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Re^3: Why I learn a language.

by diotalevi (Canon)
on Feb 25, 2003 at 13:28 UTC ( #238418=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Why I learn a language.
in thread Why I learn a language.

I dunno about you but I've been meaning to check out Python for its continuation support and to see whether its closure serialization works better than perls (which plain doesn't).


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Re: Re^3: Why I learn a language.
by Elian (Parson) on Feb 25, 2003 at 14:45 UTC
    Python doesn't do continuations. For that you'd have to go to Ruby. (Or perl 6, but that's a ways off)

      I read on p6l about Python's continuations as a potential model for perl6 continuations about a month ago.

        Taking anything on p6l as canon (or even correct) is a bit questionable. Python doesn't do continuations as part of the language, though as pointed out stackless python (which isn't really stackless, but that's a separate thing) does a form of them.

        Ruby, on the other hand, does do continuations. (As does Lisp, Scheme, and Unlambda, come to think of it)

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