[Haskell-beginners] [Haskell-cafe] select :: [(Float, a)] -> a -- Weighted stochastic selection - help?

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Fri Sep 5 16:06:42 EDT 2008

Am Freitag, 5. September 2008 21:51 schrieb C.M.Brown:
> It's certainly possibly to define or use State in a way  that it gives
> the impression of modifying a global state, it therefore having a
> side-effect.
> Chris.

Can you give an example? I don't see how that can be done using 
Control.Monad.State(.Strict).State, unless invocations of put or modify are 
considered side effects. 


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