Re: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa
Paul Prescod scripsit: > > Python is essentially Scheme with indentation instead of parentheses. > > I'm trying to decide whether that was tongue-in-cheek. Only slightly. Official Python has reified generators, which are only a hair away from continuations; Stackless Python, a variant, has full Scheme continuations. ("Stackless" is something of a misnomer, but it does allow arbitrary resumption of arbitrary frames.) To my mind, the non-LIFO control structure puts Python and Scheme (and Prolog) in a class by themselves. -- John Cowan jcowan@r... www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan Assent may be registered by a signature, a handshake, or a click of a computer mouse transmitted across the invisible ether of the Internet. Formality is not a requisite; any sign, symbol or action, or even willful inaction, as long as it is unequivocally referable to the promise, may create a contract. --_Specht v. Netscape_
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