palam_POOP_edes at softhome.net
Mon Jan 20 05:15:55 CET 2003
I came across an introduction to Stackless Python and continuations which
piqued my interest. It gave the following example to illustrate how a
this = continuation.current()
k = this.update(n)
# continuation at "="
# resuming at "="
Can anyone tell what "this.update(n)" is, does, or represents? I
understand the basic idea of what a continuation is, but that by itself
isn't enough background for me to guess what all the terms mean.
Every introduction to continuations I've found either describes it using
Scheme, which I haven't touched in a decade, and which I suspect most
people haven't worked with at all, or re-uses the above Python example
with little explanation.
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