[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Top Level <-
daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Wed Aug 27 17:20:39 EDT 2008
Am Mittwoch, 27. August 2008 22:57 schrieb Jonathan Cast:
> On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 00:53 +0400, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> > Hello Jonathan,
> > Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 8:12:42 PM, you wrote:
> > > * I wonder why that name was chosen? The design doesn't seem to have
> > > anything to do with IO, it's more of a `we have this in C so we want it
> > > in Haskell too' monad.
> > s/it/exchange with external world, i.e., essentially, I/O/
> Bald assertion. I don't buy it. What do IORefs have to do with
> exchange with the external world?
Well, you wrote
> change your IO monad*
> * I wonder why that name was chosen? The design doesn't seem to have
> anything to do with IO, it's more of a `we have this in C so we want it
> in Haskell too' monad.
I believe, Bulat took it to include getLine, readFile, writeFile et al.
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