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Discussion on: Why algebraic effects matter in F#

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Brian Berns Author

I think of algebraic effects as separating an effect from the handler for that effect. Exceptions are the most familiar example: You can "raise" an exception without knowing where or how that exception will be handled. Algebraic effects extend that same idea to other impure operations, such as writing to a file.