[Haskell-cafe] Think of a monad...
d.w.mead at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 10:22:50 EST 2007
so are monads whats holding the nuclear waste or whats holding the apples?
On 2/1/07, Frederick Ross <madhadron at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
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