[Haskell-cafe] Monadic function purity

Gregory Propf gregorypropf at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 24 15:46:22 EST 2010

I have a pretty basic question.  I've been wondering about whether monadic functions that do NOT us IO can be pure or not.  There seems to be some confusion on this topic on the web.  I'm especially interested in whether they can be memoized.  It seems to me that something like a function in the State monad should be pure provided the same initial state and same function arguments are present.  Likewise with the list monad and most other monads in fact.

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