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Monad in Javascript
/*
From Doug Crockford's talk 'Monads and Gonads'
*/
/*
Doug calls this a Macroid - a JavaScript version of a macro.
Its purpose is to create the monad unit function for a specific monad type
*/
function MONAD (){
return function unit (value) {
var monad = Object.create(null);
monad.bind = function (func) {
return func(value);
};
return monad;
};
}
// create an identity monad
var identity = MONAD();
var monad = identity('Hello World');
monad.bind(alert);