[Haskell-beginners] Re: [Haskell-cafe] The problem with Monads...

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 06:30:11 EST 2009

> I have written a reference manual for the basic Haskell monad functions, "A
> Tour of the Haskell Monad functions". It contains a lot of examples. You can
> find it at:
>  http://members.chello.nl/hjgtuyl/tourdemonad.html

Wow! I like these examples. I'm a pragmatist, and although Haskell gave me
the most intense joy I ever experienced with programming (and also
frustrations ;-), I find it extremely difficult to learn it from research

But these small examples are exactly what I need, because my brain will
easier recognize a pattern match with the specific examples, than with the
abstract explanation (and I was pretty good at abstract algebra, but that's
20 years ago, and I filled these 2 decades with lots and lots of imperative
and OO hacking ;-).

I wish every function in every module in the documentation had an "examples"
link next to the "source" link, or a link to examples on the wiki or

I guess the smart computer scientists here will tell me that I need to lift
my brain to learn to recognize abstract patterns, but I'm afraid this is not
something that is given to all of us, certainly not in the short term. But I
still want to enjoy Haskell, so keep the short examples coming :)

> As far as I know, there is no reference guide for advanced monads, like the
> Reader, Writer and State monads.
> --
> Regards,
> Henk-Jan van Tuyl
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> http://Van.Tuyl.eu/
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