{- $Id: AFRPEvent.hs,v 1.17 2003/12/19 15:31:50 henrik Exp $
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* A F R P *
* *
* Module: AFRPEvent *
* Purpose: Definition of AFRP Event type. *
* Authors: Antony Courtney and Henrik Nilsson *
* *
* Copyright (c) Yale University, 2003 *
* *
******************************************************************************
-}
-- Note on naming conventions used in this module.
--
-- Names here might have to be rethought. It's really a bit messy.
-- In general, the aim has been short and convenient names (like "tag",
-- "attach", "lMerge") and thus we have tried to stay away from suffixing/
-- prefixing conventions. E.g. "Event" as a common suffix would be very
-- verbose.
--
-- However, part of the names come from a desire to stay close to similar
-- functions for the Maybe type. e.g. "event", "fromEvent", "isEvent".
-- In many cases, this use of "Event" can could understood to refer to the
-- *constructor* "Event", not to the type name "Event". Thus this use of
-- event should not be seen as a suffixing-with-type-name convention. But
-- that is obviously not easy to see, and, more over, interpreting "Event"
-- as the name of the type might make equally good or better sense. E.g.
-- "fromEvent" can also be seen as a function taking an event signal,
-- which is a *partial* function on time, to a normal signal. The latter is
-- then undefined when the source event function is undefined.
--
-- In other cases, it has been necessary to somehow stay out of the way of
-- names used by the prelude or other commonly imported modules/modules
-- which could be expected to be used heavily in AFRP code. In those cases
-- a suffix "E" have been added. Examples are "filterE" (exists in Prelude)
-- and "joinE" (exists in Monad). Maybe the suffix isn't necessary in the
-- last case.
--
-- Some functions (actually only one currently, mapFilterE") have got an "E"
-- suffix just because they're closely related (by name or semantics) to one
-- which already has an "E" suffix. Another candidate would be "splitE" to
-- complement "joinE". But events carrying pairs could obviously have other
-- sources than a "joinE", so currently it is called "split".
--
-- 2003-05-19: Actually, have now changed to "splitE" to avoid a clash
-- with the method "split" in the class RandomGen.
--
-- 2003-05-19: What about "gate"? Stands out compared to e.g. "filterE".
--
-- Currently the "E" suffix is considered an exception. Maybe we should use
-- completely different names to avoid the "E" suffix. If the functions
-- are not used that often, "Event" might be approriate. Alternatively the
-- suffix "E" should be adopted globaly (except if the name already contains
-- "event" in some form?).
--
-- Arguably, having both a type "Event" and a constructor "Event" is confusing
-- since there are more than one constructor. But the name "Event" for the
-- constructor is quite apt. It's really the type name that is wrong. But
-- no one has found a better name, and changing it would be a really major
-- undertaking. Yes, the constructor "Event" is not exported, but we still
-- need to talk conceptually about them. On the other hand, if we consider
-- Event-signals as partial functions on time, maybe it isn't so confusing:
-- they just don't have a value between events, so "NoEvent" does not really
-- exist conceptually.
--
-- ToDo:
-- - Either: reveal NoEvent and Event
-- or: introcuce "event = Event", call what's now "event" "fromEvent",
-- and call what's now called "fromEvent" something else, like
-- "unsafeFromEvent"??? Better, dump it! After all, using current
-- names, "fromEvent = event undefined"!
module AFRPEvent where
import AFRPDiagnostics
import AFRPForceable
infixl 8 `tag`, `attach`, `gate`
infixl 7 `joinE`
infixl 6 `lMerge`, `rMerge`, `merge`
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- The Event type
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- The type Event represents a single possible event occurrence.
-- It is isomorphic to Maybe, but its constructors are not exposed outside
-- the AFRP implementation.
-- There could possibly be further constructors, but note that the NeverEvent-
-- idea does not work, at least not in the current AFRP implementation.
-- Also note that it unfortunately is possible to partially break the
-- abstractions through judicious use of e.g. snap and switching.
data Event a = NoEvent
| Event a
-- Make the NoEvent constructor available. Useful e.g. for initialization,
-- ((-->) & friends), and it's easily available anyway (e.g. mergeEvents []).
noEvent :: Event a
noEvent = NoEvent
-- Suppress any event in the first component of a pair.
noEventFst :: (Event a, b) -> (Event c, b)
noEventFst (_, b) = (NoEvent, b)
-- Suppress any event in the second component of a pair.
noEventSnd :: (a, Event b) -> (a, Event c)
noEventSnd (a, _) = (a, NoEvent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Eq instance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Right now, we could derive this instance. But that could possibly change.
