Cabal-syntax-3.9.0.0: A library for working with .cabal files

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Synopsis

# Documentation

class Monad m => MonadFail (m :: Type -> Type) where Source #

When a value is bound in do-notation, the pattern on the left hand side of <- might not match. In this case, this class provides a function to recover.

A Monad without a MonadFail instance may only be used in conjunction with pattern that always match, such as newtypes, tuples, data types with only a single data constructor, and irrefutable patterns (~pat).

Instances of MonadFail should satisfy the following law: fail s should be a left zero for >>=,

fail s >>= f  =  fail s


If your Monad is also MonadPlus, a popular definition is

fail _ = mzero


fail s should be an action that runs in the monad itself, not an exception (except in instances of MonadIO). In particular, fail should not be implemented in terms of error.

Since: base-4.9.0.0

Methods

fail :: String -> m a Source #

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