Re: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa rs!
> The one thing that has been central to Scheme since it was invented: > continuations (and to a lesser degree, closures) is completely missing > from Python and nobody would ever even consider adding it. I see you didn't cc Tismer on this message ;-) Actually, besides Christian, Guido and others considered it. They decided it would be too fiddly to juggle the C stack for pure continuations, and so stuck with generators. Discussion on python-dev, I think, revealed no engineering loss for this minor substitution. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p y.html The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind ex.php/article/articleview/663/1/24/ The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in dex.php/article/articleview/679/1/24/ Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807 Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork s/xml/library/x-tipgenr.html
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