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Re: Continuations

Dan Sugalski <dan@sidhe.org> writes:

> 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.

i think cocoon (cocoon.apache.org) is a beautiful
counter-example. developers using cocoon's flowscript neither know nor
particularly care that they're using continuations, yet the code
is so much simpler because of them.

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