[Pharo-project] Fwd: [squeak-dev] Re: [ENH] Syntax extension for continuations

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Mon Nov 1 07:39:26 CET 2010



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> From: stephane ducasse <stephane.ducasse at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-project] [ENH] Syntax extension for continuations
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> +1 
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>> This idea comes up every few years. This post sums up well the last attempt: http://blog.3plus4.org/2007/08/30/message-chains/ .
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>> I don't think it's worth changing the syntax for this. IMHO 1-2 pairs of parentheses usually improve readability. More parenthesis is rarely needed. Also mixing ;; with ; makes the code harder to understand. Try this: self foo ; bar ;; baz ; foo ;; bar ; baz.
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>> Note that the term 'continuation' means a totally different thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuation .
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> Stef
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