Hi --

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, John Lam (CLR) wrote:

>>> I was checking some CLR opinions and - correct me please if I'm wrong - seems
>>> that there were some trouble with continuations.
>
> On the CLR front (and I'm pretty sure on the JVM front as well)
> continuations pose a very major problem for implementers. It's a
> difficult problem to solve while preserving decent performance
> characteristics. And the approaches that have been attempted in the
> past (like exploiting the exception facilities of the runtime) don't
> hold forth the promise of future performance improvements.
>
> This is one of those things that we'll need to solve as a community
> for defining what Ruby is and isn't.

Well, as a community of people giving advice and feedback to the
person who defines what Ruby is and isn't :-)  (I'm feeling very old
school and mom-and-pop-like in my attitudes these days, but I think
it's important.)


David

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