[Haskell-cafe] Abuse of the monad [was: monadic logo]

Andrew Wagner wagner.andrew at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 10:16:23 EDT 2009

Can you expand on this a bit? I'm curious why you think this.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 Mar 2009, at 15:04, Gregg Reynolds wrote:
>  At risk of becoming the most hated man in all Haskelldom, I'd like to
>> suggest that the Haskell logo not use lambda symbols.  Or at least not as
>> the central element.  Sorry, I know I'm late to the party, but the thing is
>> there is nothing distinctive about lambda; it's common to all FPLs.
>>  Besides, Lisp/Scheme already have that franchise.
>> What is distinctive about Haskell it's use of the monad.  The Pythagorean
>> monad symbol is wonderfully simple:
> No, what's distinctive about Haskell is usually the abuse of the monad.
> Encouraging people to think Haskell is all about monadic programming even
> more is a recipe for disaster.
> Just my 2¢
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