Stackless 3.0 alpha 1 at blinding speed

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Wed Apr 23 04:24:17 CEST 2003


Quoth Christian Tismer:
> Steven Taschuk wrote:
  [...]
> > 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.

Indeed; after studying continuations you are enlightened.

(My blurb above is a well-known quote about Zen, after the
substitutions
    s/Zen/continuations/g
    s/men/function calls/g
    s/mountains/loops/g
A wee joke.)

-- 
Steven Taschuk              Aral: "Confusion to the enemy, boy."
staschuk at telusplanet.net    Mark: "Turn-about is fair play, sir."
                             -- _Mirror Dance_, Lois McMaster Bujold





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