# Data.Unfoldable

- Package
- purescript-unfoldable
- Repository
- purescript/purescript-unfoldable

This module provides a type class for *unfoldable functors*, i.e.
functors which support an `unfoldr`

operation.

This allows us to unify various operations on arrays, lists, sequences, etc.

### #Unfoldable Source

`class (Unfoldable1 t) <= Unfoldable t where`

This class identifies (possibly empty) data structures which can be
*unfolded*.

The generating function `f`

in `unfoldr f`

is understood as follows:

- If
`f b`

is`Nothing`

, then`unfoldr f b`

should be empty. - If
`f b`

is`Just (Tuple a b1)`

, then`unfoldr f b`

should consist of`a`

appended to the result of`unfoldr f b1`

.

Note that it is not possible to give `Unfoldable`

instances to types which
represent structures which are guaranteed to be non-empty, such as
`NonEmptyArray`

: consider what `unfoldr (const Nothing)`

should produce.
Structures which are guaranteed to be non-empty can instead be given
`Unfoldable1`

instances.

#### Members

#### Instances

### #replicate Source

`replicate :: forall a f. Unfoldable f => Int -> a -> f a`

Replicate a value some natural number of times. For example:

```
replicate 2 "foo" == (["foo", "foo"] :: Array String)
```

### #replicateA Source

`replicateA :: forall a f m. Applicative m => Unfoldable f => Traversable f => Int -> m a -> m (f a)`

Perform an Applicative action `n`

times, and accumulate all the results.

```
> replicateA 5 (randomInt 1 10) :: Effect (Array Int)
[1,3,2,7,5]
```

### #none Source

`none :: forall a f. Unfoldable f => f a`

The container with no elements - unfolded with zero iterations. For example:

```
none == ([] :: Array Unit)
```

### #fromMaybe Source

`fromMaybe :: forall a f. Unfoldable f => Maybe a -> f a`

Convert a Maybe to any Unfoldable, such as lists or arrays.

```
fromMaybe (Nothing :: Maybe Int) == []
fromMaybe (Just 1) == [1]
```

## Re-exports from **Data.**Unfoldable1

### #Unfoldable1 Source

`class Unfoldable1 t where`

This class identifies data structures which can be *unfolded*.

The generating function `f`

in `unfoldr1 f`

corresponds to the `uncons`

operation of a non-empty list or array; it always returns a value, and
then optionally a value to continue unfolding from.

Note that, in order to provide an `Unfoldable1 t`

instance, `t`

need not
be a type which is guaranteed to be non-empty. For example, the fact that
lists can be empty does not prevent us from providing an
`Unfoldable1 List`

instance. However, the result of `unfoldr1`

should
always be non-empty.

Every type which has an `Unfoldable`

instance can be given an
`Unfoldable1`

instance (and, in fact, is required to, because
`Unfoldable1`

is a superclass of `Unfoldable`

). However, there are types
which have `Unfoldable1`

instances but cannot have `Unfoldable`

instances.
In particular, types which are guaranteed to be non-empty, such as
`NonEmptyList`

, cannot be given `Unfoldable`

instances.

The utility of this class, then, is that it provides an `Unfoldable`

-like
interface while still permitting instances for guaranteed-non-empty types
like `NonEmptyList`

.

#### Members

#### Instances

### #singleton Source

`singleton :: forall a f. Unfoldable1 f => a -> f a`

Contain a single value. For example:

```
singleton "foo" == (NEL.singleton "foo" :: NEL.NonEmptyList String)
```

### #replicate1A Source

`replicate1A :: forall a f m. Apply m => Unfoldable1 f => Traversable1 f => Int -> m a -> m (f a)`

Perform an `Apply`

action `n`

times (at least once, so values `n`

less
than 1 will be treated as 1), and accumulate the results.

```
> replicate1A 2 (randomInt 1 10) :: Effect (NEL.NonEmptyList Int)
(NonEmptyList (NonEmpty 8 (2 : Nil)))
> replicate1A 0 (randomInt 1 10) :: Effect (NEL.NonEmptyList Int)
(NonEmptyList (NonEmpty 4 Nil))
```

### #replicate1 Source

`replicate1 :: forall a f. Unfoldable1 f => Int -> a -> f a`

Replicate a value `n`

times. At least one value will be produced, so values
`n`

less than 1 will be treated as 1.

```
replicate1 2 "foo" == (NEL.cons "foo" (NEL.singleton "foo") :: NEL.NonEmptyList String)
replicate1 0 "foo" == (NEL.singleton "foo" :: NEL.NonEmptyList String)
```

### #range Source

`range :: forall f. Unfoldable1 f => Int -> Int -> f Int`

Create an `Unfoldable1`

containing a range of values, including both
endpoints.

```
range 0 0 == (NEL.singleton 0 :: NEL.NonEmptyList Int)
range 1 2 == (NEL.cons 1 (NEL.singleton 2) :: NEL.NonEmptyList Int)
range 2 0 == (NEL.cons 2 (NEL.cons 1 (NEL.singleton 0)) :: NEL.NonEmptyList Int)
```

- Modules
- Data.
Unfoldable - Data.
Unfoldable1