[Haskell-cafe] monads once again: a newbie perspective

Andy Elvey andy.elvey at paradise.net.nz
Fri Aug 25 03:09:34 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 20:53 +0200, Andrea Rossato wrote:
> Hello!
> I' m new to Haskell and try to find my way through types and monads.
> I tried the yet Another Haskell Tutorial, very useful for types, but
> almost unreadable for monads (that's my perspective!).
> Then I discovered that wonderful paper by Wadler (Monads for
> functional programming).
> So I started "translating it" for someone who can be scared of
> something with an abstract and footnotes coming from a professor.
> I started writing it in order to clarify to myself this difficult
> topic. I think I'm now grasping the concept of monads. 
> I thought that someone else could find my writings useful.
> It could become a page on the wiki. But before posting there I would
> like to have your opinion. Perhaps this is just something unreadable.
> Let me know.
> Andrea

As another Haskell newbie - I like it! Well done!  
I particularly like your simple examples, and the very clear description
of each step in the tutorial. Fwiw, this would be the best "absolute
beginner's guide to monads" that I've seen. Keep up the good work!  
- Andy 

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