[Haskell-cafe] Re: The State Monad

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Oct 7 23:41:56 EDT 2004

On 2004-10-07, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> wrote:
> This thing is giving me fits.  I need a global variable of sorts for an
> implementation of Syslog.  (Yes, I really do.)

OK, my problem is that I have been looking at the world wrong.

I found what I really needed in Data.IORef.

Which leaves me with an odd curiosity -- I still can't figure out how
state monads are anything but syntactic sugar (and lead more to
spaghetti code at that <g>)

-- John

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