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Re: What is a lightweight language

At 01:51 PM 12/11/2001 -0500, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>jmarshall@mak.com wrote:
> > One cost of call-with-current-continuation is the hurdle it introduces
> > to acceptance of the language.  People think `oooh, cwcc is scary and
> > bizarre, I don't want to hack scheme because I need to understand cwcc
> > in toto before I write *anything*'.
>Tens of thousands of students learn Scheme every day without running
>into this hurdle.

Don't dismiss or discount psychological hurdles. Bad, *bad* idea. They're 
by far the biggest problem--the technical issues almost always pale in 


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