[Haskell-cafe] Does this function have a name?

Paul Brauner polux2001 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 08:07:28 UTC 2017

Hi John,

this is a nice way of expressing it! I was hoping there would be some more
fundamental function that I would have missed though. By fundamental I mean
that I was hoping there was some function of a "core" typeclass like
Alternative that I had missed that was a general case of my function.
Thanks anyway, I learned about lens' partsOf :)


On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 11:20 PM John Wiegley <johnw at newartisans.com> wrote:

> >>>>> "PB" == Paul Brauner <polux2001 at gmail.com> writes:
> PB> Oops, there's a free variable in there, let me fix it:
> PB> first f [] = Nothing
> PB> first f (x:xs) = fmap (:xs) (f x) <|> fmap (x:) (first f xs)
> If you break up the test from the modification (instead of fusing the
> operation into 'f'), this sort of thing becomes quite easy to express
> using lens:
>   [1..10] & partsOf (traverse.filtered (>2))._head +~ 3
> If the list has no elements >2, the operation is a no-op.
> --
> John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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