[Haskell-cafe] Wow Monads!

John Wiegley johnw at newartisans.com
Sun Apr 16 01:13:56 UTC 2017

>>>>> "DM" == David McClain <dbm at refined-audiometrics.com> writes:

MD> Anyone else have Lisp experience using Monads? Did it offer some major
MD> enhancements for you?

In Lisp, I don't think the abstraction buys you much, because all the
functionality you need (state, exceptions, runtime, etc) are always available
to all expressions. They become an excellent way of representing "extensible
composition" in a pure language that otherwise could not allow those things,
but I don't see that you need it for an untyped language like Lisp.

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