[Haskell-cafe] Enumerators, Enumeratees and Iterators
Dmitry Olshansky
olshanskydr at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 15:58:40 CEST 2011
If I've understood it correctly, "concurrent" is similar to functions
discussed here:
http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2011-April/091474.html
and here
http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2011-January/088319.html
2011/6/28 Ertugrul Soeylemez <es at ertes.de>
> Sævar Berg <s.b.saevarsson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The first question is, I think, to be solved with enumeratees but I can't
> > really grok how.
> > Let's say I have an iteratee that consumes all input. Is it possible to
> > implement an enumeratee or something else to stick between the enumerator
> > and the iteratee to basically modify the input to the iteratee to only be
> a
> > part of the input?
>
> Yes, this is an enumeratee. An enumeratee is neither a data producder
> nor a consumer. It is an iteratee, which feeds another iteratee with
> input based on its own input, so it acts like a kind of map operation.
>
>
> > enumFile "someFile" && printFileLines -- prints file with prepended line
> > numbers
> > enumFile "someFile" ?? onlyGet10Lines && printFileLines -- print only 10
> > lines
>
> In fact an enumeratee can split the input stream into lines. Another
> one can zip the stream with a list. A final one can take 10 lines from
> the stream. The code would look like this (in the 'enumerator'
> package):
>
> enumFile "myFile.txt" $$
> lines =$
> zipWithList [1..] =$
> take 10 =$
> printLines
>
> where
>
> lines :: Monad m => Enumeratee Text Text m b
> zipWithList :: Monad m => [a'] -> Enumeratee a (a, a') m b
> take :: Monad m => Int -> Enumeratee a a m b
> printLines :: MonadIO m => Iteratee (Int, Text) m ()
>
> This is how I would do it.
>
>
> > The second question could actually have an application in the server
> > I'm writing. I was wondering if it was possible to write
> > iteratees/enumerators that would only generate/consume when a certain
> > something was the next chunk to be processed?
>
> You want concurrent iteratees here. As far as I know in the
> 'enumerator' package there is no builtin way to do it (you may be
> luckier in the 'iteratee' package, but I don't know). However, I think
> it should be possible to write a 'concurrent' function, if the iteratees
> in question all have the same input type:
>
> concurrent :: Monad m => [Step a m b] -> Iteratee a m [b]
>
> A version, which doesn't collect the results is probably much easier to
> write:
>
> concurrent_ :: Monad m => [Step a m b] -> Iteratee a m ()
>
>
> Greets,
> Ertugrul
>
>
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