[Haskell-cafe] Re: Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

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Thu Jan 15 12:11:50 EST 2009

Ross Mellgren <rmm-haskell at z.odi.ac> writes:
> Usually when encountering something like "Monoid" (if I didn't already
> know it), I'd look it up in the library docs. The problem I've had
> with this tactic is twofold:
> First, the docs for the typeclass usually don't give any practical
> examples, so sometimes it's hard to be sure that the "append" in
> "mappend" means what you think it means.

I second this, many of the docs are sorely lacking examples (and there
are of course docs that simply reference a paper, which is usually too
long to be helpful in the short term...)

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