ppx_compose

Inlined function composition
README

ppx_compose - Inlined Function Composition

ppx_compose is a simple syntax extension which rewrites code containing
function compositions into composition-free code, effectively inlining the
composition operators. The following two operators are supported

let (%) g f x = g (f x)
let (%>) f g x = g (f x)

Corresponding definitions are not provided, so partial applications of (%)
and (%>) will be undefined unless you provide the definitions.

The following rewrites are done:

  • A composition occurring to the left of an application is reduced by
    applying each term of the composition from right to left to the
    argument, ignoring associative variations.

  • A composition which is not the left side of an application is first
    turned into one by η-expansion, then the above rule applies.

  • Any partially applied composition operators are passed though unchanged.

E.g.

h % g % f ==> (fun x -> h (f (g x)))
h % (g % f) ==> (fun x -> h (f (g x)))
(g % f) (h % h) ==> g (f (fun x -> h (h x)))

Is It Needed?

Recent flambda-enabled compilers can inline the following alternative
definitions of the composition operators [1]:

let (%) g f = (); fun x -> g (f x)
let (%>) f g = (); fun x -> g (f x)

so this syntax extension will likely be retired at some point.

Install
Published
12 Oct 2021
Sources
ppx_compose-v0.2.1.tbz
sha256=414f72a7659f2e85cf87ddcbf9981f793aa78ea3a607c35a8237e5ee305811b3
sha512=d69bfab88b4d4949bc5189724f954f33e1c2fa36d9fcf1dded351d379c241345533bf12bf493b26acbbcb6bd726674c22c934f037ec0b2820b6a5f99cfbc9ba3
Dependencies
dune
>= "1.1"
ocaml
>= "4.04.2"
Reverse Dependencies