composable monadic random value generators
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Generators
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Randomness in Haskell has always been an *ugly* affair, requiring acquisition of a `RandomGen` value and then a threading of each successive generator throughout the code. The `System.Random` library, while flexible, is rather unwieldly for common applications.

In particular, making a series of random decisions (such as navigating a random path through a space, or generating a sequence of text), or negotiating situations where the set of options for a random generator are dependent on the previously determined random value, are rather unimpressive using `System.Random`, and fail to demonstrate Haskell's excellent expressive power.

Random generators in `System.Random` are tied to data types, instances of the `Random` typeclass, and more complicated generators must be painstakingly specified.

In this Literate Haskell Module I present a `Generator` data structure, a Monad, that when provided with a seed value or a `RandomGen` value, will provide an infinite list of random choices based on some composition of other `Generator`s. 

This module is released under the BSD3 license.