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  • v1.0.2.2

    June 16, 2020
    • ➕ Adds support for ghc 8.10 & base 4.14. (#376)
  • v1.0.2.1

    June 16, 2020
  • v1.0.2.0

    March 03, 2020
    • ➕ Adds a state operation for the State effect. (#353)

    • ➕ Adds a function reassociating sums leftwards to Control.Effect.Sum. (#354)

    • Inlines inj. (#354)

    • ➕ Adds labelled effects in Control.Effect.Labelled. Labelled effects allow flexible disambiguation and dependency for parametric effects, enabling better type inference, restricted usage, and associated type parameters. (#354)

    • ➕ Adds labelled interface for Reader and State effects in Control.Effect.Reader.Labelled and Control.Effect.State.Labelled. The functions in this interface are identical to their parent effect save that they accept a label parameter as an explicit type argument, suitable for use with an explicit type application; this can clean up code that would otherwise need an invocation of runUnderLabel to associate a labelled operation with its label. (#354)

    • ➕ Adds a sendIO operation for the Lift IO effect. (#360)

    • Inlines the Reader operations. (#347)

  • v1.0.0.1

    February 04, 2020
    • ➕ Adds passthrough Algebra instances for Ap and Alt, allowing the invocation of effects inside these structures without extraneous constructor applications.
  • v1.0.0.0

    November 11, 2019
    • ➕ Adds an Empty effect, modelling nondeterminism without choice (#196).

    • ➕ Adds an EmptyC carrier for Empty. (#196)

    • ➕ Adds a Choose effect, modelling nondeterminism without failure (#198).

    • ➕ Adds a Throw effect, modelling failure with a value. (#247)

    • ➕ Adds a Catch effect which can be used with Throw (or other kinds of failure) to model recoverable failure. (#247)

    • ➕ Adds a oneOf function to Control.Effect.NonDet to provide an idiom for the common case of nondeterministically selecting from a container. (#201)

    • ➕ Adds a foldMapA function to Control.Effect.NonDet mapping containers into nondeterministic computations using a supplied function. (#204)

    • Defines a new Has constraint synonym, conveniently combining Carrier and Member constraints and used for all effect constructors. (#217)

    • 👍 Allows effects to be defined and handled as sums of other effects, while still using the constructors for the component effects. This has been used to redefine NonDet as a sum of Empty and Choose, and Error as a sum of Throw and Catch. (#199, #219, #247)

    • Defines Carrier instances for a number of types in base, including Either, Maybe, [], and IO. (#206)

    • Defines Carrier instances for a number of types in transformers. (#226)

    • Defines an evalFresh handler for Control.Carrier.Strict.FreshC, taking the initial value. (#267)

    Backwards-incompatible changes

    • 💅 Renames the Carrier class to Algebra and its eff method to alg, and moved the responsibilities of Control.Carrier to Control.Algebra. This makes the library more consistent with the literature and encourages a style of naming that focuses on morphisms rather than objects. (#285, #294)

    • 🛠 Fixes unlawful behaviour in the Applicative instance for ErrorC, which had different behaviour between <*> and ap in the presence of a divergent rhs. In order to accomplish this, ErrorC has been defined as a wrapper around Control.Monad.Trans.Except.ExceptT. (#228)

    • 👌 Improves the performance of runInterpret using reflection, changing its signature slightly (#193, h/t @ocharles).

    • ✂ Removes Control.Effect.Random (and the dependencies on random & MonadRandom) in favour of a new fused-effects-random package (#200).

    • ✂ Removes fmap' and handlePure, both deprecated in (#205).

    • Redefines NonDetC as a Church-encoded binary tree instead of a Church-encoded list (#197).

    • ✂ Removes the OnceC carrier for Cull effects, replacing it with the composition of CullC on some other Alternative carrier, e.g. NonDetC (#204).

