[Haskell-cafe] side effects (Why Haskell is beautiful to the novice)

ok at cs.otago.ac.nz ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Mon Aug 31 06:19:18 UTC 2015

> Ha ha, I think this may be the first time I've seen a wikipedia page
> change as a side effect of a discussion that references it.

How long did you say you've been around?

> I'm also troubled by the change from "In functional programming,
> side effects are rarely used" to "In functional programming,
> effects are rarely used."  This must be an error.

This can ONLY be an error if the original text was an error.
Because it means EXACTLY what the original text was meant to
mean; the only difference is that the original text used
"side effect" to mean "effect".

I see someone has changed it back to the old muddled wreck, sigh.

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