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A better type signature for `forM_`

libraries list - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:21am
Hi all, I was recently faced with some unexpected behaviour from a piece of code that type checks and has zero warnings (even with -Wall). The code is below (and depends on the hashtables package). The error was using the <$> operator instead of the =<< operator. Using the former, it just builds up a list of IO actions that never get run. As pointed out to me on IRC (thanks pjdeport), chaning the type signature of `forM_` to forM_' :: (Monad m, Foldable t) => t a -> (a -> m ()) -> m () would have resulted in an error. Yes, this change would break existing code (breaking code would require an explicit `void $` inside the `forM_`) but does anyone else think this is a good idea? Erik import Control.Monad import qualified Data.HashTable.IO as HT type EvenCache = HT.BasicHashTable Int Bool main :: IO () main = do ht <- buildTable xs <- HT.toList ht putStrLn $ "cache: length " ++ show (length xs) buildTable :: IO EvenCache buildTable = do ht <- forM_ pairs $ \ (k,v) -
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New gtk2hs 0.12.4 release

gtk2hs - Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:56pm

Thanks to John Lato and Duncan Coutts for the latest bugfix release! The latest packages should be buildable on GHC 7.6, and the cairo package should behave a bit nicer in ghci on Windows. Thanks to all!


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