[Haskell-cafe] Monoid wants a (++) equivalent

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Tue Jun 30 13:04:33 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 9:50 AM, David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:

> I actually worry that this will make people think, more incorrectly, that
> Monoids are about appending stuff only.

I think that adding a graphical operator as a synonym for mappend would
actually help to address that, since the magic word "append" would no longer
be nearly as common in source code, and that textual name certainly is
(unhelpfully) suggestive of a specific semantics.
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