arrow-core-data / arrow.typeclasses / Semiring

Semiring

interface Semiring<A>

The Semiring type class for a given type A combines both a commutative additive Monoid and a multiplicative Monoid. It requires the multiplicative Monoid to distribute over the additive one. The operations of the multiplicative Monoid have been renamed to one and combineMultiplicate for easier use.

(a.combineMultiplicate(b)).combineMultiplicate(c) == a.combineMultiplicate(b.combineMultiplicate(c))

The one value serves exactly like the empty function for an additive Monoid, just adapted for the multiplicative version. This forms the following law:

combineMultiplicate(x, one) == combineMultiplicate(one, x) == x

Please note that the empty function has been renamed to zero to get a consistent naming style inside the semiring.

Currently, Semiring instances are defined for all available number types.

Examples

Here a some examples:

import arrow.core.extensions.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
  val result =
  //sampleStart
  Int.semiring().run { 1.combine(2) }
  //sampleEnd
  println(result)
}
import arrow.core.extensions.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
  val result =
  //sampleStart
  Int.semiring().run { 2.combineMultiplicate(3) }
  //sampleEnd
  println(result)
}

The type class Semiring also has support for the + * syntax:

import arrow.core.Option
import arrow.core.extensions.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
  val result =
  //sampleStart
  Int.semiring().run {
     1 + 2
  }
  //sampleEnd
  println(result)
}
import arrow.core.Option
import arrow.core.extensions.*

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
  val result =
  //sampleStart
  Int.semiring().run {
     2 * 3
  }
  //sampleEnd
  println(result)
}

Functions

combine abstract fun A.combine(b: A): A
combineMultiplicate Multiplicatively combine two A values.abstract fun A.combineMultiplicate(b: A): A
maybeCombineAddition Maybe additively combine two A values.open fun A?.maybeCombineAddition(b: A?): A
maybeCombineMultiplicate Maybe multiplicatively combine two A values.open fun A?.maybeCombineMultiplicate(b: A?): A
one A one value for this Aabstract fun one(): A
plus open operator fun A.plus(b: A): A
times open operator fun A.times(b: A): A
zero A zero value for this Aabstract fun zero(): A

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