[Haskell-cafe] Re: Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt
conal at conal.net
Fri Jan 16 16:21:58 EST 2009
Well-put. Thanks! - Conal
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 1:52 AM, Dougal Stanton <ithika at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:54 PM, ChrisK <haskell at list.mightyreason.com>
> > So the original article, which coined 'Appendable', did so without much
> > thought in the middle of a long post. But it does show the thinking was
> > about collections and there is one ONE instance of Monoid at
> > that is about a collection (Monoid ( a)) that has a split operation.
> The blind man at the back takes firm hold of the tail and says, "But
> why do we need to call it an *elephant*? No-one knows what that is.
> Everyone knows what a rope is, so we should just call it a rope."
> And that is how the elephant came to be labelled a rope in all the guide
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