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== PDF files ==
 
   
For the following recipes you need to install [http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HPDF HPDF].
 
 
=== Creating an empty PDF file ===
 
 
The following code creates an empty PDF file with the name "test1.pdf":
 
 
<haskell>
 
import Graphics.PDF
 
 
main :: IO ()
 
main = do
 
let outputFileName= "test1.pdf"
 
let defaultPageSize = PDFRect 0 0 200 300
 
 
runPdf outputFileName standardDocInfo defaultPageSize $ do
 
addPage Nothing
 
</haskell>
 
 
=== Pages with different sizes ===
 
 
If you pass "Nothing" to the function [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/HPDF/latest/doc/html/Graphics-PDF-Document.html#v%3AaddPage addPage], the default page size will be used for the size of the new page.
 
 
Let’s create three pages, the last two pages with different dimensions:
 
 
<haskell>
 
import Graphics.PDF
 
 
main :: IO ()
 
main = do
 
let outputFileName= "test2.pdf"
 
let defaultPageSize = PDFRect 0 0 200 300
 
 
runPdf outputFileName standardDocInfo defaultPageSize $ do
 
addPage Nothing
 
addPage $ Just $ PDFRect 0 0 100 100
 
addPage $ Just $ PDFRect 0 0 150 150
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== FFI ==
 
== FFI ==

Revision as of 10:40, 23 April 2009


This article is a draft, with further revisions actively invited. Drafts are typically different than stubs in that these articles are in an active edit process. Feel free to help by expanding the article.

We need to start a Haskell centered cookbook (aka, not a PLEAC clone)

This page is based on the Scheme Cookbook at http://schemecookbook.org/Cookbook/WebHome

Contents

1 Prelude

A lot of functions are defined in the "Prelude". Also, if you ever want to search for a function, based on the name, type or module, take a look at the excellent Hoogle. This is for a lot of people a must-have while debugging and writing Haskell programs.

2 GHCi/Hugs

2.1 GHCi interaction

To start GHCi from a command prompt, simply type `ghci'

   $ ghci
      ___         ___ _
     / _ \ /\  /\/ __(_)
    / /_\// /_/ / /  | |      GHC Interactive, version 6.6, for Haskell 98.
   / /_\\/ __  / /___| |      http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
   \____/\/ /_/\____/|_|      Type :? for help.
   
   Loading package base ... linking ... done.
   Prelude>

Prelude is the "base" library of Haskell.

To create variables at the GHCi prompt, use `let'

Prelude> let x = 5
Prelude> x
5
Prelude> let y = 3
Prelude> y
3
Prelude> x + y
8

`let' is also the way to create simple functions at the GHCi prompt

Prelude> let fact n = product [1..n]
Prelude> fact 5
120


2.2 Checking Types

To check the type of an expression or function, use the command `:t'

Prelude> :t x
x :: Integer
Prelude> :t "Hello"
"Hello" :: [Char]

Haskell has the following types defined in the Standard Prelude.

    Int         -- bounded, word-sized integers
    Integer     -- unbounded integers
    Double      -- floating point values
    Char        -- characters
    String      -- equivalent to [Char], strings are lists of characters
    ()          -- the unit type
    Bool        -- booleans
    [a]         -- lists
    (a,b)       -- tuples / product types
    Either a b  -- sum types
    Maybe a     -- optional values











3 FFI

3.1 How to interface with C

Magnus has written a nice example on how to call a C function operating on a user defined type.

4 Testing

4.1 QuickCheck

TODO

4.2 HUnit

TODO