Just for your fun and horror
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 12:26:00 -0800
Why should we change and not C?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Skibinski" <email@example.com>
To: "Jerzy Karczmarczuk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: Just for your fun and horror
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:
> > My inquiry proved beyond any doubt that my students are so
> > conditioned by "C", that despite the fact that we worked with
> > monads for several weeks, they *cannot imagine* that
> > "return z"
> > may mean something different than the value of "z".
> > Any suggestions?
> Perhaps the name "return" in the monadic definitions
> could be replaced by something more suggestive of
> an action? How about running a little experiment
> next time, with a new name, to see whether this would
> remove this unfortunate association with C-like
> "return" in the minds of your students?
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