[Haskell-cafe] more gtk help
allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 07:17:39 CEST 2013
On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM, <briand at aracnet.com> wrote:
> fooBar =
> do putStrLn "foo"
> return True
> so then I thought, aha!, all I need to do is understand the type of
> "return True" and all will be revealed to me. Well, it's this:
> (GHC.Ptr.Ptr Gtk.EExpose) IO Bool
> just like the error message says.
> Still don't know what that's supposed to be. I'm having trouble tracking
In this case, all you need to know is the Control.Monad.Trans part and the
IO underneath; this tells you that you can use `lift` and possibly `liftIO`
to get at the IO.
fooBar = do
liftIO $ putStrLn "foo"
If `liftIO` complains about a missing MonadIO instance, file a bug :) but
you can also get there by using `lift` to reach it; in this case you only
need it once, but for more deeply nested transformers you may need it
multiple times (e.g. `lift . lift . lift $ putStrLn "foo"` for a stack of 3
transformers over IO).
brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates
allbery.b at gmail.com ballbery at sinenomine.net
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