[Haskell-cafe] Why monoids will abide...

Dan Piponi dpiponi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 09:53:24 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:12 PM, Eugene Kirpichov <ekirpichov at gmail.com> wrote:
> To my mind, in the map-reduce case you generally need a commutative
> monoid. Or, you need an extra infrastructure that mappend's only
> results from adjacent machines, or something like that.

This is a good paper on the stuff I'm talking about:
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/blelloch90prefix.html It doesn't
explicitly mention monoids but it's all about associative operations
with identity.

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