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We Already Know About Monads

Novice Haskell developers feel intimidated by monads. In this video Jeremy Singer explains that we are already familiar with two monads.

Monads, as a concept, cause trouble to some novice Haskell programmers. How and why do we need to understand this abstract mathematical formalism?

Over the next few steps, we are going to explore monads in some detail. For now, we want to reassure you that we have already used monads — for input/output and Maybe values.

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