trait Defer[F[_]] extends Serializable

Defer is a type class that shows the ability to defer creation inside of the type constructor F[_].

This comes up with F[_] types that are implemented with a trampoline or are based on function application.

The law is that defer(fa) is equivalent to fa, but not evaluated immediately, so

scala> import cats._
scala> import cats.implicits._

scala> var evaluated = false
scala> val dfa = Defer[Eval].defer {
     |   evaluated = true
     |   Eval.now(21)
     | }

scala> evaluated
res0: Boolean = false

scala> Eq[Eval[Int]].eqv(dfa, Eval.now(21))
res1: Boolean = true
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Defer.scala
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  1. abstract def defer[A](fa: ⇒ F[A]): F[A]

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