[Haskell-cafe] Wow Monads!

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Wed Apr 19 04:24:35 UTC 2017

> On 19/04/2017, at 3:13 PM, Atrudyjane via Haskell-Cafe <haskell-cafe at haskell.org> wrote:
> I used to, mainly C/C++. There is no "I" in team... Our personalities must be similar : )

It's hidden, but there is definitely "a me" in "team".
And then it's time for "T".  (Obscure Lisp reference.)

Someone wrote:
>> > I think Lisp-style macros are too powerful.

It's true that higher-order functions can do a lot of the things people used
macros to do, and better.

However, having said "Lisp-style macros", Lisp is a tree with many branches.
How about Scheme-style macros?

>> > Problem with that is that empowering the programmer makes it harder to be 100% sure what a given piece of code does.

This is also true in Haskell.  Show me a piece of code golf with Arrows and
LemurCoSprockets and such all over the place and I haven't a clue.  Total
bewilderment.  Heck, show me *undocumented* code in a language without
macros, classes, or higher-order functions (Fortran 95? COBOL 85?) and I'll
be just as baffled, if it is big enough.  (I've been staring at some old
numeric code recently.  One page is quite big enough...)

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