[Haskell-cafe] GADTs and Exponentiated Functors

Daniel Filonik d.filonik at hdr.qut.edu.au
Sun Mar 6 17:13:36 UTC 2016

I started out using TypeLits, but I was running into problems with GHC's solver along these lines:


However, I would not rule out the possibility that this was due to misuse my behalf. If you know a way to make it work, that would be exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for!

Also, I'd be curious if it is possible to write an instance of the general NFunctor for NList (which does not require explicit type annotations to work):

class NFunctor t (m :: Peano) (n :: Peano) where
  pmap' :: (t (Succ m) a -> t m b) -> t (Succ n) a -> t n b
  zmap' :: (t m a -> t m b) -> t n a -> t n b
  smap' :: (t m a -> t (Succ m) b) -> t n a -> t (Succ n) b



From: amindfv at gmail.com <amindfv at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 7, 2016 2:38 AM
To: Daniel Filonik
Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] GADTs and Exponentiated Functors

Interesting! What's the reason you redefine the Piano numbers and hide the import of the ones from GHC. TypeLits?


El 6 mar 2016, a las 07:11, Daniel Filonik <d.filonik at hdr.qut.edu.au<mailto:d.filonik at hdr.qut.edu.au>> escribió:


I have been recently playing around with GADTs, using them to keep track of how many times a functor has been applied. This provides a solution to what seems to be a long standing problem, summarized here:


If the nesting depth is part of the type, it is possible to apply fmap automatically as needed. This allows you to write fairly elegant expressions like:

data Person = Person { name :: String, age :: Integer, gender :: String, status :: String } deriving Show

let persons = fromList' [Person {name="Alice", age=20, gender="F", status="Good"}, Person {name="Bob", age=18, gender="M", status="Good"}, Person {name="Chuck", age=16, gender="M", status="Bad"}] :: NList N1 Person

persons `select` age

-- [20,18,16]

persons `groupby` gender `select` age

-- [[20],[18,16]]

persons `groupby` gender `groupby` status `select` age

-- [[[20]],[[18],[16]]]

Note that "`select` age" works regardless of nesting depth. You can also append or remove nesting levels:

persons `groupby` gender `select` age `produce` (\x -> [0..x])

-- [[[0..20]],[[0..18],[0..16]]]

persons `groupby` gender `reduce` (sumof age)

-- [20, 34]

Would this kind of thing be of interest? The code is here:


Please feel free to suggest improvements.



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