[Haskell-cafe] IO is a bad example for Monads

Wolfgang Jeltsch g9ks157k at acme.softbase.org
Tue Dec 11 21:17:34 EST 2007

Am Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2007 18:34 schrieb Tim Newsham:
> […]

> Why is it that every time the topic of teaching basic concepts in
> an easier way comes up there are always two or three replies that
> say "should we bother?  lets filter out the idiots?"

I think that two different things are mixed in this thread:

    (1) teaching monadic I/O in a newbie-friendly way

    (2) stressing monadic I/O in teaching and shying away from teaching purely
    functional solutions

While I support (1), I don’t support (2).

> […]

Best wishes,

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