[Haskell-cafe] Functional references

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Sep 5 16:39:52 EDT 2008

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, Ryan Ingram wrote:

> Nice.  I've written similar stuff a couple of times before, but the
> formulation using Maybe and modify definitely solves some problems I
> started to notice as I used it on bigger structures.  However, it
> might be better to separate a class of "never failing" references,
> where the reader is guaranteed to succeed, from "potentially failing"
> references which give a Maybe value.
> I'd also not use the names "get" and "modify" because they are already
> used by MonadState.    I always used "frGet", "frSet", and "frModify",
> and then tended to not use them directly as I was generally working in
> a state monad.

Haskell already supports qualification, why manual prefixing?

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