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bower i --save purescript-cofree-react-router
npm i --save warning react react-dom


Routing library for React in the spirit of react-router v3. The router has type

type Router props args = (RoutePropsClass props) => Cofree List (Tuple (Route props args) (Maybe (IndexRoute props args)))

thus it is a cofree comonad for the Array functor.

You can define router using :+ (adds routes without index) and :< (the standard combinator for unfolding a cofree comonad) combinators:

router :: Router RouteProps Unit
router =
  Route "main" (unit <$ lit "") mainClass :+
    (Route "home" (unit <$ lit "home") homeClass :+ Nil)
    : (Tuple (Route "user" (unit <$ (lit "user" *> int)) userClass) (Just $ IndexRoute "user-index" userIndexClass) :<
        (Route "book" (unit <$ (lit "books" *> int)) bookClass :+
          (Route "pages" (unit <$ lit "pages") pagesClass :+
            (Route "page" (unit <$ int) pageClass :+ Nil)
            : Nil)
          : Nil)
        : Nil)
    : (Route "user-settings" (unit <$ (lit "user" *> int *> lit "settings")) settingsClass :+ Nil)
    : Nil

Applicative parser

Urls are parsed using the applicative parser from routing package. There are some assumptions:

  • if you need to use query args, the router is taking care of them and the parsed dictionary is made available in RouteParams for all the routes. The cofree router will go through the parsed url and sum all query maps and use that. You can still match params in parts of the url, but then they will be available only for that route.
  • The router will match end of url with end <|> lit "" *> end <|> params *> end to check if all the route parts where exhousted. This matches end, trailing "/" or trailing search params.

Browser history

For now, only browser history is supported, but it's not to difficult to change the browserRouter spec to use hash history.

Server side rendering

For server side rendering use matchRouter. Checkout the isomorphic react example how to set-up server side rendering together with hyper.


Checkout the included example. To build and run type

npm run example

Now open http://localhost:8080 in your prefered browser.