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80 std_util

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% File: std_util.m.
% Main author: fjh.
% Stability: high.
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% This file contains higher-order programming constructs and other
% useful standard utilities.
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:- module std_util.
:- interface.

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% General purpose higher-order programming constructs
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    % compose(F, G, X) = F(G(X))
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    % Function composition.
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:- func compose(func(T2) = T3, func(T1) = T2, T1) = T3.

    % converse(F, X, Y) = F(Y, X).
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:- func converse(func(T1, T2) = T3, T2, T1) = T3.

    % pow(F, N, X) = F^N(X)
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    % Function exponentiation.
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:- func pow(func(T) = T, int, T) = T.

    % The identity function.
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:- func id(T) = T.

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    % isnt(Pred, X) <=> not Pred(X)
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    % This is useful in higher order programming, e.g.
    %   Odds  = list.filter(odd, Xs)
    %   Evens = list.filter(isnt(odd), Xs)
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:- pred isnt(pred(T)::in(pred(in) is semidet), T::in) is semidet.

    % negate(Pred) <=> not Pred
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    % This is useful in higher order programming, e.g.
    %   expect(negate(Pred), ...)
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:- pred negate((pred)::in((pred) is semidet)) is semidet.

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