# Restrict type of monadic binding

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+ | According to [[Do notation considered harmful#Safety]] | ||

the type of the monadic binding combinator (>>) should be restricted to | the type of the monadic binding combinator (>>) should be restricted to | ||

<haskell> | <haskell> | ||

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</haskell> | </haskell> | ||

This way, you can omit <hask> _ <- </hask> only if the monadic return value has type <hask> () </hask>. | This way, you can omit <hask> _ <- </hask> only if the monadic return value has type <hask> () </hask>. | ||

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+ | Types of some other monadic operations should be restricted, too. | ||

+ | <haskell> | ||

+ | mapM_ :: Monad m => (a -> m ()) -> [a] -> m () | ||

+ | replicateM_ :: Monad m => Int -> m () -> m () | ||

+ | sequence_ :: Monad m => [m ()] -> m () | ||

+ | zipWithM_ :: Monad m => (a -> b -> m ()) -> [a] -> [b] -> m () | ||

+ | </haskell> | ||

[[Category:Proposals]] | [[Category:Proposals]] |

## Latest revision as of 13:37, 12 June 2009

*This page addresses an aspect of Haskell style, which is to some extent a matter of taste. Just pick what you find appropriate for you and ignore the rest.*

According to Do notation considered harmful#Safety the type of the monadic binding combinator (>>) should be restricted to

(>>) :: m () -> m a -> m a

_ <-

()

Types of some other monadic operations should be restricted, too.

mapM_ :: Monad m => (a -> m ()) -> [a] -> m () replicateM_ :: Monad m => Int -> m () -> m () sequence_ :: Monad m => [m ()] -> m () zipWithM_ :: Monad m => (a -> b -> m ()) -> [a] -> [b] -> m ()