Copyright | (c) The University of Glasgow, CWI 2001--2004 |
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License | BSD-style (see the file libraries/base/LICENSE) |

Maintainer | libraries@haskell.org |

Stability | experimental |

Portability | portable |

Safe Haskell | Trustworthy |

Language | Haskell2010 |

The `Typeable`

class reifies types to some extent by associating type representations to types. These type representations can be compared, and one can in turn define a type-safe cast operation. To this end, an unsafe cast is guarded by a test for type (representation) equivalence. The module Data.Dynamic uses Typeable for an implementation of dynamics. The module Data.Data uses Typeable and type-safe cast (but not dynamics) to support the "Scrap your boilerplate" style of generic programming.

Since GHC 7.8, `Typeable`

is poly-kinded. The changes required for this might break some old programs involving `Typeable`

. More details on this, including how to fix your code, can be found on the PolyTypeable wiki page

The class `Typeable`

allows a concrete representation of a type to be calculated.

typeRep :: forall proxy a. Typeable a => proxy a -> TypeRep Source

Takes a value of type `a`

and returns a concrete representation of that type.

Since: 4.7.0.0

data a :~: b where infix 4 Source

Propositional equality. If `a :~: b`

is inhabited by some terminating value, then the type `a`

is the same as the type `b`

. To use this equality in practice, pattern-match on the `a :~: b`

to get out the `Refl`

constructor; in the body of the pattern-match, the compiler knows that `a ~ b`

.

Since: 4.7.0.0

typeOf :: forall a. Typeable a => a -> TypeRep Source

typeOf1 :: forall t a. Typeable t => t a -> TypeRep Source

typeOf2 :: forall t a b. Typeable t => t a b -> TypeRep Source

typeOf3 :: forall t a b c. Typeable t => t a b c -> TypeRep Source

typeOf4 :: forall t a b c d. Typeable t => t a b c d -> TypeRep Source

typeOf5 :: forall t a b c d e. Typeable t => t a b c d e -> TypeRep Source

typeOf6 :: forall t a b c d e f. Typeable t => t a b c d e f -> TypeRep Source

typeOf7 :: forall t a b c d e f g. Typeable t => t a b c d e f g -> TypeRep Source

type Typeable1 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable2 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable3 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable4 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable5 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable6 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

type Typeable7 a = Typeable a Source

Deprecated: renamed to `Typeable`

cast :: forall a b. (Typeable a, Typeable b) => a -> Maybe b Source

The type-safe cast operation

eqT :: forall a b. (Typeable a, Typeable b) => Maybe (a :~: b) Source

Extract a witness of equality of two types

Since: 4.7.0.0

gcast :: forall a b c. (Typeable a, Typeable b) => c a -> Maybe (c b) Source

A flexible variation parameterised in a type constructor

gcast1 :: forall c t t' a. (Typeable t, Typeable t') => c (t a) -> Maybe (c (t' a)) Source

Cast over `k1 -> k2`

gcast2 :: forall c t t' a b. (Typeable t, Typeable t') => c (t a b) -> Maybe (c (t' a b)) Source

Cast over `k1 -> k2 -> k3`

A concrete, poly-kinded proxy type

Proxy |

Monad (Proxy *) | |

Functor (Proxy *) | |

Applicative (Proxy *) | |

Foldable (Proxy *) | |

Traversable (Proxy *) | |

Bounded (Proxy k s) | |

Enum (Proxy k s) | |

Eq (Proxy k s) | |

Data t => Data (Proxy * t) | |

Ord (Proxy k s) | |

Read (Proxy k s) | |

Show (Proxy k s) | |

Ix (Proxy k s) | |

Generic (Proxy * t) | |

Monoid (Proxy k s) | |

type Rep (Proxy k t) |

A concrete representation of a (monomorphic) type. `TypeRep`

supports reasonably efficient equality.

typeRepFingerprint :: TypeRep -> Fingerprint Source

Observe the `Fingerprint`

of a type representation

Since: 4.8.0.0

rnfTypeRep :: TypeRep -> () Source

Helper to fully evaluate `TypeRep`

for use as `NFData(rnf)`

implementation

Since: 4.8.0.0

showsTypeRep :: TypeRep -> ShowS Source

An abstract representation of a type constructor. `TyCon`

objects can be built using `mkTyCon`

.

tyConFingerprint :: TyCon -> Fingerprint Source

Since: 4.8.0.0

tyConString :: TyCon -> String Source

Deprecated: renamed to `tyConName`

; `tyConModule`

and `tyConPackage`

are also available.

Observe string encoding of a type representation

tyConPackage :: TyCon -> String Source

Since: 4.5.0.0

tyConModule :: TyCon -> String Source

Since: 4.5.0.0

tyConName :: TyCon -> String Source

Since: 4.5.0.0

rnfTyCon :: TyCon -> () Source

Helper to fully evaluate `TyCon`

for use as `NFData(rnf)`

implementation

Since: 4.8.0.0

:: String | package name |

-> String | module name |

-> String | the name of the type constructor |

-> TyCon | A unique |

Builds a `TyCon`

object representing a type constructor. An implementation of Data.Typeable should ensure that the following holds:

A==A' ^ B==B' ^ C==C' ==> mkTyCon A B C == mkTyCon A' B' C'

mkTyConApp :: TyCon -> [TypeRep] -> TypeRep Source

Applies a monomorphic type constructor to a sequence of types

mkAppTy :: TypeRep -> TypeRep -> TypeRep Source

Adds a TypeRep argument to a TypeRep.

mkFunTy :: TypeRep -> TypeRep -> TypeRep Source

A special case of `mkTyConApp`

, which applies the function type constructor to a pair of types.

splitTyConApp :: TypeRep -> (TyCon, [TypeRep]) Source

Splits a type constructor application. Note that if the type construcotr is polymorphic, this will not return the kinds that were used. See `splitPolyTyConApp`

if you need all parts.

funResultTy :: TypeRep -> TypeRep -> Maybe TypeRep Source

Applies a type to a function type. Returns: `Just u`

if the first argument represents a function of type `t -> u`

and the second argument represents a function of type `t`

. Otherwise, returns `Nothing`

.

typeRepTyCon :: TypeRep -> TyCon Source

Observe the type constructor of a type representation

typeRepArgs :: TypeRep -> [TypeRep] Source

Observe the argument types of a type representation

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