[Haskell-beginners] State monad question

Jordan Cooper nefigah at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 19:10:42 EDT 2010

Alright, I'll give this a shot. I've never used monad transformers
before, so it should be interesting :)

On 6/23/10, Daniel Fischer <daniel.is.fischer at web.de> wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 June 2010 23:48:42, Jordan Cooper wrote:
>> Well, two things that I guess are important to mention:
>> In my program, it's not Foo and Bar, but Cards and Players. Any player
>> can potentially act on any card, even if it's not their own, thus I
>> felt they probably shouldn't be part of the same state (though perhaps
>> I am wrong in this).
>> Secondly, as to why I wanted to use a monad here, importantFunction
>> (which is called playerTurn in the real program) would contain a
>> series of functions that would modify Cards and Players, not just one
>> each as in my initial example. Thus it seems like I'd have to end up
>> with let foo... let foo'... etc. which, from my reading in RWH, seems
>> to be an acceptable use for a State monad.
>> Thanks for your answer, and to Matthew for the encouragement :)
> Maybe  a Monad transformer would be helpful, something along the lines of
> StateT Player (State Card) foo
> then you can work in the inner Monad (State Card) via lift.
> fooBar = do
>     cardResult <- lift cardAction
>     playerResult <- playerAction cardResult
>     return (cardResult, playerResult)

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