[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt
jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Jan 15 20:58:20 EST 2009
Derek Elkins wrote:
> No one doubts that there is room for improvement. However, the
> direction is better documentation, not different names. Better names is
> fine, but I have not heard any remotely convincing alternative for any
> of the above terms.
After thinking about it, I think you are right. But, there is a problem
-- nobody is stepping up to write that documentation. If we can't get
it, then perhaps we ought to fall back on better names.
If we *can* get it, all the better, because these things need good docs,
regardless of what they're called.
I can see it now: a monoid by any other name would smell as sweet...
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