Eray Ozkural (exa)
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 05:16:05 +0200
On Friday 11 January 2002 19:39, Jan-Willem Maessen wrote:
> The ST monad provides safer encapsulation of mutable references. We
> can prove that references which escape a particular instance of ST are
> never side effected. See the paper "Lazy Functional State Threads":
> This allows us to construct functions which are certain to present a
> functional face to the world, but use mutation internally. In this
> respect, ST is actually "better" than IO, albeit less well-supported.
So would writing for instance a GUI library, with abstract interfaces using
ST be a good idea?
Eray Ozkural (exa) <email@example.com>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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