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Dr. Robert J. Harley harley at argote.ch
Mon Nov 10 05:46:46 PST 2003


JB:
>Okay, I don't know whether to be shocked or terrified or thrilled or  
>all of the above. [...] And I worry that they might own this.

Don't be; typed pipes to handle side-effects like I/O cleanly in
"pure" languages was done about 10 years ago in the functional
programming community.


>[...]
>Monad.  What hubris in naming!
>[...]

The name is obviously lifted straight from Haskell.


Google around for stuff like:
  http://okmij.org/ftp/Computation/monadic-shell.html


Regards,
  R.
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