[Haskell-cafe] Re: nested maybes
J. Garrett Morris
trevion at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 09:27:44 EST 2007
On 2/5/07, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:
> J. Garrett Morris wrote:
> > First, we'll create a transformed version of the IO monad,
> Why go to the trouble of creating a new monad?
> The existing ones are fine.
Mainly to keep the type error messages simpler. A project I was
working on started with
type S = StateT Blargh (ErrorT Fizzt IO)
which was fine and dandy, although it produced somewhat verbose error
messages. But then we added ContT to the stack, and the end result
was that error messages tended to take more time giving the
transformers than the errors. On the other hand, using a newtype the
error messages were much easier to read.
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