[Haskell-beginners] Functional Parses

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 23:09:20 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Robert Heumüller <mailing at heum.de> wrote:

> Whenever monads apper things seem to get tricky - sadly there won't be
> a lecture on functional programming in the next semester at the
> university I study at :(

The only trick here is that the text wants to introduce you to monads by
doing something that won't work in a normal Haskell; you need to put the
compiler in a mode which allows you to in effect rebuild them from scratch.
 (You can't simply provide your own definitions because "do" notation is
hardwired to use the standard ones anyway, unless you use the
RebindableSyntax extension to tell it to use yours.  You'd also have to
make sure you don't get the standard definitions, which means
NoImplicitPrelude and manually importing Prelude minus the standard
machinery.  I don't think RebindableSyntax let you rebind "do" notation
properly when that textbook was written, btw, so when it was written *no*
Haskell compiler supported the direct use of its examples.)  This was a
rather unfortunate choice on Hutton's part, as it means his examples *only*
work on paper.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/beginners/attachments/20120703/90c05ea2/attachment.htm>

More information about the Beginners mailing list