[Haskell-cafe] Looking for feedback on my attempt at a tree construction edsl
Antoine Latter
aslatter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 21:57:09 CET 2011
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Edward Kmett <ekmett at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you add an instance of IsString to handle leaf construction you can get
> it down to
> "Fruits" +> do
> "Apple"
> "Mango"
> "Arbitrary" +> do
> "1"
> "..."
> But I also don't see the point of doing this in a monad.
Having it in a monad has the same benefit as blaze-html being built in
a monad: the square braces and comas for the list are gone. Although
it does leave you with an awkward type parameter hanging around.
And the same as the Binary Put monad vs. the Binary Builder type.
I prefer the monoid interface vs. the monad interface to both of
these, but I can see the appeal.
Antoine
> -Edward
>
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Yves Parès <limestrael at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> You could turn 'insertSubTree' into and operator, and shorten "insertLeaf"
>>
>> createTree = do
>> "Fruits" +> do
>> leaf "Apple"
>> leaf "Mango
>> "Arbitrary" +> do
>> leaf "1"
>> -- and so on...
>>
>> It's a little bit more concise.
>> But I fail to see the use of TreeContext being an instance of Monad.
>>
>> 2011/3/22 C K Kashyap <ckkashyap at gmail.com>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> With my "edsl", one can describe a tree like this -
>>> import TreeEdsl
>>> import Data.Tree
>>> createTree :: TreeContext String ()
>>> createTree = do
>>> insertSubTree "Fruits" $ do
>>> insertLeaf "Apple"
>>> insertLeaf "Mango"
>>> insertSubTree "Arbitrary" $ do
>>> insertSubTree "Numbers" $ do
>>> insertLeaf "1"
>>> insertLeaf "2"
>>> insertLeaf "3"
>>> insertSubTree "Letters" $ do
>>> insertLeaf "A"
>>> insertLeaf "B"
>>> insertLeaf "C"
>>> return ()
>>> main = do
>>> tree <- process "root" createTree
>>> putStrLn (drawTree (fmap show tree))
>>> return ()
>>>
>>> and get a tree like this -
>>> "root"
>>> |
>>> +- "Arbitrary"
>>> | |
>>> | +- "Letters"
>>> | | |
>>> | | +- "C"
>>> | | |
>>> | | +- "B"
>>> | | |
>>> | | `- "A"
>>> | |
>>> | `- "Numbers"
>>> | |
>>> | +- "3"
>>> | |
>>> | +- "2"
>>> | |
>>> | `- "1"
>>> |
>>> `- "Fruits"
>>> |
>>> +- "Mango"
>>> |
>>> `- "Apple"
>>>
>>> My code is here
>>>
>>> https://github.com/ckkashyap/LearningPrograms/blob/master/Haskell/edsl/TreeEdsl.hs
>>> I'd appreciate your feedback on this. Does this qualify to be a edsl?
>>> Regards,
>>> Kashyap
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