[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: A plea for a new old language

> Right, but for people to understand CPS, they must understand 
> continuations. That was the point--most folks, right or wrong (OK, 
> wrong, but still), understand continuations as this nebulous, scary 
> thing. 

SML/NJ has continuations at the programmer level (and not CPS 
internally, these days).  Surely SML is less intimidating 
than Scheme :-)

I don't understand why programmers should be frightened 
of continuations.  Even C has longjmp(), which invokes an  
escape continuation.  Full continuations are just longjmp() 
without its limitations.

-- Paul