[Haskell-cafe] Implementation of Non-Deterministic State Machine
Iavor Diatchki
iavor.diatchki at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 13:28:02 EST 2005
Hello,
You could look at the implementation of backtracking tarnsformer
(BackT) in my monad library:
http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~diatchki/monadLib/
The version there is written in continuation passing style so it may
be a tad confusing at first.
Another (similar in principle) implementation is like this:
> module BackT where
>
> import Monad(MonadPlus(..))
>
> newtype BackT m a = B { unB :: m (Answer m a) }
> data Answer m a = Fail | Done a | Choice (BackT m a) (BackT m a)
>
> instance Monad m => Monad (BackT m) where
> return a = B (return (Done a))
> B m >>= k = B (do x <- m
> case x of
> Fail -> return Fail
> Done a -> unB (k a)
> Choice m1 m2 -> return (Choice (m1 >>= k) (m2 >>= k))
> )
>
> lift :: Monad m => m a -> BackT m a
> lift m = B (do x <- m
> return (Done x))
>
> instance Monad m => MonadPlus (BackT m) where
> mzero = B (return Fail)
> mplus m1 m2 = B (return (Choice m1 m2))
Then you can write different tarversal schemas that perform the
effects in different ways, e.g. find all answers in breadth first
manner, or find one answer in depth first manner, etc.
-Iavor
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:58:48 +0200, Pierre Barbier de Reuille
<pierre.barbier at cirad.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> As an exercice to learn monadic programming, I programmed a
> Non-Deterministic State Machine. I extended the exercice to include the
> deterministic "cut" function, exactly as the one existing in Prolog.
> That means I defined an evalutaion frame, and if the machine evaluates a
> "cut", that means no other alternatives are to be evaluated in the
> inner-most frame. In Prolog, each predicates defines also a frame.
>
> To further extend my experiment, I wanted to implement my State Machine
> as a Monad Transformer. But there, even if it's working, I cannot
> anymore work with infinite choice points :(
>
> So I was looking for some existing implementation, to try understand
> what I did and even if it is possible.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Pierre
>
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