[Haskell-cafe] Re:Explaining monads
gregorypropf at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 14 20:55:19 EDT 2007
Sorry to spam you Jeff, again I sent my email to the poster rather than the list. I'm using Yahoo beta webmail and don't see a way to set it to reply to the list rather than the originator. Anyway, this was my post:
Hence the need to perform a "run" operation like runIdentity, evalState or runParser (for Parsec) to get something useful to happen. Except for lists we don't seem to do this. I suppose lists are so simple that the operators :, ++ and the  constructor do all we ever need with them. Finally there is no runIO because "main" is essentially that function in every real program? - Greg
----- Original Message ----
From: Jeff Polakow <jeff.polakow at db.com>
To: lanny at cisco.com
Cc: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org; Haskell-Cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:45:06
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Explaining monads
One general intuition about monads is that they represent
computations rather than simple (already computed) values:
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