instance Eq a => Eq (Event a) where
NoEvent == NoEvent = True
(Event x) == (Event y) = x == y
_ == _ = False
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Ord instance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
instance Ord a => Ord (Event a) where
compare NoEvent NoEvent = EQ
compare NoEvent (Event _) = LT
compare (Event _) NoEvent = GT
compare (Event x) (Event y) = compare x y
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Functor instance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
instance Functor Event where
fmap f NoEvent = NoEvent
fmap f (Event a) = Event (f a)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Forceable instance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
instance Forceable a => Forceable (Event a) where
force ea@NoEvent = ea
force ea@(Event a) = force a `seq` ea
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Internal utilities for event construction
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- These utilities are to be considered strictly internal to AFRP for the
-- time being.
maybeToEvent :: Maybe a -> Event a
maybeToEvent Nothing = NoEvent
maybeToEvent (Just a) = Event a
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Utility functions similar to those available for Maybe
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- An event-based version of the maybe function.
event :: a -> (b -> a) -> Event b -> a
event a _ NoEvent = a
event _ f (Event b) = f b
fromEvent :: Event a -> a
fromEvent (Event a) = a
fromEvent NoEvent = usrErr "AFRP" "fromEvent" "Not an event."
isEvent :: Event a -> Bool
isEvent NoEvent = False
isEvent (Event _) = True
isNoEvent :: Event a -> Bool
isNoEvent = not . isEvent
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Event tagging
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Tags an (occurring) event with a value ("replacing" the old value).
tag :: Event a -> b -> Event b
e `tag` b = fmap (const b) e
-- Attaches an extra value to the value of an occurring event.
attach :: Event a -> b -> Event (a, b)
e `attach` b = fmap (\a -> (a, b)) e
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Event merging (disjunction) and joining (conjunction)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Left-biased event merge.
lMerge :: Event a -> Event a -> Event a
le `lMerge` re = event re Event le
-- Right-biased event merge.
rMerge :: Event a -> Event a -> Event a
le `rMerge` re = event le Event re
-- Unbiased event merge: simultaneous occurrence is an error.
merge :: Event a -> Event a -> Event a
merge = mergeBy (usrErr "AFRP" "merge" "Simultaneous event occurrence.")
-- Event merge paramterezied on the conflict resolution function.
mergeBy :: (a -> a -> a) -> Event a -> Event a -> Event a
mergeBy _ NoEvent NoEvent = NoEvent
mergeBy _ le@(Event _) NoEvent = le
mergeBy _ NoEvent re@(Event _) = re
mergeBy resolve (Event l) (Event r) = Event (resolve l r)
-- A generic event merge utility:
mapMerge :: (a -> c) -> (b -> c) -> (a -> b -> c)
-> Event a -> Event b -> Event c
mapMerge _ _ _ NoEvent NoEvent = NoEvent
mapMerge lf _ _ (Event l) NoEvent = Event (lf l)
mapMerge _ rf _ NoEvent (Event r) = Event (rf r)
mapMerge _ _ lrf (Event l) (Event r) = Event (lrf l r)
-- Merging of a list of events; foremost event has priority.
mergeEvents :: [Event a] -> Event a
mergeEvents = foldr lMerge NoEvent
-- Collects simultaneous event occurrences; no event if none.
catEvents :: [Event a] -> Event [a]
catEvents eas = case [ a | Event a <- eas ] of
[] -> NoEvent
as -> Event as
-- Join (conjucntion) of two events.
joinE :: Event a -> Event b -> Event (a,b)
joinE NoEvent _ = NoEvent
joinE _ NoEvent = NoEvent
joinE (Event l) (Event r) = Event (l,r)
-- Split event carrying pairs into two events.
splitE :: Event (a,b) -> (Event a, Event b)
splitE NoEvent = (NoEvent, NoEvent)
splitE (Event (a,b)) = (Event a, Event b)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Event filtering
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- Filter out events that don't satisfy some predicate.
filterE :: (a -> Bool) -> Event a -> Event a
filterE p e@(Event a) = if (p a) then e else NoEvent
filterE _ NoEvent = NoEvent
-- Combined event mapping and filtering.
mapFilterE :: (a -> Maybe b) -> Event a -> Event b
mapFilterE _ NoEvent = NoEvent
mapFilterE f (Event a) = case f a of
Nothing -> NoEvent
Just b -> Event b
-- Enable/disable event occurences based on an external condition.
gate :: Event a -> Bool -> Event a
_ `gate` False = NoEvent
e `gate` True = e