[Haskell-cafe] Theoretical question: are side effects necessary?

KC kc1956 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 17:16:50 CET 2012

Apparently on such solid ground that you hinder their critical thinking
skills by answering for them.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Donn Cave <donn at avvanta.com> wrote:
> Quoth KC <kc1956 at gmail.com>,
>> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Jerzy Karczmarczuk
>> <jerzy.karczmarczuk at unicaen.fr> wrote:
>>> ... but the question of purity of a program - in my opinion - concerns
>>> the program, and nothing else.
>> You might be thinking of software engineering purity.
> Or software engineers might be thinking of purity in the same way.
> I personally hope I think of purity in a way that's of some practical
> use in terms of Haskell programs, and I would hope software engineers
> in general would do likewise.  From that perspective, it seems to me
> that M. Karczmarczuk is on pretty solid ground.
>        Donn

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