Monad Transformers Step by Step

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Martin Grabmüller: Monad Transformers Step by Step, draft paper, October 2006.

12 pages, A4 format, English.

Abstract

In this tutorial, we describe how to use monad transformers in order to incrementally add functionality to Haskell programs. It is not a paper about implementing transformers, but about using them to write elegant, clean and powerful programs in Haskell. Starting from an evaluation function for simple expressions, we convert it to monadic style and incrementally add error handling, environment passing, state, logging and input/output by composing monad transformers.

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BibTeX Entry

@Unpublished{Grabmueller2006MonadTransformers,
  author =	 {Martin Grabm{\"u}ller},
  title =	 {{Monad Transformers Step by Step}},
  note =	 {Draft paper},
  month =	 {October},
  year =	 2006,
  abstract =	 {In this tutorial, we describe how to use monad
                  transformers in order to incrementally add
                  functionality to Haskell programs. It is not a paper
                  about implementing transformers, but about using
                  them to write elegant, clean and powerful programs
                  in Haskell. Starting from an evaluation function for
                  simple expressions, we convert it to monadic style
                  and incrementally add error handling, environment
                  passing, state, logging and input/output by
                  composing monad transformers.}
}