[Haskell-cafe] Re: Monades - I've got it! (hopefully)

Johannes Waldmann waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Wed Jan 28 03:01:34 EST 2009

>> in F# they renamed "Monad" to "Workflow",

> I don't think this is helpful, 

I didn't claim ... at least it's a funny attempt
to introduce "warm fuzzy thing" terminology.

> it only really works for state-like monads. 
> "Workflow" doesn't make sense at all for [a], for example.

Well, it could be seen as a non-deterministic "workflow"
(with none, one or several outcomes).

Cf. Wadler: "how to replace failure by a list of successes"

Best regards, J.W.

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