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> The one thing that has been central to Scheme since it was invented:
> continuations (and to a lesser degree, closures) is completely missing
> from Python and nobody would ever even consider adding it.
I see you didn't cc Tismer on this message ;-)
Actually, besides Christian, Guido and others considered it. They decided it
would be too fiddly to juggle the C stack for pure continuations, and so stuck
with generators. Discussion on python-dev, I think, revealed no engineering
loss for this minor substitution.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
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Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork