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Re: So, what the heck is a continuation anyway?
On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 09:33:07AM -0500, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> The archives do not explain why a VM in C that happens to execute Scheme
> byte codes does not work for Parrot-hosted languages. Research would, but
> I doubt you'd care. -- Matthias
I think the set of scheme programmers good enough to do
this who are also familiar enough with ruby, perl and/or
python is empty. Certainly far too small to sustain
development. Plus there are portability issues.
Parrot's in C not because it's the best language for the
task (it isn't, by far--I loathe C in a number of ways)
but because it's both widespread enough to have a reasonably
large group of folks competent in it for our purposes, and
on enough platforms to be give us a chance of running