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

ChrisK haskell at list.mightyreason.com
Wed Jul 2 11:43:20 EDT 2008

> hen, the readFileOD could put the timestamp
> of the read file in a Monad-local state and the writeFileOD could, if
> the output is newer then all inputs listed in the state, skip the
> writing and thus the unsafeInterleaveIO’ed file reads are skipped as
> well, if they were not required for deciding the flow of the program.

How is your system similar to make/Makefile or different to
make/Makefile ?

Are your actions more restricted?  Are the semantics more imperative?  Are the 
dependencies still explicit or are them implicit and inferred?


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