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Re: So, what the heck is a continuation anyway?
It just seems easier. The parrot folks don't have to figure out the
correct implementation of call/cc. They just have to translate a
continuation in e.g. Ruby into one in scheme.
Also, for python at least, a translation to scheme does indeed seem
It certainly seems much more straightforward than writing a translation
into an, as yet, non existent language, and then writing an implementation
of THAT language.
On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 11:59:38PM -0500, S. Alexander Jacobson wrote:
> > So why not just translate/compile python/perl to scheme?
> You say this as if it were a gentle afternoon's exercise, rather than
> a lifetime of quiet torture.
> I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
> -- Lillian Hellman
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