    • 🚚 Moves all the carriers into their own modules in the Control.Carrier namespace. Several have also been renamed, e.g. the various Trace carriers are all named TraceC within their separate modules, and should be imported qualified if disambiguation is required. This simplifies naming schemes, and ensures that the choice of e.g. strict or lazy carrier is always made consciously and expliclty, instead of defaulting to whichever is exported by the effect module (#204).

    • ✂ Removes the re-export of Member from all carrier modules, re-exporting Has in its place. Has constraints should generally be used instead, and specialist cases can import Control.Effect.Sum for Member. (#217)

    • Redesigns & renames the handlers for church-encoded nondeterminism carriers to standardize naming and usage patterns. (#207)

      • The primary handlers (runChoose, runNonDet, runCut, runCull) take multiple continuations.
      • Handlers which return an Alternative are suffixed with A, e.g. runNonDetA.
      • Handlers which return a Monoid are suffixed with M, e.g. runNonDetM.
      • Handlers which return a Semigroup are suffixed with S, e.g. runChooseS.
    • ✂ Removes InterposeC & runInterpose due to their inefficiency. They can be replaced with use of InterpretC/runInterpret for the desired effect. (#223)

    • ✂ Removes prj from Member, as it was only used in InterposeC (see above), and was generally inadvisable due to its lack of modularity. (#223)

    • ✂ Removes the Resource effect and carrier. Both have been relocated to fused-effects-exceptions. (#268)

    • Redefines Fail as a synonym for Throw String. (#247)

    • ✂ Removes Resumable and its carriers. Both have been relocated to fused-effects-resumable; they can also be usefully and flexibly replaced by arbitrary effects, Lift, and InterpretC. (#269)

    • 🔄 Changes Control.Carrier.Fresh.Strict.runFresh to take and return the initial & final values, respectively, allowing for safer operation. (#267)

    • Removes resetFresh, as it was unsafe. Greater safety and control over the generation of fresh values can be obtained by use of runFresh. (#267)

    • ✂ Removes PureC; Data.Functor.Identity.Identity should be used instead. Note that run is still provided as a convenient synonym for runIdentity. (#307)

    • ✂ Removes the Pure effect. It’s unlikely that this will require changes, as Pure had no operations, but Lift Identity should be used instead. (#307)

    • 👻 Redefines the Lift effect, allowing inner contexts to run actions in outer contexts, e.g. to interoperate with Control.Exception. (#306)

    • ✂ Removes MonadUnliftIO instances as they’ve been subsumed by the new definition of Lift. Additionally, the ReaderT & IdentityT types defined in transformers may be useful. (#306)

  • v0.5.0.1

    September 02, 2019
    • ➕ Adds support for ghc 8.8.1.
  • v0.5.0.0

    July 15, 2019
    • Derives Generic1 instances for all non-existentially-quantified effect datatypes.

    • Derives Foldable & Traversable instances for :+:.

    • Defines MonadFix instances for all of the carriers.

    • Re-exports run, :+:, and Member from Control.Effect.Carrier, reducing the number of imports needed when defining new effects.

    • Re-exports Carrier, Member, and run from the various effect modules, reducing the number of imports needed when using existing effects.

    Backwards-incompatible changes

    • 🚚 Replaces runResource with an equivalent function that uses MonadUnliftIO to select the correct unlifting function (a la withResource, which is removed in favor of runResource).

    • 🔄 Changes the signature of eff from sig m (m a) -> m a to sig m a -> m a, requiring effects to hold m k in their continuation positions instead of merely k. This was done in order to improve interoperability with other presentations of higher-order syntax, e.g. bound; syntax used with bound can now be given HFunctor and Carrier instances.

    To upgrade effects used with previous versions, change any continuations from k to m k. If no existential type variables appear in the effect, you can derive Generic1, and thence HFunctor & Effect instances. Otherwise, implement the required instances by hand. Since continuation positions now occur in m, hmap definitions will have to apply the higher-order function to these as well.

    • ➕ Adds Functor constraints to hmap and Monad constraints to handle, allowing a greater variety of instances to be defined (e.g. for recursively-nested syntax).

