[Haskell-cafe] Martin Odersky on "What's wrong with Monads"

Jonathan Geddes geddes.jonathan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 07:31:17 CEST 2012


I was watching a panel on languages[0] recently and Martin Odersky (the
creator of Scala) said something about Monads:

"What's wrong with Monads is that if you go into a Monad you have to change
your whole syntax from scratch. Every single line of your program changes
if you get it in or out of a Monad. They're not polymorphic so it's really
the old days of Pascal. A monomorphic type system that says 'well that's
all I do' ... there's no way to abstract over things. " [0, 53:45]


--J Arthur

[0] - http://css.dzone.com/articles/you-can-write-large-programs
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