This package was absorbed into
persistent with the 220.127.116.11 release.
Provides Template Haskell helpers for persistent. For more information, see
the chapter in the Yesod book.
The TH.hs module contains code generators.
EntityDefs that it gets from the quasi-quoter.
The quasi-quoter is in persistent Quasi.hs
Similarly many of the types come from the persistent library
To get a better idea of what code you're generating, you can output the content of Template Haskell expressions to a file:
stack test persistent-template --ghc-options='-ddump-splices -ddump-to-file'
The output will be in the
.stack-work directory. The exact path will depend on your specific setup, but if you search for files ending in
.dump-splices you'll find the output (
find .stack-work -type f -name '*.dump-splices')
If you make changes to the generated code, it is highly recommended to compare the output with your changes to output from
master (even better if this diff is included in your PR!). Seemingly small changes can have dramatic changes on the generated code.
For example, embedding an
EntityDef in a function that was called for every field of that
Entity made the number of generated lines O(N^2) for that function—very bad!