'' `~` ''pat'' `where` ''cfunlhs'' ''rhs'' 109 110 where ''cfunlhs'' is like ''funlhs'', except that the functions symbol is a ''conid'' instead of a ''varid''. 111 112 Example: 113 {{{ 114 pattern Plus1 n ~ n1  let n = n11, n >= 0 where 115 Plus1 n = n + 1 116 }}} 117 The first part as is before and describes the expansion of the synonym in patterns, whereas the second describes the expansion in expressions. 118 119 {{{ 120 fac 0 = 0 121 fac (Plus1 n) = Plus1 n * fac n 122 }}}