[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why functional programming matters

Sebastian Sylvan sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 07:09:48 EST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 9:45 AM, Peter Hercek <phercek at gmail.com> wrote:

>  A lot
>  of efficient algorithms we have are state based. And again probably
>  more.
Yes, and we can write those using the ST monad in Haskell. I think it's
important to point this out, since some imperative programmers will just go
"but what about if I *need* mutable state?" and probably tune out if they
don't hear right away that Haskell can give it to them in a safe
encapsulated form.

Sebastian Sylvan
UIN: 44640862
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