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From: james woodyatt <jhw@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] (Mostly) Functional Design?
On 19 Jul 2005, at 02:35, Robert Morelli wrote:
>   However,  my purpose was to explain monads in
> a way that I think is completely intuitive,  simple,  and sensible from
> an ordinary programmer's point of view.  I abandoned the paper several
> years ago,  but perhaps it's worth completing it.

Yes, well... I would count that as a point in favor of your argument 
that the community "is also inept at practical documentation and 
advocacy."  I think a really good introduction to monads for the 
practitioner, as distinct from the mathematician, would be a sign of 
growing aptitude for practical documentation and advocacy.

They're kinda hard to use in Ocaml, which my preferred functional 
language, so I don't think it would be a good idea for me to try to 
write such a thing.  It would be nice if somebody did.


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