[Haskell-cafe] Monad transformers (was: Is my code too complicated?)

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Sat Jul 3 09:35:08 EDT 2010

* Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> [2010-07-03 14:20:14+0100]
> In my experience, using more than one monad transformer at once makes
> code utterly incomprehensible.

See X monad (xmonad) for an counterexample.

-- | The X monad, 'ReaderT' and 'StateT' transformers over 'IO'
-- encapsulating the window manager configuration and state,
-- respectively.
-- Dynamic components may be retrieved with 'get', static components
-- with 'ask'. With newtype deriving we get readers and state monads
-- instantiated on 'XConf' and 'XState' automatically.
newtype X a = X (ReaderT XConf (StateT XState IO) a)

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