# Partible

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## The

*Hint: if you're just looking for an introduction to partible types, see Plainly partible.*

## The `Partible`

class

Partible types have an common (and austere) programming interface, this being captured by the `Partible`

class:

```
module Partible where
class Partible a where
part :: a -> (a, a)
parts :: a -> [a]
-- Minimal complete definition: part or parts --
part u = case parts u of u1:u2:_ -> (u1, u2)
parts u = case part u of (u1, u2) -> u1 : parts u2
```

In addition to implementing the methods of the class, partible types should satisfy certain equations; for an explanation of them along with why they should be satisfied, see Partible laws.