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Re: Continuations

At 2:09 PM -0700 8/9/03, Serguei Mourachov wrote:
>But now I have another question about continuations: how useful they are for
>*masses* of developers?
>Does typical programmer need to know about and use continuations?
>What kind of advantages continuations bring into development process?

No, and none, respectively. They allow for some really powerful 
techniques, and they make some relatively bizarre things easier (like 
implementing interpreters, compilers, and dynamic syntax extension) 
but for most of the stuff you'll do with computers they're not 
particularly useful.

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