Adding an ignore function to Control.Monad
marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 07:49:07 EDT 2009
On 11/06/2009 22:56, Isaac Dupree wrote:
> David Menendez wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Felipe Lessa<felipe.lessa at gmail.com>
>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 04:14:22PM -0400, David Menendez wrote:
>>>> Aside from assertions that this is a bad thing because you say so,
>>>> what evidence do we have that this is a problem?
>>> The wiki mentions the problem with forgetting the results of an
>> This is exactly what I'm talking about. That page is written almost
>> entirely by Henning
>> Thielemann, but because it's on the official Haskell wiki, it seems
> It's a wiki, I think it should document problems even if not everyone
> agrees about them; I think it's our tradition to scatter pages with
> conflicting viewpoints around our wiki (and even cross-link them to each
> other). Please don't think things on the haskell-wiki are authoritative;
> I think they're there so that there is the potential to collaborate on
> them. That page even has links to some other people expressing the same
> frustrations. Feel free to update it sympathetically if we've discussed
> something here that would strengthen it as a page (and/or, is there a
> "do notation considered helpful" page?). Maybe something about "ignore"
> would strengthen it?; I'm not sure; or references to stronger languages
> like Agda where "forgetting" is a more crucial concept.
I think it would help if there was a standard box we could put at the
top of these sort of pages, something like
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