[Seaside] continuations resources
Ramiro Diaz Trepat
ramirodt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 17:46:04 UTC 2006
Thank you for your answers Ramón.
I would still like to have a pointer to some good resources on the
subject to read about.
On 10/10/06, Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> wrote:
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> > [mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf
> > Of Ramiro Diaz Trepat
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:13 AM
> > To: The Squeak Enterprise Aubergines Server - general discussion.
> > Subject: [Seaside] continuations resources
> > I would like to have a better understanding of what
> > continuations are in general and how is the Seaside implementation.
> > Why is it that they can not be implemented in Java without
> > Can anybody recomend me a resource to read about it?
> > Thanks
> Because they were implemented in Squeak, by saving, manipulating, and
> restoring the stack. Java doesn't allow this, so the VM needs changed to
> implement continuations.
> > changing the JVM. Isn't everything implementable on Touring
> > Machines :) ?
> No.. not without writing a Java interpreter that works differently than the
> current VM. It's a mistake to assume Turing equivalence means all languages
> have equal expressive power, they don't. I could mow my lawn with nail
> clippers... But I'd rather use a riding lawnmower, but they're both
> "capable" of doing the job; that's about all Turing equivalence really
> Ramon Leon
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