[Haskell-beginners] can I use "pure" all the time instead of "return" now?

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Sun May 15 14:29:34 UTC 2016

>  the name [return] "stains" the functional semantics in Monadic code,
> in my opinion

Amusing. For me, the term "pure" stains monads as impure or diluted.
The moral overtones of "pure", as in "purely functional language",
drive out more benign interpretatations such as "unadorned". Not
a felicitous coinage.

Doug McIlroy

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