[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: iterIO-0.1 - iteratee-based IO with pipe operators

Mario Blažević blamario at acanac.net
Sat May 7 04:44:23 CEST 2011

On 11-05-06 09:58 PM, dm-list-haskell-cafe at scs.stanford.edu wrote:
> At Fri, 06 May 2011 21:27:21 -0400,
> Mario Blažević wrote:
>>> I'd been thinking about using the terms Source and Sink, but Source is
>>> very overloaded, and "SinkSource" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue
>>> or evoke a particularly helpful intuition.
>>       The SCC package happens to use Source and Sink names as well. They
>> are used not for coroutines directly, but instead for references to
>> coroutines of the appropriate type. Every consumer thus owns a Source
>> from which it fetches its input, and that Source is always bound to
>> another coroutine that yields those values through a Sink. Source and
>> Sink are a passive handle to a Producer and Consumer. I may be
>> subjective, but I find this use of the terms very fitting.
> You mean fitting for references to coroutines, or fitting for the
> replacement names for Enumerator/Iteratee?

     The former, unfortunately. As I said, the most usual name for the 
Enumerator concept would be Generator. That term is already used in 
several languages to signify this kind of restricted coroutine. I'm not 
aware of any good alternative naming for Iteratee.

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