[Haskell-cafe] Remember the future

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 17 17:50:51 EDT 2007

Gwern Branwen wrote:
> On  0, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> scribbled:
>> I've seen comments in various places that monads allow you to "borrow
>> things from the future".
>> That sounds completely absurd to me... can anybody explain?
> Take a look at issue 6 of The Monad Reader; search for time travel. <http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/The_Monad.Reader>

Mmm... yes... I've read this before. It didn't make any sense then 
either. (The example is too big and complicated. It obscures the thing 
it's trying to illustrate...)

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