Just for your fun and horror

Jan Skibinski jans@numeric-quest.com
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 04:17:36 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:

> My inquiry proved beyond any doubt that my students are so
> conditioned by "C", that despite the fact that we worked with
> monads for several weeks, they *cannot imagine* that
> "return z"
> may mean something different than the value of "z".
> Any suggestions?

	Perhaps the name "return" in the monadic definitions
	could be replaced by something more suggestive of
	an action? How about running a little experiment
	next time, with a new name, to see whether this would
	remove this unfortunate association with C-like
	"return" in the minds of your students?