[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Top Level <-

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 27 16:57:19 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 00:53 +0400, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Jonathan,
> Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 8:12:42 PM, you wrote:
> > * I wonder why that name was chosen?  The design doesn't seem to have
> > anything to do with IO, it's more of a `we have this in C so we want it
> > in Haskell too' monad.
> s/it/exchange with external world, i.e., essentially, I/O/

Bald assertion.  I don't buy it.  What do IORefs have to do with
exchange with the external world?


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