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This page describes breaking API changes between diagrams 0.5 and 0.6, along with explanations of how to migrate to the new 0.6 API.

Reorganizations to diagrams-core

  • The modules in diagrams-core have all been renamed to be more consistent with the module naming scheme in the rest of the diagrams universe. For most users this should make no different, unless you are affected by diagrams-core#17 and have explicitly imported Graphics.Rendering.Diagrams.Points. In particular:
    • Graphics.Rendering.Diagrams --> Diagrams.Core
    • Grahpics.Rendering.Diagrams.Core --> Diagrams.Core.Types
    • Graphics.Rendering.Diagrams.* --> Diagrams.Core.*


Previous versions of diagrams-core had a mechanism for associating names with a LocatedEnvelope. Now, names are associated with Subdiagrams. For example, the type of withName changed from

withName :: 
  (IsName n, 
   AdditiveGroup (Scalar v), Floating (Scalar v), InnerSpace v, HasLinearMap v)
  n -> (LocatedEnvelope v -> QDiagram b v m -> QDiagram b v m) 
    -> QDiagram b v m -> QDiagram b v m


withName :: 
  IsName n 
  n -> (Subdiagram b v m -> QDiagram b v m -> QDiagram b v m) 
    -> QDiagram b v m -> QDiagram b v m

(As you can see, some type class constraints also disappeared, due to the refactoring of the underlying data structure.)

The types of withNameAll and withNames changed similarly.

For more information on subdiagrams and their API, see the user manual. The API for working with subdiagrams is not quite as convenient as the old API for LocatedEnvelopes, but that is being worked on. If you had some code using LocatedEnvelopes, please feel free to write to the mailing list for help porting it.

Other diagrams-core API changes

  • Graphics.Rendering.Diagrams.UDTree has been split out into a separate dual-tree package (which has also been substantially rewritten). If you were making direct use of UDTree before, tough luck!
  • The names function now returns a list of names and their associated locations, instead of the associated subdiagrams. In particular the output is suitable to be rendered to a String using show (subdiagrams have no Show instance). The new subMap function fills a similar role to what names used to play, returning the entire mapping from names to subdiagrams.

StyleParam deleted from Diagrams.Backend.Cairo.Text

The StyleParam type has been removed from Diagrams.Backend.Cairo.Text. Functions that used to take a StyleParam argument now take a Style R2 parameter, determining the style to apply to the text before rendering/querying information about the text. These parameters can be created a variety of ways, but the most direct will likely be by applying style-transforming functions such as font, fontSize, fontSlant, and fontWeight to mempty. This works because there are instances of HasStyle and Monoid for Style v.