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> Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 15:59:18 +0000
> From: "Clark C. Evans" <email@example.com>
> To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 10:30:44AM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> | Python, like Scheme, has continuations. No other language in regular use
> | can make that statement.
> As I recall:
> - >
> Python 2.2+ only has generators; for continuations you need
> StacklessPython. Guido looked at continuations, but they
> seemed too much of a change, so he went with a lesser cousin
> which provides 80% of the benefit with 20% of the implementation
> effort. Details of this can be found in the iterator sig.
Since Python generators are reified and available to the Python level,
they seem like continuations to me.
> From the ramblings on the Parrot list, Perl 6 will have
> full continuations.
> Anyway, you are welcome to forward this as I'm sure the XML-DEV
> list will once again reject my e-mail as it always does.
Only do what only you can do. John Cowan <email@example.com>
--Edsger W. Dijkstra, http://www.reutershealth.com
deceased 6 August 2002 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan