[Haskell-cafe] Typed TH

oleg at okmij.org oleg at okmij.org
Fri Dec 19 04:58:46 UTC 2014

Typed meta-programming has a very rich history. For a good overview of
various approaches and main problems, please see the Related work
section of the following paper


There is a special subsection on Typed TH. (The version of that paper
with minor revisions will be uploaded in two-three months).

The main problems are how to ensure hygiene in the presence of effects,
and how to generate polymorphic bindings (let-bindings). Both problems
have been essentially solved. (The solution to the second problem has
been presented at small meetings so far). The paper explains the
combinator library to generate TH code that is ensured to be
well-typed, *by construction*. The library permits arbitrary monadic
effects. There is no Q monad since it turns out not necessary.

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