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

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Thu Aug 28 18:59:03 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 23:48 +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> The Haskell philosophy has always been to stick it out until someone
> comes up with the right solution to a problem rather than picking some
> easy way out.  So I'd rather keep global variables being eye sores (as
> they are now) to remind us to keep looking for a nice way.
> For people who don't like this philosophy there are plenty of other languages.

Talking of which, we really ought to look at an IO typeclass or two (not
just our existing MonadIO) and rework the library ops to use it in
Haskell'. You're not the only one to want it, and if it's not fixed this
time it may never get fixed.

Philippa Cowderoy <flippa at flippac.org>

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