Why does Semigroup has an Option type and behave like a neutral element in Monoid?
Why does Semigroup has an Option type and None behave like a neutral element in Monoid?
val two: Option[Int] = Option(2) val n: Option[Int] = None n |+| two should be(Some(2))//why do we have the opportunity to do this? two |+| n should be(Some(2))//n look like neutral here Semigroup[Option[Int]].combine(Option(1), None) should be(Some(1))//why does semigroup has it?
Monoid is also a
Semigroup doesn't have to have an identity element, but every
Semigroup that is also a
Monoid will always have one (without "knowing" about the concept).
Another example: "addition of integers" semigroup doesn't formally posses an identity element (zero). It doesn't define one. But you can still add 3 + 0 = 3.