luminance: Type-safe, type-level and stateless graphics framework

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This package exposes several modules to work with GPUs in a stateless and type-safe way. Currently, it uses OpenGL as backend hardware technology but others will be added later on, such as Vulkan.

One very important point is the fact that luminance has nothing to do with 3D engines or scene development kits. Don’t expect to find materials, lights or mesh loaders. It’s just a graphics framework initiated to fix the design choices of OpenGL. It won’t change in any other way. However, as it grows, the plan is to make luminance a good graphics framework following the Haskell philosophy. In the end, it should be used as-is, not as an OpenGL abstraction.

luminance is a small yet powerful graphics API. It was designed so that people can quickly get their feet wet and start having fun with graphics in Haskell. The main idea is to unleash the graphical and visual properties of GPUs in a stateless and type-safe way.

This library doesn’t expose any architectural patterns or designs. It’s up to you to design your program as you want and following your own plans.


Manual Flags


Enable OpenGL stdout debug (for development only)


Compile with the OpenGL 4.5 backend


Compile with the OpenGL 4.5 + bindless textures backend


Compile with the OpenGL 3.3 backend


Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info


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Dependencies base (>=4.8 && <4.10), containers (>=0.5 && <0.6), contravariant (>=1.3 && <1.5), dlist (>=0.7 && <0.9), gl (>=0.7 && <0.8), linear (>=1.19 && <1.21), mtl (>=2.2 && <2.3), resourcet (>=1.1 && <1.2), semigroups (>=0.16 && <0.19), transformers (>=0.4 && <0.6), vector (>=0.11 && <0.12), void (>=0.7 && <0.8) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Dimitri Sabadie
Author Dimitri Sabadie <>
Maintainer Dimitri Sabadie <>
Category Graphics
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