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

Tony Morris tonymorris at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 23:38:17 CEST 2012

Odersky is repeatedly wrong on this subject and specifically for the
claim that you quote, the only response is simply "not true."

On 24/06/12 15:31, Jonathan Geddes wrote:
> Cafe,
> 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]
> Thoughts?
> --J Arthur
> [0] - http://css.dzone.com/articles/you-can-write-large-programs
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