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This library provides support for *strict* state threads, as described in the PLDI '94 paper by John Launchbury and Simon Peyton Jones *Lazy Functional State Threads*.

The lazy state-transformer monad. A computation of type ST s a transforms an internal state indexed by s, and returns a value of type a. The s parameter is either
* an unstantiated type variable (inside invocations of runST), or
* RealWorld (inside invocations of stToIO).
It serves to keep the internal states of different invocations of runST separate from each other and from invocations of stToIO.
The >>= and >> operations are not strict in the state. For example,
> runST (writeSTRef _|_ v >>= readSTRef _|_ >> return 2) = 2

The strict state-transformer monad. A computation of type ST s a transforms an internal state indexed by s, and returns a value of type a. The s parameter is either
* an uninstantiated type variable (inside invocations of runST), or
* RealWorld (inside invocations of Control.Monad.ST.stToIO).
It serves to keep the internal states of different invocations of runST separate from each other and from invocations of Control.Monad.ST.stToIO.
The >>= and >> operations are strict in the state (though not in values stored in the state). For example,
> runST (writeSTRef _|_ v >>= f) = _|_

A monad transformer version of the ST monad Warning! This monad transformer should not be used with monads that can contain multiple answers, like the list monad. The reason is that the will be duplicated across the different answers and this cause Bad Things to happen (such as loss of referential transparency). Safe monads include the monads State, Reader, Writer, Maybe and combinations of their corresponding monad transformers.
Version 0.3.1

The strict ST monad (re-export of Control.Monad.ST)

Convert a strict ST computation into a lazy one. The strict state thread passed to strictToLazyST is not performed until the result of the lazy state thread it returns is demanded.

A monad transformer embedding lazy state transformers in the IO monad. The RealWorld parameter indicates that the internal state used by the ST computation is a special one supplied by the IO monad, and thus distinct from those used by invocations of runST.

A monad transformer embedding strict state transformers in the IO monad. The RealWorld parameter indicates that the internal state used by the ST computation is a special one supplied by the IO monad, and thus distinct from those used by invocations of runST.

Strict RWS monad.
Inspired by the paper *Functional Programming with Overloading and Higher-Order Polymorphism*, Mark P Jones (http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mpj/) Advanced School of Functional Programming, 1995.

State monads.
This module is inspired by the paper *Functional Programming with Overloading and Higher-Order Polymorphism*, Mark P Jones (http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mpj/) Advanced School of Functional Programming, 1995.

Strict state monads.
This module is inspired by the paper *Functional Programming with Overloading and Higher-Order Polymorphism*, Mark P Jones (http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mpj/) Advanced School of Functional Programming, 1995.

A monad transformer that combines ReaderT, WriterT and StateT. This version is strict; for a lazy version, see Control.Monad.Trans.RWS.Lazy, which has the same interface.

State monads, passing an updatable state through a computation.
Some computations may not require the full power of state transformers:
* For a read-only state, see Control.Monad.Trans.Reader.
* To accumulate a value without using it on the way, see Control.Monad.Trans.Writer.
This version is lazy; for a strict version, see Control.Monad.Trans.State.Strict, which has the same interface.

Strict state monads, passing an updatable state through a computation. See below for examples.
In this version, sequencing of computations is strict. For a lazy version, see Control.Monad.Trans.State.Lazy, which has the same interface.
Some computations may not require the full power of state transformers:
* For a read-only state, see Control.Monad.Trans.Reader.
* To accumulate a value without using it on the way, see Control.Monad.Trans.Writer.

The strict WriterT monad transformer, which adds collection of outputs (such as a count or string output) to a given monad.
This version builds its output strictly; for a lazy version, see Control.Monad.Trans.Writer.Lazy, which has the same interface.
This monad transformer provides only limited access to the output during the computation. For more general access, use Control.Monad.Trans.State instead.

Strict writer monads.
Inspired by the paper *Functional Programming with Overloading and Higher-Order Polymorphism*, Mark P Jones (http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~mpj/pubs/springschool.html) Advanced School of Functional Programming, 1995.

Provides an unsafe API for inserting heterogeneous data in a collection keyed by StableNames and for later retrieving it.
Version 0.0.4

Whereas most memo combinators memoize based on equality, stable-memo does it based on whether the exact same argument has been passed to the function before (that is, is the same argument in memory).
* stable-memo only evaluates keys to WHNF.
* This can be more suitable for recursive functions over graphs with cycles.
* stable-memo doesn't retain the keys it has seen so far, which allows them to be garbage collected if they will no longer be used. Finalizers are put in place to remove the corresponding entries from the memo table if this happens.
* Data.StableMemo.Weak provides an alternative set of combinators that also avoid retaining the results of the function, only reusing results if they have not yet been garbage collected.
* There is no type class constraint on the function's argument.
stable-memo will not work for arguments which happen to have the same value but are not the same heap object. This rules out many candidates for memoization, such as the most common example, the naive Fibonacci implementation whose domain is machine Ints; it can still be made to work for some domains, though, such as the lazy naturals.
> data Nat = Succ Nat | Zero
> fib :: Nat -> Integer
> fib = memo fib'
> where fib' Zero = 0
> fib' (Succ Zero) = 1
> fib' (Succ n1@(Succ n2)) = fib n1 + fib n2
Below is an implementation of map that preserves sharing of the spine for cyclic lists. It should even be safe to use this on arbitrarily long, acyclic lists since as long as the garbage collector is chasing you, the size of the memo table should stay under control, too.
> map :: (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b]
> map f = go
> where go = memo map'
> map' [] = []
> map' (x:xs) = f x : go xs
This library is largely based on the implementation of memo found in "Stretching the storage manager: weak pointers and stable names in Haskell", from Simon Peyton Jones, Simon Marlow, and Conal Elliott (http://community.haskell.org/~simonmar/papers/weak.pdf).
Version 0.2.2

Fundamental * -> * types, operators, and covariant instances.
Version 1.0