[Haskell-cafe] Monad Transformer (Was: Just curios)

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Jun 12 01:43:14 EDT 2007

On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Paul Hudak wrote:
> > As reported in the recent HOPL paper, /A History of Haskell/, Haskell
> > Brooks Curry actually didn't like his first name!  I learned this when
> > I visited his wife, Virginia Curry, at the time when we decided to
> > name a language after her husband.
> Yes... I recall reading that somewhere. (Irony, eh? Name something after
> somebody and find they hated the name anyway...)
> I *also* distinctly recall reading somewhere the following words:
>   "Of course, our biggest mistake was using the word 'monad'. We should
> have called it 'warm fuzzy thing'..."

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