[Haskell-cafe] Re: Tutorial uploaded
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Tue Dec 20 14:18:19 EST 2005
Peter Simons wrote:
> In my humble
> opinion, it's unfortunate that many tutorials and
> introductionary texts leave the impression that monadic code
> would be something utterly different than "normal" Haskell
> code. I feel it intimidates the reader by making a monad
> appear like black magic, even though it's little more than
> syntactic sugar to describe implicit function arguments.
I'm scared of monads :) I really don't know what a monad is. All I know
is that you need it for IO because IO implies side-effects and I know
that "Monad" is a very scary-looking word :)
> If we'd have an opaque "World" type instead of the IO monad,
> 'putStrLn' would be:
> putStrLn :: String -> World -> World
That seems less scary.
\/_/ I am not over-weight, I am under-tall.
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