[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

Anton van Straaten anton at appsolutions.com
Thu Jan 15 13:04:55 EST 2009

Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
> Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>> I think the documentation should be reasonably newbie-friendly too.
>> But that doesn't mean we should call Monoid Appendable.
>> Appendable is just misleading, since Monoid is more general than
>> appending. 
> Then why does it have a member named 'mappend'? :-)

That's a mistake - and in fact, it's a good demonstration of why Monoid 
should not be named something like Appendable - because it misleads 
people into thinking that the structure is less general than it really is.


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