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briancavalier / typescript-strongly-typed-variadic-2.md
Last active May 24, 2019
A technique for strongly-typed, heterogeneous variadic function types in Typescript
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Simpler Variadic Function Types in TypeScript (part 2): Higher-order Variadic Functions

In part 1 we looked at a technique that allows expressing strongly-typed variadic functions in a way that solves problems with the current most common approach. It reduces code size and repetition, and it scales to any arity.

I mentioned that the technique can also be extended to higher-order variadic functions, such as the typical zipWith. Let’s explore how to do that.

ZipWith Example

As we did in part 1, let’s start with an example, a typical zipWith on arrays.

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briancavalier / typescript-strongly-typed-variadic-1.md
Last active May 24, 2019
A technique for strongly-typed, heterogeneous variadic function types in Typescript
View typescript-strongly-typed-variadic-1.md

Simpler Variadic Function Types in TypeScript (part 1)

Variadic functions, such as the common zip function on arrays, are convenient and remove the need for lots of specific arity-function variants, e.g., zip2, zip3, zip4, etc. However, they can be difficult and tedious to type correctly in TypeScript when the return type depends on the parameter types, and the parameter types are heterogeneous.

Zip Example

Given a typical zip on arrays:

const a: number[] = [1, 2, 3]
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briancavalier / fx.ts
Last active Mar 17, 2019
Small encoding of algebraic effects in Typescript (probably works in Flow, too, with syntax tweaks) used in helicopter: https://github.com/briancavalier/helicopter/blob/master/packages/core/src/fx.ts
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export type Cancel = void | ((k: (r: void) => void) => void)
export const runCancel = (c: Cancel, k: (r: void) => void): void =>
c ? c(k) : k()
export type Fx<H, A> = (handler: H, k: (a: A) => void) => Cancel
export type Pure<A> = Fx<{}, A>
export const handle = <H0, H1, A>(fx: Fx<H0 & H1, A>, h1: H1): Fx<H0, A> =>
(h0, k) => fx({ ...h0, ...h1 } as H0 & H1, k)
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briancavalier / type-list.js
Created Apr 6, 2018
Flow type-level lists
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// @flow
// Type-level lists
type Empty = []
// Type-level tail function
type Tail<L> = $Call<FTail, L>
interface FTail {
(Empty): Empty,
<H, T>([H, T]): T
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briancavalier / type-nat.js
Last active Aug 19, 2018
Flow type-level naturals and addition
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// @flow
// Type-level naturals
type Zero = 0
interface Succ {
<N>(N): [1, N]
}
// Hey look, we can do type-level pattern matching
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briancavalier / lazy-pair.js
Last active Oct 12, 2017
Fun with a Lazy type and pairs
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// Pair helpers
// Map the first element of a pair
const first = <A, B, C> (f: A => B, [a, c]: [A, C]): [B, C] =>
[f(a), c]
// Map the second element of a pair
const second = <A, B, C> (f: B => C, [a, b]: [A, B]): [A, C] =>
[a, f(b)]
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briancavalier / except.js
Last active Sep 7, 2017
A simple Either with added exception semantics, like Haskell ExceptT
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// @flow
import { curry2, curry3 } from '@most/prelude'
export type Except<E, A> = Exception<E, A> | Result<E, A>
export const result = <E, A> (a: A): Except<E, A> =>
new Result(a)
export const throwError = <E, A> (e: E): Except<E, A> =>
new Exception(e)
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import { tap, take, skip, concat, fromArray, runEffects } from '../packages/core/src/index'
import { newDefaultScheduler } from '../packages/scheduler/src/index'
import { EventEmitter } from 'events'
import multicastStream from '@most/multicast'
import { fromEvent } from 'most'
const emitter = new EventEmitter()
const scheduler = newDefaultScheduler()
const observe = (f, stream) => runEffects(tap(f, stream), scheduler)
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