[Haskell-cafe] A Monad for on-demand file generation?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jul 1 17:59:55 EDT 2008

On 2008 Jul 1, at 17:52, Ryan Ingram wrote:

> Well, you're also (from your description) probably writing some
> tracking information to an IORef of some sort.  That can happen in the
> middle of an otherwise pure computation, and it's difficult to know
> exactly when it'll get triggered, due to laziness.  You can probably
> make it work :)
>>> If you have the ability to store metadata about the computation  
>>> along
>>> with the computation results, maybe that would be a better solution?
>> Not sure what you mean here, sorry. Can you elaborate?
> Well, while doing the computation the first time, you can track what
> depends on what.  Then you save *that* information out.  Here's an

This sounds suspiciously like Writer to me.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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