[Haskell-cafe] Think of a monad...
madhadron at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 10:11:32 EST 2007
And we have reached the monadic equivalent of Schrodinger's cat.
On 1/31/07, Eric Y. Kow <eric.kow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Haskellers,
> In the recent HWN, I noticed a new monad metaphor by Don Stewart:
> Think of a monad as a spacesuite full of nuclear waste in the ocean next to a
> container of apples. now, you can't put oranges in the space suite or the
> nucelar waste falls in the ocean, *but* the apples are carried around
> anyway, and you just take what you need
> This metaphor very clearly captures the essence of monads. Perhaps it
> will be even more helpful if accompanied by a small illustration:
> I hope this turns out to be useful to somebody,
> Eric Kow http://www.loria.fr/~kow
> PGP Key ID: 08AC04F9 Merci de corriger mon français.
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