[Python-ideas] yield from multiple iterables (was Re: The async API of the future: yield-from)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Oct 23 00:35:12 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> (Aside: please don't use 'continuation' for 'task'. The use of this
>> term in Scheme has forever tainted the word for me.)
> It has a broader meaning than the one in Scheme; essentially
> it's a synonym for "callback".

(Off-topic:) But does that meaning apply to Scheme? If so, I wish
someone would have told me 15 years ago...

> I agree it shouldn't be used as a synonym for "task", though.
> In any of its forms, a continuation isn't an entire task, it's
> something that you call to cause the resumption of a task
> from a particular suspension point.

I guess that was just Steve showing off. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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