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Re: Continuations

Alan Bawden <Alan@lcs.mit.edu> writes:

> Anyone who wants to explain continuations to the massses should sit down
> and write an interpreter (in some language that the masses are familiar
> with) for a simple language with a `catch' expression.
> OK, so Lisp-family languages have always had an advantage when it comes to
> this kind of explanation-by-interpreter: when you write a Scheme
> interpreter in MacLisp you don't need to spend a lot of time writing a
> parser. 

Queinnec's Lisp in Small Pieces would be nice for this, but,
unfortunately, the masses won't recognize Scheme.

Jane - Daria? Come on, the neighbors are starting to talk.
Daria - Um... good. Soon they'll progress to cave drawings and civilization 
will be on its way.