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Re: A plea for a new old language

Trevis Rothwell <tjr@acm.org> writes:

> Perhaps what would help here is a "standard" set of *relatively*
> easy continuation problems that learners should go through, to help
> establish in their minds what continuations are all about?

How about some good examples of where continuations are useful?
Recently there was a thread in comp.lang.lisp about this topic,
featuring a lot of smart people. No one really came up with something
that was a large advantage (or any advantage at all) versus using more
familiar tools like exceptions, preemptive threading, etc. 

It's hopefully not hybris to say that I understand continuations,
but I still see them largely as some kind of goto statement which
you should avoid if possible.