[Haskell-beginners] Re: monad nomad gonad gomad
haskell at phirho.com
Mon Aug 16 12:35:22 EDT 2010
Reading the recent threads about Monads I decided to put my learning
experience online. It might be of use to someone (maybe you?).
On 15.08.2010 19:52, prad wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 16:43:09 +0200
> Ertugrul Soeylemez<es at ertes.de> wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether you are reading our posts, but we have
>> explained in detail the difference. Once understood, you won't get
>> errors like that anymore.
>> As a well meant suggestion, you have to actually read the answers to
>> your posts, even if they are long.
> believe me i read the posts (more than a few times) - especially yours
> in fact and am very appreciative. however, it takes me a while to
> understand what's going on - even to connect similar ideas together. i
> certainly don't mind long posts either, but i am still having
> difficulties putting the ideas together. i tend to be a bit slow anyway
> and keep thinking in python terms.
> i intend to respond once i understand the ideas better. for instance,
> what you wrote here made sense to me:
> let readBlahTxt = readFile "blah.txt"
> content<- readBlahTxt
> This should show the difference more clearly.
> however, i still can't quite connect it to the idea of what it has to
> do with getting monad data out of a monad and into the pure realm.
> late last night, though, i was able to do so, but it took while.
>> Posting essentially the same questions over and over gets you nowhere.
> agreed and i apologize. my problem is that i don't even see that it is
> the same question. as you have pointed out once before, "You're still
> thinking way too complicated."
> i think what happens is i keep trying different things over and over
> again. that affects my thinking no doubt. i should likely think more
> and try less.
>> A monad is just a way to combine computations.
> this wasn't clear to me till now even though i had read your continuing
> exchange with kyle and the example both of you were discussing
> regarding>>= (and i had read up on the operator and even tried it).
>> I don't like to mention my own one
> i would very much like to see yours.
>> I agree with Brent
> i think brent's delightful blog post describes my present dilemmas ...
> except i haven't quite gotten to the point of being able to say "monads
> are burritos" ... so i think there is likely still hope for me. ;)
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