[Haskell-cafe] Think of a monad...

Frederick Ross 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:
>   http://koweycode.blogspot.com/2007/01/think-of-monad.html
> 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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Frederick Ross
Graduate Fellow, (|Siggia> + |McKinney>)/sqrt(2) Lab
The Rockefeller University
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