Subject: ANN: Streaming Component Combinators 0.4
Date: Friday 8th January 2010 00:29:10 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Version 0.4 of Streaming Component Combinators, or SCC for short, has been released on Hackage. Get it at http://hackage.haskell.org/package/scc There isn't much new high-level functionality compared to the previous version, but the implementation has been heavily refactored and the foundations completely replaced. I'm particularly happy to have found a way to drop the ugly reliance on Data.Dynamic and to encode the required constraints in the type system instead. The foundation of streaming components in this version is the new Control.Concurrent.Coroutine module, whose main export is the monad transformer Coroutine. It can transform any monad into a suspendable, resumable, trampoline-style-runnable monad. Coroutines can be nested, which was the requirement for streaming and the main stumbling block for the implementation. The solution, worth at least 10 milliOlegs according to my estimate, was to parameterize the Coroutine with a functor that wraps the coroutine suspension, and to use nested functors for suspension from nested coroutines. The type system automatically figures out how many wrappings to apply to each suspension depending on how many intermediate coroutines it suspends. In other news is the project's Wiki page at http://trac.haskell.org/SCC/wiki/. It's still rudimentary, but growing. All feedback will be appreciated.