# Control.Applicative

- Package
- purescript-prelude
- Repository
- purescript/purescript-prelude

### #Applicative Source

`class (Apply f) <= Applicative f where`

The `Applicative`

type class extends the `Apply`

type class
with a `pure`

function, which can be used to create values of type `f a`

from values of type `a`

.

Where `Apply`

provides the ability to lift functions of two or
more arguments to functions whose arguments are wrapped using `f`

, and
`Functor`

provides the ability to lift functions of one
argument, `pure`

can be seen as the function which lifts functions of
*zero* arguments. That is, `Applicative`

functors support a lifting
operation for any number of function arguments.

Instances must satisfy the following laws in addition to the `Apply`

laws:

- Identity:
`(pure identity) <*> v = v`

- Composition:
`pure (<<<) <*> f <*> g <*> h = f <*> (g <*> h)`

- Homomorphism:
`(pure f) <*> (pure x) = pure (f x)`

- Interchange:
`u <*> (pure y) = (pure (_ $ y)) <*> u`

#### Members

`pure :: forall a. a -> f a`

#### Instances

### #liftA1 Source

`liftA1 :: forall f a b. Applicative f => (a -> b) -> f a -> f b`

`liftA1`

provides a default implementation of `(<$>)`

for any
`Applicative`

functor, without using `(<$>)`

as provided
by the `Functor`

-`Applicative`

superclass
relationship.

`liftA1`

can therefore be used to write `Functor`

instances
as follows:

```
instance functorF :: Functor F where
map = liftA1
```

### #unless Source

`unless :: forall m. Applicative m => Boolean -> m Unit -> m Unit`

Perform an applicative action unless a condition is true.

### #when Source

`when :: forall m. Applicative m => Boolean -> m Unit -> m Unit`

Perform an applicative action when a condition is true.

## Re-exports from **Control.**Apply

### #Apply Source

`class (Functor f) <= Apply f where`

The `Apply`

class provides the `(<*>)`

which is used to apply a function
to an argument under a type constructor.

`Apply`

can be used to lift functions of two or more arguments to work on
values wrapped with the type constructor `f`

. It might also be understood
in terms of the `lift2`

function:

```
lift2 :: forall f a b c. Apply f => (a -> b -> c) -> f a -> f b -> f c
lift2 f a b = f <$> a <*> b
```

`(<*>)`

is recovered from `lift2`

as `lift2 ($)`

. That is, `(<*>)`

lifts
the function application operator `($)`

to arguments wrapped with the
type constructor `f`

.

Put differently...

```
foo =
functionTakingNArguments <$> computationProducingArg1
<*> computationProducingArg2
<*> ...
<*> computationProducingArgN
```

Instances must satisfy the following law in addition to the `Functor`

laws:

- Associative composition:
`(<<<) <$> f <*> g <*> h = f <*> (g <*> h)`

Formally, `Apply`

represents a strong lax semi-monoidal endofunctor.

#### Members

`apply :: forall a b. f (a -> b) -> f a -> f b`

#### Instances

## Re-exports from **Data.**Functor

### #Functor Source

`class Functor f where`

A `Functor`

is a type constructor which supports a mapping operation
`map`

.

`map`

can be used to turn functions `a -> b`

into functions
`f a -> f b`

whose argument and return types use the type constructor `f`

to represent some computational context.

Instances must satisfy the following laws:

- Identity:
`map identity = identity`

- Composition:
`map (f <<< g) = map f <<< map g`

#### Members

`map :: forall a b. (a -> b) -> f a -> f b`

#### Instances

### #void Source

`void :: forall f a. Functor f => f a -> f Unit`

The `void`

function is used to ignore the type wrapped by a
`Functor`

, replacing it with `Unit`

and keeping only the type
information provided by the type constructor itself.

`void`

is often useful when using `do`

notation to change the return type
of a monadic computation:

```
main = forE 1 10 \n -> void do
print n
print (n * n)
```

- Modules
- Control.
Applicative - Control.
Apply - Control.
Bind - Control.
Category - Control.
Monad - Control.
Semigroupoid - Data.
Boolean - Data.
BooleanAlgebra - Data.
Bounded - Data.
Bounded. Generic - Data.
CommutativeRing - Data.
DivisionRing - Data.
Eq - Data.
Eq. Generic - Data.
EuclideanRing - Data.
Field - Data.
Function - Data.
Functor - Data.
Generic. Rep - Data.
HeytingAlgebra - Data.
HeytingAlgebra. Generic - Data.
Monoid - Data.
Monoid. Additive - Data.
Monoid. Conj - Data.
Monoid. Disj - Data.
Monoid. Dual - Data.
Monoid. Endo - Data.
Monoid. Generic - Data.
Monoid. Multiplicative - Data.
NaturalTransformation - Data.
Ord - Data.
Ord. Generic - Data.
Ordering - Data.
Ring - Data.
Ring. Generic - Data.
Semigroup - Data.
Semigroup. First - Data.
Semigroup. Generic - Data.
Semigroup. Last - Data.
Semiring - Data.
Semiring. Generic - Data.
Show - Data.
Show. Generic - Data.
Symbol - Data.
Unit - Data.
Void - Prelude
- Record.
Unsafe - Type.
Data. Row - Type.
Data. RowList - Type.
Proxy