    • 0️⃣ Replaces the default definitions of hmap and handle with derivations based on Generic1 instead of Coercible. Therefore, first-order effects wishing to derive these instances will require Generic1 instances, presumably derived using -XDeriveGeneric.

    • 🚚 Moves send from Control.Effect.Sum to Control.Effect.Carrier. Likewise removes the re-export of send from Control.Effect.

    • 🗄 Deprecates fmap' in favour of fmap.

    • 🗄 Deprecates handlePure in favour of hmap.

  • v0.4.0.0

    May 13, 2019

    Backwards-incompatible changes

    • ✂ Removes APIs deprecated in, including Eff, interpret, ret, and the handle* family of helper functions.

    Other changes

    • ➕ Adds the ability to derive default instances of HFunctor and Effect for first-order effects, using the -XDeriveAnyClass extension.
    • ➕ Adds a generic Interpose effect that enables arbitrary "eavesdropping" on other effects.
  • v0.3.1.0

    April 24, 2019
    • 👌 Improved speed of Reader, State, Writer, and Pure effects by defining and inlining auxiliary Applicative methods.
    • ➕ Adds runInterpret & runInterpretState handlers in Control.Effect.Interpret as a convenient way to experiment with effect handlers without defining a new carrier type and Carrier instance. Such handlers are somewhat less efficient than custom Carriers, but allow for a smooth upgrade path when more efficiency is required.
    • ➕ Added unliftio-core as a dependency so as to provide a blessed API for unlift-style effects and a solution to the cubic-caller problem.
  • v0.3.0.0

    March 28, 2019

    Backwards-incompatible changes

    • ➕ Adds Monad as a superclass of Carrier, obviating the need for a lot of constraints, and Monad instances for all carrier types. This is a backwards-incompatible change, as any carriers users have defined now require Monad instances. Note that in many cases carriers can be composed out of existing carriers and monad transformers, and thus these instances can often be derived using -XGeneralizedNewtypeDeriving. We also recommend compiling with -Wredundant-constraints as many of these can now be removed.
    • Replaces AltC with a new carrier, NonDetC, based on Ralf Hinze’s work in Deriving Backtracking Monad Transformers. This is a backwards-incompatible change. AltC was equivalent to the ListT monad transformer, and had the same well-known limitation to commutative monads. Therefore, the elimination of Eff required a more durable approach.
    • ✂ Removes Branch. This is a backwards-incompatible change, but was necessitated by the difficulty of implementing correct Applicative & Monad instances for carriers which used it. Carriers which were employing Branch internally should be reimplemented using NonDetC or a similar approach; see CutC and CullC for examples.
    • 📇 Renames Control.Effect.Void, Void, and VoidC to Control.Effect.Pure, Pure, and PureC respectively. This is a backwards-incompatible change for code mentioning VoidC; it should be updated to reference PureC instead.

    🗄 Deprecations

    • 👀 Eff and interpret, in favour of computing directly in the carriers. This enables the compiler to perform significant optimizations; see the benchmarks for details. Handlers can simply remove the Eff wrapping the carrier type & any use of interpret. As above, we also recommend compiling with -Wredundant-constraints as many of these can now be removed.
    • ret, in favor of pure or return.
    • handleEither, handleReader, handleState, handleSum, and handleTraversable in favour of composing carrier types directly. Carriers can be composed from other carriers and eff defined with handleCoercible; and other definitions can use handlePure & handle directly.

    🚀 All deprecated APIs will be removed in the next release.

    Other changes

    • ➕ Adds a lazy State carrier in Control.Effect.State.Lazy
    • Rewrites CutC using an approach related to NonDetC, with the addition of a continuation to distinguish empty from cutfail.
    • Rewrites CullC using ListC and ReaderC.
    • 🚚 Moves OnceC from Control.Effect.NonDet to Control.Effect.Cull to avoid cyclic dependencies.
    • ➕ Adds a runCutAll handler for Cut effects, returning a collection of all results.