[Haskell-cafe] continuations and monads

Tikhon Jelvis tikhon at jelv.is
Sun Aug 18 01:08:27 CEST 2013

Yes they are. Purely intuitively, you can see how writing code in a monadic
style (using >>= a lot) is very similar to writing in continuation-passing

You can express this the most directly with the continuation monad. Then,
from this monad, you can express other monads. In some sense, the
continuation monad is very fundamental. Take a look at "The Mother of all
Monads"[1] from The Neighborhood of Infinity for more details.

[1]: http://blog.sigfpe.com/2008/12/mother-of-all-monads.html?m=1
On Aug 17, 2013 7:02 PM, "Christopher Howard" <
christopher.howard at frigidcode.com> wrote:

> Q: Are the "continuations" in Scheme related to the "monads" from Haskell?
> If so, could someone elaborate on that?
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