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Inject Either into a MaybeT (Writer e)
import Data.Monoid
import Control.Monad
import Control.Applicative
import Control.Error
import Control.Monad.Trans.Class
import Control.Monad.Trans.Writer
collectEither :: (Monoid (es a), Applicative es) => Either a b -> MaybeT (Writer (es a)) b
collectEither (Left e) = lift (tell (pure e)) >> mzero
collectEither (Right a) = return a
runCollectLeft :: MaybeT (Writer es) b -> Either es b
runCollectLeft maybeWriter =
case runWriter (runMaybeT maybeWriter) of
(Just x, _) -> Right x
(Nothing, es) -> Left es
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