[Haskell-cafe] Can somebody give any advice for beginners?

Ronald Guida ronguida at mindspring.com
Tue Sep 11 17:32:09 EDT 2007

Dan Piponi wrote:
 > On 9/11/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
 >> you can fall down a monad and not be able to escape...
 > It's not so bad. It's in the nature of monads that after you've fallen
 > in once, you can never get trapped any deeper.

But you can climb higher...
(Note: Best viewed in mono-space!)

              Nirvana plane
                Categoric plane
                   Co-Monadic plane
                     (Co- everything)
                       Applicative plane
                   Pointless-pointfree plane
               Monadic plane  (don't get trapped)
             ---------------        ---------------
           Functional plane          (Haskell et al!)
         ---------------                ---------------
       Imperative plane                  ASM, C#, Java :)
     ---------------                        ---------------
   Physical plane                              (e.g. Silicon)

-- Ron

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