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{{Standard class|Functor|module=Control.Monad|module-doc=Control-Monad|package=base}}
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{{Standard class|Functor|module=Data.Functor|module-doc=Data.Functor|package=base}}
 
The '''Functor''' class is defined like this:
 
The '''Functor''' class is defined like this:
   
 
class Functor f where
 
class Functor f where
 
fmap :: (a -> b) -> f a -> f b
 
fmap :: (a -> b) -> f a -> f b
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It is available in the Prelude, but defined in Data.Functor.
   
 
All instances of Functor should obey:
 
All instances of Functor should obey:
   
fmap id = id
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fmap id = id
 
fmap (p . q) = (fmap p) . (fmap q)
 
fmap (p . q) = (fmap p) . (fmap q)
   

Revision as of 17:25, 23 August 2014

Functor class (base)
import Data.Functor

The Functor class is defined like this:

class Functor f where
  fmap :: (a -> b) -> f a -> f b

It is available in the Prelude, but defined in Data.Functor.

All instances of Functor should obey:

fmap id      = id
fmap (p . q) = (fmap p) . (fmap q)


More reading