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Re: (Semi-OT) Coroutine vs Continuation?

by Thelonius (Priest)
on Sep 13, 2004 at 14:24 UTC ( #390564=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Semi-OT) Coroutine vs Continuation?

Here's a discussion about generators, coroutines, and continuations with respect to Python. Dan's code above would be called a generator in Python (and I think that's really the standard terminology).

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Re^2: (Semi-OT) Coroutine vs Continuation?
by Elian (Parson) on Sep 13, 2004 at 15:43 UTC
    Both coroutine and generator are proper terminology. (They describe mostly the same thing, so I think generator was coined by someone unfamiliar with corotines) Generators are usually used only for simple things (iterators and such) and are normally very straightforward, and as such normally don't have a fully general coroutine implementation. Coroutines can be significantly more complex -- with proper back-end transformation you can implement a full pthreads-style threading system with coroutines, something you'd probably not want to do with generators.

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