### Re: primitive operations in StateT

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic <at> gmail.com>

2013-04-16 06:29:14 GMT

On 16 April 2013 15:56, Clark Gaebel <cgaebel <at> uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> The monad my code is currently written in is:
>
> type MC = MCT Identity -- where MCT is the monad transformer version of it.
>
> I have two options for threading state through this:
>
> MCT (ST s) a
> StateT s MC a
>
> The first option would work if I had some function with the signature
>
> MCT Identity a -> MCT (ST s) a
>
> but I know of no such function, and the second one would work if I had some
> way of making StateT a member of PrimMonad.
>
> Can I see an example with 'lift'?
You should just be able to use lift to convert any PrimMonad action
into your MCT-based monad as long as MCT is an instance of the
MonadTrans class.
i.e. if `foo :: (PrimMonad m) => m a' and MCT is an instance of
MonadTrans, then you can do `lift foo :: (PrimMonad m) => MCT m a', or
`lift (lift foo) :: (PrimMonad m) => MCT (StateT s m) a'.
As another option, I have an as-yet-unreleased library to let you
avoid having to do lift . lift for PrimMonad-based actions:
http://hub.darcs.net/ivanm/monad-prim
>
> - Clark
>
> On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
>>
>> On 16 April 2013 15:04, Clark Gaebel <cgaebel <at> uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
>> > Hi list!
>> >
>> > I want to use MVectors in a StateT monad transformer.
>> >
>> > How do I do that? StateT isn't a member of 'PrimMonad', and I have no
>> > idea
>> > how to make it one.
>>
>> You can use Control.Monad.Trans.lift to lift the PrimMonad operations
>> to PrimMonad m => StateT s m
>>
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > - Clark
>> >
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