Functional reactive programming with incremental changes in data structures
Module type ReactiveData . S
type 'a t

Reactive version of the data container

type 'a data

Raw (non-reactive) version of the data container

type 'a patch

Patch format

type 'a msg =
| Patch of 'a patch(*

Patch p triggers the application of p on the current contents

| Set of 'a data(*

With Set d, d becomes the new content


Message format

type 'a handle

Handle that permits applying incremental updates

val empty : 'a t

Empty data structure

val create : 'a data -> 'a t * 'a handle

Build a container from initial contents. The handle can be used for performing reactive updates.

val from_event : 'a data -> 'a msg React.E.t -> 'a t

from_event d e is a container whose initial value is d, and which gets updated for every occurrence of e

val from_signal : ?eq:( 'a -> 'a -> bool ) -> 'a data React.S.t -> 'a t

Convert a React signal into a ReactiveData container.

Whenever the signal changes from value v to value v', we detect the differences between v and v', and perform downstream computation (e.g., for map) only on the new and modified elements.

val const : 'a data -> 'a t

Produce a constant container

val patch : 'a handle -> 'a patch -> unit

patch h p applies p on the container corresponding to h

val set : 'a handle -> 'a data -> unit

set h d sets the contents of the container corresponding to h, disregarding previous contents

val map_msg : ( 'a -> 'b ) -> 'a msg -> 'b msg

Transform a message

val map : ( 'a -> 'b ) -> 'a t -> 'b t

map f c applies f on all elements of c, producing a new reactive container c'. Modifying the contents of c leads to modifications of c'. f is applied only on the new or modified elements of c.

val value : 'a t -> 'a data

Return current contents

val fold : ( 'a -> 'b msg -> 'a ) -> 'b t -> 'a -> 'a React.signal

fold f c v accumulates the updates on c with f starting from v.

The result is a signal of value f m_n (f ... (f m_1 v)), where m_1 ... m_n are the messages that have been applied since the beginning of fold. m_1 is a pseudo-message Set l, accounting for the contents l of c at the time when accumulation starts.

val signal : ?eq:( 'a -> 'a -> bool ) -> 'a t -> 'a data React.S.t

Signal corresponding to contents

val event : 'a t -> 'a msg React.E.t

Event whose occurrences correspond to container updates