
Yes, that's probably close to what I want. It would of course be nice to
also have a monadic/applicative interface for building the graphs. In
libraries like Wired where you're in a monad anyway, this would get rid
of the need for IO.
Koen Claessen has made a sketch of a generic graph library that we were
planning to use as a basis for the EDSLs at Chalmers. But as far as I
remember it looked a lot like the graph in datareify, so maybe we
should just use that instead.
/ Emil
Levent Erkok skrev:
Andy Gill wrote a very nice recent paper on this topic which can serve
as the basis for a generic implementation:
http://www.ittc.ku.edu/~andygill/paper.php?label=DSLExtract09
As long as you do your "reification" in the IO monad, Andy's library
gives you the graph conversion for (almost) free.
Levent.
On Dec 13, 2009, at 10:48 PM, Emil Axelsson wrote:
Hi!
This technique has been used to define netlists in hardware
description languages. The original Lava [1] used a monad, but later
switched to using observable sharing [2]. Wired [3] uses a monad
similar to yours (but more complicated).
I think it would be nice to have a single library for defining such
graphs (or maybe there is one already?). The graph structure in
Wired could probably be divided into a purely structural part and a
hardwarespecific part.
[1] http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.46.5221
[2] http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~dave/papers/observablesharing.pdf
[3] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/Wired
/ Emil
Soenke Hahn skrev:
Hi!
Some time ago, i needed to write down graphs in Haskell. I wanted
to be able to write them down without to much noise, to make them
easily maintainable. I came up with a way to define graphs using
monads and the do notation. I thought this might be interesting to
someone, so i wrote a small script to illustrate the idea. Here's
an example:
example :: Graph String
example = buildGraph $ do
a < mkNode "A" []
b < mkNode "B" [a]
mkNode "C" [a, b]
In this graph there are three nodes identified by ["A", "B", "C"]
and three edges ([("A", "B"), ("A", "C"), ("B", "C")]). Think of
the variables a and b as outputs of the nodes "A" and "B". Note
that each node identifier needs to be mentioned only once. Also the
definition of edges (references to other nodes via the outputs) can
be checked at compile time.
The attachment is a little script that defines a Graphtype
(nothing elaborate), the "buildGraph" function and an example graph
that is a little more complex than the above. The main function of
the script prints the example graph to stdout to be read by dot (or
similar).
By the way, it is possible to define cyclic graphs using mdo
(RecursiveDo).
I haven't come across something similar, so i thought, i'd share
it. What do you think?
Sönke
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