Stackless 3.0 alpha 1 at blinding speed

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Tue Apr 22 04:26:11 CEST 2003


Steven Taschuk wrote:
> Quoth Christian Tismer:
>   [...]
> 
>>Quoting Bjorn Pettersen about continuations:
>>
>>"""
>>They also seem to have the property that before you understand them, no
>>explanation will improve your understanding; and after you understand
>>them you lose the ability to explain it <wink>.
>>"""
> 
> 
> Hm...
> 
> Before studying continuations, function calls are function calls
> and loops are loops.  While studying continuations, function calls
> are not function calls and loops are not loops.  After studying
> continuations, once again function calls are function calls and
> loops are loops.

But then, you should have understood how to build function
calls and loops from continuations, and that in fact the is no
"call" or "return" in the first place, but these are artificial,
from a POV where continuations are the basic building block.

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