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Discussion on: Why Applicative?

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Pragmatic Maciej

Very good article. There are a lot of issues in many publications about Applicative, they show it with relation with Monad, or get into A from M.

Showing this just as a Functor with additional powers, possibility to apply n-unary functions is much much better approach.


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Christian Gill Author

Thanks Maciej!

There's indeed more to Applicative (as well as Functors, Monads, et al). Specially if one gets in the theoretical side. Which is useful. But as a developer all I want is to be able to have the necessary intuition to use it in practice, right?