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Programming language: Haskell
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
Tags: Data Structures    
Latest version: v2.0.0.0

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Types that are parametric on unary type-constructors that control their shapes are like Barbies that can wear different clothes to become a different doll. This is a common Haskell-idiom. E.g.,


data Person f
  = Person
      { name :: f String
      , age  :: f Int
      }

b1 :: Person Last       -- Barbie with a monoid structure
b2 :: Person (Const a)  -- container Barbie
b3 :: Person Identity   -- Barbie's new clothes

This package provides basic classes and abstractions to work with these types and easily transform them. See the docs to learn more.

  • barbies-th: Use Template Haskell to derive barbie-types from declarations that look like normal types.
  • higgledy: Use Generics to give a barbie-type interface to a normal type.
  • harg: Program-configuration (from command-line arguments, environment variables, configuration files, etc) via barbie-types