Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 21:34:11 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] Jacobson as a monad
---
week8.mdwn | 22 ++++++++++++----------
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
diff --git a/week8.mdwn b/week8.mdwn
index e99e223a..27308c95 100644
--- a/week8.mdwn
+++ b/week8.mdwn
@@ -15,20 +15,22 @@ most one assignment.
Jacobson's system contains two main combinators, *g* and *z*. She
calls *g* the Geach rule, and *z* effects binding. (There is a third
-combinator, *l*, which we'll make use of to adjust function/argument
-order to better match English word order; N.B., though, that
-Jacobson's name for this combinator is "lift", but it is different
-from the monadic lift discussed in some detail below.) Here is a
-typical computation (based closely on email from Simon Charlow, with
-beta reduction as performed by the on-line evaluator):
+combinator which following Curry and Steedman, I'll call *T*, which
+we'll make use of to adjust function/argument order to better match
+English word order; N.B., though, that Jacobson's name for this
+combinator is "lift", but it is different from the monadic lift
+discussed in some detail below.) Here is a typical computation (based
+closely on email from Simon Charlow, with beta reduction as performed
+by the on-line evaluator):
; Analysis of "Everyone_i thinks he_i left"
let g = \f g x. f (g x) in
let z = \f g x. f (g x) x in
-let everyone = \P. FORALL x (P x) in
let he = \x. x in
-everyone ((z thinks) (g left he))
+let everyone = \P. FORALL x (P x) in
+
+everyone (z thinks (g left he))
~~> FORALL x (thinks (left x) x)

@@ -136,14 +138,14 @@ the parallel with the reader monad even more by writing a `shift`
operator that used `unit` to produce a monadic result, if we wanted to.
The monad version of *Everyone_i thinks he_i left*, then (remembering
-that `he = fun x -> x`, and that `l a f = f a`) is
+that `he = fun x -> x`, and letting `t a f = f a`) is
everyone (z thinks (g left he))
~~> forall w (thinks (left w) w)
-everyone (z thinks (g (l bill) (g said (g left he))))
+everyone (z thinks (g (t bill) (g said (g left he))))
~~> forall w (thinks (said (left w) bill) w)

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